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Using the Fillet Command

The FILLET command lets you round off a corner formed by two lines. You control the radius of the curve, so if you set the curve’s radius to 0, the lines form a sharp corner (without a curve or arc). Thanks to this behavior of the FILLET command, it is …

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Using Relative Cartesian Coordinates Autocad

To begin drawing the box, use the drawing from the previous exercise. Alternatively, you can start a new drawing following steps 1–4 from the “Using the Line Tool” exercise earlier in this chapter. 1. If your drawing is already blank, jump to step 2. If you still have lines on …

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Using the Line Tool Autocad

The LINE command, essential to all AutoCAD drawings, is the first command you’ll explore as you construct the shape shown in Figure 2.1. Whenever you start a brand-new drawing in AutoCAD, it’s always best to take a step back and consider the object(s) you would like to construct. In thiscase, …

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Opening New Files

You can open new or existing files by using the New or Open button in the Quick Access toolbar. Existing drawings can also be opened by dragging them from a Windows Explorer window to the AutoCAD title bar NOT E AutoCAD 2015 uses the AutoCAD 2013 drawing (DWG) file format. This means that …

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Working in the Command-Line Interface Autocad

The command-line interface, which is docked by default along the bottom edge of the drawing area, serves as your primary method of interacting with AutoCAD. You use this interface to tell the software what you would like it to do for you, and the software uses this interface to communicate the …

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Exploring the Drafting & Annotation Workspace

As the default UI configuration for AutoCAD, the Drafting & Annotation workspace shown previously in Figure 1.3 serves as the primary workspace throughout this book. Having a good understanding of this workspace is imperative as you perform the exercises in the coming chapters. To ensure your success with those exercises, I’ll start by breaking …

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