Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Opening files, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] To open a file in AutoCAD for Mac…is fairly straight forward.…I'll go to File, select Open and then navigate…to the file that I want to open.…I can use any favorites that I've set…in Mac OS 10's Finder sidebar.…And I can also choose another view here,…like cover flow to make sure that the file…I'm going to open is the one I'm looking for.…If I want to open a more recent file,…I can navigate to File and Open Recent…and see the last 15 drawings that I've opened.…For Power users, a quick tip.…
At most firms, we'll find that drawing files…are stored in a project folder…with other project information,…like spec documents, other drawings, photos of the site…or other 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,…and navigate back as far back in the folder hierarchy…as you like.…It'll be opened in Finder and then you can open up…related files.…Finally, we can navigate to the Welcome screen,…
- 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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