Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Help menu, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- AutoCAD for Mac is a rather expansive program,…so it's important to know where to go to look for help.…Under the Help menu item, we can click right here…to go directly to the Autodesk website…and the AutoCAD for Mac help website.…I can type in a command, like circle, and press return.…From here I can find out about the geometry of circles,…the Circle Command itself,…or working with circles in general.…I can filter my list to only show applicable commands,…or related system variables.…
At the bottom of the Help page,…I can scroll down and find relevant concepts.…If I find a specific article…that may be helpful to a colleague,…I can scroll up to the top, and share it,…both directly with that colleague through an email,…or share the page through social media.…Back in the AutoCAD menu,…I also have a built-in Mac OS X menu search option.…In this case I'll again type in circle,…and as I hover over any of the results,…I'm shown exactly where that result is…in the menu hierarchy.…
This is especially helpful…as you're getting to know AutoCAD.…
- 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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