Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Layer basics, part of Up and Running with AutoCAD for Mac.
…Now, that we are familiar with creating and editing your geometry, we need…to make sure that we get organized before we create anything terribly complicated.…To help us stay organized, AutoCAD for Mac uses a layering system.…Using layers we can assign line weights,…line types, color, transparency and plot weights.…We can set walls to print at a certain thickness,…and display the same color with doors and windows displaying…different colors so they are readily identifiable.…We can also group hardware objects like nuts and screws, as well…as setting hidden and center lines to print thinner then the rest.…
Editing can also be easier by isolating certain areas you want…to focus on, blocking others so that they cant be accidentally modified.…The easiest way to visualize layers is to think…of an old transparency projector usually found in schools.…The instructor would…have clear plastic sheets with text and shapes on them and could overlay them on…top of each other, each one containing more…information to create the final image or chart.…
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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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