By Bob McFarlane
Starting AutoCAD 2004 is a path in keeping with studying and working towards the necessities of 2nd drawing utilizing AutoCAD. Bob McFarlane's hands-on strategy is uniquely suited for self sustaining studying and use on classes. the focal point on 2nd drawing in a single ebook, guarantees the reader will get a radical grounding within the topic, with a better intensity of insurance than has a tendency to be to be had from basic introductions to AutoCAD. therefore, this ebook presents a real, step by step, specific exploration of the AutoCAD capabilities required at every one level of manufacturing a 2nd drawing - an technique usually no longer present in the numerous software program reference publications available.The emphasis on studying via doing makes this ebook perfect for a person fascinated about engineering, building or structure - the place the focal point is on productiveness and sensible abilities. the writer has additionally matched the insurance to the necessities of urban and Guilds, Edexcel (BTEC) and SQA syllabuses.New gains in AutoCAD 2004 are lined during this ebook, making it an invaluable refresher direction for a person utilizing AutoCAD at this point, and people upgrading to the hot software program unencumber. The path is usually designed to be totally proper to somebody 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 publication - perfect for autonomous studying* workouts integrated all through to assist scholar studying and self review* specialize in second drawing thoughts offers in-depth assurance to this key introductory-level use of AutoCAD
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We have reset the origin point – point 25 in Fig. 1. 5 Now draw a square of side 50 from this new origin using any of the methods previously described. 6 At the command line enter UCS ϽRϾ and: prompt Enter an option [New/Move. 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.
2 g) pick Save. 2 The Save Drawing As dialogue box. 6 The screen drawing will be saved to the named folder, but will still be displayed on the screen. 7 Menu bar with File-Close and the line segments drawing will disappear from the screen and the HELP ME PLEASE drawing will be displayed. 8 Menu bar with File-Save As and using the Save Drawing As dialogue box: a) ensure the BEGIN folder is current b) alter File name to MYFIRST c) pick Save. 9 Now menu bar with File-Exit to exit AutoCAD. g. History, My Documents, Favorites, etc.
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.