Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Components of the interface, part of Learning AutoCAD for Mac.
…Moving around the screen we find AutoCAD for…Mac is laid out using three main component types.…The Menu bar, Palettes, and the drawing window.…The Menu bar is ubiquitous, as it is in any application running Mac OS10.…The apple is ever present, and never changing.…Next we find the Application Menu, also…fairly unchanging except for the application name itself.…Here, we find information about AutoCAD for Mac, as well as our Preferences…menu, and the menu item to quit the application.…Moving left to right, you find fairly standard menu items.…
File, Edit, View, Insert, Format, Tools, Draw, Dimension, Modify,…Parametric, Window, Connect, and Help. These are straightforward enough.…And to navigate them, you must ask yourself simply.…What are you trying to accomplish.…Are you looking for a tool…to create an arc? Let's look under Draw.…Looking to dimension that arc. Look under Dimension, of course.…Next, spread around the perimeter of the screen we see palettes.…These are floating and dockable tool sets that hold buttons, lists, and drop downs.…
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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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