Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding paper space and model space, part of Learning AutoCAD for Mac.
…AutoCAD allows us to draw our geometry in real scale or one to one.…This means we can draw a house in real dimensions, but…eventually we still need to print black lines on white paper.…To scale our final prints, AutoCAD uses layouts…and concepts known as paper space and model space.…These are somewhat abstract concepts, so don't feel bad if it takes…a little practice and a little use to become comfortable with them.…Obviously we cannot print a house plan in one to one…scale on a piece of paper, so it must be scaled down.…
Rather than scaling down our geometry and losing the…convenience of drawing in real space, we will use layouts.…Model Space is where we'll create our object geometry drawn in real dimensions.…Each layout represents a piece of paper and is also drawn to real scale.…So I'll use a 36 by 24 rectangle…to represent a 36 inch by 24 inch piece of paper.…Now, to show the geometry I created in Model Space, I'll…cut a hole in this piece of paper, called a View Port.…Think of a View Port as a hole with a piece of glass in the paper.…
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- Accessing the palettes
- Adjusting user preferences
- Working with different file types
- Editing polylines
- Modifying objects
- Controlling layers
- Creating blocks
- Building layouts
- Adding annotations
- Working with 3D geometry
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
3. Basic Geometry
5. Advanced Objects
Creating layouts3m 35s
9. 3D Basics
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