Creating new geometry based on existing objects


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Creating new geometry based on existing objects

The next tool we are going to look at could be referred to as a productivity enhancer, because it takes the busy work out of creating new entities. The tool I am speaking of is called Add Selected. And it lets us create new geometry based on existing objects in our drawing. On my screen I have got a detailed drawing that represents a typical wheel stop. This is something you might find in a parking lot. And I'm currently working on the end view portion of this drawing, so let's zoom in a little bit. The first thing I'd like to do is create a line segment from the endpoint here to the endpoint here.

But I'd like it to have the same properties as this geometry. So what I'll do is select this object, right- click, and choose Add Selected from the menu. This launches the Line command. I can then draw my line from the endpoint here to the end point here. When I'm finished, I'll hit Escape. Now take a look at my current layer. It's called detail-7 and it happens to ...

Creating new geometry based on existing objects
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Creating new geometry based on existing objects provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 New Features

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