Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Underlaying PDFs, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- I mentioned that AutoCAD for Mac…allows us to insert a number of different file types…as underlays and one file type we can use is PDF.…PDF have a few special features…by virtue of their creation type…that we can use to our advantage.…To start, we'll go to the Insert menu…and select PDF Underlay.…I'll locate my file and click Open,…from here just like external references…I can set the insertion point, rotation, scale…and the path type.…
In the case of multi-page PDFs,…I can choose specifically which pages I want to insert…and click Attach.…I'll pick my point and scale my image up…just big enough to read.…Once the file is inserted, we have a few options…which we can find be selecting the PDF…to show the PDF Underlay visor.…Here, I can adjust the scale, the fade type…which again is handy for tracing,…as well as the visibility of the PDF.…Showing or hiding the PDF is great…since most PDFs can be rather large,…they tend to slow down the program…as it tries to constantly render…as we're panning and zooming around the 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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