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LibreCAD Tutorial – Adding Blocks to the Parts Library

A small library of nuts

In this tutorial we are taking the library of nuts we have created the final step and adding them to the Library Browser. Although this sounds as if it is a minor step there are a lot of gotcha’s and things to think about. Foremost of all is as

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LibreCAD Tutorial – Building and Using a Library of Parts.

Finally we are to a point of building a library of parts to use over and over in different drawings. In this video I show one way of using a library of those parts in your actual drawings. I call this the cut and paste method. In the next video I will show you

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LibreCAD Tutorial – Using Blocks Part 2

This is a continuation of the previous post: Using Blocks Part 1. Many modify functions in LibreCAD work fine with blocks. These functions such as trim, scale, copy, and mirror do not affect the block. However, functions such as round, bevel, & stretch would modify the block so those cannot be used with blocks. Please

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A new LibreCAD tutorial – Blocks Part 1

No. 6 Nuts

When designing a project, often the same things are used over and over. It is good to have these available for easy insertion into a drawing. These are called blocks in CAD and can be thought of similar to “rubber stamps”. These are helpful, but some planning and thought must be

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The Incredible Shrinking Drawing and a Good Website.

Tonight’s post will be very short, but it actually will be about two subjects. First I am embedding a new video I have created about CAD. Second, I am going to recommend a web site about electrical and electronics theory.

Some co-workers told me about the website All About Circuits. The site is very well

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Using Manufacturers drawings in LibreCAD

A manufactures drawing being used in LibreCAD

Many manufacture’s have dxf files of their products available for download. These can be used in LibreCAD as well as the high-priced proprietary CAD programs. In the embedded video I show how you can download and use these files for components in your projects.

The example I

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Creating Scaled Borders for LibreCAD

The Base drawing – scaled to create the others.

I have created scaled borders for North American letter size paper and am making them available for download. The problem with scaling drawings is it is relatively easy to scale the borders, but the hassle comes with scaling the dimension text and arrows. By creating

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LibreCAD Manuals and Some Good LibreCAD Links

A long time viewer of my LibreCAD videos and one of the first people to subscribe to this site sent me an e-mail this weekend informing me of two manuals available for LibreCAD. In addition I am providing some links to some good sites that contain forums about LibreCAD.

The links to the manuals are

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LibreCAD – Hatching Revisited – Hatching Floor Plans

A Section of Hatch Revisited Drawing

I received an e-mail request for help concerning CAD. The easiest way to answer what I think is giving him problems was to create a drawing showing the “work-around” for the difficulty. Since I have one person having problems I decided I must not have been clear in

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LIbreCAD – Testing Line Widths & Line Types

US_L:_Border_TEST_X1

I use LibreCAD quite a bit to produce drawings for this blog. I do not use it very often to print out drawings and I got curious about a few things.For example: Does the line with change when a drawing is plotted at a different plot scales? Does the spacing within a line

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