5.Hatch and Block - Chapter4/DrawingAids Drafting Settings...

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Introductory CADD Summer 2007 Chapter 4 /Drawing Aids Drafting Settings Dialog Box You can use the Drafting Settings dialog box to set drawing modes such as grid, snap, Object Snap, Polar, and Object snap tracking. You can right-click on the Snap , Grid , Polar , Osnap , or Otrack buttons on the status bar to display a shortcut menu and select Settings to display the Drafting Settings dialog box. This dialog box operates under three main tabs: Grid and Snap , Polar Tracking , and Object Snap . When you start AutoCAD LT you are provided with the default settings of these aids. You can change them according to your requirements by using the Drafting Settings dialog box. Learning Objectives Drafting Settings dialog box ( Snap and Grid tab) Settings in the shortcut menu
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Introductory CADD Summer 2007 Chapter 4 /Drawing Aids Learning Objectives Setting Grid The grid lines are lines of dots on the screen at predefined spacing. These dotted lines act as a graph that can be used as reference lines in a drawing. You can change the distance between the grid dots as per your requirement. Grid On (F7): Turning the Grid On or Off Grid X Spacing and Grid Y Spacing Drafting Settings Grid lines
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Introductory CADD Summer 2007 Chapter 4 /Drawing Aids Grid On (F7): Turning the Grid On or Off You can turn the grid on/off by using the Grid On check box in the Drafting Settings dialog box. You can also turn grid on or off by choosing the Grid button in the status bar, or use the On or Off option in the shortcut menu when you right-click on the Grid button in the status bar, or use the GRID command. The function key F7 acts as a toggle key for turning the grid on or off. When grid is turned on after it has been off, the grid is set to the previous grid spacing. Setting Grid
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Introductory CADD Summer 2007 Chapter 4 /Drawing Aids Grid X Spacing and Grid Y Spacing The Grid X spacing and Grid Y spacing edit boxes in the Drafting Settings dialog box are used to define a desired grid spacing along the X and Y axis. For example, to set the grid spacing to 0.5 units, enter 0.5 in the Grid X spacing and Grid Y spacing edit boxes. You can also enter different values for horizontal and vertical grid spacing. Controlling grid spacing Creating unequal grid spacing Setting Grid
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Introductory CADD Summer 2007 Chapter 4 /Drawing Aids Learning Objectives Setting Snap The snap is used to set increments for cursor movement. While moving the cursor it is sometimes difficult to position a point accurately. The SNAP command allows you to set up an invisible grid that allows the cursor to move in fixed increments from one snap point to another . Snap On Snap Angle X Base and Y Base Drafting Settings
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Introductory CADD Summer 2007 Chapter 4 /Drawing Aids Snap On You can turn the snap on/off and set the snap spacing from the Drafting Settings dialog box. As in the case of GRID, the Snap On/Off selection turns the invisible snap grid on or off and moves the cursor by increments. If the SNAP is off, the cursor will
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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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