Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with underlays, part of Up and Running with AutoCAD for Mac.
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…Occassionally, we need to copy or trace…information that we cannot get in CAD form.…This might be topography maps, component…panel layouts, or even old hand-drafted plans.…Fortunately, AutoCAD for Mac allows us to insert a number…of file types as underlays, both for tracing and other purposes.…To start, we'll go to the insert menu, and select the file type we want to underlay.…PDFs can be inserted by clicking here, and…then locating our file.…Like external references, we can specify the…attachment path, insertion point, rotation and scale.…
With multiple page PDFs, we can also choose which page to insert.…Once the file is inserted, we have a few options, which we…can find by selecting the PDF to show the PDF underlay visor.…Here, we can change the scale,…fade the PDF, which is great for tracing, show or hide the…PDF, or clip the PDF to show only part of the file.…Showing or hiding the PDF is great since most PDFs can be rather large and tend to…slow down the program, as it tries to render…as we constantly pan and zoom around the drawing.…
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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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