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Autocad_ISOMETRIC DRAWING

Using Isometric commands is one of the simplest ways to give a 3-D representation while using only 2-D commands. This has been the usual way of doing things before CAD allowed true 3-D work to be done. Many times an isometric drawing is used to compliment or give more information …

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Autocad_INTRODUCTION TO 3-D

INTRODUCTION – WHY 3-D? You may have already figured out why CAD has many advantages over manual drafting. One big advantage is that once you’ve drawn something, you shouldn’t have to draw it again. If you manually drew a house plan, you would have to draw a front elevation, side …

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Autocad_ELEVATION DRAWINGS

What is an Elevation Drawing? By now you should be familiar with floor plans. A floor plan is a view of a building drawn as if you were looking at it from the ceiling. An elevation drawing is the view that you would see in real life as you stood …

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Autocad_PARAMETRIC CONSTRAINTS

This is a new feature in AutoCAD 2010. Parametric constraints allow you to force an object to behave the way you want it to. If you need a line to remain vertical at all times, you can set a constraint on it to do just that. Need 2 circles to …

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Autocad_LAYOUT TABS / PAPER SPACE

In Level 1 you printed out your project using ‘model space’. This lesson will show you the preferred way of plotting your drawings. In AutoCAD there are two different workspaces: model space and Layout / Paper Space. For now think of model space where you make your model, or draw. Think of …

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Autocad_POLYLINES

A polyline is an object in AutoCAD that consists of one or more line (or arc) segments. A rectangle is an example of a polyline that you are already familiar with. As you’ve seen, it is one object that can be modified and worked with easier than four separate lines. …

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Working with Text Like most things in AutoCAD, there is more than one way to do it. Creating Text is no exception. Below are the common commands for working with text. Command Keystroke Icon Location Result Text Style STYLE / ST Home > Annotation > Text Style Opens the Text …

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Autocad_FILLING AREAS

Hatching in AutoCAD is a way of filling in areas of your drawing with a pre-formatted pattern to represent certain materials. It is usually used in sectional views. Starting with AutoCAD release 14, you can use a solid fill to completely fill in areas such as walls in a floor …

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Autocad_GRAPHICAL INFORMATION

So far in using AutoCAD you have created geometry: lines, circles, etc. You have also added things such as text and dimensions. All of these things could also be done by hand, so what else does CAD have to offer? As noted at the beginning of Level 1, AutoCAD is …

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This tutorial will give you some drawing practice using real world examples. You will be asked to draw the sample drawing using some techniques you haven’t been shown yet. This lesson requires you to have Adobe’s Acrobat reader for PDF files. Here I’m using an example of someone who has to measure …

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