Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring a new drawing, part of Up and Running with AutoCAD for Mac.
…Obviously if you were just starting now, while you need…to create some new drawings before you can open them.…I think you'll find most drafters tend to copy and duplicate files…and modify them to their needs rather than start completely from scratch.…However, you need to start from somewhere and if…you set up your drawing with the appropriate information, you…can save a file as a template to start from…in the future with everything just how you want it.…To start a new file,…type New in the command prompt or go to File > New.…Here we can choose which template we want to start with and the one…you should use is really dependent on what you want to accomplish in the drawing.…
If you want a basic blank canvas you can use ACAD.dwt.…If you want to see some templates of sheet sets or drawings with…some sheet layouts and layers already set, you can choose one of these others.…Starting with a template…does not affect the template itself.…The new file is simply a copy of the template, ensuring as long as…you use the new command and choose…
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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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