As promised here are the videos for my very first tutorial. This tutorial demonstrates how to draft up the plans for a timber workbench using DoubleCAD XT. I have tried to break it down step by step so even if you haven’t used a cad program before you should be able to follow along and pick up the key concepts. This was a big but quite enjoyable learning process for me and I hope it is for you too. If you have any suggestions, feedback, or even know of different or better ways to do anything demonstrated in the videos please feel free to leave a comment or email me at Cam@CraftyCAD.com. Without further delay, here are the videos!

Part 1

Part 2A

Part 2B

Part 3

Part 4



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  2. Octact@YouTube says:


    I have followed Part 2A tutorial to draw a horizontal line by typing @1200,0 in the input field, but couldn’t get it work as I expected. The line drawn always ends up with an angle of some degree without being horizontal. Is there any special that I need to setup before I can get this to work?

    Oh, it would be really nice if you can tell us which keystroke(s) to hit as well in your next tutorials. I think sometimes(maybe most of time) it makes a “big” difference.

  3. Hi Octact,
    I am not too sure why the line isn’t drawing horizontally. The only thing I can think to try is to place an @ symbol before both number (i.e. @1200,@0). Alternatively, when drawing the line pick the first point and then activate Polar Coordinates. With Polar Coordinates active typing @1200<0 into the dynamic input field should give you a 1200 long line with a 0 degree angle.
    Please let me know how you go. Regards, Cam

  4. Octact@YouTube says:

    I have solved the problem by saving the file and re-open it again. It seems like a bug to me.
    Well, thank you for your tips.

  5. Ron says:

    Hi Cam,
    Very informative tutorial. I learned a few key points that has helped me alot. Thanks alot for your effort in creating these videos.


    • Hi Ron,
      Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. It is very much appreciated!

      I will be working on the some more video tutorials in the new year (been a bit hectic over the Christmas period) so if there anything in particular you would like me to cover feel free to drop me a line at cam@craftycad.com


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