Understanding mouse functions


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Understanding mouse functions

The days of drafting with the pencil are over. Now that we use AutoCAD, all of our drafting is done using our mouse. And you know what, it's much easier. In this lesson, we're going to learn how our mouse button functions inside of AutoCAD. As you can see, I have a drawing open on my screen. This is a mechanical example, and this is a drawing of a motorcycle gasket. Let's start our mouse discussion by talking about the left mouse button or a left click. In AutoCAD, a left click allows us to make a selection. For example, if I left click on this circle, I just selected that circle.

If I left click on this entity, that entity is also selected. This is considered a single pick type of selection. I'm going to press my Esc key to deselect these entities, and now let's take a look at a window selection. We would use a window to select multiple objects. If I left click out in space and I move my cursor to the right, I begin creating this blue rectangle. This is called a window...

Understanding mouse functions
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Understanding mouse functions 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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