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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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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_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_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_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_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_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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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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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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