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AutoCAD User's Guide Simulator, AutoCAD SQL Extension, AutoCAD SQL Interface, Autodesk, Autodesk Homestyler, Autodesk Intent, Autodesk. Tutorial Guide to. AutoCAD 2D. Shawna Lockhart. For Microsoft Windows. SDC. PUBLICATIONS. Schroff Development Corporation www. Multimedia DVD. Video presentations of selected tutorials and exercises. Prepares you for the Autodesk. AutoCAD Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals.
If you are not sure which button to select. Precise Input After you get familiar with using drawing tool, then now you should get familiar with coordinate input. This will require learning some new concepts and skills as well as learning a different vocabulary. The more complicated your file, the more chances it will get corrupted. The ellipse is drawn on your screen. Creating Dimensions. If you want to use another option.
The last template you use becomes the new default. Other tools enable you to open existing drawings and sheet sets, get more templates online, and explore sample drawings. That first AutoCAD release started a revolution in drafting and design. Today, AutoCAD is translated into 18 languages and used by millions of users worldwide on computers a thousand times more powerful than those early microprocessors.
In this chapter you will find descriptions of new features and resources available to help you learn to use AutoCAD This project exercise provides point-by-point instructions for setting up the drawing, laying out the border, and then creating the objects shown in Figure P2—1. In this exercise, you will apply the skills acquired in Chapters 1 and 2 to draw basic architectural, mechanical, electronic, and piping objects. The AutoCAD basic drawing commands line, arc and circle usually make up the majority of geometry in a typical drawing.
To speed up the drawing process and help create complicated geometry, auto cad offers the reciting and polygon commands. This unit describes some basic AutoCAD commands.
These commands cast the founda- tion for almost any geometry you create. The line command draws lines, the circle com- mand draws circles, and the arc command draws arcs. Most AutoCAD commands have names that describe their function. When combined with lines, circles and arcs make up the majority of most objects.
You will use these basic commands to create a stove, break- fast bar, and hot tub. The Author guides readers to create 2D drawings and 3D models with the help of brief explanations and step-by-step examples. Home Autodesk.
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Then it will be easier for you later when you start to learn how to draw. The rule is: I know some instructors teach students how to use each drawing tools. The next week at best. Drawing tools are very easy to use. Most basic tools name describe what they do.
Line tool will draw a line; rectangle tool will draw a rectangle. Easy, right? What you have to understand is, every tool might have a different way to be used. Try to activate a drawing tool, like a line. Specify next point or [Undo]: After you activate the line tool, then AutoCAD will tell you what to do: Define your point by clicking in the drawing area; then it will ask you again: Specify next point.
ARC Specify start point of arc or [Center]: C Specify center point of arc: Specify start point of arc: I can switch from specifying a start point to a center point. This time, I type the capital letter in the option, C, to specify the center point. Then AutoCAD asks me for the center point, start point, then end point consecutively. Follow command line; then you should be OK. Even for you who have used AutoCAD for years, you should be watching command line sometimes. Especially when you use a new version, try to find if there is any new option there.
After you get familiar with using drawing tool, then now you should get familiar with coordinate input. Precision is one of the advantages of using CAD. At this time you will learn about global and relative coordinate, then snap tools. After finishing this step, you will be able to draw precisely. Next step: There are many modify tools. But same as drawing tools, the name should describe what they do. Or at least the icon will describe more. You can just let your pointer above the icon, and let the help tooltip expand and explain more.
You can also try to activate the tool, then press F1. It will open help file with the related topic. They open then search the help file. After you playing with the modify tools, now you should learn about object selection. You will need to select objects when you modify or manipulate them. Selecting one object is peace of cake.
But if you have also need to modify drawing then you should learn more tricks. I have written about this before. When you get to this step, maybe you want to read more advanced object selection here. You can use noun-verb or verb-noun selection to modify objects. But I think the default is verb-noun selection, contrary to Windows default: Ok, now you can draw, you can modify your drawings.
What is annotation? It can be text, hatches, dimensions, tables, etc. The problem in this step might be setting up the annotation styles and scales. Styles are used to defining how your annotation will look like.
There are a lot of option in styles, but what usually confusing is options related to the scale. What size are my dimension arrows should be set? If you work in a company that has to establish a drawing standard, you might not need to set styles anymore. Just use a template that already has all the styles, then use it.
Now you need to get to be more productive. Remember, drawing with AutoCAD is not just about how fast you can finish the drawing. But your drawing also needs to be easy to be modified.
Not only by you, but also by your team member. You need to manage your drawing and objects inside it. In this step, you will learn about layers, layout, and may be sheet sets if you want to go further. If you see an AutoCAD drawing, many objects are repetitive. You can see symbols, standard parts, common objects and much more.
Yes, you can copy it multiple times, but we want to be more productive. Block is crucial to help you working with repetitive objects. If you want to go further, blocks also allow you to add attributes as block ID. You can create schedule easily. Or report multiple points coordinate. If you want to learn about the block from very basic to advanced, you may want to review our e-book here: AutoCAD block best practices. It is a good practice to have them compiled in your templates.