Automating calculations using the Quick Calculator feature


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Automating calculations using the Quick Calculator feature

Another helpful tool that AutoCAD gives us is the Quick Calculator. What makes the Quick Calculator nice is that it can be used in the middle of an active command. Let me show you what I mean. On my screen, I have some sketched geometry. Let's say, I'd like to draw a circle whose Radius is .75 units smaller than this existing one. To do that, I'll launch the Circle command, and I'd like to start my circle at the center of this one. Now what's my radius going to be? Typically, this is where we reach for the Handheld Calculator.

Fortunately, I don't have to do that. I'm going to press Ctrl+8 to bring up AutoCAD's built-in Quick Calculator. Now my calculator popped up in the expanded state, yours may not have. If that's the case, you can click this more or less button to expand the calculator. First of all, notice it says Active command CIRCLE. That means whatever value I come up with, it's going to be applied to the Circle command. I'm going to punc...

Automating calculations using the Quick Calculator feature
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Automating calculations using the Quick Calculator feature provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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