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Rotating a Block during Insertion

As you can see in Figure 7.29, the kitchen has windows on two walls: one 4′-0″ (1220 mm) window centered over the stove in the back wall and one 3′-0″ (915 mm) window centered over the sink in the top wall. You’ll make the 4′ (1220 mm) window first: 1. …

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Using Grips to Detect a Block Autocad

Grips appear on objects that are selected when no command is started. When an object that isn’t a block is selected, grips appear at strategic places, such as endpoints,midpoints, and center points. But if you select a block, by default only one grip appears, and it’s always located at the block’s insertion …

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Using the Action Recorder

One of the most useful tools in AutoCAD is the Action Recorder. With this feature, you can perform repetitive tasks and save the steps to a file, called a macro, which can be played back whenever you need to repeat those steps in any drawing. For example, if you need to …

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Drawing the Roof

You’ve seen that the Layer drop-down list is a shortcut that allows you to pick a different layer quickly as the current layer and to turn off or turn on individual layers. You’ve also learned how to use the Layer Properties Manager to create new layers or to turn off many layers …

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Using the Quick Properties Panel

The Quick Properties panel provides access to several of the most commonly changed parameters of the selected objects. You can quickly change the selected object’s layer, color, and linetype, as well as several parameters specific to the type of object selected. For example, the Radius parameter is available when a circle is selected, …

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Using the Traditional Colors of AutoCAD

If you select a color by using the RGB or HSL screen, that color appears in the Layer List box of the Layer Properties Manager along with its three RGB numbers(see Figure 6.11). F igu re 6 . 1 1 : The Layer List within the Layer Properties Manager with the …

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Using Layers as an Organizing Tool

To understand what layers are and why they are so useful, think again about the transparent overlay sheets used in hand drafting. Each overlay is designed to be printed. The bottom sheet might be a basic floor plan. To create an overlay sheet for a structural drawing, the drafter traces over only the …

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Positioning the Toilet and Shelves

The shelves are a simple rectangle measuring 3′ × 1′ (914 mm × 305 mm). The toilet consists of a rectangle and an ellipse centered between the sink and the wall. The tank is offset 1″ (25 mm) from the back wall, and it is 9″ × 20″(229 mm × 508 mm). …

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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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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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