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SAILG Autocad 2011 Tutorial

SAILG Autocad 2011 Tutorial

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SHAWNA LOCKHART
SDC
DC
PUBLICATIONS
www.SDCpublications.com
Schroff Development Corporation
AutoCAD® 2
012:2D
 
Tutorial Guide to
For Microsoft
 ® 
Windows
 ® 
 
INTRODUCTION
59
2
Objectives
When you have com-pleted this tutorial, youwill be able to
1.
Open existingdrawings.
2.
Work with new andexisting layers.
3.
Draw, using the Arcand Circle commands.
4.
Set and use runningObject snaps.
5.
Change the display,using Zoom and Pan.
6.
Use Dynamic View.
7.
Draw ellipses.
BASIC CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
Introduction
You usually create drawings by combining and modiying severaldierent basic shapes called
 primitives
, such as lines, circles, and arcs,to create more complex shapes. This tutorial will help you learn howto use the AutoCAD® sotware to draw some o the most commonbasic shapes. As you work through the tutorial, keep in mind that oneo the advantages o using CAD over drawing on paper is that you arecreating an accurate model o the drawing geometry. In Tutorial 3, youwill learn to list inormation rom the drawing database. Inormationextracted rom the drawing is accurate only i you created the drawingaccurately in the rst place.
Starting
Beore you begin,
launch the AutoCAD 2012 program.
I you need assistance, reer to Getting Started 1 and 2 o this guide.
Opening an Existing Drawing
This tutorial shows you how to add arcs and circles to the subdivisiondrawing provided with the datales that came with this guide. In Tuto-rial 3 you will nish the subdivision drawing so that the nal drawingwill look likeFigure 2.1.
Figure 2.1
POND
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CIRCLE
G    A   R   R   E    T    
B   R   O  N   W   Y   N    R   O  A  D   
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Wannabe Heights Estates
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To open an existing drawing, you use the Application icon, Open selec-tion or click the button that looks like an open older rom the QuickAccess toolbar.
 
Click: Open button
The Select File dialog box appears on your screen. Use thecenter portion, which shows the deault directory and drive, to select
 
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Tutorial 2 BASIC CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
the location where your datales have been stored. You should havealready created a directory called
c:\datafle2012
, and copied all thedatales or this book into it. I you have not done so, you may wantto review the Getting Started chapters. I the correct directory is notshowing in the Look In box, use the Up One Level icon or expand thechoices by clicking on the downward arrow or the Look In box. Usethe scroll bars i necessary to scroll down the list o directories and openthe appropriate one so the les appear in the dialog box as inFigure2.2. Scroll down the list o les until you see the le named
 subdivis.dwg.
When you select a le, a preview o the le appears in the box tothe right. (Older les may not show a preview.)
Figure 2.2
Menu choices at the top right o the Select File dialog box let you selectdierent views to be displayed in the le list and other useul tools, suchas a Find selection to search or les.
Click:
Tools, Find 
Type:
subdivis (in the Named area) 
Click:
Find Now button (from upper right of dialog box) 
The Find dialog box displays the location or the le named
Subdivis.dwg
, as shown inFigure 2.3. You can type in a portion o the name tomatch i you cannot remember the entire name or click the Date Modi-ed tab i you want to search by date and time the le was created.
Tip:
If you do not see a pre-view, pick Views from the dia-log box’s menu bar and makesure that Preview is checked.
Tip:
Use the buttons at the left of the dialog box to show the
History (recently used les), My 
Documents folder contents, or Favorites you have added. To
add a favorite, nd the folder 
and then right-click the Favor-ites button. Pick Add Current Folder from the pop-up menuthat appears. To add a folder as a button, pick Tools, Add Current Folder to Places.

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