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BDA 10102

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN

INTRODUCTION TO
AUTOCAD
Lecturers name:
DANISH HAMEED

Quickly create designs

Improved quality over hand drafting

Can be customized to suit the


individuals needs

Teaches a marketable skill

The AutoCAD 2010


Screen

1.Application Menu
2.Quick Access Toolbar
3.Info Center
4.Tittle Bar
5.Ribbon

6.Drawing Area
7.Crosshairs
8.Command Windows
9.Status Bar

AutoCAD

2010 with 2D Drafting & Annotation


workspace active.

AutoCAD

2010 with 3D Modeling workspace active

AutoCAD

active.

2010 with AutoCAD Classic workspace

Steps

to activating the 2d Drafting & Annotation workspace


1. Start AutoCAD
2. Use the default drawing or on the Quick Access
toolbar, click NEW.
3. Select acad.dwt (imperial) or acadiso.dwt (metric)
as the template file.
4. Click the Workspace settings icon, located at the
bottom right corner of the AutoCAD window. Select 2D
Drafting & Annotation.

Special

Keys
Use the ESC key to cancel all current actions and return to the
Command: prompt.
Press the ENTER key following all keyboard input. You also
complete many commands by pressing ENTER.
Pressing the SPACEBAR is equivalent to pressing the ENTER
key and is often easier to use.
Pressing the SPACEBAR or ENTER at the Command: prompt
repeats the last command used.
Pressing the UP and DOWN arrow keys will cycle through
previous commands used.
The TAB key is especially useful to navigate in a dialog box. You
should use the TAB key to move from field to field. Be careful not
to press ENTER.

1. Tabs: Identifies the purpose and name of the control


panel.
2. Panels: Contains groups of related tools associated
with the selected tools.
3. More tools: Click and hold the down arrow to display
more tools and options in the selected panel.

To turn specific tabs/panels on or off, right-click in the


ribbon and select Tabs/Panels.

The

command window is normally located at the


bottom of the application window and docked
between the drawing area and status bar. Whether
you enter a command manually at the command line
or click a command tool on a toolbar, all commands
are passed through and evaluated by the command
line.

Drawings

are created and saved in the DWG


drawing file format. To access this data, you must
learn how to create a new drawing, save a drawing,
and open these file types. Use the Quick Access
toolbar to create, open, and save new drawings.

When

you use the software, you draw all


objects at full scale. Sometimes you need to
view the whole drawing, sometimes just
smaller details. To assist you in viewing
different areas of the drawing, there are a
number of zoom and pan tools. You can
easily magnify small areas of your drawing
to provide a closer view or shift the view to a
different or larger part of the drawing.

Zoom

Tools
Zoom tools help to assist you in viewing different
areas of the drawing to get a closer view.
Pan Tools
You can reposition the centre of your view on the
drawing by using the Pan command.

Shortcut for Zoom/Pan