Tutorials

Get started with nanoCAD

No matter if you are a novice or an expert CAD user, it’s always good to stay tuned with the nanoCAD Platform's capabilities and improve your design workflow. Watch the video lessons below to learn how to work efficiently with nanoCAD and its professional modules.

Lesson 18 - Rotating and Scaling Objects

nanoCAD lets you rotate objects in drawings by any angle, without affecting the rest of the drawing - similarly for changing the sizes of objects. This is done with the Rotate and Scale commands, which operate similarly. In this video, you learn how to use the Rotate command to rotate objects by moving the cursor, specifying a precise angle, or relative to another object, as well as how to "rotate" the entire drawing with the UCS (user coordinate system). You learn to change the size of objects larger and smaller with the Scale command.

Lesson 15 - Trimming and Breaking Objects

Trimming lets us remove portions of objects between other objects, while breaking cuts up objects on their own.  In this video, you learn how to use the Trim command to trim and extend objects, and then how to use the Break command to place gaps in objects. You learn the peculiarities of the Break command's selection process and its First point option.

Lesson 14 - Making Mirrored Copies

Sometimes we make drawings of symmetrical objects, and here the Mirror command makes it faster to create them. It makes mirrored copies. In this video, you learn how to use the Mirror command to make single and doubly symmetrical objects, as well as how to the command's Perpendicular option.

Lesson 13 - Deleting Entities

Computer-aided design software makes it easier to draw but also easier to erase - as well as to undo mistakes. In this video, you learn how to use the Delete command to erase one or more entities from drawings, and then to undo the action with the Undo command, as well as to redo the undo. You also learn tips on how to select many entities quickly.

Lesson 12 - Moving and Copying Objects

Moving lets you reposition objects in drawings, while Copy lets you make copies effortlessly. In this video, you learn how to use the Move and Copy commands, which are very similar. As well, you learn how to move and copy objects without having to use commands, and how to copy objects between drawings.


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