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Inserting the Window Block

Several factors come into play when you’re deciding where to locate windows in a floor plan: ▶▶ The structure of the building ▶▶ The appearance of windows from outside the building ▶▶ The appearance of windows from inside a room ▶▶ The location of fixtures that might interfere with placement ▶▶ …

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Understanding and Using Groups

Another way you can make several objects act as one is to use the GROUP command.Groups differ from blocks in that they do not replace separate objects with a single definition but instead associate several objects by name so that they react as if they were a single object. Selecting one member …

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Using the Layer Walk Tool

Before saving the next drawing, you will use the Make Object’s Layer Current button (Home tab ➢ Layers palette) to make the A-DOOR layer current. You will then use the Layer Walk tool to verify the contents of each layer by isolating them one at a time. Follow these steps: 1. …

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Drawing the Headers Autocad

Most door and window openings don’t extend to the ceiling. The portion of the wall above the opening and below the ceiling is the header. The term comes from the name of the beam inside the wall that spans the opening. In a floor plan, wall lines usually stop at …

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Selecting Objects with Selection Windows

AutoCAD has two types of selection windows: the regular selection window and the crossing window. The crossing window is represented by dashed lines, and its interior is, by default, a semitransparent light green color. The regular window is represented by solid lines, and its interior is a semitransparent lavender color when using a white …

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Drawing a Parking Lot

Figure 5.77 shows a parking lot partially bordered by sidewalks and streets. F igu re 5 . 7 7 : A parking lot You’ll get a lot of practice using the OFFSET and FILLET commands while completing this drawing. Guidelines will help you, so don’t be afraid to use them. …

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Drawing the Bathroom Sink and Mirror

You’ll offset a line and draw an ellipse for this fixture while you practice using the Temporary Tracking Point osnap option in the process. The Endpoint and Midpoint osnaps are still running. 1. Make sure I05-18-Shower.dwg (M05-18-Shower.dwg) is open, and zoom in to the sink area with a zoom window. …

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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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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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