Defining units of measure


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Defining units of measure

Up to this point we have been referring to our distances as units. Now are these units inches, millimeters or feet? Let's take a second and discuss how we can assign a real world unit of measurement to our drawing. I am going to start by creating a line segment. Let me come up and click my Line icon and then I am going to come out into my Model space area and I am going to pick one point on my screen and I am just going to pull at some arbitrary angle and I am going to type in a distance of 1 and hit Enter. Now that I am done with the command I am going to hit my Escape key to cancel out. I just created a line segment that's 1 unit long.

Now what does that unit represent. Well that unit represents whatever unit of measurement I want it to represent. You see when we create a drawing in AutoCAD what would be the most convenient unit of measurement for me to use to create my drawing and then that's what we set our drawing to. Let me give you an example. I am going to open a drawing. I am go...

Defining units of measure
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Defining units of measure provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2008 Essential Training

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