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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...

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,...

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...

Copying an Object Multiple Times

Now let’s explore the tools that let you quickly duplicate objects. In the next exercise, you will begin to draw parts to a small kitchen. The first exercise introduces the Array command, which enables you to draw the gas burners of a range top. Making Circular...

Editing for Productivity

There are at least five commands devoted to duplicating objects, ten if you include the Grips options. Why so many? If you’re an experienced drafter, you know that technical drawing is often tedious. So AutoCAD offers a varictv of ways to reuse existing...