- Most drafters tend to reuse their drawings…over and over and over again.…But every so often we need to use a new drawing.…We can choose File and New, use the Mac OS X shortcut…Command + M.…This brings up the Select Template dialogue box.…Its default is to the template location…that's set in your application preferences.…Think of templates like a piece of paper.…A blank piece of printer paper is like a blank template.…You can also have paper with grid lines…or lined paper for writing.…
These are like custom templates.…They already have preprinted lines on them,…so you don't have to start from scratch…every single time.…Templates can include your layers,…title blocks, other geometry,…or information that you use all the time.…AutoCAD for Mac also has a few…preconfigured templates for you to use.…These include Imperial and Metric versions…of architectural and manufacturing drawing sets.…They come complete with premade title blocks…and layers already defined.…
Remember that a new drawing using any template…does not alter the template file itself.…
- 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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