Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Ortho and Polar Tracking, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
On the status bar, I have two tools that can…help me draw vertical and horizontal lines…without typing in common angles,…like zero and 90 degrees.…Here, we see the ortho function, which I can enable,…and then as I draw a line, you can see that I'm…locked into those 90 degree increments.…If I disable ortho, I can now go back to drawing…lines at any angle I wish.…A handy tip: I can enable sort of a temporary…ortho mode by holding down…shift key on my keyboard.…
As I hold it, I'm again locked into zero…and 90 degree increments.…If I release it, I'm back to drafting as normal.…There are, however, other times where I need…some more incremental angles,…aside from just zero and 90.…From here, I'll go down to the…polar tracking by right click.…We see I have a myriad of options.…Polar tracking is very similar to orthographic,…but it offers me the option of jumping to…incremental angles, smaller or larger…than 90 degrees, but not being restricted…to only those angles.…
So, I'm going to set mine at 30 degrees,…get back in my line command,…
- 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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