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Planning and Laying Out a Drawing

For the next object, the bathtub, you will use some new commands to layout parts of the drawing. This will help you get a feel for the kind of planning you must do to use AutoCAD effectively. You’ll also get a chance to use some of the keyboard shortcuts built...

Exploring the Drawing Process

This section explores some of the more common AutoCAD commands and shows you how to use them to complete a simple drawing. As you draw, watch the prompts and notice how your responses affect them. Also note how you use existing drawing elements as reference points....

Setting the Polar Tracking Angle

You’ve seen how Polar Tracking lets you draw exact vertical and horizontal lines, You can also set Polar Tracking to draw lines to other angles, such as 30 or 45 degrees. To change the angle Polar Tracking uses, you use the Polar Tracking tab of the Drafting...

Learning the Tools of the Trade

That covered the most basic information you need to understand the workings of AutoCAD. Now you will put this knowledge to work In this architectural tutorial, which begins here and continues through, you will draw an apartment building composed of studios. The...