Join Jeff Bartels for an in-depth discussion in this video Object snaps, part of AutoCAD 2008 Essential Training.
One thing is certain. We will never create a drawing by simply free-picking points on screen.…If we want to draft accurately, we will need to know how to use AutoCAD's coordinate system to lock on to our geometry.…I am going to open a drawing and I am going to our Open icon and we are going to come down to our Exercise Files folder,…we will go into Chapter 5 and I am going to open up the number 2 drawing, Using OSNAPS.…So I will highlight that guy and click Open to bring him up on screen.…When I look at this drawing, I can see a finished version on the right and an almost finished version on the left.…Our job throughout this session is to go through and finish each of the drawings.…
Let's look at this guy first. If I want to finish this star shape, I am going to launch my Line command…and it would be really nice if I knew what the coordinate of the end of that line was.…Now I could look down in the lower left hand corner of my screen. I could check out the status bar, but I would only be guessing…
- Opening, viewing, saving, and sharing drawings
- Customizing the workspace
- Mastering drawing fundamentals and specialized commands
- Defining units of measure and controlling accuracy
- Making primary modifications and major changes to a drawing
- Organizing layers and reusable content
- Annotating and dimensioning
- Plotting with layouts
- Sizing linetypes, modelspace text, and dimensions for a plot
Skill Level Beginner
1. The AutoCAD Interface
2. Opening, Viewing, and Saving Drawings
3. Drawing Fundamentals
4. Controlling Drawing Units
5. Controlling Accuracy
6. Specialized Draw Commands
7. Primary Modifications
8. Selecting Entities
9. Making Major Changes
10. Organizing Drawings
11. General Annotation
13. Helpful AutoCAD Tools
14. Reusable Content
16. Sharing Data
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