The best way to learn is by doing. Create a small 3-view drawing to put some of the actual drafting tools into perspective in a real project, complete with layers.
- [Narrator] I want to take you through the process…of actually drawing a part,…so you can see the similarities and differences…in the drafting process.…Pointing out little differences here and there is fine,…but I think this is going to be an extremely helpful exercise,…so you can see some of these differences in practice,…and how they might affect your own workflow.…As we progress through the rest of the course,…we'll use this drawing to create layouts,…add dimensions, and eventually plot.…So, I'm going to insert a picture of a small bracket…into my drawing.…Then, we can draw it together,…with the measurements we see on the screen.…
You do not have to insert the image yourself, however.…If you prefer, you can print the image,…you can use a phone, a tablet,…or show it on a second display,…if it's easier for you.…I'm going to go up to the insert,…and raster image reference tool.…Select my image.…Click open.…I want this image to be slightly off to the left.…So, I'm going to set the X, and make it of 200,…and the Y at 75.…
- Getting comfortable in the AutoCAD for Mac interface
- Managing files in the Finder
- Saving files
- Setting up 2D layers
- Working with 2D layouts and paper space
- Using external references
- Using the Sheet Set Manager (aka the Project Manager)
- Printing in AutoCAD for Mac
- 3D modeling
- Customizing AutoCAD for Mac
- Understanding renamed and missing features
Skill Level Beginner
1. New Environment
2. Managing Files
3. 2D Workflow
4. Working with Projects
3D modeling1m 30s
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