Top 10 Interview Questions for the AutoCAD Professionals

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What are the basic requirements to run AutoCAD software?

To run AutoCAD software, the operating system of your computer should support graphic controllers. It is free to use and can be downloaded from its official site. The AutoCAD software is mainly used by Architects, mechanical engineers, mechanical engineering students, etc., across the globe to design complex infrastructure and identifies flaws before implementing it so that they can save time and resources.

What is the function of vertical integration?

To enhance the architectural design of 3D objects AutoCAD 2D & 3D uses the vertical integration program.  The 3D objects can include walls and other things that are associated with the data having information and simple objects like lines and circles. The data is programmed in such a way that it represents only the architectural products and the extracted files, and can be modified according to the requirement.

What are the benefits of using AutoCAD in the organization?
  • It saves time and helps to increase the productivity
  • It helps to streamline your design and documentation workflow
  • A physical ‘3D’ prototype of the design can be quickly created by using AutoCAD
  • 3D models can be directly imported into AutoCAD by using an application like SolidWorks
  • Tedious work of drafting can be done easily and you can design and re-design the product in a short span of time
What are the steps that enable the drag and drop feature in AutoCAD?

AutoCAD provides a way to drag and drop the elements by the use of “NOUN” and “VERB” in a dialog box.  It allows the object to move from one place to another.  Likewise, the remove or editing function can be done by using “MOVE and ERASE”.

How to set up a default drawing directory?

Default drawing directory has sub directories having the information using the windows commands. The applications, which are going to be used, are highlighted, and by using drag and drop features that application will be placed in the default directory. The properties for the application are selected from the menu and dialogue boxes displayed on the front.

What is the file formats used in design?

In Autocad, .dwg file format is used for design, it can be an interchangeable format.  The file format which is interchangeable has the extension as DXF and operates data operability. It provides different languages which can be used as per the requirement.

How can you remove the empty layers from drawing?

The layers can be removed only when the object resides in the layers will be removed, once it is removed it is an empty layer. The empty layers cannot be deleted by purge. It might be because the layer is frozen on a viewport or referenced by an object in a block definition. By using EXPORT command it is possible to remove the layer from drawing, which results in creating a DXF file of the drawing. You can edit the dxf file in a text editor and rename all the instances of layers in the file, except the layer definition.

How you can open a drawing file that was created with the automatic save features?

Autocad files have an extension of “.dwg” and will only open those files having this extension. To open the drawing files you have to rename it, by using Explorer or DOS prompt you can do that. If you are using EXPLORER you have to make sure that the option of “Hide file extensions for known file types” is not enabled.

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