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AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Spotlight - tutorial demonstrates how to define the direction and location of a spotlight in an AutoCAD drawing, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 20, 2004

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Point Light - AutoCAD tutorial shows you how to install and change parameters of point lights, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 9, 2004

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Ambient Light - demonstrates how to apply ambient light on a typical model, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 6, 2004

AutoCAD 2005: Maximizing a Floating Viewport - tutorial demonstrates how to use the Maximize Viewport button in layouts, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 26, 2004

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Hanging Your Picture on a Wall - tutorial gives a simple solution to hanging a picture on the wall, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 10, 2004

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: DXB Files - tutorial shows how to install the DXB printer driver and create a 2D drawing from an existing 3D model, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, April 28, 2004

AutoCAD 2005: Viewport Background - tutorial illustrates how to add a background image to shaded viewports, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, April 8, 2004

AutoCAD 2005: Boundary Hatch Enhancements - tutorial demonstrates the new enhancements in the BHATCH command, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, March 17, 2004

AutoCAD 2005: Fields - tutorial illustrates how to use fields in your drawings, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, March 10, 2004

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Render Window - tutorial shows you how to enhance productivity using the Render Window, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, February 24, 2004

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Save Rendered Images - tutorial teaches you how to use the SAVEIMG and REPLAY commands, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, February 11, 2004

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Rendering Types - tutorial explains the effect of applying different rendering types on a typical 3D image, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, February 3, 2004

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Mass Properties - tutorial explores the MASSPROP command, which is used to extract information from a solid model, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, September 23, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Editing Solids, Part 10 - this final tutorial in the series explores how to use Shell, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, September 22, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Editing Solids, Part 9 - tutorial illustrates how to use Separate and Check, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, September 19, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Editing Solids, Part 8 - tutorial shows you how to use Imprint and Clean, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, September 17, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Editing Solids, Part 7 - tutorial explains how to use Copy Edges and Color Edges, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, September 16, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Editing Solids, Part 6 - tutorial explores how to use Copy Faces and Color Faces, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, September 15, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Editing Solids, Part 5 - tutorial explains how to use Taper Faces, Alireza Parsai, September 12, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Editing Solids, Part 4 - tutorial explains how to use Delete Faces and Rotate Faces, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, September 11, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Editing Solids, Part 3 - tutorial illustrates how to use Offset Faces, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, September 10, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Editing Solids, Part 2 - tutorial explains how to use the Move Faces option, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, September 9, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Editing Solids, Part 1  - tutorial explains how to use Extrude Faces, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, September 5, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Align - explores the ALIGN command, which enables you to do 3D rotation, displacement and scale at the same time and to align a model with another one, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, September 3, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Fillet and Chamfer - tutorial explores using FILLET and CHAMFER to create new surfaces on 3D solid objects, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, September 2, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Sections - tutorial explores the SECTIONS command, which enables you to create regions through 3D models, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 28, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Slice and Interfere - explores the functions of the SLICE command, which cuts a solid model with a spatial plane and the INTERFERE command, which can calculate the common volume of two solids and create a solid model based on the calculated volume, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 22, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Revolved Solids - tutorial shows you how to use the REVOLVE command to create 3D solids by revolving closed polylines, circles, ellipses, closed splines or regions about an axis in 3D space, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 21, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Extruded Solids - tutorial shows you how to create 3D solids by extruding closed polylines, circles, ellipses, closed splines or regions with the EXTRUDE command, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 20, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Boolean Operations - tutorial shows you how to use the Intersect, Subtract, and Union operations to create complex solid models out of primitives, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 19, 2003

Importing AutoCAD Drawings in 3ds max - tutorial shows how to import AutoCAD 3D models as Editable Meshes and how to modify them as necessary, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 18, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Primitive 3D Solids, Part 2 - the current tutorial shows you how to create the following primitives: cone, wedge and torus, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 15, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Primitive 3D Solids, Part 1 - tutorial shows you how to create primitives objects - a sphere, box and cylinder - which can then be combined with Boolean operations to create a more complex model, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 14, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Managing Regions - tutorial shows you how to use Boolean commands to create a complex region, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 13, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Creating Regions - tutorial explains how to use two commands capable of creating regions, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 12, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: 3D Modifying Commands - tutorial shows how to create 3D Arrays, rotate objects about 3D axes, and mirror objects with respect to any plane in 3D space, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 11, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Predefined Meshes - Some 3D geometrical shapes such as spheres, cubes, pyramids are available from a tiled menu, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 8, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Edge Surfaces - the EDGESURF command is one of the most powerful mesh creators in AutoCAD, capable of constructing a polygon mesh on four adjoining curves, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 7, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Revolved Surface - create a surface, based on the revolution of a curve about an axis, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 6, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Tabulated and Ruled Surfaces - TABSURF and RULESURF are two AutoCAD commands to create 3D meshes, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 5, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: 3D Faces - tutorial shows you how to create flat surfaces with 3 or 4 straight edges and how to fix the edge problems with the EDGE command, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, August 1, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Trim and Extend - in this tutorial you'll draw a 3D polyline and use TRIM and EXTEND in 3D space, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 31, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Wireframe Models, Part 3 - tutorial focuses on resolving OSnap problems in a 3D environment, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 30, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Wireframe Models, Part 2 - tutorial helps you build the Wireframe model of a tent, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 29, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Wireframe Models, Part 1 - tutorial illustrates how to build simple Wireframe models, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 28, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Thickness and Elevation - tutorial shows you how to draw a simple 3D table with the help of elevation and thickness, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 25, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: User Coordinate System - tutorial shows you how to use the UCS and UCS II toolbars to manage the User Coordinate System, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 24, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Tiled Viewports -  tutorial explores viewports, which enable you to view the models from different view points at the same time, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 23, 2003

AutoCAD 3D Modeling: 3D Views - tutorial offers a quick review of different methods for viewing 3D models, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 22, 2003

AutoCAD Menus: Assigning Commands to Mouse Buttons - Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 21, 2003

AutoCAD Menus: Image Tile Menus - tutorial illustrates how to insert a block, show a slideshow, invoke an AutoCAD command and an AutoLISP command with an Image Tile menu, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 18, 2003

AutoCAD Menus: Building a Menu Template, Part 5 - tutorial shows you how to enhance menu macros with the help of special characters and/or DIESEL expressions, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 17, 2003

AutoCAD Menus: Building a Menu Template, Part 4 - tutorial will show you how to use AutoLISP statements in menu macros, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 16, 2003

AutoCAD Menus: Building a Menu Template, Part 3 - how to add toolbars, toolbar buttons and flyouts to a menu file, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 15, 2003

AutoCAD Menus: Building a Menu Template, Part 2 - how to make a complex menu template by adding separator lines and cascading menus, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 14, 2003

AutoCAD Menus: Building a Menu Template, Part 1 - learn how to build a simple menu template, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 11, 2003

AutoCAD Menus: Shortcut Keys - explores the CUSTOMIZE command, which enables you to define or redefine shortcut keys thus affecting the associated menu files, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 10, 2003

AutoCAD Menus: User-Defined Flyouts - define a new toolbar and then add it as a flyout to an existing toolbar, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 9, 2003

AutoCAD Menus: Standard Flyouts - explains how to add flyouts to a new toolbar, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 8, 2003

AutoCAD Menus: User-Defined Toolbar Buttons - learn how to create toolbar buttons, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 7, 2003

AutoCAD Menus: Defining Toolbars - using the CUSTOMIZE command to define a new toolbar and add or remove buttons, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 3, 2003

AutoCAD Menus: Partial Menus - learn how to add a new menu to gain extra tools, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 2, 2003

AutoCAD Menus: The Base Menu - tutorial on how to load the base menu in AutoCAD 2004, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, July 1, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Status Bar Manager - learn how to use an application called STABMAN to customize the AutoCAD status bar, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 30, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Dynamic Text on Status Bar - using DIESEL expressions to add dynamic text to the status bar, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 27, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Adding Text to Status Bar - explains how to add permanent text to the status bar using the MODEMACRO system variable, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 26, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Custom Hatch Patterns, Part 2 - learn how to define a hatch pattern that consists of 12 line families, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 25, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Custom Hatch Patterns, Part 1 - Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 24, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Creating Linetypes with Express Tools - Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 20, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Shape Linetypes - Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 19, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: String Linetypes - Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 18, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Simple Linetypes - learn how to define and use a simple linetype, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 17, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Creating Shapes with Express Tools -  Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 16, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Adding Arcs to Shapes - learn some simple methods to add arcs to shapes, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 13, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Shapes with Straight Lines, Part 2 - more about defining straight line shapes, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 12, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Shapes with Straight Lines, Part 1 - Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 11, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Using Shapes - learn how to load and compile an existing shape file, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 10, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Raster Images Slide Shows - how to create raster images with the RENDER command and then build a slide show, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 9, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Slide Libraries - on using Slidelib, an external utility to create a slide library based on a list of slides, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 6, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Slide Shows - how to create scripts for making slide shows in AutoCAD, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 5, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Creating and Viewing Slides - Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 4, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Modifying Objects with Scripts - Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 3, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Setting Up a Drawing with a Script - Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, June 2, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Command Alias Editor - explores an application that can help you in modifying the AutoCAD Program Parameters (ACAD.PGP) file, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 30, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Operating System Commands - how to edit the ACAD.PGP file to call external operating system commands through the AutoCAD command line, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 29, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Defining a New Command Alias - learn how to open and modify the AutoCAD Program Parameters file to add a new command alias, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 28, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Handling Blocks in Tool Palettes - how to deal with problems resulting from changes in file locations, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 27, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Managing Tool Palettes Content - explores some options available to manage the appearance of tools and their behavior, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 23, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Creating a New Tool Palette - explores methods to create tool palettes with favorite blocks and hatch patterns, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 22, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Managing Tool Palettes - how to use the Tool Palettes to gain easy access to some of your favorite blocks and hatch patterns, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com,  May 21, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Customizing UCS Icon - tips on managing and customizing the user coordinate system icon, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 20, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Creating a New Material Library - explains how to create your own material library based on the materials created or loaded in the current drawing file, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 19, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: 3D Graphics Display (Part 2) - explores settings in the Options dialog box to control the quality of 3D models in the drawing area, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 15, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: 3D Graphics Display (Part 1) - how to control the quality of 3D graphics with the help of FACETRES and ISOLINES, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 14, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Loading Applications - tutorial shows how to use the APPLOAD command to load VLISP, AutoLISP, VBA and ObjectARX applications, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 13, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Command Line Switches - how to add command line switches to affect the startup of AutoCAD, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 12, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Template File - explains how to create special types of drawing files with pre-established settings for creating new drawings, Alireza Parsai, May 9, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Options Profiles - shows how to define Options profiles to save time and make different settings permanent, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 8, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Right-click Customization - tutorial explores using the OPTIONS command to customize AutoCAD behavior with a mouse right-click, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 7, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Environment Variables - tutorial shows how, with the help of Windows environment variables, you can define shortcut names for AutoCAD search paths, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 6, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Open and Save Settings - explores some of the useful tools and options of the Open and Save tab, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 5, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Search Paths - tutorial illustrates how to define or modify the AutoCAD Support File Search Path, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 2, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Display Settings - tutorial shows how to use the OPTIONS command to assign different colors to drawing area elements and different fonts to the command window, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 1, 2003

AutoCAD 2004: Digitally Sign Your Drawings - tutorial shows you how to use digital signatures in the latest version of  AutoCAD, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, April 28, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 New Plotting Features - tutorial explores the latest plotting enhancements, including the ability to plot both shaded models and 3D models through layouts, Alireza Parsai, April 22, 2003

CAD Standards in AutoCAD 2004 - tutorial offers a practical approach to using CAD standards in both AutoCAD 2004 and 2002, Alireza Parsai, April 8, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Command Aliases - a complete list of command aliases - arranged alphabetically - to help increase your speed in entering the commands at keyboard, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, April 2, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Design Publisher - tutorial explains the new Design Publisher feature, which allows you to include a series of different drawing files and layouts in a single multi-sheet DWF file and print the sheets sequentially, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, March 31, 2003

AutoCAD 2002 Web-Publishing Feature - tutorials show how to use the Publish-to-Web feature, which allows you to create HTML pages based on your drawings for presentation purposes, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, March 26, 2003

Circle Enhancement - AutoCAD tutorial explores the various methods for drawing circles, By Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, January 6, 2003

Visual LISP Tutorial: Building a VLX Application - tips on how to build an application that consists of lsp and dcl files, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest, December 2002

Loading Applications into AutoCAD 2002 - tutorial explores how to customize the AutoCAD environment, features, and commands by creating third-party applications that can be loaded into AutoCAD, Alireza Parsai, October 1, 2002

AutoCAD 2002 Tutorial: Create A Mirror-Like Material - Alireza Parsai, August 27, 2002