Top CAD Blogs of 2014

Welcome to my fourth annual “Top CAD Blogs” post! Just like last year, I’ve lumped all different software specific CAD blogs (AutoCAD vs. Revit vs. Inventor vs. etc.) together.

As usual, 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.

The websites that qualified for consideration were website that were:

  1. Structured primarily as a CAD blog.
  2. Active.
  3. Not highly commercial.
Top CAD Blogs of 2014

I considered seventy eight (78) blogs, and listed them in table format below. The two charts that I’ve included display the top twenty six (26) blogs.


Here’s the pie chart of the top 26.


Here’s the bar chart of the top 26.

In tabular form, the Alexa Global Traffic Ranks for the seventy eight (78) blogs are as follows:

Top CAD Blogs Alexa Global Traffic Rank
1. cad-notes.com 232,255
2. autodesk.blogs.com 306,295
3. through-the-interface.typepad.com 441,704
4. autocadtips.wordpress.com 577,466
5. blog.jtbworld.com 595,934
6. thebuildingcoder.typepad.com 624,903
7. cadblog.pl 722,480
8. lynn.blogs.com 779,419
9. revitclinic.typepad.com 807,435
10. labs.blogs.com 919,810
beingcivil.typepad.com 977,265
designandmotion.net 1,206,716
cadsetterout.com 1,300,811
jamiesjewels.typepad.com 1,347,061
thecadgeek.com 1,626,254
rcd.typepad.com 1,627,597
geospatial.blogs.com 1,658,139
3dcadportal.com 1,735,249
dwf.blogs.com 1,744,999
deelip.com 1,800,437
caddmanager.com/CMB 1,830,274
mayastation.typepad.com 1,853,478
opendesignproject.org 1,929,907
justonesandzeros.typepad.com 2,045,727
crackingthevault.typepad.com 2,089,314
dux.typepad.com 2,141,922
underthehood-autodesk.typepad.com 2,238,445
bimblog.typepad.com 2,506,493
bimandbeam.typepad.com 2,628,401
cadpanacea.com 2,712,819
ontheedge.dezignstuff.com 2,827,873
blog.cadnauseam.com 2,849,908
worldcadaccess.typepad.com 2,958,121
autodeskmfg.typepad.com 3,043,144
heidihewett.blogs.com 3,255,557
otb.manusoft.com 3,581,706
modthemachine.typepad.com 3,615,394
cadtoolbox.com 3,741,591
ltunlimited.typepad.com 3,926,290
withoutanet.typepad.com 4,294,096
tonyscivil3dworld.blogspot.com 4,692,895
themadcadder.blogs.com 4,913,667
geospatialfrance.typepad.com 4,951,465
cadinsider.typepad.com 5,378,238
inside-the-system.typepad.com 5,616,315
hyperpics.blogs.com 6,281,571
geospatialnavigator.typepad.com 6,444,518
engineeringeducation.typepad.com 7,368,417
cadshack.blogspot.com 7,389,290
bimontherocks.typepad.com 8,237,643
insidethefactory.typepad.com 8,252,677
bimapps.typepad.com 9,103,106
kungfudrafter.com 9,801,812
cadblog.info 10,138,270
inventortopix.blogspot.com 11,165,699
betterateverything.info 11,963,433
in-the-pipes.typepad.com 12,067,736
lazydrafter.blogspot.com 12,664,122
mistressofthedorkness.blogspot.com 13,571,046
inthemachine-autodesk.typepad.com 14,896,594
gisexchange.typepad.com 15,169,830
ellipsis-autodesk.typepad.com 15,271,342
civilfrance.typepad.com 15,275,799
cad-a-blog.com 18,565,681
atlandsend.typepad.com 18,809,495
caddhelp.blogspot.com 19,428,976
whatamesh.typepad.com 20,169,490
fromthegroundup.typepad.com 23,550,694
doddsandends.typepad.com 24,562,110
familyjewels.typepad.com 25,316,966
inventor-ru.typepad.com no data
adt_blog.typepad.com no data
cad-botequim.typepad.com no data
cadngis.blogspot.com no data
cadklein.blogspot.com no data
revit-pl.typepad.com no data
classroomconnection.typepad.com no data
structurebim.typepad.com no data

Let’s congratulate Edwin Prakoso for his second year in a row as the #1 CAD Blog with his blog http://www.cad-notes.com!! Congrats Edwin!!

cad notes

Let’s also congratulate Shaan Hurley for his second year in a row as the #2 CAD Blog with his blog http://autodesk.blogs.com/. Way to go Shaan!!

autodesk

And congrats to Kean, for securing third place with his blog http://through-the-interface.typepad.com. Welcome to the top 3 Kean!!

theinterface

Conclusion

That’s it for 2014! I hope 2015 is the best and most prosperous year of your life!

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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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9 Responses to Top CAD Blogs of 2014

  1. Chris Benner says:

    If you’re interested, please follow my site as well for your next years rankings… I might even break to top 100! LOL

    Thanks.

  2. Mark Sadler says:

    Brian,
    I enjoyed your article. I was hoping to see my CAD blog, Best CAD Tips, http://bestcadtips.com, on the list, but despite having a pretty good Alexa rating, it was missing. Could you please give my blog a look and see if you would include it in future lists? Thanks, and have a Happy New Year! Mark

  3. Shaan says:

    Congratulations to Edwin!

  4. Nice ranking. I know most of them but some are new and very interesting. Thanks

  5. Jeff Bartels says:

    Hi Brian
    We have launched a new blog this year for the purpose of sharing tips, shortcuts and workflow ideas using Autodesk infrastructure applications. We would love to have our blog included in your next review.
    Civilimmersion.typepad.com
    Thank you for your consideration!
    Jeff Bartels

    • admin says:

      Hi Jeff. I’m just going through my comments now, and came across yours. I’ve included your blog in my soon coming 2016 post. Thanks for letting me know about it. Brian

  6. jithin says:

    cad-notes website helps me a lot

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