Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Learning AutoCAD LT.
- In order to use the exercise files for this Up and Running with AutoCAD LT course, you need to be aware of the subtle file naming differences of exercise files. Normally, per exercise, there will be two exercise files, two AutoCAD dwg files, and they'll be named slightly differently. And what you need to know is which file to use to follow along with the exercise. So what I've got open at the moment is the exercise files for Chapter 14 of this particular course.
So you'll notice that I've got the 14_01_Floor Plans on the tab there at the top of the screen. And I've got the 14_01_Floor Plans_COMPLETE open on the tab at the top of the screen. Now, you'll notice when I hover over those the tabs allow you to see the model tab and the layout tabs. Which is great! It's a nice little preview tool. And I can hover over either one like that and I can hover and it'll show me the model tab, the layout tabs, and so on. Now that's great and it's a lovely feature of AutoCAD LT, but let's think about the naming here.
If I'm going to do exercise 14_01 in Chapter 14, I need to open up this file here, 14_01_Floor Plans.dwg. That's the clean exercise file that you will follow to follow the 14_01_Floor Plans_COMPLETE drawing. That drawing will be saved at the end of the exercise and it's the exercise drawing file that I use that will then be saved with the completed exercise in it.
So you need to use the file name that doesn't have the word COMPLETE in it for each exercise. It's important that you do that otherwise everything will be complete and you won't be able to go through and learn from the exercise for this particular course. So that's how the file naming philosophy works for your Up and Running with AutoCAD LT course. Just stick to that and you'll be absolutely fine using the exercise files for this course.
- 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
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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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