- Occasionally after zooming in and out, in and out,…and panning around AutoCAD,…it needs to take a second and re-think…about what it's displaying on the screen.…This is where Redraw and regenerate,…or Regen, come in handy.…Redraw is a hold-over and was once…more useful than it is today,…mostly for a feature called Blipmode:…a command that is no longer active.…Regen, however, is still quite useful.…Regen recalculates all the geometry…for all the entities on the screen,…while also re-indexing the drawing database…for optimum display.…
In laymen's terms, AutoCAD takes a breath…and looks at everything on the screen…to make sure it's displayed how it should be.…For example, I'm gonna draw a tiny circle…right here in the middle of the drawing.…I'll zoom into my circle and we can see…it looks very segmented.…I'll type in regen and press return.…And now my circle looks more, well, circular.…Be careful though. There are times…when AutoCAD will regenerate on its own…when switching spaces or after a heavy duty command.…
But, regenerating a very large drawing…
- 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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