Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video User preferences, part of Up and Running with AutoCAD for Mac.
…Application preferences is similar to Options on the Windows version on AutoCAD.…This dialogue allows you to control user specific preferences, like the look…and feel, as well as where the application looks for information to run.…I won't bore you with going over every option, but there are a few to highlight.…If you have natural scrolling turned on your Mac, you can reverse…the scrolling direction for AutoCAD for Mac, to make it more comfortable.…If you do not have a wheel on your…mouse, you can use the space bar to pan around your drawing.…Make sure you set your default file save format, to something your…colleagues can open as well, if you need to share your drawings.…
I typically do not use the Shift key to add to my selection.…Nor do I like to click and drag to start my selection.…But this is personal preference.…Here in the States, I use inches, but you can set this however you like.…You'll find…most drafters prefer a darker background, as it is easier on the eyes.…Also, a tip from a former pencil drafter, color 134 is very close to the color…
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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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