Beginning AutoCAD 2006 by Robert McFarlane

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Line start point – Cartesian format and Absolute co-ordinates active 2. drawn line – Cartesian format and Absolute co-ordinates active 3. drawn line – Polar format and Relative co-ordinates active 4. drawn line – Cartesian, Relative and Dynamic Prompt active b) Dimension Input active c) Dimension Input and Dynamic Prompt active. 6 This introduction to the Dynamic Input drafting aid is complete as we will use the aid in more detail when we create objects in a later chapter. 27 28 Beginning AutoCAD 2006 Toggling the drawing aids 1 The various drawing aids can be toggled ON/OFF with: a) the function keys: F7 grid F8 ortho F9 snap F10 polar tracking F12 dynamic input b) the Drafting Settings dialogue where a tick in the box signifies that the aid is on, and a blank box means the aid is off c) the status bar for Grid, Ortho, Snap, Polar, Dyn and: 1.

Save in: scroll and pick our named folder C:\MYCAD 4. File name: A3PAPER 5. pick Save. d) This completes the creation of our standard sheet at this stage e) Although we have activated several toolbars in our standard sheet, the user should be aware that these may not always be displayed when your standard sheet drawing is opened. AutoCAD displays the screen toolbars which were active when the system was ‘shut down’. If other CAD operators have used ‘your machine’, then the toolbar display may not be as you left it.

Pick OK and blank drawing screen returned. 3 Right-click on DYN in the Status bar, pick Settings and: prompt Drafting Settings dialogue box with Dynamic Input tab active with Four distinct sections, these being: 1. Enable Pointer Input 2. Enable Dimension Input where possible 3. Dynamic Prompts 4. 5(a) respond 1. Enable Pointer Input active (tick) 2. Enable Dimension Input not active 3. Dynamic Prompts not active 4. 5 The Drafting Settings dialogue box with (a) the Dynamic Input tab displaying Enable Pointer Input active and (b) the Pointer Input Settings displaying Cartesian, Absolute and Asks for point active.

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