Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Opening files, part of Learning AutoCAD for Mac.
…To open a file is fairly straightforward. I can go to File and select Open, press…Cmd and the letter O as shown here, or I can type open in the Command Prompt.…Here I can choose which file types I want…to display and navigate to the folder containing them.…I can also use any favorites I've set in Mac OS X's finder sidebar.…If I choose another view here, like cover flow, I can see previews of the DWG…files to make sure I'm opening the right file.…If I want to open a recent file I can navigate to the File…menu and move the cursor to Open Recent to show the last 15 files opened.…
A tip for power users, at most firms…drawing files are stored in a project folder…with other project information like spec documents, other…drawings, and photos of the site or components.…To quickly access the folder a…drawing is stored in, let's say to open another…drawing related to the project, you can right-click on…the drawing name here at the top of the…drawing window, which will show you the folder hierarchy.…And you can click as far back in the hierarchy as you like.…
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- Accessing the palettes
- Adjusting user preferences
- Working with different file types
- Editing polylines
- Modifying objects
- Controlling layers
- Creating blocks
- Building layouts
- Adding annotations
- Working with 3D geometry
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
3. Basic Geometry
5. Advanced Objects
Creating layouts3m 35s
9. 3D Basics
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