AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013: No Experience Required by Donnie Gladfelter

By Donnie Gladfelter

The excellent introductory source for Autodesk's robust architectural layout software

With this hands-on consultant, you'll the way to plan, strengthen, rfile, and current a whole AutoCAD venture by means of engaged on summer season cabin--a enjoyable perform undertaking that runs through the e-book. you could keep on with every one step sequentially or bounce in at any element by way of downloading the drawing records from the book's better half site. You'll additionally grasp all crucial AutoCAD beneficial properties, get an intensive grounding within the fundamentals, examine the very newest criteria and methods, and speedy develop into effective with AutoCAD.
* positive factors concise causes, concentrated examples, and step by step directions for studying AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT with a hands-on undertaking
* totally revised for the most recent AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT in addition to rising strategies and criteria within the
* bargains the complete variety of fundamentals corresponding to the AutoCAD interface, easy instructions, and growing drawings, and steadily progresses to extra complex themes, together with grouping, elevations, hatches, and utilizing textual content in drawings
* encompasses a assisting site the comprises downloadable instructional documents, so readers can bounce in at any aspect within the booklet
* Introduces dimensioning, exterior references, layouts and printing, and utilizing 3D

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Allow/Disallow Dynamic UCS* As noted earlier, UCS stands for user coordinate system, and Dynamic UCS is used in 3D drawings. Dynamic Input When enabled, displays much of the command interface near the cursor (in addition to the command line itself). Show/Hide Lineweight Toggles the display of lineweights (discussed in Chapter 14, “Using Layouts to Set Up a Print”) in the drawing area. Show/Hide Transparency Many objects, including layers, can be assigned a transparency value. When this toggle is on, these objects’ transparency settings will take effect.

Using the Mouse Your mouse most likely has two buttons and a scroll wheel. So far in this chapter, you have used the left mouse button to choose menus, commands, and options, and you’ve held it down to drag the Ribbon. The left mouse button is the one you’ll be using most often, but you’ll also use the right mouse button. While drawing, you’ll use the right mouse button for the following three operations: To display a menu containing options relevant to the particular step you’re in at the moment To use in combination with the Shift or Ctrl key to display a menu containing special drawing aids called object snaps To display a menu of toolbars when the pointer is on any icon of a toolbar that is currently open The middle button with a scroll wheel serves a dual function: Pressing and holding the middle button enables you to pan throughout your drawing until you release the middle button.

Figure 1-36: Turning on the menu bar The left end of the menu bar, just below the title bar (see Figure 1-37), consists of an icon and 13 menus (11 if you don’t have the Express Tools installed or are using AutoCAD LT). Click any of these to display a drop-down menu. The icon and the File and Edit menus are included with all Windows-compliant applications, although they are somewhat customized to work with AutoCAD. The drop-down menu associated with the icon contains commands to control the appearance and position of the drawing area.

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