Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Polar-coordinate entry, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- The third entry system we can use in AutoCAD…is called Polor Coordinate Entry.…Like Relative Entry, it is one we'ill use most frequently.…Polor coordinance are entered in a…magnitude direction format.…This means we enter values as the length…of the line we wish to draw,…or the distance we wish to move our object,…and then the angle we want that distance to travel along.…Again, we go back to grade school geometry…and recall our 360 degree circle.…Angles in AutoCAD are calculated in this 360 degree circle.…
Angle zero is always exactly right…from what's considered an origin point…just like the Cartesian plane.…As we work our way around,…straight up is 90 degrees.…We continue to move around in a…counter-clockwise direction…to we get to 180 degrees.…Straight down is 270,…and back around to our starting point,…which is zero and shares that line with 360 degrees.…
This means that an angle of 45…will be located somewhere around this area.…135 would be around here and so forth.…The values are typed in as an…@ magnitude or distance,…
- 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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