Introduction to AutoCAD 2011 by Alf Yarwood

By Alf Yarwood

Alf Yarwood's best-selling textual content presents a entire, step by step advent to the most recent unlock of AutoCAD. It covers the entire standards of urban and Guilds classes in desktop Aided layout, computing device Aided Engineering and the drawing modules in BTEC greater and nationwide better Engineering.  After starting with the fundamental rules and an advent to 2nd technical drawing, he keeps with wide assurance of all 3D subject matters similar to 3D strong modelling and rendering, taking into consideration all of the new positive factors of the 2011 AutoCAD software program. The full-colour, transparent presentation makes this the most suitable choice for all starting scholars of AutoCAD.

  • Accompanied by way of a accomplished web site with labored recommendations, extra routines and a number of selection questions and solutions
  • A step by step strategy utilizing broad complete color illustrations and reveal pictures all through
  • Written through a well known AutoCAD writer who's a member of the Autodesk Developer community

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26 Fourth example – Polyline tool Fifth example – Polyline tool (Fig. 27) Left-click the Polyline tool icon. The command line shows: Command:_pline Specify start point: 60,180 Current line width is 0 Specify next point or [prompts]: w (Width) Specify starting width <0>: 1 Specify ending width <1>: right-click Specify next point or [prompts]: 190,180 Specify next point or [prompts]: w (Width) Specify starting width <1>: 20 Specify ending width <20>: 0 Specify next point or [prompts]: 265,180 Specify next point or [prompts]: right-click Command: chapter 2 Left-click the Polyline tool icon.

Fig. 1 The Line tool from the Home/Draw Panel with its tooltip Fig. 2 Selecting the Line tool in the 2D Drafting & Annotation workspace Introducing drawing 29 Drawing with the Line tool 1. Open AutoCAD. dwt template – Limits set to 420,297, Grid set to 10, Snap set to 5 and Units set to 0. 2. Left-click on the Line tool in the Home/Draw panel (Fig. 1), or click Line in the Draw drop-down menu (Fig. 2), or enter line or l at the command line. Notes a. The tooltip which appears when the tool icon is clicked in the Draw panel.

Left-click the Save button of the dialog. dwg – the AutoCAD file name extension (Fig. 10). Snap In previous chapters, several methods of constructing accurate drawings have been described – using Snap, absolute coordinate entry, relative coordinate entry and tracking. Other methods of ensuring accuracy between parts of constructions are by making use of Object Snaps (Osnaps). Snap Mode, Grid Display and Object Snaps can be toggled on/off from the buttons in the status bar or by pressing the keys, F9 (Snap Mode), F7 (Grid Display) and F3 (Object Snap).

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