Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating layouts, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- A drawing package may include several sheets,…so we are often required…to create several layouts for our drawings.…By default, the AutoCAD templates have two layouts…already created.…Name layout one and layout two.…We can access the available layouts…in the menu here in the status bar,…and clicking on the layout tab…that we wanna navigate to.…Here in layout one, we can see a single view port…has already been created for us.…For the purposes of this lesson,…we're gonna delete this view port…and create a new one later on.…
To start, I'm gonna create a rectangle…to represent the paper I want to eventually print on.…I'll create it with a rectangle,…making sure that I'm on the right layer,…and my first corner point at 0,0.…The piece of paper I'm gonna be printing on is 8.5 x 11…on a landscape mode.…So I'm gonna make my width 11 and my height 8.5.…As most printers cannot print…all the way to the edge of a piece of paper,…I'm gonna offset the rectangle…a quarter of a unit to the inside…to act as a margin.…
From here I would go about creating my title block…
- 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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