If your application is not architecture, you may want to experiment with creating other types of symbols. You might also start thinking about a layering system that suits your particular needs.
Open a new file called My temp. In it, create layers numbered 1 through 8 and assign each layer the color that corresponds to its number. For example, give Layer 1 the color 1 (red), Layer 2 the color 2 (yellow), and so on. Draw each part shown in Figure 4.20, and turn each part into a file on disk using the Export (File >Export)
or the Wblock command. When specifying a filename, use the name indicated for each part in the figure. For the insertion point, also use the.points indicate figure. Use the Osnap modes (Chapter 2) to select the insertion points. When you are done creating the parts, exit the file using File >- Exit: an hen open a new file. Set up the drawing as an engineering drawing with a scale of 1/4″=]’: on an 11″x 17″ sheet. Create the drawing in Figure 4.21 using the Insert Block command to place vour newly created parts.
1. Set the snap mode to .125 and be sure it is on Set Ltscale to .25. Draw the figure at right using the dimensions shown as a guide.
2. Insert the HEXHB drawing at the location shown in the figure at right. Enter .25 for a scale value and when you are asked for a rotation angle. visually orient it as shown
3. insert the HIDETH file at the same point and scale as the HEXHD file then explode it.
4. Insert the HIDECAP fiie as shown to the right. Enter .25 tor the scale and rotate it so it looks like the this’ figure
5. Do the same sequence of steps to add the screw shown at the right. This time, use a scale factor of .125 when you insert the ROUNDHD file. When you insert the HIDETH lile, enter a value of 1
for the X scale factor and .125for the Y scale factor.