Most Asked AutoCAD Interview Questions and Answers

AutoCAD Interview Questions and Answers most commonly asked for Experienced PDF, Freshers candidates for Employment.

Why Autocad WS is more popular among mobile users?

Autocad WS provides many option for mobile application developer like edit, view and share.  They can easily share the application wherever they go and can develop an application in a matter of time. The application can be downloaded and installed from anywhere in the world, ignoring the licensing problem. The users can save file in any format and can run the application on any platform with ease.

How can you make a spring, spiral or screw thread?

To make a spiral or screw thread use an AutoLISP routine such as spiral.1sp, it will create a spiral path according to your need. Then you can use EXTRUDE command with a reference object, using the spiral as the path.  Also, there is another way you can do this, by using Mechanical Desktop (MDT) or Autosurf by using augmented lines as path.

Tell me how 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.

How you can open a drawing file that was created with the automatic save features?

Autocad files have an extension of “.dwg” and will only open those files having this extension. To open the drawing files you have to rename it, by using Explorer or DOS prompt you can do that. If you are using EXPLORER you have to make sure that the option of “Hide file extensions for known file types” is not enabled. After the file is copied you can rename and use the OPEN command in Autocad to open the drawing.

What will you do when command prompts appear on the command line instead of ASE dialog box and plot dialog box?

In Autocad, CMDDIA variable controls the display of dialog boxes. To enable these dialog boxes you have to set CMDDIA to 1.

In Autocad, what is the command that is used to rotate the grid at 45 degress?

To rotate the grid at 45 degrees, command UCS is used.

In what situation command prompt appears instead of a dialog boxes?

If a file command is imported from a script or AutoLISP/ ObjectARX/ ADSRX a command prompt appears instead of a dialog box.

What are grips?

Grips are small boxes that appear on the objects you select.  You can move or edit an object by dragging a grip.

What you are supposed to do when “Enter Attributes” dialogue doesn’t display?

In this case, two variable controls this function, ATTREQ and ATTDIA , to see the “Enter Attributes” dialogue , make sure both the variables are set to 1 and not 0.

What is API testing?

API (Application Programming Interface) specifies how some software components should interact with other, in other words it’s a set of functions and procedures that allows the creation of applications which access the features or data of an application or operating system.   Testing of these functions is known as API testing.

What are the tools used for API testing?

The tools used for various API testing are

  • SoapUI Pro

  • LoadUI Pro

  • Alertsite API monitoring

What are the common tests performed on API’s?

The common tests performed on API’s

  • Verification of the API whether it is updating any data structure

  • Verify if the API does not return anything

  • Based on input conditions, returned values from the API’s are checked

  • Verification of the API whether it triggers some other event or calls another API

Mention the key difference between UI level testing and API testing?

UI ( User Interface) refers to testing graphical interface such as how user interacts with the applications, testing application elements like fonts, images, layouts etc. UI testing basically focuses on look and feel of an application.

While, API enables communication between two separate software systems. A software system implementing an API contains functions or sub-routines that can be executed by another software system

Explain what is SOAP?

SOAP-stands for Simple Object Access Control, and it is an XML based protocol for exchanging information between computers.

Explain what is REST API?

It is a set of functions to which the developers performs requests and receive responses. In REST API interaction is made via HTTP protocol

REST – stands for Representational State Transfer, it is quickly becoming defacto standard for API creation.


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