How to insert a camera in AutoCAD?

Inserting a camera in AutoCAD.

  1. Step 1:

    For this example I will use the model shown on this picture, it is just a simple four wall room with some stuff and windows.

  2. Step 2:

    You need to be in 3D modeling workspace.

    Go to Render, then find Camera feature, if you do not have that camera feature on your panel just right click on the panel --->Show Panels--->Camera, click on the camera to check and it will appear with the rest of the features.

    Click on Create Camera and click on Show Cameras too.

  3. Step 3:

    Now you see my model and I will set the camera inside my room.You can draw your own room or whatever model you want if you want to follow the steps I am doing.

    It asks "Specify camera location", as I said I will set it inside the room.

    I know this could be difficult for you if you have another model, but I want just to show you the example.

  4. Step 4:

    I have set the camera on the floor and it is oriented to those "things" and a window.

  5. Step 5:

    It will ask you to Enter an option.Just press exit you can change that latter.

  6. Step 6:

    We have our camera, click on it once and you will get your camera preview window which shows you where the camera is oriented, you can change your view type to Realistic if you already did not.

    Use those blue grips to adjust your view a little bit.

    Changing place or rotating you camera will of course automatically update camera preview window and it will show you the current point camera is oriented to.

  7. Step 7:

    I have rotated my camera to the right and now it shows different picture on camera preview window.

    To rotate the camera use the grip I have marked on the picture.

    To move the camera use the grip on the camera or the grip on the middle (the one between the grip on the camera and the grip for rotating).

  8. Step 8:

    To go to your camera view go to Views,then Camera1 which was created automatically when you created the camera.

  9. Step 9:

    This is how it looks from that perspective.

  10. Step 10:

    Camera views can be used for renderings in AutoCAD,I have done one here,it is a poor quality because i wanted to reduce the time for rendering.

    I hope this tutorial was useful for you :)

    Karajko CAD