Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Text styles, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- Since we can't be there to verbally explain…how to build the things we draw,…we must communicate in text on our drawings.…AutoCAD for Mac allows us to create styles…that we can save,…which have specific properties…like font, angle, height, width,…and style like bold or italic.…I'll go to the Format menu…and select Textile.…Annotative textiles are special…in that they change size…when inserted into model space,…and then viewed through view ports of different scales.…
Since we're focusing on placing our annotations…in paper space,…we'll focus on standard textiles for now.…To create a new style,…I'll go down and click on the + menu.…And I'll call this one Notes.…I'll set the font.…In this case, I wanna use Roman S.…I can scroll down through the list,…or I can filter the list by typing in the first few letters.…I'm not gonna give the textile a specific height.…I usually recommend this,…as you are somewhat locked into the height…if we specify it here.…
And if we use this textile later on,…let's say in a dimension style,…
- 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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