Palettes make up most of the interface elements of AutoCAD for Mac. They serve for external reference management, the Properties Palette, and more. Get comfortable working with them.
- [Instructor] We're going to start with AutoCAD for Mac…2016, as it shares an almost identical interface…with every version since the initial release.…Like most Mac apps of the time,…the interface uses palettes for the…different elements of the display.…These palettes can be drug around the screen…by clicking in the top title area of the palette like so,…and can arrange them however you like.…And as you get to the edge of the screen,…you'll see a blue highlighted section, like so.…If I release the palette, it will dock…to the edge of that screen.…
This is a signal that the palette is…going to be locked into the screen edge.…Now, I can drag over the layers palette…and we can see the properties inspector…expanded to fill the space.…If I go to move the layer palette back,…we can see the highlight is at the top of the screen.…And if I release, it'll dock to that section of the screen.…By having the palettes docked to the edges of the screen,…they will react to each other like when I expand…the layer list here, the properties inspector contracts.…
- Getting comfortable in the AutoCAD for Mac interface
- Managing files in the Finder
- Saving files
- Setting up 2D layers
- Working with 2D layouts and paper space
- Using external references
- Using the Sheet Set Manager (aka the Project Manager)
- Printing in AutoCAD for Mac
- 3D modeling
- Customizing AutoCAD for Mac
- Understanding renamed and missing features
Skill Level Beginner
1. New Environment
2. Managing Files
3. 2D Workflow
4. Working with Projects
3D modeling1m 30s
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