Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a simple drawing, part of Learning AutoCAD LT 2016.
- So let's look now at creating a simple AutoCAD LT drawing. Now I've deliberately started up AutoCAD LT already so you're not just looking at a blank drawing this time. What I've done is I've just left a blank drawing open. You can see Drawing9 there. I haven't actually saved it or anything. But the reason I've done that is so that I can leave this dialogue box open. So we're going to select the template now to start a new drawing. So what you would normally do is just go up to New. Click on New and it would prompt you for a template.
Now you can see there's our default template that we created previously. Now I could use that one but what I'm going to do is I'm going to follow the working files structure that I've created for you. So if I go into my Workfiles DWGs here and you can see there's chapter three and there's the 03_Default Template. We're going to use that one there. And I click on Open now and that will create a new blank drawing, which is Drawing10. You can see that one there. I'm going to close Drawing9. Don't need that one. There's Drawing10 and I'm immediately going to save this.
I'm going to do a Save As, and make sure that you save it in the 03 folder. So there's the 03 there. And I'm going to save it in here as a 2013 drawing. And I'm going to call it Simple Drawing. Now again your naming philosophy could be a little bit more complex than mine. I'm doing this purely just to make life simple, quick and easy. So there's Simple Drawing. And I click on Save. Now what you might want to do there is, for example, put an 03 in front of it just to distinguish it from other chapters that you might use during this course.
So I'll click on Save there. And there's my drawing saved. I've got the big, long path at the top there so I just click on Save there and it gives me the 03_Simple Drawing.dwg file name. So we've set up our simple drawing. Now what we might need to start thinking about are layers, text styles, and so on and so forth. Now I'm not going to bog you down with those just yet because we're going to go through and do all that as we work through this particular LT course. So let's take a look at our Layer Properties.
Notice because we've used the template we've got CIRCLE, POLYGON, and RECTANGLE. So what I could do now is make one of these particular layers the current drafting layer. So if I'm going to draw a rectangle, I can select that layer there, like that. And I can right click on it, you'll notice, and I can set it as the current layer, like so. Now you don't have to go through all the right click to do that. What you can do is just double click this little icon here like that, and see the green tick appears. That now means that RECTANGLE is my current drafting layer when I start drawing things.
So I'll close the Layer Properties manager. So that's my 03_Simple Drawing.dwg all set up and ready to go for me to start drafting and creating the design intent that I want to create using AutoCAD LT 2016.
- Opening DWG drawing files
- Starting a new drawing
- Saving drawings
- Drawing lines and shapes
- Working with the Snap and Grid features
- Editing objects
- Organizing drawings with layers
- Inserting blocks
- Creating layouts
- Adding text
- Adding and editing dimensions
- Printing your drawings
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Getting Started
2. Working with an AutoCAD Drawing
3. Precision Drawing Tools in AutoCAD
4. Making Changes in Your Drawing
5. Organizing Your Drawing with Layers
6. Object Properties
7. Using AutoCAD Blocks
8. Using Layouts
12. Printing Your Drawing
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