Category: Advance Level

How to add layers and dimension styles from other drawings to the current drawings?

  1. Create a new drawing and open the Design Center, load the drawings from which we are going to copy the layer in the Design Center, unfold the file to show the layer option, as shown in the following picture,
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How to select objects or blocks with shared properties using Select Similar Command?

Sometimes, we need to select all objects or blocks with shared properties in order to delete them or count the number of a certain type of block. GstarCAD provides many ways to select objects in a drawing, among them is the very useful Select Similar Command.

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How to use Object Snap Tracking in CAD?

Object Track, or more precisely speaking, Object Snap Tracking is the combination of Object Snap and Polar Tracking, which is to use polar tracking at the tracking point of an object. With Object Track, we can enter offset value when tracking object, track through two tracking points and acquire intersections in the direction of the polar. Let’s explore more about Object Track.

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The 9 don’ts of CAD drawing

The use of CAD has made drawing faster and easier to modify compared with hand drafting, moreover, when printed out, it looks clean and shows no sign of ever being modified. But it still takes us some time to modify the drawing even with CAD, so we might as well avoid the unnecessary modifications. The following are  9 don’ts of CAD drawing for your reference.

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7 Strategies to Improve the Effectiveness of your CAD Software

The ultimate goal of working with software programs is to simplify the work processes within an organization. However, working with slow-paced software can be frustrating. So, speed is as important to a software as it is to the effectiveness of a company or business.

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How to import and export PDF with CAD system?

PDF or Portable Document Format’s relatively small size and being portable has made it very easy to view, print, transfer and distribute, therefore it has gained popularity in many industries including the CAD industry. Many designers would choose to convert their DWG files to PDF format in order to be easily viewed, check, printed or transferred. DWG file format requires specific software such CAD or CAD viewer, and you may be having trouble with your drawing’s version or compatibility, but with a file in PDF format, you don’t need to worry all these things.

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How to improve CAD software performance when you only have old or low-end graphics cards?

Generally speaking, 3D CAD software requires better hardware than 2D CAD software, but when dealing with complex drawings, especially drawings with lots of texts or solid fills, the CAD system with high-end graphics card may slow down, not mention the old or low-end ones. But still, if we only have old or low-end graphics cards, we can do something to get the best performance.

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