Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Accessing the palettes, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- The palettes are typically found around…the perimeter of the screen.…This allows for the most work space…in the center of the screen.…They're controlled, here,…under the menu item Tools,…under Palettes, we can see a check mark…next to all the active tool palettes,…and I can add new ones just by clicking on them.…The default palettes are the most common,…however, if you use certain functions often,…like Reference Manager,…you can activate and dock whatever palettes…fit in your work flow.…Each is movable, by grabbing the handle area,…typically found at the top of the palette.…
As I reach the edge of my screen,…I see a blue highlighted bar.…This lets me know that the Properties Inspector,…is going to be docked to the right side of my screen.…Docking is handy, as it keeps the palettes…in the same location every time.…But it also means that they will react…to the other palettes around them.…In this case, if I take the Layers palette,…and dock it up here above the Properties Inspector,…Properties Inspector will actually become smaller…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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