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Video Tutorials

The eMachineShop video guides make it quick and easy to learn the eMachineShop CAD software, a simple but powerful tool that will open up a whole new spectrum of capabilities to bring your ideas, projects and products into reality.


You can be a CAD expert in no time! Check out our instructional videos below and learn to use our free software. Amateurs and professionals can easily design and order physical parts from digital plans quickly and cost effectively.

Overview: Overview

2D basics: Introduction (Angle Bracket) ... Key Techniques ... Nudging ... Group and Ungroup Lines ... Rounding Corners ... Scale (Curved Slot) ... Intersecting ... Rotate Sprocket

2D advanced: Tools Menu ... Tangent Lines (Oblong) ... Arc Thru Points ... Tangent Circles ... Shape (Spiral) ... Arched Shaped Slot ... Line Editing (Square in Circle) ... Smooth Curves ... Multiple Constraints (Rotating Jig) ... Divide (Equally Spaced Holes) ... Freehand Drawing (House Sign) ... Tracing Feature (Gasket) ...Splines (Phone Stand) ... Mirroring ... Adjusting Bends ... Repeated Pattern ... Repeating Speaker Grill

3D basics: Views (Heat Sink) ... Z Value ... Edges ... 3D Designing (Flywheel)

3D Revolve: Revolve (Pulley) ... Revolve (Tapered Tube)

3D advanced: Hole Types (Countersink and Counter bore) ... Grooves (Retaining Ring) ... Editing a Copy (Protruding Foot) ... Editing a Copy (Notch in Wall) ... Machining Text (ON-OFF Label)

Sample shapes: Disk with Hole ... Contour (Rounded Box) ... Shape (Pipe with Hole) ... Arc Thru 2 Points ... Shape (Shaft Clamp) ... Shape (Front Panel) ... Shape (Banana Slot)

Wizards: Box Wizard (Sheet Metal Enclosure) ... Gear Wizard (Gear)

Additional Tutorials: Importing DXF File ... Line Types ... Materials ... Preferences ... Pre-shaped Stock

Processes: Waterjet Cutting


The following user-interface changes occurred after some videos were made:

  1. To use the Arc or Pan buttons, first enable them via Edit | Preferences | Customize.
  2. Nudging can now also be done via the toolbar.
  3. The Repeat button must now be clicked prior to a nudge button to make copies.
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