Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Advanced modify tools, part of Up and Running with AutoCAD for Mac.
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…AutoCAD for Mac has many tools for modifying objects, and…some are less obvious than simply moving, copying, or rotating them.…Let's start with the Offset command which we will find here.…Offset is a little different in that you can specify the distance first.…In this case, I'll specify three units.…Now we can select the object we want to offset,…but we can only select one object offset at a time.…After selecting the line…here we're asked for a point on the side to offset.…If we move the cursor before clicking we…get a preview of the line we'll be creating.…
Offset the distance we specified on one side or the other.…I'll click on this side and my line…has been copied three units parallel to the original.…Let's repeat the process on the circle here.…Now I have a rectangle here made up of four line segments.…When I choose offset, and enter a value of two and choose the top line here.…Click my offset side here, we find the other lines are unaffected.…However, I can use the Join command found here.…Select the four lines and now create a closed poly line.…
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- Accessing the palettes
- Adjusting user preferences
- Working with different file types
- Editing polylines
- Modifying objects
- Controlling layers
- Creating blocks
- Building layouts
- Adding annotations
- Working with 3D geometry
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
3. Basic Geometry
5. Advanced Objects
Creating layouts3m 35s
9. 3D Basics
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