Understanding the anatomy of a command


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Understanding the anatomy of a command

As you can see, I've just launched AutoCAD 2011, and I'm sitting in the default Drawing1 file. I'd like to take this opportunity to talk about the AutoCAD commands themselves. We're going to look at the workflow behind each command, because you know what, they all work the same way. In this lesson, we're going to explore the anatomy of a command. I'm going to start by moving up to the Draw Panel. I'll click to launch the Line command. Now, take a look at this area at the bottom of the screen. This is called the command Line. This is where AutoCAD speaks to us and tells us what it needs to complete the command.

Right now it wants me to specify first point. So I'm going to left-click a point on my screen to start my line and then I'll click a few more points. There we go. Take a look at the command Line now. I can specify another point or I've got some text here in between these brackets. The choices between the brackets are sub-options. And a sub-option...

Understanding the anatomy of a command
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Understanding the anatomy of a command provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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