Join Jeff Bartels for an in-depth discussion in this video Sizing modelspace text, part of AutoCAD 2008 Essential Training.
Let me start by saying we should never place text in a drawing until we know our intended plot scale.…If we don't know the scale at which our drawing will be plotted, we have no way of knowing…if the text we create will even be readable when our drawing is printed on paper.…In this session, we are going to learn how we can predictably size the text we place in Model space.…Now, I'm going to open a drawing.…I'm going to come up and click my Open icon, and we are going to look inside the Chapter 15 folder,…located inside the Exercise Files directory, and we are going to come down…and open up drawing number 8, Properly Sizing Model Space Text.…
So I will highlight that drawing and click Open.…Now, on my screen, I have got an architectural example.…This happens to be a drawing of a basketball court.…If I zoom in at the center court area, we can also see that I have a basketball.…I'm going to do a Zoom Extents, so I'm going to double-click my wheel to back up so we can view the whole drawing.…And I'm going to jump out onto my 8.5x11 layout.…
- 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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