CADdirect 2022 Tips & Tricks

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CADdirect Video 1-3
CADdirect Video 4-6
CADdirect Video 7-9
CADdirect Video 10-12

#1 Creating a New Drawing

  • 3 methods to open/create a new drawing
  • Choosing metric system
  • Choosing Linear Units
  • Choosing Angular Units
  • Choosing .ctb or .stb files
CADdirect Video 1-3

#2 Activation of Menus and Toolbars

  • Quick Access Toolbar and its use
  • Quickly activate/deactivate menus
  • Activate/deactivate ribbon or minimize it
CADdirect Video 1-3

#3 Transfer of Settings From AutoCAD

  • How to Autobackup your projects
  • Import .ctb/.stb files from AutoCAD
  • How to add Paths
  • Import plot styles
CADdirect Video 1-3

#4 Menu Adaptation

  • Import AutoCAD Menus
  • Import AutoCAD Shortcuts
  • Customize Menus
  • Customize shortcuts
CADdirect Video 4-6

#5 Screen Settings and Tool Palettes

  • Change colors
  • Pickbox size
  • Tool Palettes
  • Change language settings
CADdirect Video 4-6

#6 Simple Drawing Tutorial

  • Creating Layers
  • Choosing color/lineweight of layers
  • Switching between layers
  • Drawing simple shapes
  • Create construction lines
  • Extend lines
  • Moving and correction
CADdirect Video 4-6

#7 Effective Functions Part 1

  • Tool Palettes
  • Object Selection
  • Express Tools
  • Move-Copy-Rotate MOCORO
  • Dimension Text
  • Command XLIST
  • Construction Lines
  • MTEXT with Columns
  • PDF Export
  • Incremental Save
CADdirect Video 7-9

#8 Effective Functions Part 2

  • Digital Signature
  • Selection Grips
  • Save Workspace
  • Gradient Command
  • Notepad Command
  • File Tab Command
  • CleanScreen Command
  • System Variable Manager
  • Print Dialog
CADdirect Video 7-9

#9 Effective Functions Part 3

  • Selection Cycling
  • Selection Filter
  • Command
  • Auto-Publisch
  • Start Page
  • QUICKCUI
  • Grips for Rectangles
  • Block Editor
  • UnDo
CADdirect Video 7-9

#10 Cursor Appearance and Drawing Units

  • Change Cursor appearance and drawing units
  • Change cursor settings
  • Change Pickbox Size
  • Drawing settings vs Program settings
  • How to input coordinates
CADdirect Video 10-12

#11 PDF Import and Export

  • Advanced PDF Import and Export as part of CAD.direct/P2C package
  • Insert PDF as Underlay if you only own CAD.direct
  • PDF to DWG conversion
  • Separate entities on drawing
  • Using OCR
  • Raster 2 Vector, Vectorization methods
  • PDF layers, PDF settings, PDF colors, Exporting PDF drawings
  • Using 2D/3D entities for creation of 3D PDF
CADdirect Video 10-12