Previous in Forum: Store Management Software   Next in Forum: Getting Rid of Virus Doctor Online Malware
Close
Close
Close
8 comments
Member

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Posts: 6

AutoCAD Basics

02/19/2009 1:08 PM

what are 2 d 3d and what are other equivalent programms for such jo.is there different draftsman for civil dwg,electrical,mechanical, instrument.how many layers are possible on auto cad????? PLZ answer my question

__________________
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. Albert Einstein
Register to Reply
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.

Comments rated to be Good Answers:

These comments received enough positive ratings to make them "good answers".
4
Power-User
Engineering Fields - Electrical Engineering - New Member

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 239
Good Answers: 8
#1

Re: AutoCAD Basics

02/19/2009 2:40 PM

Break your question into its components; then Google each one. People here are available to explain and help; not do your legwork for you. Sorry if I sound grouchy, but it seems far too many people are reluctant to do basic searches on their own.

Register to Reply Good Answer (Score 4)
Guru
United States - Member - USA! Hobbies - Musician - Sound Man Engineering Fields - Mechanical Engineering - More than a Hobby Technical Fields - Technical Writing - New Member

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: City of Roses.
Posts: 2056
Good Answers: 99
#2

Re: AutoCAD Basics

02/19/2009 8:13 PM

GA for a GA. Go to Autodesk's website and read what they have to say.

I do not understand: what are 2 d 3d and what are other equivalent programms for such jo.

You asking the difference between 2D and 3D?

A draftsman is the guy doing the drawing... he has been schooled/experienced in his field, whether that is civil/mechanical/electrical etc.

Cad packages are available from many developers, some cost a fortune, and some are free. take the earlier advise and do some homework, you obviously have access to gthe internet, do some google searching/reading, and you will find your answers.

__________________
Don't believe everything you read on the Internet!
Register to Reply
Power-User
Engineering Fields - Piping Design Engineering - New Member Australia - Member - New Member

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Childers, Queensland
Posts: 414
Good Answers: 5
#3

Re: AutoCAD Basics

02/19/2009 11:02 PM

I think I can answer the second part of your question like this:-

AutoCAD is just a spanner in your tool box. I'm sure that you would be ok using a spanner on (say) your bicycle but, there would be a few people asking questions if you even went near the space shuttle with one!

You need to know a specific subject to be of use to an employer! Knowing how to draw lines on paper c/w detailing would not be enough.

It's the same as being a commercial diver, it's just your bus ticket to the job! When you get there, what do you do? Are you a painter, de-scaler, welder?

Find a project that you are interested in AND THEN learn how to apply AutoCAD skills to that!

I hope this helps!

__________________
"A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools!" Douglas Adams 1952-2001. E&OE!
Register to Reply
Anonymous Poster
#4

Re: AutoCAD Basics

02/20/2009 2:13 AM

2D=front and back, 3d=front, back, up and down.

Layers, more than you need.

Not the job, Just the experience.

Register to Reply
Power-User
Engineering Fields - Piping Design Engineering - New Member Australia - Member - New Member

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Childers, Queensland
Posts: 414
Good Answers: 5
#5
In reply to #4

Re: AutoCAD Basics

02/20/2009 4:45 AM

Hi

I don't think 2D could be described as 'front and back'!

It's more like:- 2D = X & Y, 3D = X,Y & Z!

__________________
"A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools!" Douglas Adams 1952-2001. E&OE!
Register to Reply Off Topic (Score 3)
Associate

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nova Scotia - Canada
Posts: 32
Good Answers: 1
#6

Re: AutoCAD Basics

02/20/2009 8:00 AM

I've done multiple CAD drawings of electrical systems, on top of mechanical systems, on top of plumbing layers on top of the actual architectural layers.

I have yet to see a limit on the amount of layers

__________________
The less you think, the more you know...
Register to Reply
Power-User

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Florida in the good old US of A
Posts: 332
Good Answers: 2
#8
In reply to #6

Re: AutoCAD Basics

02/26/2009 7:27 AM

AutoCad used to have a limit of 241 layers, I think, but that may have changed with the more current upgrades. I only have R14 for play at home.

__________________
Eschew obfuscation.
Register to Reply
Anonymous Poster
#7

Re: AutoCAD Basics

02/20/2009 10:33 AM

2d is short for 2 dimensional, 3d means 3 dimensional. To get a good understanding of how 2d drawings are created look up "orthographic projection". For 3d look up "isometric projection" (this is not exact, but will give you an idea of the difference).

For more info on autoCAD, go to www.autodesk.com . There is even a program called Inventor LT that you can download for free from the autodesk website. It allows you to create both 3d (models) and 2d (drawings), but is limited to individual parts, no assemblies. You have to pay for that. There is no time limit on it so it makes a great learning tool for beginner's.

Register to Reply
Register to Reply 8 comments
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.

Comments rated to be Good Answers:

These comments received enough positive ratings to make them "good answers".
Copy to Clipboard

Users who posted comments:

Anonymous Poster (2); Beej50 (2); Graebeard (1); Kyoto (1); RVZ717 (1); Tobin HRG (1)

Previous in Forum: Store Management Software   Next in Forum: Getting Rid of Virus Doctor Online Malware

Advertisement