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Using the Properties Palette to Examine a Block

In Chapter 6, you used the Properties palette to change the individual linetype scale for the roof objects. It can also be a tool for investigating objects in your drawing. When the Properties palette is open and only one object is selected, the palette displays data specific to the selected …

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Making a Block for a Door

In general, objects that are best suited to becoming part of a block are the components that are repeatedly used in your drawings. In architecture and construction, examples of these components are doors, windows, and fixtures; or drawing symbols, such as a North arrow; or labels for a section cut …

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Setting a Linetype Scale Factor

Currently it’s hard to see that the lines drawn on the A-ROOF layer are indeed dashed, as specified in the Layer Properties Manager. Unless you zoom in to a line on the A-ROOF layer, the lines look continuous, like the objects on the other layers in your drawing. This is because the …

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Selecting Walls with the Select Similar Command

In the last several exercises, you learned how to select objects by using both a regular window and a crossing window. Although there are several ways to make regular and crossing selections (such as when you used the Fence option to trim lines in Chapter 2, “Learning Basic Commands to Get Started”), …

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Using the Current Layer as a Drawing Tool

Now is a good time to look at what it means for a layer to be current. Notice the green check mark above the Layer List box in the Layer Properties Manager shown earlier in Figure 6.7. The same green check mark appears in the Status column in the layer 0 row. The …

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Using the Layer Properties Manager

Knowing every detail about NCS is not necessary to complete the exercises in this book. As in the example you’re about to complete for working with layers,I’ll provide all the information you need to create layers inside the framework. To begin creating new layers, take the following steps: 1. Open AutoCAD, …

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Drawing Furniture for the Cabin

Once you put some furniture in the cabin, you’ll quickly see how small it is! But it can still accept some basic furniture without seeming too cramped. You should be able to add the following: ▶▶ Kitchen—a table and chairs ▶▶ Living room—a short couch or love seat, coffee table, …

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Setting Running Object Snaps

You’ll set three osnaps to run continually for now, until you get used to how they work: 1. Make sure I05-17-KitchenSink.dwg (M05-17-KitchenSink.dwg) is open. 2. Right-click the Object Snap button on the status bar, and then choose Settings from the context menu to open the Drafting Settings dialog box. By …

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Drawing the Stove Burners

The next step is to draw the circles that represent the burners. As with the last exercise, you don’t have to be overly concerned about size at this point. Instead,focus on getting the geometry correct first, and then you’ll come back to further constrain the stove with dimensional constraints. 1. Make …

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Using OFFSET and FILLET

As with launching commands, most tasks in AutoCAD give you options galore for completing them. Although some methods are viewed as being more efficient than others, the “best” method is often a matter of personal preference. In this exercise, you’re going to draw the same counter you drew in the previous exercise, except …

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