Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of AutoCAD: Using the Command Line.
- Just so you know, when you're using the Exercise Files in this using the Command Line in AutoCAD course, I will always mention the Exercise File name to you, and you can see that in the title bar at the top of the screen. So this particular Exercise File is "0_Introduction.dwg". You will find all of your Exercise Files in the Course Download area for this course on the lynda.com website. And what you do, is you download those files to a known location on your PC, and make sure that you can use them and find them when working through the vidoes and following along with the exercises in the videos themselves.
As I've mentioned previously, be aware that we are using AutoCAD 2016 for this course, which means we will be using the 2013 DWG file format. So that means that any versions of AutoCAD previous to AutoCAD 2013 won't be able to open those DWG files. There is a file converter available in the DWG TrueView product on the Autodesk website. Just go into Google, and type "DWG TrueView", and you will be able to find the download for that on the Autodesk website, and there's a file converter in there so that you can open the files in more previous versions of AutoCAD if you need to.
You shouldn't need to do that with the Exercise Files, because AutoCAD 2013 is quite an older, older version of AutoCAD. You should be on a more recent version than 2013 anyway, really, in the scheme of things. But if you're not, find DWG TrueView, and you can convert the files back to an older version. So as I said, when you're using the Exercise Files, you'll find them on the lynda.com website for this particular course, and if you do need to convert, use DWG TrueView. So now we've gone through all the introduction, let's get you guys using the Command Line in AutoCAD proficiently, productively, and effectively.
- Entering input with the keyboard and mouse
- Positioning the command line
- Hiding the command line
- Customizing command-line settings
- Typing commands
- Using dynamic input
- Navigating an AutoCAD drawing with the command line
- Using the function keys
- Entering coordinates