Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Measuring tools, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- For all of the information that we give AutoCAD…to create our geometry,…there are many times where we need…to get information back out.…To that end, AutoCAD has a number…of measuring tools that allow us…to define distance, angles, and the areas of our geometry.…First, I'm going to go to Format, Units,…and set my units to Architectural,…and my Angle to two decimal places, and say OK.…We'll start off with a simple distance tool,…found under Tools, Inquiry, and Distance.…
I need to know the overall length of my pool,…and I'll use the quadrant points here, and here,…and now I know that my pool…is just over 34 foot long.…I'll hit Escape to get out of the command,…and now I need to figure out the angle…that the steps here are rotated at.…I need two lines to be able to tell an angle,…so I'm going to draw a line…from the midpoint of the steps here, to the center point.…And press Return.…For my second line, I need something vertical,…or horizontal, so I'll use one…of the lines of the diving board, found over here.…
I'll go to Tools, Inquiry,…
- 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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