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Concept: This tutorial will explain the different types of dimensions that commonly used in AutoCAD and help you understand their differences. A good AutoCAD drawing will convey the needed information clearly and accurately. Dimensioning is used to let the drawing reader know what size each length or curve is, without …

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Autocad_INTRODUCTION TO SHEET SETS

How may sheets could a sheets et set if a sheet set could Sheet Sets? Well actually sheet sets can Sheet Sets, so let’s find out. Concept: Sheet sets are the digital version of the rolled up groups of drawings shoved in the back corner behind you. Actually they are the …

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Autocad_SYSTEM VARIABLES

AutoCAD is a complex program and one of its major selling points is that it is highly customizable. Every user will use AutoCAD differently. Some use icons, some use command line prompts. Each drawing is also different. You may have different text heights, or dimension styles from one drawing to …

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AUTOCAD’S INQUIRY TOOLS

AutoCAD has many tools to help you as a designer. Some of these you may have already used. The properties command gives you a lot of information about an object you have selected and allows you change most of them. AutoCAD also has some commands used specifically for pulling information …

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AUTOCAD FILE FORMATS

Every file in a computer is created as a particular type or format. For example, a Corel WordPerfect letter file is created as a WPD file. A standard AutoCAD drawing is created as a DWG file. The difference is the way that the application program recognizes the file. Each file …

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USING OSNAPS IN AUTOCAD

Object snaps (Osnaps) are one of the handiest tools in AutoCAD. Without them, you would have a lot of trouble doing even the simplest dimension accurately. Before discussing how they are used, first think about what they are. Their name, “object snaps” means that they snap to objects, or more …

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If you have successfully worked your way through this level, you should be able to create some decent looking models in AutoCAD. The next step is learning to render them. This lesson will include a look at the new lighting and rendering options in AutoCAD 2007. Looking at the image …

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Autocad_EXTRA PROJECTS AND A TUTORIAL

There is only one way to get better at AutoCAD and that is to practice. In 3D, you not only need to know the commands, but also how best to use them. As you start drawing in 3D, you may start looking at everyday objects and think about how they …

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Autocad_MAPPING MATERIALS

Whenever you are attaching materials to an object in AutoCAD, you are effectively ‘stretching’ the image of the material around the object. For many objects, this can be acceptable. For a lot of others, though, you may want to adjust how the material is displayed on the object. This process …

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Autocad_BOOLEAN OPERATIONS

First, to explain the funny name : “It was named after George Boole, who first defined an algebraic system of logic in the mid 19th century.” Working in 3D usually involves the use of solid objects. At times you may need to combine multiple parts into one, or remove sections …

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