The 2018 VisualCAD Exercise Guide!
Many of you have asked for more training materials on VisualCAD, MecSoft’s free CAD drawing and modeling program! In response, we are very excited to announce the release of The 2018 VisualCAD Exercise Guide, a FREE 200-page guide to using VisualCAD, MecSoft’s free CAD program! VisualCAD can be downloaded as part of VisualCAD/CAM 2018. This guide includes 8 detailed exercises with over 300 detailed graphical illustrations that will get you up and running with VisualCAD in no time at all!
Here is just some of what you can expect from this exercise guide:
You will learn about many of the most commonly used system options in VisualCAD including how to access the online help, set display options, tolerances and units, system options, viewports and other VisualCAD display functionality.
2D Drawing & Dimensioning
You will learn about the Layer Manager and how to create and work with layers. You will also learn how to draw quickly in VisualCAD using the menus and command line shortcuts. You will also learn how to take advantage of the Visual Aids feature to speed up your drawing creating tasks including lines, arcs curves, fillets, chamfers, trimming, dimensioning and more.
3D modeling exercises take you deeper into modeling in 3D with VisualCAD. You will learn how to draw complex profiles and then extrude and revolve them to build complex 3D features from multiple viewports. How to use VisualCAD’s Graphic Manipulator to build and position components and features. You will also learn how to create cross sections at any point in the 3D model.
You will learn how to use Construction Planes (C-Planes) to navigate and add features and text to your 3D models. C-Planes are also critical in learning how to orient imported parts for machining. Thus learning how to orient C-Planes and how to orient parts with the use of C-planes is critical knowledge for all VisualCAD users.
Here are just a few of the over 300 detailed graphic illustrations you will find in The VisualCAD Exercise Guide.
The VisualCAD Exercise Guide is packed full of information that will help you become more proficient with VisualCAD, MecSoft’s free CAD drawing and modeling program. Here is the complete list of topics included in this must-have companion guide.
2D Drawing & Dimensioning
3D Modeling a Spanner
3D Model a Base Plate
3D Model a Mold Insert
3D Model a Connector Block
3D Model a Daisy Decor
Using Construction Planes
How to Download this Guide
For more information about each of MecSoft’s CAM Module products, including data sheets, videos and other resources we invite you to visit the following product pages:
- VisualCAD/CAM (VisualMILL)
- VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS
- VisualCAMc for Onshape