Defining a unit of measure


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Defining a unit of measure

Up to this point, we've been referring to our distances as units. Now, are these units inches, millimeters, or feet? Let's take a second and discuss how we assign a real-world unit of measurement to our drawings. As you can see, I've just launched my AutoCAD 2011 and I'm currently sitting in the unsaved Drawing1 file. I'd like to start out by creating a line segment. So I'm going to launch the Line command. I'll pick a point on screen and I'll pull over to the right here a little bit. the angle isn't important right now. I'm just going to type a distance of 1 and I'll hit Enter.

And then I'll hit Esc to cancel out of the Line command. Let's zoom in a little bit. I'll center this line on screen. Now, this line segment is 1 unit long. My question is what does this unit represent? Is this line one mile, is it one millimeter, or is this line one foot? Well, this line represents whatever unit of measurement I want it to represent. All I have t...

Defining a unit of measure
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Defining a unit of measure provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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