Fundamentals of AutoCAD 5

Fundamentals of AutoCAD 5 - Fundamentals of AutoCAD Basic...

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Unformatted text preview: Fundamentals of AutoCAD Basic Drawing Commands MET 100 Engineering Graphics Note to Students These power point slides are not a substitute for the lecture. They are being provided to assist you in the understanding of the functions discussed in class Please print them and make notes, as we will be switching between the PowerPoint and AutoCAD programs during the lecture, to provide a reference for yourself in completing the future assignments. Line Command The line command is used to draw straight lines between two defined points There are four ways to define the length and location of a line Randomly select points Set a specific value for the Snap function and select points using Snap spacing Enter coordinate values for the start and end points Use relative inputs and specify the starting point, the length, and the direction of the line Line Command Line tool Line Randomly selected points 1. Select the line tool in the Drawing Bar 2. Place the curser randomly on the drawing screen and press the left mouse button 3. Randomly pick another point on the screen 4a. If the enter key is pressed, the line command sequence will end. Pressing the enter key a second time will restart the command 4b. If the right mouse key is pressed, a small dialog box will appear on the drawing screen 5. Select the enter option and press the the left mouse button to end the line command sequence To exit a command sequence If you need to exit a command sequence, press the escape key. This will return you to command prompt. The escape key allows you to exit almost all AutoCAD commands Creating a closed area 1. Select the line tool from the Draw tool bar 2. Select a random point 3. Select a second random point 4. Select a third random point 5. Type C, then press enter to activate the close option. A line will be drawn from the third point to the starting point, creating a closed area Creating a closed area Erase You can erase any line using the erase command There are two ways to erase lines Select individual lines Window a group of lines The Erase tool is located on the Modify toolbar Erase Erase tool Erasing individual lines 1. Select the Erase tool on the Modify...
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