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Creating a Window Block Autocad

You can create all the windows in the cabin floor plan from one block, even though the windows are four different sizes (see Figure 7.22). You’ll create a window block and then go from room to room to insert the block into the walls: F igu re 7 . 2 …

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Inserting the Door Block

You’ll use the INSERT command to place the A-DOOR-36IN (A-DOOR-0915) block back into the drawing: 1. Make sure I07-01-DoorBlock.dwg (M07-01-DoorBlock.dwg) is open, and set the A-DOOR layer as the current layer. 2. Click the Insert button found on the Insert tab ➢ Block panel, and select the A-DOOR-36IN (A-DOOR-0915) block …

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Drawing the Ridgeline Autocad

To finish the roof, you’ll draw a single line to represent the peak of the roof that extends from the front of the cabin to the back. Because of the pop-out, the roof is not symmetrical, so the ridgeline will be centered on the two longest vertical sections. Look at the Linetype drop-down …

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Turning Off and Freezing Layers

You can make layers invisible either by turning them off or by freezing them. When a layer is turned off or frozen, the objects on that layer are invisible. These two procedures operate in almost the same way and perform about the same function, with one significant difference: objects on frozen layers …

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Assigning Objects to Layers

When assigning existing objects in the drawing to new layers, your strategy will be to begin by selecting several of the objects that belong on the same layer and that are easiest to select. You’ll reassign them to their new layer by using the Layer drop-down list. You’ll then move to a set …

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Creating New Layers and Assigning Colors

Let’s create a few new layers, name them, and assign colors to them: 1. Continue using I05A-FPLAYO.dwg (M05A-FPLAYO.dwg), or open it if it’s not already open. 2. In the toolbar at the top of the Layer Properties Manager, click the New Layer icon. A new layer named Layer1 appears in …

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Drawing a Gasket Autocad

Figure 5.75 shows a gasket that is symmetrical around its vertical and horizontal axes. This symmetry will allow you to use the MIRROR command to create much of the drawing F igu re 5 . 7 5 : A gasket The diagram in Figure 5.76 summarizes the steps. F igu re 5 …

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Drawing a Shower Unit

You’ll start the shower unit with a rectangle and then trim away one corner. As you start this exercise, check the status bar. The Polar Tracking, Object Snap, and Object Snap Tracking buttons should be in their On positions. The rest of the buttons should be off. Follow these steps: …

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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 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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