AutoCAD Basics

The AutoCAD Interface

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Edit Tool Palette

y position on the screen. It is located at the bottom of the screen and acts as the message line in Graphite. Polar = moving from a known position @distance < theta (q). then select the boundary.y to the new position. Circles are started with the default value for the “Radius”. Relative = going from a known position @x. Each subsequent point will generate a segment between them. and hit “Enter” to delete the entity or entities. The “Line” tool allows you to draw continuous lines starting with the “first” point. then select the object. the “Space bar” or “right mouse” clicking and selecting “Enter”. Make sure that you select the icon. relative and polar coordinates is suggested for utilizing AutoCAD’s drawing engine. The line is terminated by hitting “Enter”. All of the creation tools are on the drawing tool palette. . First select the tool. Line Circle Use the command line to assist you in the “what to do next” process of drawing. The “Trim” works similar to Graphite.AutoCAD Basics The Drawing and Editing Interface A thorough understanding of absolute. hit “Enter” and select the part of the entity you wish to remove. Be sure to double the value or change the default to “Diameter” by typing “D” and “Enter” before clicking the circle’s center Erase Trim The “Erase” tool show a pencil eraser icon and is used to delete the entire entity. Absolute = exact x. 3.10. This will draw our border 10 inches wide by 7. 10. 0. Select the “Offset” Tool ( looks like a race track on the “Modify” tool palette. 6.0 + “Enter”. Select the “Line” tool.0 + “Enter”.0 + “Enter”. Type the following coordinate positions: 0. Select the “Offset” tool again and offset the horizontal spaces for the title block moving left to right with the spaces of 3. reselect tool and offset 1. Type the value of . Click the bottom line with the little square pick box. 5.5 inches high. Click any where above the bottom line on the screen. 2.38 + “Enter”.5 + “Enter”.5 + “Enter”. C or 0. reselect and offset 1. reselect tool and offset .7. Select the side or direction you want to copy the new line.Open the “AutoCAD” program. Type the letter „Z” + “E” + “Enter” 4. 3.AutoCAD Basics The A-size Prototype Procedure 1. Figure 1 .

Select the “Text Style” option and set the “Font” to “Arial” and the “Height” to .AutoCAD Basics The A-size Prototype Procedure 7. Select the ”Trim” tool. Select the .125. Complete the rest of the title block using the same procedure. Click the “Osnap” button at the bottom of the screen. Select the “Font” to “Arial” and clink the “Properties” tab and select “Middle Center” and click the “Character” tab and type the generic name for your drawing title. Look for the yellow box to mark the endpoint of the lines for the width and height. Select the “Text” tool. Make a text box across the first box in the title block.38 offset line. 11. 12. Select “Apply” and “Close”.38 inch offset line 10. Select the “Format” menu. 9. 14. . 13. Hit “Enter” and click all the lines above the . 8.

16. 18. Phantom. 19. Dimension and Hatch. center2 and the phantom2 linetypes. 17. Click on the line tab next to each layer and load the hidden2.AutoCAD Basics The A-size Prototype Procedure 15. Select the “Layer” option. 20. Hidden. Select the ”Format” menu. Construction. . Center. Select the “New” button. Create all of the following layers: Visible. Click on the color tab next to each layer and assign the appropriate colors for each layer.

.AutoCAD Basics The A-size Prototype Procedure The completed layer settings will like the figure to the right..

AutoCAD Basics The A-size Prototype .

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