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[ Chapter 2: Drawing in AutoCAD® ] 2 - 1 CHAPTER 2 DRAWING IN AUTOCAD® CHAPTER OUTLINE 2.1) INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................... 5 2.1.1) Navigating through the AutoCAD tutorials ........................................................................................ 5 2.2) AUTOCAD’S WORKSPACES AND USER INTERFACE ........................................................ 7 2.3) THE DRAWING AREA ............................................................................................................. 7 2.4) ACCESSING AUTOCAD COMMANDS ................................................................................... 9 2.4.1) Application button ............................................................................................................................. 9 2.4.2) The ribbon ....................................................................................................................................... 10 2.4.3) Tool palettes ................................................................................................................................... 12 2.4.4) Command prompt / window ............................................................................................................ 13 2.4.5) Shortcut menus ............................................................................................................................... 14 2.4.6) Application status bar ...................................................................................................................... 14 2.4.7) Quick access toolbar ....................................................................................................................... 15 2.4.8) Touch screen .................................................................................................................................. 15 2.5) STARTING, SAVING, AND OPENING DRAWINGS ............................................................. 16 2.5.1) Starting a new drawing ................................................................................................................... 16 2.5.2) Saving and opening a drawing ........................................................................................................ 18 2.5.3) File tab ............................................................................................................................................ 18 2.5.4) Autodesk 360 .................................................................................................................................. 19 2.6) CUSTOMIZE USER INTERFACE (CUI) ................................................................................ 20 2.7) USER INTERFACE AND STARTUP TUTORIAL .................................................................. 20 2.7.1) Setting up the user interface ........................................................................................................... 20 2.7.2) Starting a new drawing ................................................................................................................... 24 2.7.3) Saving your drawing as a template ................................................................................................. 26 2.7.4) Checking your drawing parameters ................................................................................................ 27 2.8) COORDINATES ..................................................................................................................... 27 2.8.1) Cartesian and polar coordinates ..................................................................................................... 27 2.8.2) Cartesian coordinate system ........................................................................................................... 27 2.8.3) Polar Coordinates ........................................................................................................................... 28 2.8.4) Relative coordinates ....................................................................................................................... 30 2.8.5) World coordinate system (WCS) and user coordinate system (UCS) ............................................. 31 2.8.6) The coordinates panel .................................................................................................................... 33 2.8.7) Coordinate position ......................................................................................................................... 34 2.9) WCS/UCS COORDINATE SYSTEMS TUTORIAL ................................................................ 34 2.9.1) Coordinates ..................................................................................................................................... 34 2.9.2) Change to the user coordinate system (UCS) ................................................................................. 36 2.9.3) Coordinate display and drawing ...................................................................................................... 37 2.9.4) Drawing using the UCS coordinate system ..................................................................................... 37 2.10) DRAWING USING COORDINATES TUTORIAL ................................................................. 38 2.10.1) Drawing a rectangle using Cartesian coordinates ......................................................................... 39
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[ Chapter 2: Drawing in AutoCAD® ] 2 - 2 2.10.2) Drawing using relative polar coordinates ...................................................................................... 41 2.10.3) Drawing using both Cartesian and polar coordinates ................................................................... 42 2.11) PRINTING ............................................................................................................................. 43 2.11.1) Page setup ................................................................................................................................... 44 2.11.2) Plot ............................................................................................................................................... 45 2.11.3) Printing to scale ............................................................................................................................ 45 2.12) PRINTING TUTORIAL .......................................................................................................... 46 2.12.1) Creating the drawing .................................................................................................................... 46 2.12.2) Printing ......................................................................................................................................... 47 2.12.3) Printing to scale ............................................................................................................................ 49 2.12.4) Printing to PDF ............................................................................................................................. 51 2.13) DRAW COMMANDS ............................................................................................................ 51 2.13.1) Line .............................................................................................................................................. 52 2.13.2) Construction line .......................................................................................................................... 52 2.13.3) Ray ............................................................................................................................................... 53 2.13.4) Polyline ......................................................................................................................................... 53 2.13.5) Polygon ........................................................................................................................................ 54 2.13.6) Rectangle ..................................................................................................................................... 54 2.13.7) Arc ................................................................................................................................................ 55 2.13.8) Circle ............................................................................................................................................ 55 2.13.9) Spline ........................................................................................................................................... 56 2.13.10) Ellipse ......................................................................................................................................... 57 2.13.11) Point ........................................................................................................................................... 57 2.14) TEXT ..................................................................................................................................... 58 2.14.1) Style ............................................................................................................................................. 58 2.14.2) Single-line text .............................................................................................................................. 58 2.14.3) Multi-lined text .............................................................................................................................. 59 2.15) MODIFY COMMANDS ......................................................................................................... 60 2.15.1) Selecting objects .......................................................................................................................... 61 2.15.2) Erase ............................................................................................................................................ 61 2.15.3) Copy ............................................................................................................................................. 61 2.15.4) Mirror ............................................................................................................................................ 62 2.15.5) Offset ............................................................................................................................................ 63 2.15.6) Array ............................................................................................................................................. 64 2.15.7) Move ............................................................................................................................................ 66 2.15.8) Rotate ........................................................................................................................................... 67 2.15.9) Scale ............................................................................................................................................ 68 2.15.10) Stretch ........................................................................................................................................ 69 2.15.11) Lengthen .................................................................................................................................... 69 2.15.12) Trim ............................................................................................................................................ 70 2.15.13) Extend ........................................................................................................................................ 70 2.15.14) Break .......................................................................................................................................... 71 2.15.15) Join ............................................................................................................................................. 72 2.15.16) Chamfer ..................................................................................................................................... 73 2.15.17) Fillet ............................................................................................................................................ 73 2.15.18) Blend curves .............................................................................................................................. 74 2.15.19) Explode ...................................................................................................................................... 74 2.16) OBJECT SNAP COMMANDS .............................................................................................. 74
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[ Chapter 2: Drawing in AutoCAD® ] 2 - 3 2.16.1) Endpoint ........................................................................................................................................ 77 2.16.2) Midpoint ........................................................................................................................................ 77 2.16.3) Intersection ................................................................................................................................... 77 2.16.4) Apparent intersection .................................................................................................................... 77 2.16.5) Extension ...................................................................................................................................... 77 2.16.6) Center ........................................................................................................................................... 78 2.16.7) Quadrant ....................................................................................................................................... 78 2.16.8 ) Tangent ........................................................................................................................................ 79 2.16.9) Perpendicular ................................................................................................................................ 79 2.16.10) Parallel ........................................................................................................................................ 79 2.16.11) Nearest ....................................................................................................................................... 80 2.16.12) Snap from ................................................................................................................................... 80 2.16.13) Insert ........................................................................................................................................... 80 2.16.14) Node ........................................................................................................................................... 81 2.16.15) Geometric Center ........................................................................................................................ 81 2.16.16) Object snaps settings .................................................................................................................. 81 2.16.17) Object snap cycling and aperture ................................................................................................ 82 2.17) WAGON TUTORIAL ............................................................................................................. 83 2.17.1) Preparing to draw .......................................................................................................................... 83 2.17.2) Drawing ......................................................................................................................................... 84 2.17.3) Using modify commands ............................................................................................................... 88 2.18) SELECTING OBJECTS ....................................................................................................... 89 2.19) OBJECT SELECTION TUTORIAL ...................................................................................... 90 2.19.1) Selecting objects using the pickbox.
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