5 - INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD ENGR 111A Why CAD? Computer...

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ENGR 111A INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD
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Why CAD? Computer Aided Drafting. Tool engineers use to create designs. Easier and more efficient than drafting by hand. Consistency between users.
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Basic AutoCAD commands Display Options Background color Crosshairs Drawing setup SNAP GRID Drawing LINE MTEXT CIRCLE ARC General Concepts Layers Ortho Mode Display control ZOOM PAN Editing and inquiry ERASE -- COPY DDEDIT -- TRIM UNDO -- OFFSET MOVE
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Entering AutoCAD If you don’t have the icon go to Start, Programs, Engineering Graphics, AutoCAD Log on to computer. Double click on CADD icon
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Entering AutoCAD - first time Select Other Then hit next
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Entering AutoCAD - first time Hit next
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Entering AutoCAD - first time Hit Start AutoCad (this one has finish) If it stops here select Cancel, and then start AutoCAD Use AutoCad default templates
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Entering AutoCAD If this window appears, click on: No, don’t show me this again and O.K. If this message appears Click “OK”
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Your Computer screen is a window , or camera looking into that world For 2D work there is two workspaces AutoCAD Classic and 2D Drafting & Annotation(default)
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We will use the AutoCAD Classic Workspace To change to AutoCAD Classic: Select the down arrow by (bottom right hand area of screen) Then select AutoCAD Classic
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Close any toolbars that appear in the drawing area(select the x to close)
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AutoCAD Classic Workspace Quick Access Toolbar Application Menu Status Bar Pull Down Menus Toolbar s Command Prompt Toolbars Toolbars
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Application Menu Recent Documents Open Documents Can get to Units here from Drawing Utilities Can change to see drawing images Options – can set up how AutoCad looks and works Search for commands
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Loading a Template Go to File, New, and select a template from the drawings on “Drawing Templates”(T:) Drive. AutoCAD Templates - folder Select “English1.dwt.” And “Open”
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Immediately After opening a template from the T: Drive: “SAVE AS” your file with a unique file name to your storage media. Save your drawing as a .dwg file
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Display Options We only print (plot) in black and white. However, if you want to change the background color, length of crosshairs, etc: Right click anywhere on drawing Select Options. Dialog box appears Select Display To change drawing background Select Colors and modify as desired. To change crosshair size Resize crosshairs as desired.
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Options – Display Tab Colors Adjust Crosshair size
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Grid is just a visual aid for your drawing and does not print out on your drawing. Snap allows you to specify precise coordinates when using the
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course ENGR 111 A taught by Professor Reddy during the Spring '10 term at Texas A&M.

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