When you have com-pleted this tutorial, youwill be able to
Work with new andexisting layers.
Draw, using the Arcand Circle commands.
Set and use runningObject snaps.
Change the display,using Zoom and Pan.
Use Dynamic View.
BASIC CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
You usually create drawings by combining and modiying severaldierent basic shapes called
, such as lines, circles, and arcs,to create more complex shapes. This tutorial will help you learn howto use the AutoCAD® sotware 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 inormation rom the drawing database. Inormationextracted rom the drawing is accurate only i you created the drawingaccurately in the rst place.
Beore you begin,
launch the AutoCAD 2012 program.
I you need assistance, reer 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 datales that came with this guide. In Tuto-rial 3 you will nish the subdivision drawing so that the nal drawingwill look likeFigure 2.1.
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B R O N W Y N R O A D
Wannabe Heights Estates
A 15’UTILITYEASEMENT ISRESERVEDALONG ALLEXTERIORLOT LINES. A SUBDIVISIONLOCATEDINTHENE1/4OF THENE1/4OF SEC.14, T.1S,R.5E,M.P.M
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.