Automating calculations using QuickCalc


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Automating calculations using QuickCalc

One way to avoid errors is to always use a calculator to solve equations. Fortunately, AutoCAD has a fully functional built-in calculator that may just replace the one you have on your desk. In this lesson we are going to explore the Quick Calculator tool. On my screen I have a polygon, let's see if we can re-create this shape. To do that I'll move up to the Draw panel and launch the Polygon command. I will then enter 6 for the number of sides. I'll click over here on the right side of the screen for my center point.

Since this is dimensioned from face to face, this must be a circumscribed polygon. Now what's the radius of this circle? Well, the diameter is 8.78, so the radius must be half of that. Instead of trying to calculate that value in my head, when AutoCAD asks me for the radius of the circle, I'm going to press Ctrl+8. This brings up the Quick Calculator tool. This calculator works a lot like your Windows calculator, except it will apply the value ...

Automating calculations using QuickCalc
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Automating calculations using QuickCalc provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 03 Editing and Organizing Drawings

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