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Setting Running Object Snaps

You’ll set three osnaps to run continually for now, until you get used to how they work: 1. Make sure I05-17-KitchenSink.dwg (M05-17-KitchenSink.dwg) is open. 2. Right-click the Object Snap button on the status bar, and then choose Settings from the context menu to open the Drafting Settings dialog box. By …

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Constructing the Bathroom

The bathroom has three fixtures—a sink, a shower, and a toilet—as well as a mirror and a shelving unit. While you are drawing the bathroom, you’ll draw the hot tub in the main room as well (see Figure 5.59). When drawing these fixtures,you’ll use a few object snaps over and …

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Drawing the Kitchen Sink

In this section, you’ll draw a double sink with one basin larger than the other (see Figure 5.56). You’ll use OFFSET, FILLET, and TRIM to create the sink from the counter and wall lines. F igu re 5 . 5 6 : The sink with dimensions 1. Make sure I05-16-CompleteStove.dwg (M05-16-CompleteStove.dwg) …

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Applying Dimensional Constraints

The previous several exercises gave you the opportunity to focus on geometry, not dimensions. Although the stove is geometrically correct, it’s drawn with a series of arbitrary dimensions. Dimensional constraints let you assign real values to the geometry in your drawing. Thanks to the geometric constraints you already applied to the stove, you’ll need …

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Applying Additional Geometric Constraints

You’ve seen how the AutoConstrain and Infer Constraints features make it easy to add geometric constraints to your drawing. Although both are incredibly powerful features, sometimes you need an extra degree of control over how geometric constraints are added. For this reason, you have the option of manually adding geometric constraints to objects inside …

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Drawing the Stove Burners

The next step is to draw the circles that represent the burners. As with the last exercise, you don’t have to be overly concerned about size at this point. Instead,focus on getting the geometry correct first, and then you’ll come back to further constrain the stove with dimensional constraints. 1. Make …

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Getting Started with Geometric Constraints

The first step in using parametric drawing is to define how objects should interact geometrically. This is done by assigning geometric constraints to your model. These constraints will reinforce the use of tools such as object snaps to define the intersection of two lines as coincident, or two lines forming a …

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AutoCAD LT Users

The AutoCAD LT Ribbon does not include tools for creating geometric or dimensional constraints because parametric drawing is one of the features found only in the full version of AutoCAD. Because AutoCAD LT users will not be able to complete the next several exercises on parametric drawing, substitute the following exercise to complete the …

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Completing the Stove with Parametrics Autocad

At this point, the cabin is really starting to take shape with the numerous lines, arcs, and polylines that you have drawn. There is, however, a significant disconnect between what you see and what AutoCAD sees while viewing the cabin. To you, it’s a cabin; you see how the stairs are spaced …

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Drawing the Stove and Refrigerator

The stove and refrigerator are simple rectangles. Here you will use the Temporary Tracking Point osnap to locate the first corner of each shape: 1. Make sure I05-11-KitchenCounter.dwg (M05-11-KitchenCounter .dwg) is open. 2. To begin drawing the refrigerator, click the Rectangle button on the Home tab ➢ Draw panel, or …

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