AutoCAD And Drafting related interview Questions For Mechanical Students

Do you have any projects you can show us?

Ask this one to see what kinds of things like like doing, or have done.  Often showing actual models won’t be possible because of IP concerns, but many CAD users will keep a few pictures and other information they can talk about in some attempt to help you understand what they are capable of.

What was the first CAD software you used and what was that experience like?

Asking this one is just a good conversation starter.  First CAD experiences vary a lot.  Entertain the conversation, share your own CAD software experiences and learn a lot about the kind of user they are, preferences, successes, failures, etc…

Have you worked in a managed data environment, or as part of larger teams?

Ask this one to understand if they grok PDM / PLM, if appropriate for your company.

What do you enjoy most about CAD?

This is another conversation starter.  CAD is fun.  Many people who use CAD enjoy the experience and can relate that in various ways.  CAD can do more than mechanical or electrical design too.  Sometimes, it can be quite useful to represent data geometrically, for example.  A data set of points may form a surface, or be contained within a specific volume that has meaning.  Putting data into a CAD system can make these kinds of relationships easy to understand and visualize in a way very similar to how we often see big data visualizations presented to us.

autocad interview questions for mechanical students
autocad interview questions for mechanical students

 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.

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.

What are the fields maximum usage of Autocad can be seen?

Autocad is used by engineers, architects and builders for developing their layouts for buildings.

What file format is used in design?

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

How to create a user interface in Autocad?

User interface can be developed by using command prompts to draw the plots and dialog boxes. The dialog boxes could be displayed by the use of PLOT command and the external database commands. The user interface creation also requires the command line to display the entire file so that it could be edited or customized easily.

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