Category Archive for: Editing for Productivity

Taking Control of the AutoCAD Display

By now you should be familiar with the Pan and Zoom functions in AutoCAD. There are many other tools at your disposalthat can help you get around in your drawing. In this section, you’ll get a closer look at the different ways you can view your drawing Understanding Regeneration and Redraw AutoCAD uses two methods for refreshing your…

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Enhancing Your Drawing Skills

Now the you have created drawings of a typical apartment unit, and the apartment building’s lobby and stairs, you can assemble them to complete the first floor of the apartment building. In this chapter, you will take full advantage of AutoCAD’s features to enhance your drawing skills, as well as to reduce the time it takes for you to…

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Customizing MultHines

In Chapter 4 you learned how to make a line appear dashed or dotted using line types. In a similar way, you can control the appearance of multilines using the Multiline Style dialog box. This dialog box allows you to. • Set the number of lines that appear ir the multiline. • Control the color (If each…

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Creating a New Drawing Using Paris from Another Drawin,g

This section will explain how to use the Wblock command (which you learned about in Chapter 4), to create a separate stair drawing using the stair you’ve already drawn for the lobby. Although you haven’t turned the existing stair into a block, you can still use-Wblock to turn parts of a drawing into a file I, If you…

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The line Options

The here is more to the Xline command than you have seen in the exercisesot ti)’is chpter. Here is a list of the Xline options and their use. The wall facing the balcony is now complete. To finish off the unit, you need to show a handrail and the comers of the balcony wall. 1.…

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Different. Methods for Using the break Command

In the exercise for finishing the Unit plan, you used the real command or accu·r.ately place a gap In a line over the entry In Chapter 3, you broke a line at a Singlepoint to create multiple, contiguous line segments. In both casesyou used the Foption. You cap also break a line without the Foption with a little…

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Understanding the Osnap Tracking Vector

The Osnap Tracking vector only comes into play after you’ve placed an Osnap marker on a location, in this case, the corner of the bathroom. It won’t appear at any other time, If you have both Running Osnaps and Osnap Tracking turned on, you’ll get the tracking vector every time the cursor lands on an Osnap location, This…

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Importing Settings from External Reference Files

As explained In the Chapter L; srdebar, An Alterna~ive to Blocks, you can use the External Reference (Xref) A tach option tv use another file as a backgrou’ld or Xrei file. Xref files are similar to blocks except that they do not actually become part of the current draINing’s database; nor do the settings from the cross-referenced file…

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Developing Your Drawing

As mentioned briefly in Chapter 3. when using AutoCAD, you first create the most basic forms of your drawing; then you refine them. In this section you will create drawings the studio apartment unit and the lobby-that demonstrate this process in more detail. First, you will construct a typical studio apartment unit using the drawings you have created thausand…

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Fine-Tuning Your View

Notice that most of the burners do not appear on the display shown back in Figure 5.4. To move the view over so you can see all the burners, use the Pan command. Pan is similar to Zoom in that it changes your view of the drawing. However, Pan does not alter the magnification of the view the…

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