Opening an AutoCAD drawing


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Opening an AutoCAD drawing

When learning AutoCAD, the first fundamental skill you need is knowing how to open a file. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to open an AutoCAD drawing. To open a drawing, I'm going to move up to the Quick Access Toolbar and I'll click the Open icon. This brings up the Select File dialog box, where I can navigate through my hard drive to find my file. Now, the file I'm looking for is in the exercise files folder. So I'm going to double click to open that folder. And then I'm going to double click to open up Chapter_02, and you can see I have several drawings in this folder. Just for a second, take a look down here in the Files of type area.

Notice this says dwg. All AutoCAD drawings have a .dwg extension. dwg stands for drawing. I'm going to move up and select this drawing, the parkingLot. And notice AutoCAD gives me a nice preview of what this drawing looked like the last time it was saved. To open the drawing, I'll come down and click the Open button,...

Opening an AutoCAD drawing
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Opening an AutoCAD drawing provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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CAD
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