Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Object snaps, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- As we work with drawing lines and moving objects,…we're constantly asked for reference points…for which we can use the geometry…of objects already created.…These points can be referenced…using what are called Object Snaps,…which allow you to literally snap…to the appropriate geometry of the objects.…These can be typed in any time…that AutoCAD asks for a point.…So, we can type in end for endpoint,…mid for midpoint and so on.…First, let's draw a circle.…One here.…
One here.…And another one over here.…Now I want to draw a triangle…with the vertices at the center of each of the circles.…I'll start the line command…and type in CEN for center…and press return.…Note the terminology in the command line.…It's looking for the center of an object…which means it wants me to pick the object…that I want to locate the center of,…not the center itself.…Basically, I want my cursor…not over the center point itself…but the circle I want the center point of.…
In this case, I'll hover over this circle…and you can see that the center point is highlighted.…
- 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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