- Now that we have all that theory under our belt,…we can actually start drawing some stuff.…As we begin to draw, take note…of the state of my status bar,…and make sure that yours matches mine.…I have everything turned off except for…Grid Display and Dynamic Input.…To turn a feature off, all I have to do is click.…To start, I'm gonna go up to the tool palette,…make sure that I'm on the Drafting tool set,…and choose the Line tool.…As previously discussed, the dynamic input…is a quasi-mirror of the command prompt.…
And we can see that AutoCAD is asking me…where I wanna start my line.…I'm just gonna click here, drag out,…and click again, and there's my line.…AutoCAD stays in the Line command and asks…for another point, and will continue to do so…until I either hit Return, Escape, space on my keyboard,…or type C for Close, which is available…after my second line segment is drawn.…Let's say I wanna draw something…a little more precise, as opposed…to just clicking randomly in space.…
Since the Line command was the last one I used,…
- 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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