Top CAD Blogs of 2013

This is my third annual “Top CAD Blogs” post! Just like last year, I’ve lumped all different “flavors” of CAD blogs (AutoCAD vs. Revit vs. Inventor vs. etc.) together. I also eliminated blogs that were inactive or highly commercial.

Once again I ranked the top CAD blogs according to Alexa’s Global Traffic Rank. Alexa explains that their traffic rank is a measure of a site’s popularity. The rank is calculated using a combination of average daily visitors and page views over the past 3 months. The site with the highest combination of visitors and page views is ranked #1.

Also, the websites that qualified for consideration:

  1. Had an Alexa listing.
  2. Were websites that were structured primarily as a CAD blog.
Top CAD Blogs of 2013

I considered seventy (70) blogs, and listed them in table format below. The two charts that I’ve included display the top twenty five (25) blogs.


Here’s the pie chart of the top 25.


Here’s the bar chart of the top 25.

In tabular form, the Alexa Global Traffic Ranks for the seventy (70) blogs are as follows:

Top CAD Blogs Alexa Global Traffic Rank
1. cad-notes.com 254,049
2. autodesk.blogs.com 456,183
3. blog.jtbworld.com 477,563
4. labs.blogs.com 562,505
5. worldcadaccess.typepad.com 567,961
6. autocadtips.wordpress.com 775,795
7. through-the-interface.typepad.com 787,990
8. cadinsider.typepad.com 904,917
9. deelip.com 1,095,949
10. designandmotion.net 1,186,986
revitclinic.typepad.com 1,207,877
rcd.typepad.com 1,245,177
jamiesjewels.typepad.com 1,277,480
thebuildingcoder.typepad.com 1,350,431
cadsetterout.com 1,409,905
thecadgeek.com 1,440,771
dwf.blogs.com 1,516,439
mayastation.typepad.com 1,564,781
geospatial.blogs.com 1,712,953
cadpanacea.com 1,950,753
lynn.blogs.com 1,952,281
cadblog.pl 1,965,224
beingcivil.typepad.com 2,318,058
bimandbeam.typepad.com 2,494,290
ontheedge.dezignstuff.com 2,503,894
crackingthevault.typepad.com 2,657,531
3dcadportal.com 2,701,328
bimontherocks.typepad.com 2,887,952
caddmanager.com/CMB 2,942,717
inventortopix.blogspot.com 3,071,244
geospatialfrance.typepad.com 3,209,962
heidihewett.blogs.com 3,488,964
cadtoolbox.com 3,522,642
cad-a-blog.com 3,532,836
modthemachine.typepad.com 3,625,174
betterateverything.info 4,160,550
otb.manusoft.com 4,185,264
dux.typepad.com 4,400,530
opendesignproject.org 4,788,016
themadcadder.blogs.com 5,208,309
justonesandzeros.typepad.com 5,609,974
blog.cadnauseam.com 5,685,492
bimblog.typepad.com 6,062,031
cadblog.info 6,391,672
underthehood-autodesk.typepad.com 6,528,931
inside-the-system.typepad.com 7,025,204
tonyscivil3dworld.blogspot.com 7,428,634
bimapps.typepad.com 7,525,668
kungfudrafter.com 7,962,232
engineeringeducation.typepad.com 8,722,057
ltunlimited.typepad.com 8,952,202
withoutanet.typepad.com 9,651,450
inventor-ru.typepad.com 9,857,258
atlandsend.typepad.com 10,307,176
hyperpics.blogs.com 10,558,825
autodeskmfg.typepad.com 11,217,505
whatamesh.typepad.com 13,174,747
inthemachine-autodesk.typepad.com 13,491,529
adt_blog.typepad.com 16,678,075
insidethefactory.typepad.com 17,080,451
civilfrance.typepad.com 19,081,770
mistressofthedorkness.blogspot.com 19,836,157
cad-botequim.typepad.com 22,297,039
in-the-pipes.typepad.com 23,266,124
cadshack.blogspot.com 24,511,584
cadngis.blogspot.com 25,020,747
cadklein.blogspot.com no data
revit-pl.typepad.com no data
lazydrafter.blogspot.com no data
caddhelp.blogspot.com no data

This year the competition for the top CAD blog was a good one. There is a new king, and the battle for position #2 became a tight one. Let’s congratulate Edwin Prakoso for his impressive move to the position of the #1 CAD Blog with his blog http://www.cad-notes.com!! Congrats Edwin!!

cadnotes

And as I mentioned, there was a close race for position #2, between last year’s first and second place holders. This year Jimmy Bergmark was hot on the heels of Shaan Hurley. Congrats to Shaan though, because he pulled out second place with his blog http://autodesk.blogs.com/. Way to go Shaan!!

autodesk

And congrats to Jimmy, for securing third place with his blog http://blog.jtbworld.com!!

jtbworld

Conclusion

That’s it for 2013!

If I’ve missed your website, then my apologies! Please leave your site in the comments below, and I’ll include it the next time around.

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About Brian M. Curran

I'm Brian M. Curran and I run a drafting services business in NYC. My aim is to create quality drawings, and to be entrusted with important projects. For some project on-site videos, please visit my Google profile.
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8 Responses to Top CAD Blogs of 2013

  1. eGeomate says:

    Great post. Could be interesting a similar article with the twitter accounts.

  2. Sunith Babu says:

    AutoCAD Blog from a professor to students: 2dprofessor dot com

  3. SolidWorks Legion global rank is around 1.5Mth. In fact, I would suggest you are missing quite a number of SolidWorks blogs. The Blogs.dot.SolidWorks.dot.com site is just a bit over 22,000 ranking worldwide.

    • admin says:

      Hi Matthew!
      Thanks for the heads-up! …At this point, I ask for submissions in order to be considered in my list. The world of CAD blogging has gotten so large, that fishing the web for blogs to include would be a task larger than I have time for. 😉 Thanks again, and I hope you can understand!

  4. poch says:

    Nice. Congrats to edwin prakoso. Hope someday on the list of at least top twenty..=)

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