- As organized as absolute coordinate entry is,…it's not always as convenient to work with…in practical situations.…Aside from the origin point, I find personally,…most of the time, I'm moving or referencing…the existing geometry which is not always…in a normal coordinate point.…To this end we can use relative coordinate entry,…which you will most likely be using quite a lot.…Relative coordinate entry refers to using another point…as a temporary origin point for reference.…In absolute coordinate entry, we calculate…X and Y coordinates from 0,0.…
With relative, another point is temporarily 0,0,…and we calculate the X and Y distance…from that temporary point.…So, to get from micropoints 1,1 to 3,2,…I'm gonna calculate the distance…using 1,1 as a temporary origin point.…I move over two units and up one.…To enter this into AutoCAD, I would type the @ symbol 2,1.…The @ symbol is what lets AutoCAD know…that I'm using relative coordinate entry.…
Let's try this out.…I'm gonna enable the line command and pan up here,…and type my first point as…
- 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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