AutoCAD: UCS Z Axis

For AutoCAD Tips, now it’s an adjustment technique. UCS (User Coordinate System) when creating work on an inclined plane in a way that aligns with the inclined plane Instead of being perpendicular, for example, there is a piece of solids on one side, as shown in the FIGURE 1. By default, it’s UCS/World.


Therefore, if you want to adjust the UCS to the inclined plane, you must use the UCS/Z Axis command in the UCS tool group as shown in the FIGURE 2.

The UCS/Z Axis command has the following steps:

After selecting the command, AutoCAD will allow us to set the starting point (Origin) to select the Endpoint, the bottom corner of the plane, position 1 as shown in the FIGURE 3.


The UCS Icon will start here. Then let us set the end point of the Z axis (Z Axis point) which is position 2 as shown in the FIGURE 3, then the UCS will come to rest. Parallel to the plane as shown in the FIGURE 3. Try rotating (Orbit) to change the view to the side. You can see the placement of the UCS Icon as in the FIGURE 4.


Create a circle around the midpoint on the long side of the workpiece. It can be seen that the inclined circular cross-section is at right angles to the inclined plane because the Z-axis angle is equal to the inclined side of the workpiece as shown in the FIGURE 5.


Then use the Extrude command to create cylindrical solids along that inclined plane for the next step.


That is, iterating with the Array command to create an orderly array of objects. equal distance per piece makes the work as shown in the FIGURE 7.


Then select the Subtract command to cut the pieces apart. by choosing to keep the larger workpiece according to the steps


Got the work as shown in the FIGURE 9. The detailed solids can then be created further.


In summary, the UCS/Z Axis command helps to make operations based on various planes very easy by just setting only 2 points, namely Origin and Z Axis.

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AutoCAD: Array-Polar

Arranging workpieces into categories is done with the Array command (Modify command group) as shown in the FIGURE 1.


For now, we’ll talk about the Polar Array, experimenting with circular arrangements.

Start by creating Circle (Circle) up 2 pieces as shown in the FIGURE 2.


When selecting the Array command, there will be options as shown in the FIGURE 3.


Follow these steps:

1. Select the Polar Array first.

2. Click on the Select Objects heading, then come back and select the object you want to arrange.

3. Set the center point in the arrangement (Center point), select the Center of the large circle.

4. Come to the topic Total number of items to enter the desired amount.

5. Set the total angle in the arrangement (Angle to fill). In this case, enter 360, meaning that the arrangement is within 360 degrees or equal to 1 around the circle.

When enter, you will get output as shown in FIGURE 4.

It is a command that is used very often. There is also an Array / Rectangular option. and will be presented later.

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SketchUp: Workshop: Easy way to create a shop front

This weekend There is a fun job for you to practice your skills.

It is a shop front model to present the work. Design related to a shop. This one can be chosen as you like. This example is a fried chicken shop in front of the corridor outside the building.

To start with, we need to create a storefront model first by using Line or Rectangle commands. Really long and tall. For this store, width x=10 meters (10000 mm.), height y=3 meters (3000 mm.), built on all sides, there will be a total of 4 sides.


You will get a wall panel in front of the shop with a white face as in the FIGURE 3. Then select the tool named Materials. If you can’t find it, use Help.


Materials are provided as a set. Divide folders by material type. Select a group folder. Brick, Cladding and Siding (FIGURE 4) to work the next step.


Then enter the choice of materials in this group. Now choose any material. Then go to select Tab: Edit as shown in the FIGURE 5.


Enter Edit mode, there will be a window as shown in FIGURE 6. Then select the Create Materials tool on the right as the arrow points.


Then new materials can be created.


By follow these steps.

1.Name the new crafting material.

2. Go to the Texture section, select Use texture image.

3. Click the folder image. to open, choose a storefront image that has been prepared.

**Shop photos are image files such as jpeg, png. Try to choose photos that have similar proportions to the model. For ease of positioning.

Then put the material into the created model with the Paint Bucket command (see steps for using the Paint Bucket). Result as shown in FIGURE 8.


It was found that the image that was uploaded to the size does not match the model size. Therefore, it is repeated in a table. Can be fixed by going to the option size width x length in the texture by resizing it to be equal to 10000 x 3000, the result is shown in FIGURE 9.


The work has already come out. Let’s practice making storefronts with this technique by yourself again.

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AutoCAD: Annotate-Dimension Dimensioning Part 1

Because AutoCAD is a vector program (Vector) is mainly used for technical drawing. It is therefore important to tell the size of the workpiece and there is a group of tools specifically for telling the size and job details, namely the Annotate:Dimension tool group.


In the Dimension group, there are also separate tools for dimensioning include :


1.Linear– defines dimensions in a straight line (both vertically and horizontally).

2.Aligned– defines dimensions parallel to the workpiece in all planes.

3.Angular– tells us the size of the angle in degrees between two objects.

4.Arc Length– tells the length of the arc (Arc) from the end of the arc.

5.Radius– indicates the radius of a circle. or part of a circle.

6.Diameter– tells the diameter of a circle. or part of a circle.

7.Jogged– tells a scaled down version. used in such cases The radial line is very far from the workpiece.

8.Ordinate– sizing based on the starting point.

To understanding, See the FIGURE 3 showing different dimensions below.


In the next chapter, we’ll look at how to use Dimension.

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SKP Instructor: Paint Bucket

Paint Bucket tool

Used for adding color or materials (Material) to the workpiece.

How to use the tool

1. Select the Material Library tool. You will find a list of files grouped by material type.

2. Select the material to use from the Material Library.

3. Click on the object surface where you want to insert the material.

Keyboard shortcuts to help add options to commands.

Shift key: To change colors All object surfaces connected to the object surface that you click on regardless of material details.

Ctrl key: To change colors All object surfaces connected to the object surface that you clicked on use the same material detail.

Shift + Ctrl key: To change colors all objects that are adjacent to each other

Alt key: Copy the object surface from the sample.

Content using this tool: easy shop front creation

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AutoCAD: Point Command

(Multiple)Point or Point is a command in the Draw group. I think that there are quite a few people who are curious about this command. What is it used for? If you use point to create workpieces, it may not be suitable. Because the work would come out as a line drawn by a point, and no one does that. So what is the benefit of this command?

Point here refers to the reference point itself. Creating a reference point is what we do when we want to divide the workpiece into parts, for example, with one straight line. Want to divide into 3 equal parts.

The dividing point is to use the point as a reference point. Therefore, Point can be used as a reference. Must have a face that is more noticeable than normal spots. We have to change the point style or Point Style to change from the normal way. The command used to change Point Style is ddptype.When typing the command, you will get a window as shown in FIGURE 2.


It found that there are many styles to choose from. Click on the Style box that you want to use.


Now let’s draw a horizontal straight line. Any length, then select the Divide command as shown in FIGURE 4.


Object to divide selects a straight line. Then enter the value number of segments as 4 (meaning divided into 4 parts).


The result is as shown in the FIGURE 6 the line is divided into 4 sections, referenced by points in the selected style.


Therefore, the Point command is the command to create a reference point. Using in conjunction with other commands, Point Style can be set by using the ddptype command.

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SketchUp: Multiple Copy Technique

Many times, when using SketchUp, we want to copy multiple parts or components at once.

Today I have a technique to answer this question for you.


For example, there is one chair, already made into a component, but needs to copy 5 more, a total of 6, follow this step.

1. Select the component you want to copy first, here is the chair as shown in the FIGURE 2.


2. Select the Move tool and press the Ctrl key on the keyboard means copying. When moving the mouse to the right, there will be One more chair as shown above in FIGURE 3.


3 Then type 5* in the square. as shown in FIGURE 4, then press Enter.

There will be 5 more selected chairs as needed. From the example, let’s try to follow with the custom component and enter the amount you want and don’t forget the * sign too.

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