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AU TOCAD

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TOPICS IN THIS SECTION


_NO HARM TO KNOW

Step 1: Explore the interface and customize your workspace


1.1: Exploring Menu bar

_Extension of an AutoCAD file is <*.dwg>

1.2: Interface Setup: Long term setup . Short term setup

_2d workspace > AutoACD Classic mode

Step 2: Explore the viewport navigator tools


Step 3: Selection mode
Step 4: Basic Commands

BEFORE YOU START

AUTOCAD >> ENTERS


Keyboard ENTER
Numpad ENTER
Spacebar
Right mouse click

_To repeat the last command, press Spacebar / Right mouse click (Enter

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_Write Keyboard command, then press Spacebar (Enter

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Step 1: Explore the interface and customize your workspace


1.1: Exploring Menu bar >>

File

Edit View

Insert

Format

Tools

Draw Dimension Modify Parametric

Window Help Express

_NO HARM TO KNOW

_Explore the menu bar and write it down.

1.2: Interface SetUp: Long Term SetUp >>

_Done only once after a proper installation.

Options > op

_menu bar > tools > options


_ Option

>

op

Enter (spacebar)

>>

>>

command

keyboard shortcut

_It is a good habit to check this settings


regularly; it will take only 15 seconds to do.

_SETTING >>

r
o

3_ Crosshair color >> Deep Red

4_ Command line color >> Deep Violet / Purple


5_ Command line text color >> White

(recommonded)

(optional)

Background
_AutoCAD 2010+ defult setting is white
_AutoCAD 2006/2007 defult setting is black

(optional)

(optional)

_op

1_ AutoCAD 2004/LT2004 Drawing (*.dwg)


2_ Automatic save >> Set an integer

Display > color/crosshair size

Open and Save

_CAD will open in lower version 2004&+

(minutes between saves)

_Backup file will be updated at that interval


_Backup file will be created in the same folder
only after one save has been completed.
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Open and
Save

2_ Model space Background color >> White

Dispaly

_op

(recommonded)

1_ Crosshair size >> 100

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1.2: Interface Setup: Long Term SetUp >>

System

User
Preferences

1_ Show Startup Dialog Box

_NO HARM TO KNOW

(only for 2004 - 2007)

1_ Right-click Customization...

_op

System > ...

_op

User preferances...> ...

_Right-Click Customization_ set (1.2.1)

Selection

(optinal)

2_ Auto Sanp Marker size

3_ Grip size

(Optional)

Drafting > ...

_op

Selection > ...

(optional)

1_ Visual Effects Settings > Advanced options > Thicken


2_ Pickbox size

_op

(recommonded)

(Optional)

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Drafting

1_ Aperture size

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1.2: Interface Setup: Long Term SetUp >>

_NO HARM TO KNOW

_Status Toggles Settings >>


Grid

Ortho

Polar

Snap

>F9

Grid

>F7

Osnap

Otrack

Dynamic UCS

Dynamic

LWT

Quick Properties

_INACTIVE
_ACTIVE

Ortho

>F8

Polar

>F10

Osnap

>F3

Otrack

>F11

Dynamic UCS

_OPTIONAL

>F6

Dynamic Input >F12


LWT
Quick Properties

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1.2: Interface SetUp: Short Term SetUp >>

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_Unit SetUp > un


Lenght Type > Architectural

_Regular setup after opening a new file.

Precision > 0-0 1/16 or upper


Enter (spacebar)

_Dimension Style > d


Primary Units > Architectural
Precision > 0-0 1/16 or upper
Text > Text Style > Font

_Set UCS Origin:


View > Display > UCS Icon >

Origin

(uncheck)

_Zoom Full page:


a

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Zoom all > z

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Step 3: Explore the viewport navigators


Pan

Zoom

Rotate (3d workspace)

Selection Mode

_NO HARM TO KNOW

_Pan >>

Enter (spacebar)

Press+Hold+Drag the Scroll


Pan > p

Drag

_Zoom >>
Zoom all > z

Zoom extent > Double press on the Scroll


Zoom In / Out > Rotate the Scroll front /back
Zoom Window > z

create cross window to zoom

_Selection Mode >>


Left click on the line
Cross Selection (green) > Right to Left
Winsow Selection (blue) > Left to Right
Quick Selection (multi-object)

_Make the workspace larger >>


Draw a line 100 or 1000 or more ( as required);
Then type > Zoom all > z

Delete the line

_Get Floating Toolbar >>


Right Mouse Click on any foating toolbar and get more

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Step 4: Basic Commands

_NO HARM TO KNOW


Enter (spacebar)

Draw

_Always use keyboard shortcut commands

Line > l
Polyline > pl

_It will be faster

Multi-line > ml

_Advanced options A

Construction line > xl

_Always use line instead of polyline for basic


drawings.

Arc > a
Polygon > pol

_Clean your viewport

Circle > c
Rectangle > rec

_Hide unnecessary floating toolbars

Ellipse > el
Block > b

Hatch > h

Text > t

Modify
/ keyboard_delete

Erase > e
Copy > co

_HELP !!!

Mirror > mi
Offset > o

Array > ar

_Move and Hold the cursor on any command


of the floating toolbar and get help.

Move > m

_Press F1 > Contents > Command Reference > ...

Rotate> ro

Stretch > s
Trim > tr

Extend > ex

Break > br
Join > j
Chamfer > cha
Fillet> f

Explode > x

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