Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Dimension styles, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- The whole point of drafting is to show someone…how to build the object and build it…repeatedly and consistently.…To do this, the backbone of drafting is dimensioning.…There are many rules for drafting dimensions,…and while I won't get into proper…dimensioning technique here, I will explain…how to use the tools that AutoCAD for Mac provides…so we can detail all the pieces of our drawings.…To start, let's go to the Annotation tool set…found here and take a look at all the tools…that AutoCAD provides us.…AutoCAD for Mac uses what are called dimension styles…to preset all the variables available to a dimension,…like text size, arrowheads, offsets and so on.…
To create our own style, we'll go to the Dimension menu…and scroll down to Dimension Style.…Here in the Dimension Style Manager we can create our style.…Annotative styles allow you to change…dimension scaling for use in model space,…but since we are gonna concentrate on putting…our annotations in paper space,…we'll use a Standard style.…We're gonna create our own style…
- 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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