Locking angles using the Ortho and Polar modes


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Locking angles using the Ortho and Polar modes

The first step towards creating accurate geometry is knowing that you can enter linear measurements as you draw. The next step is knowing how to control the direction of your line work. In this, lesson we'll explore the Ortho and Polar mode settings. I'm going to start by launching the Line command and I'll pick a point onscreen, and let's say I'd like to create a perfect square that measures 3 x 3. Well, I could pull to the right, type 3, and hit Enter. And then I could pull down and type 3 and hit Enter. But you know what? I guarantee that the angles at which I'm pulling these lines are not accurate.

This guy is not horizontal and this one is definitely not vertical. Tell you what, let's remove some of this line work. To do that, I'll come back and click Undo and Undo to back up where I started. Now, I'm going to come down and turn on my Ortho mode. To do that, I'll come down to the status bar and click the Ortho mode icon. Note that we can also toggle t...

Locking angles using the Ortho and Polar modes
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Locking angles using the Ortho and Polar modes provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 02 Drawing Fundamentals

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