3D AutoCAD 2004/2005: One Step at a Time by Timothy Sean Sykes

By Timothy Sean Sykes

This thorough textual content will educate you ways to take advantage of AutoCAD's startup wizards to open a brand new drawing, realize a few of the elements of the AutoCAD person interface, use colour, use linetypes, create dimensions, and lots more and plenty extra.

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We'll discuss it more in Lesson 3. ) Specify next point or 4. Now select a point around 9,4. [Undo]: [pick a point near 9,4] Lesson 2: Drawing Basics – Lines & Coordinates Lesson 2: Drawing Basics – Lines & Coordinates Specify next point or [Close/Undo]: [pick a point near 9,1] Specify next point or [Close/Undo]: c 41 5. And then select a point around 9,1. 6. Finally, type c to close the line. Did you notice that last command? When used in response to a Line or Polyline command prompt, c will close the line (that is, it will draw a line from the last point selected to the first point selected).

A Select File dialog box appears. This one is just like the other Select File dialog boxes we've already encountered. Follow the path to the C:\Steps\Lesson01 folder as you've done previously. Remember, you can use the setup in a template file as many times as you wish with this procedure. ) found in the template, but using the template will in no way affect the template itself. 8 Changing the Setup or Starting a New Drawing from Scratch The possibility always exists that you may need to change your basic setup after you have already begun a drawing session.

You can toggle Polar Tracking on or off using the F10 function key or by clicking the Polar toggle on the status bar. 4 Snap (Polar and Grid) The grid and Polar Tracking by themselves are only of minimal use, however. So AutoCAD provides a tool that was not available back in the pencil days. The Snap tool actually pulls (or snaps) the crosshairs to a grid or polar reference. Controlling the snap while referencing the Grid or Polar Tracking construction lines can provide speed to an otherwise tedious job.

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