Top 10 Autocad Interview Questions

1. What Is AutoCAD?

AutoCAD is a computer-aided drafting software program used to create blueprints for buildings, bridges and computer chips, among other things. Professionals who use AutoCAD are often referred to as drafters.
AutoCAD is a commercial software application for 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting. Developed and marketed by Autodesk.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. What is the function of vertical integration?

AutoCAD uses the vertical integration program to enhance the architectural designing of 3D objects.The 3D objects can include walls and other things that are associated with the data having intelligence and association with the simple objects like lines and circles.The data is programmed such that it represents only the architectural products and the extracted files. The information for the data and the actions on the like modifies and creates the relationship of an object.
It consists of the tools that allow the estimation and other objects related representation in the 2D drawings.The elevations and sections used as a 3D architectural model specifies the standard calculations used in creating applications.

5. What is the use of variant in Autocad?

In Autocad variants are used to help in creation, visualizing and rendering the 3D models that include 3D printing as well.  Variants allows you to use the functionality of different application according to the requirement.

6. 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”.

7. 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 those application will be placed in the default directory. The properties for the application are selected from the menu and dialog boxes displayed on the front.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. How can 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.