Alphacam Basics – Circle – 3 Points – 8

Another option to draw a circle in Alphacam is 3 Points After selecting this option you have to specify 3 point lying on the circle. You can enter XY coordinates of points or selecting these points by clicking in the workspace. Please see the video on YouTube!

DraftSight First Step – Line – lesson 7

Line in DraftSight We begin a series of DraftSight tutorials. DraftSight is a 2D CAD, free for commercial use software. In first DraftSight lesson we will discuss a Line command. To draw a line in DraftSight you have to select Line option from the Home Tab. After you select Line command, in the command window you will be prompted to specify the starting point. You can click left mouse button in the DraftSight workspace or enter the XY coordinates in Command window. Let’s enter the XY coordinates. Type 0,0. Accept by clicking Enter. After that you will be prompted to specify next point. Type 100,50. Click Enter. You can specify next position, and so on. Let’s see the options. If you type ‘S’ you will change the line from continuous to segments and you will be drawing an individual sections. To go back to the drawing a continuous line type ‘C’. If you enter ‘U’, you undo the last section. If you enter ‘C’ you close the geometry. Please see the video on YouTube!

Alphacam Basics – Circle – 2 Points – 6

Circle through two points Another option to draw a circle is 2 Points option. After selecting this function, you can specify two point forming a circle diameter. You can click two points in the work area or enter the XY coordinates of this points. Please see see the video on YouTube!

Alphacam Basics – Circle – Centre Point – 5

Circle – Center + Point Next option which will allows you to draw a circle is Center + Point. After selecting this option, you have to indicate the center of the circle. You can click whenever you want on the Alphacam workspace or enter the coordinates of circle’s centre. In this example enter the X0…

Alphacam Basics – Draw a Circle – Center and Radius – lesson 4

Another option of a drawing a circle is Center + Radius After select this option, now you can specify the radius of a circle. Please enter a radius of the circle in the input bar and after that click OK. Now, as before, you have to specify the position of the center of the circle….

Alphacam Basics – Draw a Circle – Center and Diameter – lesson 3

How to draw a circle in Alphacam? Way 1st Circle as the line and rectangle is a simple shape. This shape is also very useful. Circle usually will be used to draw the holes for drilling. We can draw a circle using one of several options. One of these options is the center + diameter….

Alphacam Basics – Draw a rectangle – lesson 2

How to draw a rectangle in Alphacam? In the last lesson we discussed the Line command. Now we will discuss the Rectangle command. The rectangle is another basic shape. Of course, we could get a rectangle using the Line command, but it would take much longer. To draw a rectangle, select the Rectangle option from…

Alphacam Basics – Drawing a line – lesson 1

How to draw a line in Alphacam? The line is one of the most basic shapes in CAD systems. Using the line and edit functions we can draw many useful geometries that we can use for machining. To draw a line in Alphacam, select the Line command from the Geometry tab. Now you can define…