- Now that we are familiar with creating…and editing our geometry, we need to make sure…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 lineweights,…line types, color, transparency and plot weight…to our objects.…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 could also group hardware objects,…like nuts and screws, as well as setting hidden…and center lines to print thinner than other objects.…Editing can also be made much easier…by isolating certain layers you wanna focus on…and by locking layers so that they cannot 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 on them and shapes, and could overlay them…on top of each other, each one containing…
- 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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