Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Dimensioning your drawing, part of Learning AutoCAD for Mac.
…The whole point of drafting is to show someone how to…build the object, and how to build it repeatedly and consistently.…To do this, the backbone of drafting is dimensioning.…There are many rules for drafting dimensions.…And while we won't get into proper dimensioning…technique here, I will explain how to use…the tools AutoCAD for Mac provides so we can detail all the pieces of our drawings.…To start, let's go to the annotation toolset here…so we can see all the tools available to 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 down to Dimension Styles, which brings up the dimension style manager.…Annotative styles will allow you to change dimension scaling…for use in model space.…But since we're going to concentrate on putting…our annotations in paper space, we'll use standard styles.…Let's create our own, which we'll call Lynda.…I'll go down here to the Plus button, set the name, and we…
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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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