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JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY

Dept. of Production Engineering


GRAPHICS LAB. III

COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING with


Auto CAD

By: Asim Gopal Barman


Introduction to Auto CAD
Developed by Autodesk Inc., PC-based CAD
Any type of engineering drawing
Not just a fancy drafting tool, it means the
modeling a design on the computer
Higher level of speed, accuracy and easy to
use
Accuracy of 16 decimal places
Compliant with ISO
First Look
The 1. Menu bar (Pull-down menu)
2. Tool Bar
Drawing 3. Status bar
Editor 4. Drawing Window (Drawing Area)
5. Command Prompt Window (Prompt
Area)
Other Contents are:
6. Standard Tool Bar
7. Layer Tool Bar
8. Style Tool Bar
9. Properties Tool Bar
The 10. Modify Tool Bar
11. Cursor Hair Cursor
Drawing 12. Pick Box
Editor 13. UCS Icon
14. Draw Tool Bar
CO-ORDINATE 1. Cartesian Co-ordinate
System
SYSTEM
2. Polar Co-ordinate System
3. Relative Co-ordinate
System
Drawing Lines 1. Draw toolbar:
2. Pull-down menu: Draw Line
3. Command: LINE or L

1. Modify toolbar:
Erasing
2. Pull-down menu: Modify Erase
Objects 3. Command: ERASE or E
Restoring just
Erased Object

Command: OOPS
OOPS Command
Getting out of Trouble
Backspace: To Correct typing error

Escape [Esc]: To get out of a command

Undo: To reverse the change


Drawing Circles
1. Draw toolbar:
2. Pull-down menu: Draw Circle
3. Command: CIRCLE or C
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FIVE ways of drawing a Circle
1. CENTER, RADIUS
2. CENTER, DIAMETER
3. TWO-POINT OPTION
(diametrical end points)
4. THREE-POINT Option
5. TANGENT-TANGENT-RADIUS
Option
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Drawing Arcs
1. Draw toolbar:
2. Pull-down menu: Draw Arc
3. Command: ARC or A
Ways of Drawing Arcs
1. Three Point Option
2. Start, Center, (Included) Angle Option
3. Start, Center, chord Length Option

Drawing 1. Draw toolbar:


Rectangles 2. Pull-down menu: Draw
Rectangle
3. Command: RECTANG or REC
1. Chamfer: Chamfer by specifying the chamfer
distances

2. Fillet: Filleted rectangle by specifying the


radius

3. Width: Line width of rectangle by


specifying the width
Drawing 1. Draw toolbar:
2. Pull-down menu: Draw Polygon
Regular 3. Command: POLYGON or POL
Polygons
Ways of Drawing a Regular Polygon
1. Inscribe Polygon (bottom edge parallel to
X-axis)
2. Circumscribe Polygon (bottom edge
parallel to X-axis)
3. Edge Option
Drawing 1. Draw toolbar:
Polylines 2. Pull-down Menu: Draw Polyline
3. Command: PLINE or PL

Drawing
Points 1. Draw toolbar:
2. Pull-down menu: Draw Point
Single Point or Multiple Point
3. Command: POINT or PO
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