Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Circles and arcs, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- Not every object we want to draw…is made entirely of straight lines,…and not everything that is made of straight lines…needs to be drawn one segment at a time.…AutoCAD has many other tools to get your geometry…drawn quickly and accurately.…Let's start with a basic circle.…I'll go to the Drafting Tool Palette…and find the circle button.…The default is Center Radius.…I'll click.…Click to specify my center point…and now I can click a second point on the radius…or type in a value,…like 3.5…and press Return.…
There are a lot of options for creating a circle, however,…based on the information that you have.…What if you have the diameter of your circle…and it's gonna be something…not easily split in half for a radius?…What if you don't know the center point?…I have two options here.…I can go back to the circle button,…and if I notice,…there's a small arrow at the bottom right corner…of the button.…This means there are additional tools…hidden below the button in a flyout.…If I click and hold,…we can see six different ways of drawing a circle…
- 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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