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INTRODUCTION TO CUSTOMIZING AUTOCAD

Concept: One of the great things about AutoCAD is that it can be easily customized to suit the individual user. By now, you have seen how you can change the osnaps for example, but you can change a lot more than that. This lesson will introduce you to some of …

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Autocad_MODIFYING AND CREATING DIMENSIONS

Concept: A drawing needs to contain certain information. Most drawings will show you what the object is (as clearly as possible) but won’t tell you everything unless you dimension it. Would you agree to buy a house just by looking at the floor plan if it wasn’t dimensioned? Would manufacturers …

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Autocad_TABLES

Tables are a new AutoCAD object that is can be created and customized by the user. Tables can be used for parts lists, revision history and time you need to organize text. COMMAND KEYBOARD ICON LOCATION DESCRIPTION Table TABLE Annotation > Tables… Creates and inserts a new table. Start the …

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Autocad_XREF’S

An X-ref is an ‘external reference’ to another AutoCAD drawing file. One file can reference many other files and display them as if they were one. These are used in larger projects for many reasons: They keep the file sizes down. They allow many users to work on individual components …

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By now you should be familiar with grips. These are the ‘blue squares’ that get highlighted when you select an object outside of a command. Grips are handles that allow you to manipulate the object without entering a command directly. Be aware that grip editing can lead to undesired results …

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Autocad_LINETYPES AND LINETYPE SCALE

When you have been drawing in AutoCAD during these tutorials, almost all of the lines have been continuous. This is a particular linetype. Most simple drawings can be drawn with just this one linetype. More advanced drawings will require different linetypes such as center lines, hidden lines, phantom lines and others. …

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AUTOCAD TEMPLATE FILES

Whether you know it not, you have already used templates to begin a new drawing. AutoCAD uses a template every time it starts up. If you do not designate your own template, AutoCAD will use a default one. A template is a drawing file that includes some of the following …

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Autocad – MODEL A BUILDING

If you have completed the previous lessons in this level, you now have the tools to create a large variety of objects in 3D. This lesson is designed to show how to create simple building in 3D from start to finish. The same process can be used to build more …

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Autocad_CREATING NEW MATERIALS

Once you start working with AutoCAD’s default materials, you’ll soon realize that you don’t really have a large selection. What if you need a white stucco material for a wall? Or grass for the lawn, or brushed aluminum, or… well, you get the picture. What you need to do is …

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Autocad_CHANGING FROM THE WCS TO THE UCS

When working in 3D, it sometimes necessary to change the plane that you are drawing on. For example, if you need to add some detail to the side of a wall, you would want to draw on that plane. It’s like taking a sheet of paper up off the floor …

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