By Timothy J. McCarthy PhD (auth.)
This booklet publications the recent AutoCAD person throughout the vital positive aspects of the programming language to supply drawings speedy and appropriately. it truly is meant to be a tutorial publication. It starts off via explaining what AutoCAD is and the way it suits into the overall CAD box, and the way it compares with different micro-based CAD structures. a number of facets are coated, from beginning, cursor exhibit regulate, drawing and enhancing, to printing, plotting and extending the productiveness of AutoCAD. specific advice is given on capability pitfalls and the way to prevent them. labored examples during the textual content illustrate a number of instructions and are coordinated to provide a recognisable drawing through the tip of the publication. the writer is a lecturer in CAD on the division of Civil and Structural Engineering on the college of Manchester Institute of technological know-how and expertise. He has broad adventure in education scholars within the use of AutoCAD.
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If you type UNDO at the "Command:" prompt it will back track the previous command or commands. This is described further in Chapter 4. Linetypes and scales When setting up the drawing layers earlier you set the linetype of C-DASH to DASHED. This means that all lines drawn on that layer will consist of a series of dashes. To see this working change the current layer to C-DASH and draw some lines. 13. 0000 C-DASH AutoCAD •• III ,. LINE: ~ b \ Vr------------,U y + _________ + z I I I I I cont inue close undo I WL.
Exit from AutoCAD. Chapter 3 CURSOR AND DISPLAY CONTROL General Drawing with a mouse or tablet cursor is analogous to drawing freehand with a pencil. In engineering drawing we rely on a host of drawing aids and equipment. T-squares, rulers, setsquares and compass are but a few of the tools necessary to control the positions and sizes of drawn objects. Similarly we need electronic protractors and digital dividers when using AutoCAD. This chapter covers some of the useful cursor control facilities within AutoCAD.
This can be cumbersome and is not generally recommended. If you want to experiment with relative and absolute cooordinate notation try drawing some objects on the DOODLE layer. On this doodle detour of the AutoCAD Express you can take in some sights on the scenic route. If you wish to press ahead without further practice you can skip forward to the next section entitled "Digital setsquares". 0000 Loye( DOODLE Snop . 6~3 L P4 I, I I, I I con tinue . • y . /Make/SetiNew/ON/OFF/Colour/Ltype/Freeze/Thaw:
AutoCAD Express by Timothy J. McCarthy PhD (auth.)