Wednesday, October 31, 2012

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts

1) Keyboard shortcuts to manage drawings:

Keyboard Shortcuts Function
Ctrl+n New Drawing
Ctrl+s Save drawing
Ctrl+o Open drawing
Ctrl+a Select all objects
Ctrl+p Plot dialog box
Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab Switch to next / switch to previous drawing
Ctrl+Page Up/Page Down Switch to next tab / switch to previous tab in current
Ctrl+q Exit

2) Keyboard shortcuts to manage Workflow:

Keyboard Shortcuts Function
Ctrl+c Copy object
Ctrl+x Cut object
Ctrl+v Paste object
Ctrl+Shift+c Copy to clipboard with base point
Ctrl+Shift+v Paste data as block
Ctrl+z Undo last action
Ctrl+y Redo last action
Ctrl+[[] Cancel current command (or ctrl+\)

3) Keyboard shortcuts to Toggle Drawing Modes:

Keyboard ShortcutsFunction
F3Toggles object snap mode
F7Toggle grid mode
F8Toggle ortho mode
F9Toggle snap mode
F10Toggle polar mode
F11Toggle object snap tracking
F12Toggle dynamic input mode

4) Keyboard shortcuts to Manage Screen:

Keyboard ShortcutsFunction
Ctrl+0 (zero)Clean Screen
Ctrl+1Property Palette
Ctrl+2Design Center Palette
Ctrl+3Tool Palette
Ctrl+4Sheet Set Palette
Ctrl+6DBConnect Manager
Ctrl+7Markup Set Manager Palette
Ctrl+8Quick Calc
Ctrl+9Command Line

5) Keyboard shortcuts to Toggle General Features:

Keyboard ShortcutsFunction
Ctrl+dToggle coordinate display
Ctrl+gToggle Grid
Ctrl+eCycle isometric planes
Ctrl+fToggle running object snaps
Ctrl+hToggle Pick Style
Ctrl+Shift+hToggle Hide pallets
Ctrl+iToggle Coords
Ctrl+Shift+iToggle Infer Constraints

Saturday, October 27, 2012

ANSYS tutorial on 2D Bridge truss

2D Bridge Truss 

Problem:  Find 1) Nodal Solution
                       2) Reaction forces
                       3) stresses
use area (A) = 3250 mm2
              (E) = 200 GPA


ANSYS tutorial on 2D Bridge truss part 1 :

ANSYS tutorial on 2D Bridge truss part 2 :

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