Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Drawing units, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- I've mentioned that the space in AutoCAD…is nearly infinite, but it still needs to be measured…and we can control the measurement system that we use…as well as the format for entering in…measurements and information.…Don't be confused, though.…This has nothing to do with metric…or imperial millimeters or inches.…AutoCAD considers all measurements…in decimal form as a unit.…You decide what unit you want to use as you draw.…If you draw a 10-unit line, it will be 10 inches,…if that is what you intend, as long as…everything else in your drawing…is drawn at the same unit of inches.…
Drawing units simply means what format…do I want AutoCAD to recognize as I enter in my values.…I'll go to Format and Units…and here we can see I have separate units…for Length and Angles.…Decimal means that AutoCAD will not understand…feet or inch marks, so I can change that…to Architectural if I like.…I can also use Engineering, Fractional…or Scientific, whatever I'm most comfortable with.…For the Angle, I have similar options…in Deg/Min/Sec, Grads, Radians or Surveyor's Units.…
- 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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