1.AutoCAD Getting Started

1.AutoCAD Getting Started - GettingStarted Using DSV/EIT...

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Introductory CADD Summer 2007 Getting Started Using DSV/EIT Lab Computers In order to use AutoCAD you need: 1. Login using your LAB username and Password 2. After windows is completely loaded, you will find AutoCAD icon on your desktop.
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Introductory CADD Summer 2007 Getting Started AutoCAD LT Screen Components The different components of the initial AutoCAD LT screen are: Drawing Area Command Window Status Bar AutoCAD LT screen components
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Introductory CADD Summer 2007 Getting Started Invoking Commands In AutoCAD LT When you start AutoCAD LT and you are in the drawing area, you need to invoke AutoCAD LT commands to perform any operation. AutoCAD LT has provided the following methods to invoke commands: Keyboard Menu Toolbar Shortcut menu
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Introductory CADD Summer 2007 Getting Started Line Command The most fundamental object in a drawing is the line. A line can be drawn between any two points by using AutoCAD LT’s LINE command. You can invoke the LINE command by choosing the Line button in the Draw toolbar, or by choosing Line from the Draw menu, or by entering LINE at the Command prompt. Once you have invoked the LINE command, the next prompt, Specify first point , requires you to specify the starting point of the line. You can either select a point using the pointing device After the first point is selected, AutoCAD LT will prompt you to enter the second point at the Specify next point or [Close/Undo] prompt. When you select the second point of the line, AutoCAD LT will again display the prompt Specify next point or [Close/Undo] . At this point you may continue to select points or terminate the LINE command by pressing Enter, ESC , or the Spacebar. Invoking the LINE command from the Draw toolbar Invoking the LINE from the Draw menu
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Introductory CADD Summer 2007 Getting Started Line Command Options The LINE command has the following three options: Continue Close Undo
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Introductory CADD Summer 2007 Getting Started In AutoCAD LT, the default origin is located at the lower left corner of the graphics area of the screen. AutoCAD uses the following coordinate systems to locate a point in a plane: Rectangular Coordinate System Polar Coordinate System Where they can be entered in AutoCAD using: Absolute Coordinates Relative Coordinates Direct Distance Entry Types Of Coordinate Systems
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Summer 2007 Getting Started COORDINATE SYSTEMS To specify a point in a plane, we take two mutually perpendicular lines as references. The horizontal line is called the X axis , and the vertical line is called the Y axis . The point of intersection of these two axes is called the origin . The X coordinate measures the horizontal distance from the origin on the X axis. The Y coordinate measures the vertical distance from the origin on the Y axis. The origin has the coordinate values of X = 0, Y = 0. The origin is taken as the reference for locating any point in the XY plane. This
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2009 for the course CIVIL ENGI 180:216 taught by Professor - during the Summer '07 term at Rutgers.

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