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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How To Insert Charts From Excel

AutoCAD 2007

1. With AutoCAD, you can copy a graph, pie chart from excel to it. Firstly select and copy an excel chart (Figure 1).

Figure 1


2. In the AutoCAD select Edit (Figure 2), then select Paste Special (Figure 3).


Figure 2

Figure 3

3. The Paste Special dialog box will appear (Figure 4), then select Picture (Enhanced Metafile), then click ok. After that, place or click the copied object where you want (Figure 5).

Figure 4

Figure 5


AutoCAD Shortcut Keys

AutoCAD 2007

Shortcut Keys

1. Like other software, AutoCAD can define shortcut keys which is to ease user and save time to search the menu from pull down menu or to an icon by selecting certain shortcut keys from keyboard. The bad things is user have to familiar and remember each of the shortcut keys Below is the shortcut keys that AutoCAD user usually use.

Shortcut Keys                         Description

F1                                   Display help menu
F2                                   Display text window on/off
F3                                   Osnap on/off                                  
F8                                   Ortho on/off
F9                                   Snap on/off
CTRL+PAGE UP          Change current layout to previous layout
CTRL+PAGE DOWN   Change current layout to next layout
CTRL+A                        Select object in the drawing
CTRL+B                        Snap on/off
CTRL+C                        Copy object to clipboard
CTRL+F                        Osnap on/off
CTRL+L                        Ortho on/off
CTRL+N                        Creates new drawing
CTRL+O                        Opens existing drawing
CTRL+P                         Prints current drawing
CTRL+S                         Saves current drawing
CTRL+V                         Paste data from clipboard
CTRL+X                         Cut object to clipboard
CTRL+Y                         Repeat last action (REDO)
CTRL+Z                          Reverse last action (UNDO)

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Assigning Your Own Shortcut Keys

2. Users also can assign or define their own shortcut keys. Select View (Figure 1), go to Toolbars (Figure 2). Then the Customize User Interface window pop up (Figure 3). Go to the Keyboard Shortcuts.

Figure 1


Figure 2

Figure 3

3. Double click the Keyboard Shortcuts to select it. You can see there are many Keyboard Shortcuts (Figure 4). For example, click on New (Figure 4). At the red circle you can see the shortcut is CTRL+N. Click at shown arrow (Figure 5) and new shortcut keys will pop up and enter any keyboard shortcut keys you want and click ok (Figure 6).

Figure 4

Figure 5

Figure 6


How To Divide A Circle Into Equal Parts

1. Here is how you can divide your circle to get equally for each parts. Firstly draw a polygon for example with 12 corners (Figure 1).

Figure 1

2. Then draw a circle corresponded to the center of polygon (Figure 2)

Figure 2

3. Draw line from polygon edge to divide the circle equally (Figure 3).

Figure 3

4. Lastly, delete the polygon object and now you have your circle that equally divided into 12 parts (Figure 4).

Figure 4

Auto Hide Your Palette Properties

AutoCAD 2007

1. If you find a palette block your eye sight, you simply can minimize them instead of close the palette.

2. For an example, draw any object as shown in figure 1,

Figure 1

3. Click on the properties at the standard toolbar (Figure 2). Or Select object and right click and choose properties (Figure 3). 

Figure 2

Figure 3

4. Properties window will shown as Figure 4.

Figure 4


5. Right click at the title bar (Figure 5) of palette, click to remove allow docking and select Auto-hide.Now you can see the palette is hiding when your cursor is outside the palette (Figure 6).

Figure 5

Figure 6


6. You can put palette properties at your side toolbar (Figure 6).

Figure 7

Customizing Your AutoCAD Options

AutoCAD 2007

1. Like other program, you can customize your AutoCAD options on your own such as Diplay (font, crosshair size, interface color, arc smoothness), open and save, drafting, 3D modelling and other.

Figure 1

Figure 2

2. After you choose the option, the option window dialog box will appear as shown in figure 3.

Figure 3

3. Click on the display tab, and choose font (Figure 4)

Figure 4

4. Here you can choose the type of Font, Font Style, and Size and example you can see at the Sample Command Line Font.

5. You can change the size of your Cross Hair (Figure 5)

Figure 5

6. At the Open and Save Tab (Figure 6), you can choose the saving format, length of automatic saving file or you can put password protection to your drawing.

Figure 6

7. At the Drafting Tab (Figure 7), you can chang the autosnap and autotrack setting.

Figure 7

8. You can explore this option setting and before close the option window, make sure to apply all of your setting and finally click ok, then you can see at the AutoCAD Interface the change that you made already.

Making Your Own Toolbar

AutoCAD 2007

Making Your Own Toolbar
This is important for certain AutoCAD user to make their own personal toolbar which is to ease them to select their usual and mainly used command in AutoCAD. The advantage is at the AutoCAD Interface we will have no crowded toolbar that we don't need.

Figure 1
Figure 2


1. First click the view from menu bar (Figure 1), then select the toolbar (Figure 2)

Figure 3

2. Then you will see the Customize User Interface window. There you can see the Customize and Transfer tab. Go to the Customize tab.

Figure 4

3. Right click on the Toolbar, choose New and click Toolbar (Figure 4)

Figure 5

4. After you select new toolbar, Toolbar1 will show up (Figure 5) and rename it for example My Toolbar (Figure 6)

(Figure 6)

5. Next you can choose all or some of the command that mainly you use for your design. At the bottom you can see the categories of command that you can choose from file, edit, view, dimension, modify and others (Figure 7).

Figure 7

6. In making your own toolbar for example, choose the draw categories (Figure 8). 

Figure 8

7. Choose the command you prefer, click and drag it to My Toolbar (Figure 9).

Figure 9


8. In figure 10 you can see your line command is inside My Toolbar already. Drag other command that you want to use into My Toolbar. After that click Apply and Ok (Figure 10) to finish your toolbar making.

Figure 10

9. Now in your AutoCAD Interface you can see My Toolbar that you make just now (Figure 11).

Figure 11

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jobs Pending

The Very Busy Month

From March until May is the busiest month for me. My current jobs, just finished Contract Procurement Process (finished), draft a new Performance Appraisal Form for unit (finished) and currently drafting a new Contractor Performance Monitoring Systems (under progress). At the same time I've try to give some attention to my AutoCAD Learning blog to post some article and also try to finish my AutoCAD e-Book and Video Tutorial.

I hope that all of my members and fellow learner willing to wait for my blog and my product ready. I will try to finish those things (AutoCAD e-Book and Video Tutorial) early / within my schedule and your patience would give me the time to finish my product with good quality.

Special thanks to those who have help me a lot to finish my work and product. Thank you very much.  

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

AutoCAD Learning Multi Language Translator

New Information For AutoCAD Learning Viewers

Now all my member and guest will got zero difficulty in reading my AutoCAD Learning blog. At last I've attached inside my blog up to 54 language ready to be translate at your own language.

I hope after this many visitors will come to my blog for getting some useful knowledge and also sharing their experience, idea and knowledge with me and other member and guest.

Thanks for your participation and helpful ideas.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Teacher's Day

Happy Teacher's Day for all teacher's in the world.... Without you we don't have the knowledge that we had today. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

This is my daughter Teacher's Day Card




Dear NUR ALEEYA QISTINA...I hope that you will study very hard and concentrate for your study. Good luck and all the best for you.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My AutoCAD Class Advertisement

My AutoCAD Class Advertisement


At last, tomorrow I will start my advertisement by flyers that I put in newspaper around Kangar, Perlis Malaysia for my AutoCAD Classes. Anybody interested please call / send message / email me at

Firdaus 

*  +60194776931
*  firdaussobri80@gmail.com
*  autocad2learn.blogspot.com

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Why AutoCAD Classes

WHY LEARNING AutoCAD
* For student to do their portfolio especially by school student
* To increase your knowledge within AutoCAD
* To prepare yourself before further your studies


Since I publish my AutoCAD classes, many people have contacted me by email, phone and including my advertisemnet inside www.olx.com.my asking about the classes.

As you can see the above statement.... and also my previous article, which you can see inside my AutoCAD topic, I will cover many things and if the classes can finished early I will try to teach some other thing related to AutoCAD. My fees suppose is very cheap compared with other places and many subject for student to learn.

* My AutoCAD Tutorial (Video + Tutorial) will be lunching soon. So hope those interested in AutoCAD can wait for it. (100% self making / you won't regret it)

Any inquiries can reach me at :

e-mail  -  firdaussobri80@google.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

AutoCAD Classes to Attend


AutoCAD Classes for Level 1 & 2

For those who's interested in learning AutoCAD classescan refer to below advertisement :

Registration :
Now Opening

Classes :
Month - Expected running on Jun 2011
Days (4 days course) - Saturday and Monday
Time - 9.00 a.m until 1.00 p.m
Place - NBN Computer Centre, Kangar Perlis

Fees :
Level 1 (Basic) - RM 450 (RM 350 Offer Price)
Level 2 (Advance) - RM 450 (RM 350 Offer Price)
* Discount 20% for early registration

* Limited for 15 student each classes
* Certificate will be issued after finished course

Interested student may contact :
Firdaus   +6019-4776931

Penawaran Kursus AutoCAD Level 1 & 2

Kepada sesiapa yang berminat untuk belajar kelas AutoCAD sila rujuk maklumat di bawah :

Pendaftaran :
Dibuka sekarang

Kelas :
Bulan - Bermula pada bulan Jun
Hari (Selama 4 hari) - Sabtu dan Ahad (Hari biasa sebelah malam - mengikut keperluan)
Waktu - 9.00 pagi hingga 1.00 tgh hari (mengikut keperluan)
Tempat - Kangar Perlis

Yuran :
Level 1 - RM 450 (HARGA ASAL RM 550)
Level 2 - RM 450 (HARGA ASAL RM 550)

* Pengambilan hanya untuk 15 orang
* Sijil akan dikeluarkan selepas tamat kursus



LEVEL 1

PENGENALAN ASAS AUTOCAD
-          MEMBUKA, MEMBUAT, MENYIMPAN FILE BARU ATAU SEDIA ADA
-          RUANG INTERFACE AUTOCAD SEPERTI TITLE BAR, TOOLBAR, DRAWING AREA, COMMAND WINDOW, CROSSHAIR DAN DRAWING UNITS

MELUKIS OBJEK
-          PENGGUNAAN COMMAND ASAS BAGI MELUKIS OBJEK 2D SEPERTI LINE, POLYLINE, RECTANGLE, CIRCLE, POLYGON, BUSUR DAN ELIPS
-          PENGGUNAAN SISTEM KOORDINAT SEPERTI KARTESAN, POLAR DAN RELATIF
-          PENGGUNAAN GRID, SNAP, ORTHO, POLAR DAN AUTOTRACK DALAM MELUKIS
-          MEMBUAT TEKS  SEPERTI SINGLE LINE DAN MULTILINE TEXT HACTH DAN BOUNDRY
               
PENGGUNAAN TOOLBAR MODIFY
-          PENGGUNAAN COMMAND TERTENTU BAGI MELUKIS ATAU MENGEDIT SEPERTI ERASE, COPY, MIRROR, ROTATE, SCALE, TRIM, EXTEND, ARRAY, CHAMFER DAN FILLET

PENGGUNAAN TOOLBAR DAN LAYER
-          MEMBUAT TOOLBAR DAN WORKSPACE SENDIRI BAGI MEMUDAHKAN TEKNIK MELUKIS
-          CARA PENGGUNAAN LAYER (LAYER PROPERTIES MANAGER, LAYER FILTER, NEW LAYER)

DIMENSION DAN BLOK
-          MEMBUAT DIMENSION DARI JENIS LINEAR, ALIGNED, RADIUS, DIAMETER, ANGULAR, CONTINUOUS, BASELINE, ARC 
-          MEMBUAT DAN MENGEDIT BLOK
               

LEVEL 2

OBJEK TIGA DIMENSI
-          PENGGUNAAN KOORDINAT 3D SEPERTI MEMUTAR UCS, TITIK ORIGIN UCS, UCS 3 POINTS, MENYIMPAN UCS, ORTHOGRAPHIC UCS
-          PENGGUNAAN VIEWPORT BAGI MELIHAT OBJEK DARI PANDANGAN BERLAINAN
-          MEMBINA MODEL SURFACE (EDGE MESH, TABULATED MESH, RULED MESH, REVOLVED MESH)
-          MEMBINA MODEL OBJEK SOLID (PRISMA, BOLA, KERUCUT, SILINDER, CINCIN, HELIX)
-          PENGGUNAAN PERINTAH EXTRUDE (EXTRUDE DAN EXTRUDE PATH) DAN REVOLVE

MENGEDIT OBJEK 3D
-          PENGGUNAAN ARAHAN SOLID EDITING (EXTRUDE FACES, MOVE FACES, OFFSET FACES, ROTATE FACES, COPY FACES, TAPER FACES), 3D ARRAY (RECTANGULAR DAN POLAR), 3D ROTATE, 3D MIRROR (XY, YZ, ZX)
-          PENGGUNAAN PERINTAH BOOLEAN (UNION, SUBTRACK), PERINTAH SLICE (XY, YZ, ZX)


KAMERA DAN CAHAYA
-          PENGGUNAAN ARAHAN 3D ORBIT (CONTINUOUS ORBIT, ADJUST DISTANCE, ZOOM, PAN, PARALLEL, PERSPECTIVE), DYNAMIC VIEW (CAMERA, TARGET, DISTANCE) BAGI MELIHAT OBJEK PELBAGAI SUDUT
-          KEBOLEHAN MELIHAT HASIL LUKISAN DALAM BENTUK YANG LEBIH MENARIK MELALUI VISUAL STYLE (3D WIREFRAME, 3D HIDDEN, REALISTIC, CONCEPTUAL), PENCAHAYAAN (POINT LIGHT, DISTANT LIGHT, SPOT LIGHT)

MATERIAL DAN RENDERING
-          PENGGUNAAN  MATERIAL YANG SESUAI BAGI SETIAP OBJEK YANG DILUKIS SERTA MEMODIFIKASI MATERIAL SEDIA ADA DAN TEKNIK RENDERING

LAYOUT DAN PENCETAKAN
-          PENGGUNAAN ARAHAN MENCETAK BAGI SETIAP LUKISAN YANG DILUKIS
               

Sunday, May 8, 2011

AutoCAD Topic

MALAY LANGUANGE


PENGENALAN ASAS AUTOCAD
-          MEMBUKA, MEMBUAT, MENYIMPAN FILE BARU ATAU SEDIA ADA
-          RUANG INTERFACE AUTOCAD SEPERTI TITLE BAR, TOOLBAR, DRAWING AREA, COMMAND WINDOW, CROSSHAIR DAN DRAWING UNITS

MELUKIS OBJEK
-          PENGGUNAAN COMMAND ASAS BAGI MELUKIS OBJEK 2D SEPERTI LINE, POLYLINE, RECTANGLE, CIRCLE, POLYGON, BUSUR DAN ELIPS
-          PENGGUNAAN SISTEM KOORDINAT SEPERTI KARTESAN, POLAR DAN RELATIF
-          PENGGUNAAN GRID, SNAP, ORTHO, POLAR DAN AUTOTRACK DALAM MELUKIS
-          MEMBUAT TEKS  SEPERTI SINGLE LINE DAN MULTILINE TEXT HACTH DAN BOUNDRY
               
PENGGUNAAN TOOLBAR MODIFY
-          PENGGUNAAN COMMAND TERTENTU BAGI MELUKIS ATAU MENGEDIT SEPERTI ERASE, COPY, MIRROR, ROTATE, SCALE, TRIM, EXTEND, ARRAY, CHAMFER DAN FILLET

PENGGUNAAN TOOLBAR DAN LAYER
-          MEMBUAT TOOLBAR DAN WORKSPACE SENDIRI BAGI MEMUDAHKAN TEKNIK MELUKIS
-          CARA PENGGUNAAN LAYER (LAYER PROPERTIES MANAGER, LAYER FILTER, NEW LAYER)

DIMENSION DAN BLOK
-          MEMBUAT DIMENSION DARI JENIS LINEAR, ALIGNED, RADIUS, DIAMETER, ANGULAR, CONTINUOUS, BASELINE, ARC 
-          MEMBUAT DAN MENGEDIT BLOK
               
OBJEK TIGA DIMENSI
-          PENGGUNAAN KOORDINAT 3D SEPERTI MEMUTAR UCS, TITIK ORIGIN UCS, UCS 3 POINTS, MENYIMPAN UCS, ORTHOGRAPHIC UCS
-          PENGGUNAAN VIEWPORT BAGI MELIHAT OBJEK DARI PANDANGAN BERLAINAN
-          MEMBINA MODEL SURFACE (EDGE MESH, TABULATED MESH, RULED MESH, REVOLVED MESH)
-          MEMBINA MODEL OBJEK SOLID (PRISMA, BOLA, KERUCUT, SILINDER, CINCIN, HELIX)
-          PENGGUNAAN PERINTAH EXTRUDE (EXTRUDE DAN EXTRUDE PATH) DAN REVOLVE

MENGEDIT OBJEK 3D
-          PENGGUNAAN ARAHAN SOLID EDITING (EXTRUDE FACES, MOVE FACES, OFFSET FACES, ROTATE FACES, COPY FACES, TAPER FACES), 3D ARRAY (RECTANGULAR DAN POLAR), 3D ROTATE, 3D MIRROR (XY, YZ, ZX)
-          PENGGUNAAN PERINTAH BOOLEAN (UNION, SUBTRACK), PERINTAH SLICE (XY, YZ, ZX)


KAMERA DAN CAHAYA
-          PENGGUNAAN ARAHAN 3D ORBIT (CONTINUOUS ORBIT, ADJUST DISTANCE, ZOOM, PAN, PARALLEL, PERSPECTIVE), DYNAMIC VIEW (CAMERA, TARGET, DISTANCE) BAGI MELIHAT OBJEK PELBAGAI SUDUT
-          KEBOLEHAN MELIHAT HASIL LUKISAN DALAM BENTUK YANG LEBIH MENARIK MELALUI VISUAL STYLE (3D WIREFRAME, 3D HIDDEN, REALISTIC, CONCEPTUAL), PENCAHAYAAN (POINT LIGHT, DISTANT LIGHT, SPOT LIGHT)

MATERIAL DAN RENDERING
-          PENGGUNAAN  MATERIAL YANG SESUAI BAGI SETIAP OBJEK YANG DILUKIS SERTA MEMODIFIKASI MATERIAL SEDIA ADA DAN TEKNIK RENDERING

LAYOUT DAN PENCETAKAN
-          PENGGUNAAN ARAHAN MENCETAK BAGI SETIAP LUKISAN YANG DILUKIS

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       ENGLISH LANGUANGE

        BASIC INTRODUCTION IN AUTOCAD
-          OPEN, NEW, SAVE FILE
-          DRAWING INTERFACE SUCH AS TITLE BAR, TOOLBAR, TOOLBAR, DRAWING AREA, COMMAND WINDOW, CROSSHAIR AND DRAWING UNITS

        DRAW AN OBJECT
-          THE USING OF BASIC COMMAND TO DRAW 2D OBJECT SUCH LINE, POLYLINE, RECTANGLE, CIRCLE, POLYGON, ARC AND ELLIPSE
-          USING THE COORDINATE SYSTEM SUCH CRAESIAN, POLAR AND RELATIVE
-          USING GRID, SNAP, ORTHO, POLAR AND AUTOTRACK IN DRAWING
-          USING SUCH SINGLE LINE AND MULTILINE TEXT HACTH AND BOUNDRY
               
        USING MODIFY TOOLBAR 
-          USING CERTAIN COMMAND TO DRAW OR EDITING SUCH AS ERASE, COPY, MIRROR, ROTATE, SCALE, TRIM, EXTEND, ARRAY, CHAMFER AND FILLET

        USING TOOLBAR AND LAYER
-          APPLYING YOUR OWN TOOLBAR ANDN WORKSPACE TO EASE YOUR DRAWING TECHNIQUE
-          THE  USE OF LAYER (LAYER PROPERTIES MANAGER, LAYER FILTER, NEW LAYER)

        DIMENSION AND BLOCK
-          APPLYING CERTAIN TYPES OF DIMENSION FROM LINEAR, ALIGNED, RADIUS, DIAMETER, ANGULAR, CONTINUOUS, BASELINE AND ARC 
-          MAPPLYING AND EDITING BLOCK
               
        THREE DIMENSION OBJECT
-          USING 3D COORDINATE SUCH AS  ROTATE UCS, ORIGIN UCS, UCS 3 POINTS, SAVING UCS, ORTHOGRAPHIC UCS
-          USING VIEWPORT TO LOOK YOUR OBJECT FROM DIFFERENT POINT/ANGLE
-          TO DRAW SURFACE MEDELLING (EDGE MESH, TABULATED MESH, RULED MESH, REVOLVED MESH)
-          TO DRAW SOLID MODELLING (PRISMA, BOLA, KERUCUT, SILINDER, CINCIN, HELIX)
-          THE USE OF EXTRUDE COMMAND (EXTRUDE AND EXTRUDE PATH) AND REVOLVE

        3D OBJECT EDITING
-          USING SOLID COMMAND EDITING (EXTRUDE FACES, MOVE FACES, OFFSET FACES, ROTATE FACES, COPY FACES, TAPER FACES), 3D ARRAY (RECTANGULAR AND POLAR), 3D ROTATE, 3D MIRROR (XY, YZ, ZX)
-          USING BOOLEAN COMMAND (UNION, SUBTRACK), SLICE COMMAND (XY, YZ, ZX)


        CAMERA AND LIGHTING
-          USING 3D ORBIT COMMAND (CONTINUOUS ORBIT, ADJUST DISTANCE, ZOOM, PAN, PARALLEL, PERSPECTIVE), DYNAMIC VIEW (CAMERA, TARGET, DISTANCE) TO SEE/VIEW OBJECT FROM DIFFERENT VIEW/ANGLE
-          KTO VIEW OBJECT/DRAWING WITH MORE VISUAL STYLE (3D WIREFRAME, 3D HIDDEN, REALISTIC, CONCEPTUAL), LIGHTING (POINT LIGHT, DISTANT LIGHT, SPOT LIGHT)

        MATERIAL AND RENDERING
-          USING CERTAIN MATERIAL FOR EACH OBJECT YOU DRAW AND MODIFY THE MATERIAL AND ALSO RENDERING TECHNIQUE

        LAYOUT DAN PLOTTING/PRINTING
-          PLOTTING AND PRINTING COMMAND FOR YOUR DRAWING

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Monday, May 2, 2011

AutoCAD Price and Fees for Classes

If we can see the price or fees for AutoCAD Class may differ for other. For example in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will be much expensive rather than in small or outside city area.Below is the fees for AutoCAD Class in Malaysia:

Place A
- Level 1, Fees RM250, Time 8 hour
- Level 2, Fees RM250, Time 8 hour

Place B
- AutoCAD Package, Fees RM1200, Time 1-2 month (25 hour)

Place C
- 2D Plan Drafter Package, Fess RM950, Time 24 hour

Place D
- AutoCAd 2D Package, Fees RM850, Time 2 day (12 hour)


* As you can see some of the package very costly and other cheap, but for the AutoCAD learner money is not the problem but the knowledge is more important. Some people can learn on their own and maybe with more time to spend in front of computer and a lot of exercise