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AutoCAD® Mechanical: Custom Parts – Appending Pipe Lengths

Posted on November 21, 2013 by Darin Green, Product Support Specialist: Overview Using the Circular shape (ANSI ASTM) from Standard Content > Steel Shapes > Circular Hollow Section. During the placement of a side view, the properties of the Part Reference displays the pipe length appended to the end of the Name: The length is also appended to the name

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Choosing Layer Colors in AutoCAD

Posted on July 22, 2013 by Jim Swain, Project Manager, Manufacturing Solutions: Choosing colors for AutoCAD layers seems like a very simple task, though if you ask CAD users at different companies why they use the colors they do the answer is often along the lines of “these are the colors we’ve always used” or “they match what our last

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