Civil Engineering Drawing & Graphics

LECTURE- 4

DRAFTING SETTINGS

DRAFTING SETTING
 Status

Bar  SNAP, GRID, ORTHO, POLAR, OSNAP, OTRACK, LWT, MODEL

DRAFTING SETTING
Buttons at the Left-Hand End of the Status Bar

BUTTONS AT THE LEFT-HAND END OF THE STATUS BAR

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Buttons at the Right-Hand End of the Status Bar

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These Buttons Will be use to make ease in Drafting.  These Buttons will help in different ways to make the drawing works easy.  Lets Start One by one.

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GRID  The grid is a rectangular pattern of dots that extends over the area you specify as the drawing limits.  The grid helps you align objects and visualize the distances between them. The grid is not plotted. If you zoom in or out of your drawing, you may need to adjust grid spacing to be more appropriate for the new magnification.

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GRID Display

DRAFTING SETTING
GRID (Cont.)  To Activate GRID Click on GRID button in Status Bar  Short cut Key for GRID is F7.

DRAFTING SETTING
GRID Spacing Setting: Right click on grid button in status bar & Click on settings

 Write “dsettings” in command window &

Enter

DRAFTING SETTING DIALOG BOX

DRAFTING SETTING
SNAP:  In AutoCAD, SNAP means to Catch the object.  So SNAP Command use when we are required to pick any point of the object in the drawing area. These points can be grid points or the end point, mid point of any object.

DRAFTING SETTING
SNAP: SNAP Settings can alos be done in the similar way as that of the GRID:  Either Right Click on SNAP and click on Settings or  Write “dsettings” in Command Window and Enter.  A Dialog Box will appear named “Drafting Setting”

DRAFTING SETTING DIALOG BOX

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Isometric SNAP:

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Isometric SNAP:

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Ortho:  Ortho is abbreviated from orthogonally means objects at 90 degrees to each other.  So using Ortho you can draw line at 0 degree, 90, 180, and 270 degrees.  To activate ortho click on Ortho button in status bar  Short cut key for ortho is F8

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OSNAP  OSNAP Constrain point specification to exact location such as midpoint, intersection or nodes on an existing object.  Using OSNAP is a quick way to locate an exact point on any object.  For example, you can use object snap to draw a line to the center of a circle or to the midpoint of a line.

DRAFTING SETTING
OSNAP OBJECT SNAP can be activated by
 Click on OSNAP button on status bar  Short cut key for OSNAP is F3

 For OSNAP settings right click on OSNAP and

click on settings OR  Write “dsettings” in command window and Enter

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DRAFTING SETTING
TRACKING  Auto Track helps you draw objects at specific angles or in specific relationships to other objects.  When you turn on Auto Track, temporary alignment paths help you create objects at precise positions and angles. Auto Track includes two tracking options: polar tracking and object snap tracking. You can toggle Auto Track on and off with the Polar and Otrack buttons on the status bar.  Object snap tracking works in conjunction with object snaps. You must set an object snap before you can track from an object's snap point.

DRAFTING SETTING
Polar Tracking  Polar tracking helps to identify the polar coordinates of the sheet where you place the curser.  You can place an object on the specified coordinate of the sheet with out any calculation.

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POLAR TRACKING Settings

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OTRACK (Object Snap Tracking)  OTRACK helps you to place an object with respect to any object.  Note OTRACK can only work with OSNAP. So to use OTRACK facility of AutoCAD you need to activate OSNAP first.

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OTRACK (Object Snap Tracking)
Object Snap Track Line

Polar Track Line

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Dynamic Input :  Dynamic Input provides a command interface near the cursor to help you keep your focus in the drafting area.  When Dynamic Input is on, tooltips display information near the cursor that is dynamically updated as the cursor moves.  When a command is active, the tooltips provide a place for user entry.

DRAFTING SETTING
Dynamic Input : Dynamic Input option can be turned On or OFF by either of the following methods:  By clicking on the “Dynamic Input” button in the Status Bar or  By Pressing F12

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Dynamic Input Settings:

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Lineweight: Lineweight refers to the visible width of lines in the drawing window. When drawings are plotted correctly, the output shows different line thicknesses — thin lines for dimensions, thick lines for borders, medium lines for object lines and text, and so on. But when displayed in the drawing window, objects usually appear with a single-line thickness. The Show/Hide Lineweight option on the status bar controls the visibility of lineweights in the drawing.

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