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operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the material AutoCAD is a very complex computer-aided design (CAD) software. Download AutoCAD tutorials in pdf format along with work files. These Autodesk tutorials given away free to promote its latest edition. Lesson 1: Get Started. In this lesson, you learn how to start AutoCAD. You also learn about the basic areas of the AutoCAD window. To download tutorial file.
The scale to enter as the plot scale Fig. Doubleclicking on the icon launches AutoCAD Workspaces AutoCAD offers four workspaces: You can set the workspace by selecting the desired option from the Workspaces pop-up list in the lower-right corner above the graphics area Fig.
The features and capabilities of these two workspaces are essentially the same except for the configuration and location of the tools icon buttons. These two workspaces provide alternate methods for you to accomplish the same goal—create and edit 2D drawings. The tools icon buttons are located in toolbars such as the Draw and Modify toolbars located along the top and extreme left and right sides of the graphics drawing area, respectively. Additional toolbars can be activated.
By default, the Tool Palettes are activated right side but are normally closed to provide an unobstructed drawing area. The advantage of this workspace is the large drawing area. This workspace offers essentially the same 2D drawing functions as the AutoCAD Classic workspace, but with Ribbon a different interface. The Ribbon is located along the top of the screen Fig.
Panels such as Draw, Modify, and Layers provide tools grouped by related commands similar to toolbars. The panels that appear are based on the active tab that is selected, such as Home, Insert, Annotate, and so on. Initial Setup Workspace If you work in a particular industry such as architecture, civil engineering, manufacturing, etc. You can set up an initial workspace when you install AutoCAD or any time after installation using the Options dialog box. An Initial Setup Workspace controls the display ribbon tabs and palettes in the workspace, which drawing template.
DWT file is used when creating a new drawing, and helps you search for industry-related content on the Autodesk Seek website.
See Chapter 6 for more information on initial setup and drawing templates.
A template drawing contains no geometry lines, arcs, circles, etc. Template drawing files have a. DWT file extension. For example, if you intend to use inch units, use the acad.
Here you can select the desired template to use for beginning a drawing. For creating 2D drawings with no other specific settings, use the acad. If you want to create a 3D model, select either the acad3D. The Startup dialog box allows you to begin a new drawing or open an existing drawing. You can begin a new drawing by selecting the Start from Scratch option, the Use a Template option, or the Use a Wizard option.
If you want to begin a 2D drawing with the default inch or metric settings, select one of these options: Select the Use a Template button, select either acad.
See Chapter 35 for information on this setup. If your session automatically starts with a template other than acad. For the examples and exercises in Chapters 1—5, use one of the options explained above to begin a drawing.
Graphics Area The large central area of the screen is the Graphics area. It displays the lines, circles, and other objects you draw that will make up the drawing.
The cursor is the intersection of the crosshairs vertical and horizontal lines that follow the mouse or puck movements. The default size of the graphics area for English settings is 12 units X or horizontal by 9 units Y or vertical.
This usable drawing area 12 x 9 is called the drawing Limits and can be changed to any size to fit the application. As you move the cursor, you will notice the numbers in the Coordinate display change Fig. Command Line The Command line consists of the three text lines at the bottom of the screen by default and is the most important area other than the drawing itself see Fig.
Any command that is entered or any prompt that AutoCAD issues appears here. The Command line gives the current state of drawing activity. Each palette serves a particular function as explained in later chapters. Each toolbar contains a number of icon buttons tools that can be PICKed to invoke commands for drawing or editing objects lines, arcs, circles, etc.
Getting Started 9 The Standard toolbar is the row of icons nearest the top of the screen. Tool Palettes A flyout is a group of related commands that pop out in a row or column when one icon of the group is selected Fig.
Picking any icon that has a small black triangle in its lower-right corner causes the related icons to fly out. If you place the pointer on any tool icon and wait momentarily, a Tool Tip appears, giving a short description of the function.
If you wait longer, the Tool Tip expands to give further help. Selecting this button produces a list of options that allow you to manage drawing files. For example, you can create new drawings, open existing drawings, or save, export, and print drawings.
You can also use the search box on top of the list to search for commands. The pulldown menu bar is at the top of the window just under the title bar Fig. Selecting any of the words in the menu bar activates, or pulls down, the respective menu.
Selecting a word appearing with an arrow activates a cascading menu with other options. Selecting a word with ellipsis. Words in the pulldown menus are not necessarily the same as the formal command names used when typing commands. Dialog Boxes and Palettes Dialog boxes and Palettes provide interfaces for controlling complex commands or a group of related commands.
Depending on the command, dialog boxes and palettes allow you to select among multiple options and sometimes give a preview of the effect of selections. The Layer Properties Manager palette Fig. Shortcut menus give quick access to command options. The basic elements of a dialog box are listed below. Allows typing or editing of a single line of text.
For example. A button that displays a graphical image. Using this menu. In the pull-down menu. Paste functions. The menus fall into five basic categories listed here. Shortcut Menus AutoCAD makes use of shortcut menus that are activated by pressing the right mouse button sometimes called right-click menus. A list of text strings from which one or more can be selected. A group of buttons. A checkbox for turning a feature on or off displays a check mark when on.
A text string that drops down to display a list of selections. Edit-Mode Menu This menu appears when you right-click when objects have been selected but no command is in progress.
There are many shortcut menus to list since they are based on the active command or dialog box. Digitizing tablets were popular in years past as a means of command input but are not used much today. Keep in mind that this menu is not needed if you intend to use any other method of invoking commands. Although the screen menu is rarely used today. This menu changes since the options are specific to the command Fig. Because there are so many shortcut menus. Digitizing Tablet Menu If you have a digitizing tablet.
Screen Side Menu The screen menu. The best advice at this time is just remember to experiment by right-clicking often to display the possible options. The options on this menu can change based on the current dialog box Fig. For this reason. Only when you are entering text into a drawing does the space bar create a space. Using the keyboard to type in commands offers several features: Command name Command alias Accelerator keys Up and down arrows Tab key Type in the full command name.
Depending on the status of the drawing or command. A and B. Use the up and down arrows to cycle through the most recent input. Mouse Buttons Depending on the type of mouse used for cursor control. In AutoCAD. Type the one. In any case. If you turn the wheel.
As you type the letters. Type a Ctrl key plus another key to invoke the command see App. If Enter or the space bar is pressed when no command is in use the open Command: Keyboard Type the command name.
If you press and drag. Select the command or dialog box from the screen menu if activated. Select the command or dialog box from the tablet menu if available. If the Startup dialog box appears. Use the acad. Shortcut menus 5. The table shows the icon used in the toolbars. Menus 3. Specify next point or [Undo]: Tools icon buttons 4. Keep in mind that the screen menu and the digitizing tablet menu are older input methods and have not been updated to include newer commands.
Select the command or dialog box by PICKing a tool icon button from a toolbar. LINE Specify first point: Screen side menu 6. Digitizing tablet menu Select the command or dialog box from a pull-down or browser menu. Right-clicking produces a shortcut menu depending on whether a command is active.
Select the command from the right-click shortcut menu. This example uses the Copy command. Invoke the Line command using each of the command entry methods as follows. Status bar Drawing Aids. Model and Layout tabs. The format of Coords is controlled by clicking on the Coords display numbers at the bottom left of the screen. Cursor tracking When Coords is in this position.
This display can be very helpful when you draw because it can give the X. For a full explanation of the related commands and options. Coords can also be toggled off. You can change the buttons to display words or icons by right-clicking on any button and checking Use Icons to show the icons Fig. The Coordinate display Coords displays the current position of the cursor in one of two possible formats explained below.
Polar Snap is discussed in detail in Chapter 3. You can use the Snap command or the Drafting Settings dialog box to specify any value for the Grid Snap increment. You can also access the Drafting Settings dialog box by selecting Settings… from the menu. Figure displays a GRID of. Polar Snap forces the cursor to snap to regular intervals along angular lines.
Figure displays a Snap setting of. Only one of the two modes can be active at one time. The Grid command or Drawing Aids dialog box allows you to change the interval to any value. The GRID is not part of the geometry and is not plotted. The Polar Snap interval uses the Grid Snap setting by default but can be changed to any value using the Snap command or the Drafting Settings dialog box.
Grid Snap and Polar Snap. The other mode of Snap is Polar Snap. DYN may display absolute Cartesian coordinates X and Y values or relative polar coordinates distance and angle depending on the current command prompt and the settings you prefer.
By default. ORTHO is often helpful since so many drawings are composed mainly of horizontal and vertical lines. When Polar Tracking is on. Dynamic Input is explained further in Chapter 3 Fig. ORTHO can be turned only on or off. POLAR is set to 90 degrees. Status Bar Control Right-clicking in an open area of the Status bar produces the shortcut menu shown in Figure LWT This feature is discussed in Chapter Clearing a check mark removes the associated drawing aid from the Status bar. QP This feature is discussed in Chapter Turns SNAP on or off.
Turns the GRID on or off. Activates the text window showing the previous command line activity command history. You can also change the format of the display during input by right-clicking on the DYN button and selecting Settings from the menu.
F3 produces the Osnap Settings dialog box discussed in Chapter 7. They offer a quick method of turning on or off toggling drawing aids and other features. This menu gives you control of which of these drawing aids appear in the Status bar. If no Running Object Snaps are set. The Edit pulldown or right-click menu in this text window provides several options. In this area you should create the geometry representing the subject of your drawing.
Dimensions are usually created and attached to your objects in model space. This area is also known as the Model tab Fig. If you highlight text in the window. Copy it to another program such as a word processor. The Options choice invokes the Options dialog box discussed later. Copy History entire command history to another program. Press F2 again to close the text window. You must use several commands to set up the layout to display the geometry and set all the plotting options such as scale.
Plotting and layouts are discussed in detail in Chapters You can also select Toolbars… from the View pull-down menu or type the command Toolbar to display the Customize User Interface dialog box. Selecting any toolbar name makes that toolbar appear on the screen. Rightclicking on any tool displays a list of all toolbars Fig.
Floating toolbars can also be resized by placing the pointer on the narrow border until a two-way arrow appears. New toolbars can be created and existing toolbars can be customized. The Properties toolbar only displays its full options when located in a horizontal position. Right-click on any tab to produce the shortcut menu shown in Figure By the same method.
A floating toolbar can be docked against any border right. Placing the pointer in the title background allows you to move the toolbar by holding down the left button and dragging it to a new location Fig. Minimize to Panel Titles. In addition.
You can lock the placement of toolbars or panels to prevent accidental movement on the screen by right-clicking on the small padlock icon at the lower-right corner of the screen. You can select which tabs and panels you want to appear. Several toolbars can be stacked in a docked position. Although the Properties and Standard toolbars can be moved onto the graphics area or docked on another border.
Make a selection from the menu that appears Fig. A floating toolbar can be easily moved to any location on the screen if it obstructs an important area of a drawing. Notice that the Command line and pull-down menus are still visible. This is useful if you want to maximize the drawing area to view a drawing or to make a presentation. When new information or software updates are available. Activate Clean Screen by toggling the small square in the extreme lowerright corner of the screen.
To activate a panel and display the tools contained in the panel. You can right-click on the undocked palette and choose to anchor the palette to the right or left border. With this option. Internet Tools and Collaboration. If the Communication Center icon is not visible on your system.
For more information on Communication Center. Communication Center The Communication Center feature provides up-to-date product information. Moving the pointer to the border between the graphics screen and the command line until two-way arrows appear allows you to slide the border up or down.
A minimum of two lines of text is recommended. Options Fonts. If the Command window or any palette is floating. If you chose to Display Icons from Services. Typing Options or selecting Options… from the Tools pulldown menu or default shortcut menu activates the dialog box shown in Figure Selecting the Color… tile provides a dialog box for customizing the screen colors.
If Display Notifications from Services is checked. Point to the two vertical bars on the left of the Command window. The screen menu can also be activated through this dialog box second checkbox in the dialog box. Use the Traysettings command or right-click in the Status bar area to produce the Tray Settings dialog box Fig.
The Command window can also be moved to any location and can be floating or docked. DYN 3. Pay particular attention to the coordinate values displayed for each point and visualize the relationship between that point and coordinate 0. All changes made to the Windows screen by any of the options discussed in this section are automatically saved for the next drawing session. Draw a Line. Turn on and off each of the following modes: Toggle on and off each of the drawing aids one at a time for each set of four Lines.
Repeat these steps until you are confident with the procedure. Finish the command by pressing Enter. Toggle DYN on and then toggle Coords to display each of the three formats. The changes are saved as the current profile. AutoCAD automatically appends the extension of. Save stores the drawing in its most current state to disk.
Title Case. As you draw. Most of the selections from this menu invoke dialog boxes for selection or specification of file names. A CAD drawing file is the electronically stored data form of a drawing. The AutoCAD commands used for saving drawings to and restoring drawings from files are explained in this chapter.
Although the filerelated commands can be invoked by several methods. Accessing File Commands Proper use of the file-related commands covered in this chapter allows you to manage your AutoCAD drawing files in a safe and efficient manner. The typical drawing session would involve using New to begin a new drawing or using Open to open an existing drawing. Save would be used periodically. File names can also be typed in the File name: Rest your pointer on an icon momentarily to make the tool tip appear.
Every file name has an extension three letters following the period called the type. A few guidelines will help you use them. Lists all files and folders saved in the Documents folder. Lists a history of files you have opened from most to least recent. Lists all files and folders saved in the Favorites folder.
You can select another folder directory or drive by using the drop-down list displaying the current path. Allows you to browse through the FTP sites you have saved. Selecting one of the folders displayed on the left side of the file dialog boxes allows you to navigate to the following locations. Shows files. The Views drop-down list allows you to toggle the listing of files to a List or to show Details.
File commands can also be entered at the keyboard by typing the formal command name. The List option displays only file names. Do this by clicking the Name. The current folder directory is listed in the drop-down box near the top of the dialog box. It is very important to glance at the title before acting. The files or locations found appear in the list in the central area.
The default site is http: Connects you to Buzzsaw—an Autodesk Web site for collaboration of files and information.
The desired file can be selected by PICKing it. All of these dialog boxes operate in a similar manner.
File commands and related dialog boxes are also available from the File screen menu. The Save Drawing As dialog box Fig. Double-clicking on the selection accomplishes the same action. The detailed list can also be sorted alphabetically by name. A new folder subdirectory can be created within the current folder directory by selecting the New Folder icon. You can use the Search the Web icon to display the Browse the Web dialog box not shown.
File types can be selected from the Files of Type: Double-clicking on one of the tiles reverses the order of the list. Creates a new Folder. Date Modified. There are two menus that give you additional file management capabilities.
Since AutoCAD can have multiple drawings open. Select opens the drawing. Arranges the files by Name. This option allows you to toggle the display of a small signature designator on the. You can also use the Preview option to show a preview of the highlighted file see Fig. Paste can be used to place the copied file into the displayed folder. DWG icon for drawings that have been signed with a digital signature.
File Highlighted When a file is highlighted. Select this option to open the drawing and produce the Plot dialog box see Chapter Places adds files or folders to the folder listing on the left side of the dialog box. Use this option to place a Shortcut to open a file into the current folder. Displays a dialog box listing properties of the current folder.
Activate the shortcut menus by pressing the right mouse button right-clicking inside the file list area of a dialog box.
The menu choices are as follows: View Sort. Select saves the highlighted file. File Highlighted. Sends the selected file to the configured system printer. No Files Highlighted When no files are highlighted. Opens the application AutoCAD or other program and loads the selected file. To control the appearance of the Startup dialog box and the Create New Drawing dialog box.
No dialog box appears and the session starts with the ACAD. The Startup dialog box appears. Displays a dialog box listing properties of the selected file.
The shortcut can be moved to another location using drag and drop. Move your cursor to the highlighted file name. The Startup dialog box allows you to create new drawings and open existing drawings.
This is an easy way to copy a file from your hard drive to another drive. You can copy the file to the same folder. In conjunction with Paste. The Select Template dialog box appears. Setting the variable to 0 off causes the Select Template dialog box to appear when you use the New command.
Based on the settings for your system. Sends the selected file to the Recycle Bin. Setting the variable to 1 on causes the Create New Drawing dialog box to appear when you use the New command. A setting of 1 on enables the dialog boxes. Allows you to rename the selected file. Use this option to create a Shortcut to open the highlighted file in the current folder. The Create New Drawing dialog box appears identical to the Startup dialog box.
Specific features of other dialog boxes are explained in the following sections. These options are the same as using the New and Open commands. Advanced Drawing Setup. DWT template begins a new drawing using the metric settings having a drawing area of x units identical to using the Start from Scratch.
Metric option. Start from Scratch. The Advanced Setup offers options for units. DWT template begins a new drawing using the Imperial default settings with a drawing area of 12 x 9 units identical to using the Start from Scratch.
Imperial option. Basic Drawing Setup. Details of these and other template drawings are discussed in Chapter Use a Template.
DWT template drawing with a drawing area called Limits of 12 x 9 units. A template drawing is one that may have some of the setup steps performed but contains no geometry graphical objects.
DWT template drawing which has Limits settings of x The Quick Setup Wizard prompts you to select the type of drawing Units you want to use and to specify the drawing Area Limits. For more details on these templates. DWT template drawing using any method then perform a Zoom All. Specify a default template to use when Qnew is invoked.
Qnew is faster to use than the New command since it does not force the Create New Drawing or the Select Template dialog box to open. For the purposes of learning AutoCAD starting with the basic principles and commands discussed in this text. If the proper settings are made.
Until you read Chapters 6 and Select Imperial feet and inches in the Start from Scratch option. Open the Options dialog box by selecting Options from the Tools pull-down menu. Qnew Menus … Qnew Quick New is intended to immediately begin a new drawing using the template file specified in the Files tab of the Options dialog box. The default setting is None.
Highlight None. See Chapter Select the ACAD. Method 3. The Create New Drawing dialog box appears.
Normally you would open an existing drawing one that is completed or partially completed so you can continue drawing or to make a print or plot. In this dialog box you can select any drawing from the current directory list.
Method 2. AutoCAD automatically sets that template file to be used for Qnew. Select the Open button or double-click on the file name to open the highlighted drawing. Control the previous actions by the following settings: Method 1. PICKing a drawing name from the list displays a small bitmap image of the drawing in the Preview tile. The Open command produces the Select File dialog box Fig. Since Autodesk has made this new command relatively complex to understand and control.
A new drawing starts with the Qnew template specified in the Options dialog box. You could instead type the file name and path of the desired drawing in the File name: Opens a drawing file for viewing.
DWG drawing. DXF drawing interchange format. Using the Open drop-down list lower right you can select from these options: DWS drawing standards. You can open a. Select any drawing in the list to open. In the Named: Allows you to open only a part of a drawing for editing. DXF files in any folder. DWT drawing template file by selecting from the Files of type: The dialog box offers two criteria to locate files: If you rest your pointer on a drawing name.
This feature helps you search for files between two dates. Wildcards can be used see Chapter Miscellaneous Commands and Features. The Date Modified tab of the Find dialog box enables you to search for files meeting specific date criteria that you specify. A Qsave gives no prompts or options. Save the drawing in a format other than the default AutoCAD format or as a different file type.
Save Drawing As. When the file has an assigned name. If you want to save a drawing directly to a flash drive. When Save is selected from a menu. Qsave saves the drawing under the previously assigned file name. Qsave automatically saves the drawing in the same drive and directory from which it was opened or where it was first saved.
Save the drawing file to a new path drive and directory location if desired. No dialog boxes appear nor are any other inputs required.
This dialog box is shown in Figure In the case of either 1 or 2. Save the drawing file under a new name if desired. The first time an unnamed drawing is saved. In contrast. This is the same as using Save from a menu.
Users are assured that the drawing is original and has not been changed in any way. DWS or a. The first drawing is then completed and Saved.
During construction of the first drawing. A typical scenario follows. If a drawing has a digital signature assigned. The designer then has two separate but identical drawing files on disk which can be further edited to complete the specialized differences. If a password is assigned. To assign a password during the Save or SaveAs command. Passwords are not case sensitive. If you lose or forget the password. If such a drawing is later modified. DXF file. A design engineer wants to make two similar but slightly different design drawings.
In AutoCAD Instead of starting a New drawing. AutoCAD prompts you to save or discard the changes. If any of the drawings have been changed but not saved.
No closes the drawing without saving. In this case. Selecting the logo in the upper-left corner produces a pull-down menu allowing you to Minimize. Close gives you control to close one drawing while leaving others open.
An alternative to using the Exit option is to use the standard Windows methods for exiting an application. If the drawing has been changed but not saved. Using this option is the same as using Exit. If any changes have been made to the drawings since the last Save. Exit invokes a warning box asking if you want to Save changes to. You can select a range of layers by holding down Shift when selecting a layer at both ends of the range. The dialog box allows you to select a View if a named View has previously been saved in the drawing and select which layers you want to open.
The Command line version of Partialopen is explained at the end of this section.
There are two ways you can use Partialopen: Since AutoCAD This feature frees up system memory. Quit discontinues exits the AutoCAD session and usually produces the dialog box shown in Figure if changes have been made since the last Save. With versions previous to AutoCAD Generally you should use the Open command to access the Select File dialog box.
The earlier Xref feature allowed you to view partial drawings. See Chapter 10 and Chapter 11 for information on views and layers. Accessing this command by a menu or by typing Partiaload produces the Partial Load dialog. AutoCAD menu utilities loaded. Here you select the additional layers or another area of the drawing you want to open.
Enter drawing name Enter view to load or [? Enter view name or press Enter to load the extents Enter layers to load or [? Figure displays the Partial Load dialog box displaying Views and Layers from the same drawing shown in Figure Regenerating model.
Partiaload loads additional geometry into a partially opened drawing. Although all of the layer names will appear in any list of layers in the drawing. If you choose to enter the Partialopen command at the Command line. See "Drawing Recovery. Any information that is loaded into the file using Partiaload cannot be unloaded. You must Open the drawing to input data into the user fields and Save the drawing to save the properties you enter.
A recovery log is displayed in a text window reporting results of the recover operation. In the event of a software crash or power outage. All geometry within and crossing the windowed area for the defined layers appears in the drawing.
If you enter -Partiaload at the Command line with the hyphen prefix. The Recover command produces the Select File dialog box.
Recover can usually reassemble the file to a usable state and reload the drawing. This feature allows you to return to the drawing and define an area window of the drawing to view. This dialog box allows you to input details for better management and tracking of drawings such as title. Damage to a drawing file can occur from improper exiting of AutoCAD such as power failure or from damage to a disk.
The information stored in the Drawing Properties dialog box should be specified by you while other information. Select the drawing to recover. This feature allows you to view two or more areas of the same drawing. All the information here is supplied by the operating system. You can enter the drawing title. The four tabs in the Drawing Properties dialog box are explained here. General Tab This tab Fig. DWG file and selecting Properties.
The Hyperlink Base is a base address for all relative links you insert within the drawing using the Hyperlink command see Chapter That is. The default time interval is 10 minutes. In this way the current drawing name is not overwritten. AutoCAD automatically saves a temporary drawing file for you at time intervals that you specify. AutoCAD creates a file with a. A value of 0 disables this feature. Enter any data relevant to the drawing that may be useful in a search.
DWG drawing were automatically saved. You can search for all files created at a certain time or modified on a certain date. AutoCAD also provides access to these properties using its native programming language. The automatically saved file is only a temporary file. When automatic saving occurs. The Created. The next time you save. DWG extension. The Drawing Recovery Manager also automatically appears and allows you to recover any or all drawings that were open when the shutdown occurred Fig.
If you select a. It must be renamed to a. DWG file. A Drawing Recovery message automatically appears giving instructions on recovering the drawings that were open before the system shutdown.
BAK files accumulate after time. Drawing Utilities pull-down menu. DWG file by the same name. BAK file. Click OK to bypass the message and begin recovery. If a shutdown does occur. BAK files can also be deleted without affecting the. AutoCAD automatically locates the file from its previously stored location. Anytime after a shutdown you can invoke the command and recover the drawings.
Use the Windows Explorer. BAK backup. My Computer. DWG files. Remember that you already have a. Highlight each of the. DWG file extension. DWG was saved.
Then simply double-click on the most current file to Open the drawing. BAK or. Select Save again. Start a New drawing Invoke New from the File pull-down.
Notice that the Qsave command appears at the Command line since the drawing has already been named. Draw 2 more horizontal Lines. Use the SaveAs command. Use Save. DWG format. Select Save from the File pull-down. Safety and organization are important considerations for storage of AutoCAD drawing files.
Using Qsave Draw 2 more vertical Lines. Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. AutoCAD tutorial 1. The objective of Workshop is to familiarize the AutoCAD software interfaceand provide the learners the ease to work on the software. By the end of the Workshop you will be able to: Chapter 1 Units and Scales If youre asking yourself "what scale do I draw in?
This is an ideal start for the AutoCAD beginner. Covers the building of selection sets with implied windowing, fences etc. Chapter 7 Object Snap 3. An overview of all the AutoCAD object snaps osnaps with some worked examples. Also covers the use of temporary tracking points and object snap tracking. Chapter 8 Modifying Objects This tutorial runs through all of the modify tools, demonstrating practical examples in each case. Chapter 9 Dimensioning This tutorial describes the options and commands available for dimensioning drawings and how to use them.
The correct use of AutoCADs dimension tools is the key to producing clear and concise measured drawings. Chapter 10 Object Properties This tutorial describes how to control the display of objects colour, linetype etc. It also explains what layers are and how they should be used.
The stated sizes in the plot dialogue box are not the true ISO sizes. This tutorial explains why and how to plot to scale from Model Space. Exercise I Masterplan Exercise This exercise can be used to practice your basic drafting skills. Youll need an understanding of the Draw and Modify tools and how to use co-ordinates. All the Trainees are provided with a drawing that could cover all the exercises coveredTEST above their performance is evaluated.
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