Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Stretch, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- The Stretch command is a slightly…more finicky tool only in that how…you select your objects to stretch them…is most important.…Once we are comfortable with how we select our objects,…Stretch can be a very useful tool.…Here, I have a table in two views,…the front and the bottom.…I need to lengthen my table,…so we're going to use the Stretch command, found here.…I'm going to show you this once,…and then explain why I'm selecting…the objects exactly where I am selecting them.…The Stretch action can only be used…with a crossing window or crossing polyline,…as we can see, here in the Command Line.…
So I'm going to click here, and here,…to create my Crossing window, and press Return.…I'm going to click my Base Point,…and then stretch my cursor this direction.…Note that the squares representing the table legs…and the vertical line representing…the edge of the table are being moved,…and not distorted.…The two horizontal lines here, and here,…are being stretched and distorted, however.…I'm going to hit Escape to get out of the command,…
- 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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