Beginning AutoCAD 2004, First Edition by Bob McFarlane

By Bob McFarlane

Starting AutoCAD 2004 is a path in line with studying and practicing the necessities of 2nd drawing utilizing AutoCAD. Bob McFarlane's hands-on procedure is uniquely suited for self sustaining studying and use on classes. the focal point on 2nd drawing in a single publication, guarantees the reader will get an intensive grounding within the topic, with a better intensity of insurance than has a tendency to be on hand from normal introductions to AutoCAD. hence, this ebook offers a real, step by step, specified exploration of the AutoCAD services required at each one level of manufacturing a second drawing - an strategy usually now not present in the numerous software program reference courses available.The emphasis on studying via doing makes this e-book excellent for an individual excited by engineering, building or structure - the place the point of interest is on productiveness and functional abilities. the writer has additionally matched the insurance to the necessities of urban and Guilds, Edexcel (BTEC) and SQA syllabuses.New positive factors in AutoCAD 2004 are lined during this ebook, making it an invaluable refresher direction for somebody utilizing AutoCAD at this point, and people upgrading to the recent software program liberate. The path is additionally designed to be totally proper to someone utilizing different fresh releases, together with AutoCAD 2002.Bob McFarlane is Curriculum supervisor for CAD and New Media at Motherwell collage, Scotland, and an Autodesk academic Developer. * a whole path on second layout with AutoCAD in a single e-book - excellent for autonomous studying* routines incorporated all through to assist pupil studying and self overview* concentrate on second drawing thoughts presents in-depth insurance to this key introductory-level use of AutoCAD

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Activate the LINE command then enter the following: Specify first point 100,225 ϽRϾ start pt 13 Specify next point 150,225 ϽRϾ : absolute entry pt 14 Specify next point @50Ͻ90 ϽRϾ : relative polar entry pt 15 Specify next point @Ϫ50,0 ϽRϾ : relative absolute entry pt 16 Specify next point C ϽRϾ to close square and end command. Grid and snap method The grid and snap drawing aids can be set to any value suitable for current drawing requirements, so: a) set the grid and snap spacing to 25 b) with the LINE command, draw a 50 unit square the start point being at 50,150 which is pt 17 in Fig.

Enter P ϽRϾ – the previous option. 7 The UCS icon will be ‘returned’ to its original origin position at the lower left corner of out drawing paper. Saving the squares The drawing screen should now display 10 squares positioned as Fig. 1 but without the text. This drawing must be saved as it will be used in other chapters, so from the menu bar select File-Save As and: prompt Save Drawing As dialogue box respond 1. scroll at Save in and pick C: drive 2. double left-click on BEGIN folder 3. enter file name as DEMODRG 4.

This may be different from the opened drawing name. 7 The Save icon from the Standard toolbar and entering SAVE at the command line is a quick save option, and does not allow an different file name to be entered. These methods save the drawing with the opened name, and therefore overwrite the original drawing. This may not be what you want? Chapter 6 Standard sheet 1 Traditionally one of the first things that a draughtsperson does when starting a new drawing is to get the correct size sheet of drawing paper.

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