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CAD Services From Graitec
The Graitec professional services team provide a very diverse range of CAD Services to both a local and international clientelle.
Sometimes a clients cad services requirement can be a fairly straight forward 2D drafting projects or even 3D visualisations and animations, but the team also increasingly get aske...d to help local businesses deliver complex CAD projects across many industry sectors.
This section of our blog will highlight some of the projects the CAD services team have already been involved in, but if you need help with a project yourself please do not hesitate to give us a call to see how we can help you too.
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Greg Benson-Shettle

The AutoCAD Layer Status Icon Mystery Solved In Three Easy Steps

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Layer Status Icon Mystery Solved in Three Easy Steps In this  AutoCAD video, I’ll share with you the knowledge to understand what those icons in the status column of the Layer Properties Manager ...
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Ian Robinson

Tying Into An Existing Road With AutoCAD Civil 3D

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With every road scheme you make in AutoCAD Civil 3D , you have to tie it into an existing road somewhere. This can be with a roundabout or a T-Junction, and in this Blog I’ll tackle it with a T-Juncti...
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Ian Robinson

Don't Install AutoCAD 2020. Read this first...

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It’s here… AutoCAD 2020 and this blog is going to tell you a few of the new things , but first we need to address the big news of last year’s release, just in case you missed it. I’ve been travelling ...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

Why Do We Set AutoCAD Drawing Units?

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In this AutoCAD video lesson, we will look at why it is useful to set the drawing units of our drawings, as well as how to make units work to our advantage. This is the third in a series of AutoCAD vi...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

How To Work With Drawings At Different Scales In AutoCAD

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In this AutoCAD video lesson, we will look at how to solve the problem when copying objects from one drawing to another where they don’t appear to be there because in fact they are way too big or smal...
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Emma-Louise Osbourne

Creating a Bridge Flyover Animation for Mabey

Creating a Bridge Flyover Animation for Mabey
The start of 2018 has seen the Graitec Design and Vis team very busy with a number of different projects. One of those exciting projects was an animation for the building and positive impact of a flyo...
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James Wood

Creating an Animation for Highwood Homes – North Stoneham Park

Creating an Animation for Highwood Homes – North Stoneham Park
Here at Graitec we were tasked with creating an animation for Highwood homes. Highwood was founded over 30 years ago as a privately-owned company with a commitment to acquire land selectively, build s...
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Emma-Louise Osbourne

Model Optimisation Services at Graitec

Model Optimisation Services at Graitec
Many of the visuals we produce here in the Graitec Design and Vis department involve the use of mechanical models, whether this be for product visuals, animations or virtual reality. When these models...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

New AutoCAD File Format For 2018

New AutoCAD File Format For 2018
The release of  AutoCAD 2018 saw the introduction of a new AutoCAD file format for the first time in five years. Historically, we have only had a new file format every three years, so this was qu...
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Ian Robinson

Oops! How to correct an error in AutoCAD

Oops! How to correct an error in AutoCAD
No, I’m not talking about the infamous Britney Spears number, I’m talking about correcting an error in AutoCAD that you’ve made. AutoCAD users, especially of Civil 3D , will be familiar with accidenta...
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