Top 20 AutoCAD Interview Questions & Answers

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The Architect interview contains common questions as every company needs a guy to perform drawings. So here we bring Questions and Answers to help candidates who are appearing for interviews. Generally Manufacturing companies only hire such people and they don’t ask you deep queries in AUTOCAD but if you are applying for a software company you can expect complex questions. So we prepared this post to help you on answering both of the Questions.

  1. AutoCAD?

AutoCAD is a software program widely used design 2-D and 3-D images.  It gives the tools by which a complete design of the product can be done. It also has the option to design detailed layout, which can be automatically drawn by using source model.

  1. How to uses of AutoCAD?

AutoCAD can be used to visualize the imaginary view of the product on a system. In AutoCAD, it is possible by the drafter to make the changes in the product before it gets finalized for design. It also offers the freedom for the designer to implement their several thoughts and represent them to their clients.

  1. What are the fields where you see maximum use of AutoCAD?

AutoCAD is used for developing building layouts and is more popular among

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Builders

  1. How you can create a user interface in AutoCAD?

User interface can be created by using the command prompts to draw the plots and dialog boxes. The dialog boxes can be displayed by the use of PLOT command and the external database commands (ASE).  Setting of CMDDIA to 1, allows the dialog boxes to run the command.  The user interface creation also needs the command line to display the entire file so that it can be edited or customized easily.

  1. What is the function of vertical integration?

Vertical integration program is use to improve the architectural design of 3D object.  The 3D objects can include walls and other things that are allied with the data having information and objects like lines and circles. The data is programmed in such a manner that it signifies only the architectural products and the extracted files, and can be changed according to the requirement.

  1. Variant in AutoCAD?

Variants are used to help in creation, visualizing and rendering the 3D models with 3D printing as well.  Variants enable you to use the functionality of various applications according to the need.

  1. What are grips?

Grips: These are the small boxes that appear on the objects you choose.  You can edit an object by dragging a grip.

  1. What is the process to draw a line more than one time and save it automatically?

When a requirement arises to draw a new line the process opens up a new file in a new session to write the file. AutoCAD enables saving multiple drawing for each session. The files are saved by using the file extension .dwg and it can be changed by using the browser.

  1. 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”.

  1. What are the features corrected by AutoCAD?

AutoCAD detects the problem and correct it by removing the corruption with the drawing parts.  With the available option of adding additional vertices, it also adds vertices to the poly-lines. The error can be corrected or neglected by finding out the exact location of the poly-line that has zero vertices.  The object can be deleted or removed after there is no use of it in the system.

  1. What you are supposed to do when “Enter Attributes” dialogue doesn’t display?

When such problems occur, two variable ATTREQ and ATTDIA control this function. Make sure both the variables are set to 1 and not 0.

  1. How you can hide the specific layers when plotting in AutoCAD?

To hide the specific layers while plotting, you can use various options like turning off the layers for plotting, freezing the layers and turning off. Turning off for plotting will show the layers on the screen but won’t output on printing. The layers that are turned off will hide the layers and also it will not appear on the screen.

  1. In what situation command prompt appears instead of a dialog boxes?

If a file command is imported from a script or AutoLISP/ ObjectARX/ ADSRX a command prompt appears instead of a dialog box.

  1. In AutoCAD, what is the command that is used to rotate the grid at 45 degrees?

UCS command is used to rotate the grid at 45 degrees.

  1. Why AutoCAD WS is more popular among mobile users?

AutoCAD WS provides many options for mobile application developer like edit, view and share.  They can easily share the application wherever they go and can develop an application in a matter of time. The application can be downloaded and installed from anywhere in the world, ignoring the licensing problem. The users can save file in any format and can run the application on any platform with ease.

  1. How can you make a spring, spiral or screw thread?

To make a spiral or screw thread use an AutoLISP routine such as spiral.1sp, it will create a spiral path according to your need. Then you can use EXTRUDE command with a reference object, using the spiral as the path.  Also, there is another way you can do this, by using Mechanical Desktop (MDT) or Autosurf by using augmented lines as path.

  1. Tell me how you assign the keyboard characters or function keys to AutoCAD commands?

By editing the ACCELERATORS section of the AutoCAD menu file we can assign keyboard characters to AutoCAD commands.

  1. What will you do when command prompts appear on the command line instead of ASE dialog box and plot dialog box?

CMDDIA variable controls the display of dialog boxes. To enable these dialog boxes you have to set CMDDIA to 1.

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