Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Points, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- Points are an interesting geometric…object to have in AutoCAD.…They're often overlooked, but can be…extremely helpful in specifying reference points…or even using them to mark things.…If I type point and click out here in space,…we'll see I get just that, a singular dot…to represent my point, however, we have…a measure of control over how these points are displayed.…Under Format, Point Style, I can…choose a different symbol to represent my point.…
Remember, points are just that.…They have no length, width, or size.…So this is just a visual representation…of the point for my own purposes.…I can also change the point size on my screen.…I'll leave this set at five percent and say okay.…Now the symbol is more visible.…If we zoom in, the symbol actually becomes bigger.…But if I do a region, the symbol…is set back to five percent of my visual screen.…
Points are fairly simplistic elements…with no length or width and are…only used to define a point in space.…But this can be a handy piece of…information to mark for future reference.…
- 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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