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AutoCAD LT 2006 Quick Tour
Starting AutoCAD LT 2006
The AutoCAD LT Window
Basic User Interface Tour
Crosshair and Arrow Cursors
Command Area
Command Prompts
Dynamic Input
UCS Icon
Online Help
Context-Sensitive Help
Info Palette Window
Electronic Documentation
Exiting AutoCAD LT
Navigating the AutoCAD LT Interface
Title Bar
Menu Bar
Toolbars
Toolbar Buttons and Macros
The Standard Toolbar
Flyouts
Layer and Object Properties Toolbars
Layers Toolbar
Object Properties Toolbar
Layout Tabs
Scroll Bars
Status Bar
Help Text
Tray
Text Window
Palettes
Summary
Setting Up New Drawings
Before You Begin
Preparing for Drawing the Yard
Starting New Drawings
Units
Angle, Measure, and Direction
Angle Measure
Angle Direction
Area
Drawing Aids
Setting the Snap and Grid
Create Layers
Naming Layers
Saving Drawings
Automatic Backups
Creating Your First Drawing
Bringing Back the Yard Drawing
Drawing the Lot Boundary
Planning the Next Steps
Changing Layers
Drawing the House Outline
Moving the House into Position
Starting on the Driveway
Finishing the Driveway
Putting Drawings to Paper
Adding Details to Drawings
Dividing the Lot
Smoothing Polylines
Grips Editing
Hatching the Lawn
Creating Symbols
Drawing Circles
Creating Arrays
Drawing the Pond
Making Changes to Drawings
Changing the Look of Lines
Changing the Linetype Scale
Changing Line Lengths
Changing the Look of the Pond
Adding the Fence
Adding Notes and Dimensions
Adding Notes to Drawings
Determining the Size of Text
Reducing Text Display Time
Global Text Modifications
Searching and Replacing Text
Changing Text Size
Changing Text Justification
Setting Properties for Plotted Text
Converting Text to Other Formats
Placing Dimensions in Drawings
Dimensioning the Yard
Vertical and Baseline Dimensions
Aligned and Radial Dimensions
Creating Block Libraries and Attributes
Preparing the Drawing for Blocks
Selecting the Parts
Unit Size Blocks
Drawing the First Block
Defining Attributes
Adding Additional Attributes
Combining Objects and Attributes into Blocks
Inserting Blocks with Attributes
Alternatives to the Insert Command
AutoCAD DesignCenter
Touring the DesignCenter GUI
Inserting Blocks with DesignCenter
The Remaining Symbols
Drawing the Electrical Schematic
Dynamic Blocks
Working with Dynamic Blocks
Bills of Material
Attribute Extraction
Step 1: Creating Template Files
Step 2: Extracting Attribute Data
Step 3: Importing Bills of Material into Excel
Importing Spreadsheet Data into AutoCAD LT
Building Tables
Placing Tables
Populating the Table
Isometric Drafting
What Is Isometric Drafting?
Setting Up LT for Isometric Drafting
Drawing Isometric Circles and Arcs
Text and Dimension Styles
Creating Isometric Text Styles
Applying Isometric Text Styles
Isometric Drafting Tutorial
Applying Isometric Dimensions
Region Modeling
Regions
Boolean Operations
Creating Waffle Shapes
Measuring Regions
List, Area, and Properties
Implementing CAD Management
Solving CAD Problems
Ongoing Budgeting
Continuing Education
Organizational Changes
Standardizing File Formats
Dealing with Finite Resources
Creating CAD Standards
Layer Names
Block Names
Text Styles
Dimension Styles
Creating Template Drawings
Archival Longevity
Media Obsolescence
File Format Changes
Using Drawings Beyond Projects
Practicing Safe Computing
Backing Up Is Easy to Do
Backup Media
Tape
CD and DVD
DVDs
CD and DVD Rot
Removable Drives
External Hard Drives
Advanced Hard Drive Usage
USB Keys
Comparing Backup Media Costs
Implementing Backup Strategies
1.Do Backups on a Regular Schedule
2.Maintain Physical Security for the Backup Media
3.Rotate Your Backup Media
4.Create a Boot Diskette
5.Make a Copy of the Restore Utility
6.Verify the Backup Data
7.Keep a Backup Log
8.Label the Backup Media
9.Practice Restoration
Malware Protection
AutoCAD LT Is Safe, So Far
Malware and Firewalls
Firewalls
Introduction to Networking
Benefits of Networking
File Sharing
Revision Control
Peripheral Sharing
Installation Ease
Floating Software Licenses
Workgroup Capability
Standards Enforcement
Disadvantages of Networking
Network-aware Software Costs More
History of Networking
Early Networking with PCs
The Internet Becomes the Network
Network Standards Today
Ethernet
10BaseT Cables and Connectors
Other Cables and Connectors
Network Topology
Star Topology
Daisy Chain Topology
Assigning Internet Addresses
Types of IP Addresses
Private Network Addresses
Planning IP Addresses
Assigning IP Addresses
Wireless Networking
How Wireless Networking Works
Wireless Security
Working with Networked AutoCAD LT
Setting Up Windows for the Network
Giving Computers Network Names
Turning On Drive and Printer Sharing
Sharing Computer Drives and Printers
Adding Networked Drives and Printers
Mapping Network Drives
Adding Network Printers
Making Local Printers Shareable
Installing Network Printers
Accessing AutoCAD LT Files on Networks
Opening Drawings on Networks
The AutoCAD DesignCenter
Saving Drawings on Networks
Finding Files on Networks
Running LT Over a Network
Connecting AutoCAD LT to the Internet
Opening Drawings from the Internet
Understanding Hyperlinks
Accessing Hyperlinks with the Open Command
Searching the Web
Inserting Blocks from the Internet
Starting Web Browsers
Sending Drawings via the Internet
Sending Drawings through Email
Packaging Drawings and Support Files
Transmittal Type and Location
Transmittal Options
Saving Drawings to the Internet
Setting Up FTP
Working with DWF Files
Exporting Drawings in DWF Format
General DWF Options
Multi-sheet DWF Options
DWF Data Options
Drawings in Web Pages
Viewing DWF Files on the Internet
Online Project Management
Buzzsaw and ProjectPoint
A Look at XML for CAD
What XML Means to CAD Users
aecXML for Architecture
LandXML for Surveying
Translating AutoCAD LT Drawings
Exchanging Autodesk Drawings
How DWG Files Differ
Shading Modes
Multiple UCSs
Nonrectangular Viewports
Proxies Represent Custom Objects
Object Enablers
Proxy Objects
Older Versions of DWG
Saving to Older Versions
Autodesk’s Incompatible Formats
Compatible Software Products
Incompatible Software Products
May Require Object Enablers
Drawings from Other CAD Programs
Drawing Translation
IGES
PDES/STEP
IAI and MAI
Introduction to Customizing AutoCAD LT
Customizing LT’s Startup
Adding Command-Line Switches
Catalog of Startup Switches
Programming AutoCAD LT
How LT Cannot Be Programmed
Customizing Commands
Command Aliases
Writing Aliases
Using System Variables
Accessing System Variables
Read-Only Variables
Toggle Variables
User Variables
Environment Variables
Other Environment Variables
Writing Script Files
About Script Files
Drawbacks to Scripts
Methods for Scripts to Call Commands
Hyphen Prefix
No Command-Line Alternative
Script Commands
Script
RScript
Resume
Delay
Special Characters in Scripts
Examples of Script Files
Opening Multiple Drawings
Creating Layers
Drawing Boundaries
Saving and Plotting
Starting AutoCAD LT with Scripts
Customizing Menus and Shortcut Keystrokes
The History of Menus
The Menu Moves from the Side to the Top
Customizing Menus
Menu Groups
Loading Menu Files
Guided Tour of the CUI
Understanding Menu Macros
Menu Macro Metacharacters
Creating Menus
Writing Macros
Shortcut Keystrokes
Customizing Shortcut Keystrokes
Control Key
Function Keys
Alt Key
Temporary Override Keys
Customizing Keystroke Shortcuts
Creating Keystroke Shortcuts
Customizing Toolbars and Workspaces
Changing Toolbar Properties
Further Changes to Toolbar Properties
Customizing Toolbars
Adding Buttons to Toolbars
Adding Separator Lines between Buttons
Adding Flyouts to Toolbars
Creating and Editing Icons for Buttons
Removing Buttons from Toolbars
Writing Toolbar Macros
Toolbar Macro Syntax
Macro Options
Workspaces
Saving the State of the User Interface
Configuring Workspaces
Customizing Buttons, Shortcut Menus, and Tablets
Customizing Mouse Buttons
Understanding the Button2 Macro
Second Button Macro
Other Button Macros
Shortcut Menus
Tablet Menus and Buttons
Tablet Menus
Rows x Columns = Cells
Tablet Menu 1
Other Tablet Menu Areas
Tablet Buttons
Image Tile Menus
Advanced Programming Issues
DIESEL
The History of DIESEL
DIESEL Programming
DIESEL Code Basics
Writing Simple DIESEL Macros
Using DIESEL in Menus
DIESEL Error Messages
Tracing Bugs in DIESEL
Other Programming Interfaces
AutoLISP
Visual LISP
Making AutoLISP and DCL Work in LT
Making ARX Work in LT
Writing ARX Applications for LT
The DWG and DXF Formats
The OpenDWG Alliance
Documenting DWG
DXF Documentation
AutoCAD LT Command Reference
System Variables
Setting Up Printers and Plotters
Compatibility with AutoCAD 2006
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