Understanding the anatomy of a command


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Understanding the anatomy of a command

At first glance, AutoCAD's tool set may seem a little intimidating. Fortunately, no matter which tool you select, they all work the same way. In this lesson, we're going to look at the anatomy of a command. For this example, I'm going to launch the Line Command. To do that I'll move up to the draw panel and I'll click the Line icon. Now, take a look at the command line. This is where AutoCAD speaks to us and tells us what it needs to complete the selected command. I'm going to left-click to pick a point onscreen, and then I'm going to pick a few more points here, and then we'll come down and look at the command line again.

Notice that in addition to AutoCAD's request for another point, we also have some suboptions here between the brackets. Suboptions are additional functions available inside an active command. There are three ways to access a suboption. You can pick your favorite. One way is by typing the capitalized letter of the option. For example, i...

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 2013 Essentials: 01 Interface and Drawing Management

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