Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Divide, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- There are times when drafting…where we need to spread objects…evenly along a distance,…or place objects at specific distances…from each other along a line.…For this, we can use Divide and Measure.…Don't get confused; we're using the term measure here…in a different way than the inquiries we made…in the last video.…First, let's look at Divide.…Here I have a wall that I need to split…into three equal portions.…I'm gonna type Divide,…select my object,…and then enter Three, and press Return.…
Doesn't look like the command had any effect, does it?…It actually placed two points along the line…as references for us.…I'll go to Format,…Point Style,…and change the Point Style to something that I can see,…and click Okay.…Now we can see that the tool…divided the wall into three equal segments.…Measure works in a similar vein,…but instead of evenly dividing the space,…we enter a value for AutoCAD to mark off for us.…Let's say that we need an outlet…every 54 inches along this wall.…
I'll type measure,…select my wall,…and then enter my length of the segment.…
- 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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