- Occasionally, 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 then choose the file type … that we want to underlay, in this case, PDF. … PDFs can be inserted by clicking here … and then locating our file and clicking open. … Like external references, we can specify … the attachment path, insertion point, rotation and scale. … If you have a PDF with multiple pages, … they'll be displayed here. … I'll click attach, then place and scale my PDF. … Once the file is inserted we have a few options … which we can find by selecting the PDF itself … and then following along in the underlay visor. … From here we can change the scale, change the fade, … which is great for tracing, show or hide the PDF, … or clip the PDF to only show part of the file. …
- Accessing the palettes
- File type basics
- Editing polylines
- Modifying tools
- Controlling layers
- Creating blocks
- Working with external references
- Creating styles
- Formatting text
Skill Level Beginner
AutoCAD for Mac: Using Dynamic Blockswith Shaun Bryant1h 45m Intermediate
1. The Interface
2. Working with Files
3. Basic Geometry
5. Advanced Objects
9. 3D Basics
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