Thursday, August 24, 2017

Getting familiar with Auto CAD

Kicking off a journal of a CAD newbie .
My knowledge of CAD is basic, VERY basic . so here's the effort to document the CAD know-how ,
for personal references (it wont be much of a help to others , i think .)

Make an object’s layer the current layer




You used the Layer Isolate command from the Layer II toolbar, but instead of turning off the unwanted layers, they were locked.


To Save a Copy of a Block with a New Name (Block Editor)

Set the Default Layer Setting in Hatch command to "Use Current"

Getting my blocks to update in my drawing

referring to

1) Save the drawing with the updated block
2) Open the drawing that needs to be updated
3) Open DesignCenter (ADCENTER) , browse to the drawing with the updated block
4) Expand the tree and select "Blocks"
5) Right click on the block that you want to update and choose "Redefine Only". The old block is updated in place.

I was wondering for ages why on earth does one line to line couldn't be joined together . Now , that i found out that one line has to be of the same time in order to combine . So, one line need to be converted to be polyline before compatible to join together with another polyline . 
 So PEDIT is basically where we can go and transform one line to a polyline . 

Command to draw a polyline . 

Calculate Sum of Multiple Polyline Areas

 Just launch the AREA command and select "Add area", then "Object", and start clicking on the objects. It will list each area as you select it, highlight the selected object so you don't click it twice, and give you the sum at the end.

reference :

Command to go back to Layout space . Right click , and select lock to secure the workspace within the model area .

Command to go back to model space when working .


line type scale to ahve a look at the scale of the lines drawn  .





Xref has multiple references. Not detached.

print multiple files at once

Friday, April 7, 2017

Design Inspiration Websites

go get 'em .

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Getting familiar with AI

Transforming paths into objects with strokes .

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

VW Shortcuts and Marker Attributes


Marker attributes :

screenshot taken from

for shortcuts , here's the link

Friday, November 18, 2016

Section cut with Rhino

Answer to this : Clipping Plane

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sheet Layers in Vectorworks Spotlight

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hard light - tricks - texture

1- line drawings . might be better to have it in colours . (other than black )
2- shadow without lines - overlay / multiply . adjust transparency
3- texture . sometimes hard light comes in handy

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Slicing and nesting geometry in Rhino


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Topography Works , working on Map Representation

for easy-peasy high resolution Google Map,

Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday, December 2, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012


the photo above | workspace 7.1

workspace 7.2

i'm in my 7th semester studying architecture , and this is the second workspace .i left the first one. this one , i got more privacy to myself , that's why