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The New layer Properties Manager Dialog Box

The Layer dialog box conforms to the Windows interface standard. juctice that the bar at the top of the Lacar , .arnc list box offers several buttons ror the various layer properties. lust as YIIU can adjust the Windows Explorcr.y ou can adjust the “width of...

Organiziing information with layars

Another tool for organization is the layer. Layers are like overlays on which you keep various types of information (see Figure 4.12). In a floor plan of a building, for example, you want to keep the walls, ceiling, plumbing fixtures, wiring, and furniture separate,...

An Alternative to Blocks

Another way to create symbols is by creating shapes. Shapesare special objects made up of lines, arcs, and circles. They can regenerate faster than blocks and they take up tes, He space. Unfortunately, shapes are considerably more difficult to create and less flexible...

Modifylng a Block

There are actually two ways in which you can modify a block. One way is to completely redefine the block. Before AutoCAD 2000, this was the only way to make changes to a block. A second method for modifying blocks is to use the Reference Edit tool, which is new in...

Scaling and Rotating Blocks

In step 8, you can See the tub rotate as you move the cursor. You can pick a point to fix the block in place, or you can enter a rotation value. This was the result of selecting the Specify On-Screen option in the Insert dialog box. You may find that you want the...

Inserting a Symbol

The Tub and Toilet blocks can be recalled at any time, as many times as you want. In the following exercise, you’]] first draw the interior walls of the !athroum and then insert the tub and toilet. 1. First, delete the original tub and toilet drawings. Click the...