1) Start a new drawing and activate
(on the status
Click on the LINE
icon on the DRAW
cursor watching the
coordinate window on
the lower left of your
screen until you are at the point
display will read 0.5000,
Now draw a
line to the point .
continue the line to
Use the space bar to detach the
rubber band from the cursor
when you are done with the line.
2) Now try typing ‘
’ on the
command line. Note AutoCAD
responds on the command line
with “Specify first point”.
Using your mouse to move
around, draw another line from
3) You can also type in the
coordinates instead of using the
This is sometimes
quicker when you know exactly
where you need to place a line.
Typed coordinates can be
entered as either
difference is that the absolute
coordinate refers to a location
on the grid, whereas the relative
coordinate refers to a shift in location
from some reference, usually our present
location. Absolute and relative
coordinates can be entered by preceding
the coordinate pair with a
Hit the spacebar again and
read the command line.
command was the last command that you
used, striking the spacebar should return
the line prompt asking from what point
you wish to start. Type in ‘
Note the prompt in the command line
“Specify next point”.
Type in the point
Now enter the enter the
What are your
coordinates at this point?
This is because we are
now working in relative coordinates.
Rather than going to the point 0,-2.5,
AutoCAD moved from the current
location 0 units horizontally and down
(Depending upon which
version of AutoCAD you are working in,
the absolute or relative coordinate may be
the default entry mode, so you may not
have to type either the # or @ symbol, for
now we will use both to be sure we know
what coordinate type is being entered.)
Continue the line to the right by entering
then [space bar].
4) The MODIFY toolbar is