Arch. Oraib A. Al-Jaafreh

 Introduction to AutoCAD

 Basic AutoCAD interface

 Giving commands

 Object Snap

 Dynamic input

 Drawing 2D shapes

 Line

 Selection methods

 Modifying Operations

 Erase And Undo

 Zooming and panning

CAD has many advantages and disadvantages over traditional drawing on a drawing board with a pencil.  Ability to use a library of commonly used shapes/drawings .Introduction to AutoCAD Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) is where we produce our 2D and 3D drawings using a computer software package. Some of these Advantages are:  Drawings are more Accurate  Ease of modification / edit drawings  Standardisation of drawings  Drawings can be sent over large distances using e-mail.

Basic AutoCAD Interface File Name bar Curser Drawing Area UCS Icon .

 Pull Down Menus (PDM) Contain all commands we need. PDM toolbar .

Standard toolbar .

Copy. QNew Open… CTRL+O Save CTRL+S Plot… CTRL+P Plot Preview Publish 3DDWF Cut CTRL+X Copy CTRL+C Paste CTRL+V Match properties Block editor Undo Pan Realtime Zoom Realtime Zoom Window Zoom Previous Properties Design Center Tool Palettes Window Sheet Set Manager Makeup Set Manager Quick Calc  Standard Toolbar contains ordinary commands like Save. Zoom. Help . Undo …etc.

Dimension. Create and edit styles of Text. Styles toolbar Table Style Control Text Style Control Dimension Style Control . and Tables.

 You can edit and save workspace setting. Workspaces toolbar . In addition to create and edit your own workspaces.

. Current Workspace Name My Workspace Workspace Setting  The Workspace Settings dialog appearing when the Workspace Settings. .. Icon of the Workspaces toolbar is clicked.

plot style … Layers toolbar .  You can Manage layers such as Create new layers. switching layers On or Off. choose line type. line color.

Properties . You can control properties of objects Color. Line Type. and Line Weight .

such as Line.. Polyline. Construction Trim. Ellipse.. You can Draw or modify objects directly from the icons in these toolbars. Copy. etc. Make Block. Line. Draw Modify Toolbar Toolbar Modify Toolbar Draw Toolbar Contains all 2D Contains all Modification 2D drawing Commands Commands such as Erase. Rotate. Insert Block. etc... Move. .  You can see the command by moving your mouse over its icon and wait until you see a label of it.  You can use all these command from Draw or Modify Drop Menus. Arc.

then press ENTER button. Command Palette .  You can type any command you need in this Command Palette (Command line).

 The command palette (Command Line) when dragged from its position at the bottom of the AutoCAD window .

a click on a button when it is off turns the function back on. Status Toolbar Buttons holds A number of buttons in the status bar can be used for toggling (turning on/off) various functions when operating within AutoCAD 2007. A click on a button turns that function on. Status Toolbar Buttons .. if it is off. These status can be obtained by using function keys of the computer keyboard (keys F1 to F10).

the x. DUCS: Dynamic UCS. etc. a series of grid points appears in the drawing area.SNAP: also toggled using the F9 key. lines. an osnap icon appears at the cursor pick box. When set on. POLAR: also toggled using the F10 key. ORTHO: also toggled using the F8 key. OTRACK: when set on. etc. When set off. lines. When snap on. the cursor under mouse control can only be moved in jumps from one snap point to another. Also toggled by the F6 key. y coordinates and prompts show when the cursor hairs are moved. When set on. When on. DYN: Dynamic Input. Maximise Viewport: when in Paper Space a button can toggle Model Space and Paper Space and a new button appears for toggling between Maximizing and Minimizing the workspace . LWT: when set on. lineweights show on screen. When set on. When set on. OSNAP: also toggled using the F3 key. GRID: also toggled using the F7 key. Used when constructing 3D solid models. lineweights only show in plotted/printed drawings. in degrees and units. can only be drawn vertically or horizontally. a small tip appears showing the direction and length of lines. can be drawn at exact coordinate points and precise angles. etc.

.How do we give a command?  Command line (C)  Toolbars (T)  Pull-down menus (PDM)  You can pick any one(s) that you are comfortable with.

Perpendicular.  Osnap will be active when AutoCAD is expecting you to pick a point on the working area. Midpoint. İntersection.What is OSNAP?  Osnap (Object Snap) settings make it easier to select a 2D object’s points such as Endpoint. . … etc. Center.

 You can right click the icon to open Osnap dialogue (Drafting Settings) box to activate or deactivate the different Osnaps. .

 With a command in action. What is Dynamic Input (DYN) ?  DYN (Dynamic Input) when it is ON dimensions. coordinate positions and commands appear as tips when no command is in action. . DYN tips showing the coordinate figures for the point of the cursor.

without specific dimension or coordination. (x2. Toolbar icon  To draw a line you need two given points.y2.  To draw a line any where in the screen.y1. You can start at a random point on your drawing area for your FIRST POINT and SECOND POINT.. Draw Line .  Typing Line in the Command line or ( L ).z2) (x1.z1) .  Command LINE can be done in many ways:  Draw Drop Down Menu / line..

Command: _line Specify first point: (4.Call the command LINE . a b 2. a 2.22) 1. 1.Specify next point or [Undo]: @ 50.Specify next point or [Undo]: (5.210) & length of 50 units and angel 0.Call the command LINE .210) (60.0) 3.8) 3.210) (@50.22)  Relative Coordinate System  EX: (To draw a line with known first point (60.0 . Methods of drawing a Line:  Absolute Coordinate System (DYN should be turned Off)  EX: (To draw a line with known first point & end point coordination) b (5.Command: _line Specify first point: (60.8) (4.

2.210)  Direct Entry  EX: to draw a horizontal line with 10 units length. 1. and start point ( 60.Command:_line Specify first point: 60.210 30 a 3.Specify next point or [Undo]: 10 a b .210) b 1.Call the command LINE .Call the command LINE . 3.Turn Ortho on (Hit F8) 2. Methods of drawing a Line:  Polar Coordinate System  EX: (To draw a line with 5 units length & an angel of 30.Command:_line Specify first point: Click on a random point on your working area 10 units 3.Specify next point or [Undo]: 5<30 (60.

ve x entry is to the left + ve y entry is upwards .Coordinate points can be shown as positive or negative numbers. 2. 3.In the relative coordinate method the @ symbol is entered before each set of coordinates with the following rules in mind: + ve x entry is to the right . .ve y entry is downwards.Angles in AutoCAD are measured in 360 degrees in a counter-clockwise. NOTE: 1.

by crossing (open a window from left to right.  Methods of selection: crossing (open a window from right. this will select an object by crossing any of its parts) 3.All. .by clicking (click on the line itself) 2.  Command ERASE can be done in many ways:  Draw Drop Down Modify / Erase.  Typing Erase in the Command line or E  Toolbar icon  You can erase an object by clicking on it then  You can choose multiple objects by crossing window.Modify: Erase . this will select an object only of it is entirely contained within the window) 4.. if you want to select every thing in the screen..

 You will need to zoom in and out while drawing with AutoCAD... This doesnt change your objects or UCS. This can be done in many ways:  View Drop down This part from the standard toolbar Menu  Standard Toolbar  Typing z or zoom in the command line:  All  Center  Dynamic  Extents  Previous  Scale  Window .Zooming. only the way you see your working space.

Dragging the hand across screen under mouse movement allows various parts of the drawing not on screen to be viewed... the cursor on screen changes to a hand icon. Panning. .  View Drop down Menu This part from the  Standard Toolbar standard toolbar  Typing p or Pan in the command line  When the tool is called.

Exercise Start Point .