Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Object-snap tracking, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
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- In my next exercise, I wanna draw a circle…that is aligned with the top of my triangle…and the right edge of my rectangle,…somewhere around this area.…To do this, I'll draw two construction lines,…one from the endpoint here all the way over…and one from the endpoint here…all the way down.…Now I can draw my circle at the intersection…of these two lines…and then erase my two lines.…This is fairly tedious and seems like a lot…of unnecessary steps for such a simple issue.…
This is where Object Snap Tracking comes in.…Object Snap Tracking allows me to hover over…up to two object snap points and track…or project orthographic lines from those points.…I'll erase my circle and make sure…that it's enabled here on the status bar.…I'll choose my Circle tool and now I'll hover over…the endpoint that I wanna align to.…Notice I get a small crosshairs…right at the intersection at the object snap…I wanna track from.…
I'll repeat the process here at the top of my triangle…and now I've got tracking points that project out…from those two, and I can find the intersection.…
- 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
AutoCAD 2015 Essential Trainingwith Scott Onstott8h 35m Beginner
Up and Running with AutoCAD for Macwith Jim LaPier1h 45m 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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