Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Geometric Center Snap, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2016 New Features.
- The object snaps available in AutoCAD haven't changed much…in a number of years, so a new snap point…for referencing existing geometry is always welcome.…This addition is the geometric center,…meaning I can use the center…of any individual closed object.…The command calculates the extremities of the shape…and determines the geometric center of the entire object.…I'm going to go to my Object Snaps and make sure…that Geometric Center is checked…for my running object snaps.…The object must be a closed polyline, so I'm going to go…up to the Polyline tool and draw out a shape.…
I'll press C for close.…And now I'm going to use the Move tool,…select the object and press Return.…Now, as I hover over the different points,…I get all of the normal points I'm used to…and points and midpoints, but I also have a new star…right in the middle of the shape.…If I put my cursor over it, this is the geometric center.…I'll click, and now I can move the object.…When I have running object snaps,…I can also override the running selection…
- XREF server path mapping and ByLayer display
- Converting text to mtext
- Moving geometry from model space to paper space with Change Space
- Dimensioning with the DIM tool
- Pasting geometry with Paste As Block
- Working with section plane tools
- Creating smaller PDF files with AutoCAD for Mac 2016
- Rendering online
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Express Tools
3. Dimension Improvements
4. Useful Tools
5. Application Improvements
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