Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Views in 3D, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- Unlike zooming and panning in two dimensions,…as we have so far,…to start drawing in 3D, we need to get comfortable…navigating in three dimensions.…We have a few tools to make this a little bit easier.…The most prominent is the view cube, seen here,…in the top-right corner.…As we hover over it, we can see the different parts…of the cube we can select as a reference point.…In this case, I'm gonna select the front-view…and we can see our view rotates…and we're looking at a dead-on straight front view.…I can click the top corner here…and now I have a more axonometric view.…
I can chose any edge, corner,…or face to rotate my view.…I also have the option of clicking and dragging…the view cube itself.…This is called orbiting.…It can also be done in a more direct method…under View, Orbit, Free Orbit.…This allows me to orbit around my view…until I get the view that I'm looking for.…Make sure you keep an eye on both the view cube itself…and this UCS icon, or User Coordinate System,…to make sure that you can retain your bearings.…
- 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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