The menu bar is a nice constant when switching operating systems. All of the tools you are accustomed to are all but unchanged in the menu bar for easy access and a smoother switch.
- [Instructor] There are a few elements of AutoCAD…that have remained fairly consistent through the years.…One is the command line, and the other is the menu bar.…Now, on the PC, the menu bar is hidden by default,…but here on the Mac, it's front and center,…like all other Mac applications.…And, like other Mac apps, we'll start here,…next to the Apple logo,…in the active application menu dropdown.…Here, we find our preferences,…as well as tools like quitting or hiding AutoCAD.…As we move to the right, we find the File dropdown.…
This has all the actions we would want to do to our file,…like saving, creating a new file, importing, or plotting.…This brings me to a concept I think is…all too often overlooked by computer users.…The menu bar dropdowns are typically organized…so that the commands below each heading…relate to that heading.…If I want to draw something, I'd look under the Draw menu.…If I have something I want to change,…I'd look under the Modify menu item, and so forth.…It becomes mostly a matter of deciding…
- Getting comfortable in the AutoCAD for Mac interface
- Managing files in the Finder
- Saving files
- Setting up 2D layers
- Working with 2D layouts and paper space
- Using external references
- Using the Sheet Set Manager (aka the Project Manager)
- Printing in AutoCAD for Mac
- 3D modeling
- Customizing AutoCAD for Mac
- Understanding renamed and missing features
Skill Level Beginner
1. New Environment
2. Managing Files
3. 2D Workflow
4. Working with Projects
3D modeling1m 30s
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