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Autocad_CREATING AND INSERTING

Blocks in AutoCAD | Dynamic Blocks | Write Block | Redefining Blocks | Exploding Blocks In this lesson you will be introduced to blocks. By definition, a block is a collection of objects (lines, arcs, circles, text, etc.) that form a more complex entity that normally represents an object in the real world, e.g. a door, a …

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Autocad_OFFICE FLOOR PLAN

This lesson will have you using the tools you learned in the first level. Believe it or not, if you understand the commands taught in the first level, you understand almost all of the common commands used in AutoCAD 2D Drafting – for any version. I’m not referring to being a …

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Autocad_SECTION VIEWS

Section View Drawing Techniques Putting your skills to use with Section Views. In drafting there are a lot times where you want to give a lot of information, but not all of the views are helping to get your message across. Sometimes you just need to slice the object(s) down …

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Autocad_ORTHOGRAPHIC PROJECTION

Orthographic Drawing Techniques in AutoCAD Putting your skills to use. So far in this level you have been learning the basic 2D AutoCAD commands. What you learned in this level will be a very large part of what you use in your daily drafting. This tutorial isn’t going to teach …

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Autocad_ZOOMING AND PANNING AROUND A DRAWING

So far the tutorials have dealt with drawing and modifying objects. This lesson will be a primer on how to move around in your drawing. With simple drawings like the assignments in Level 1, you didn’t have much need for moving around or zooming in your drawing. The more complex your …

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Autocad_CHANGING THE PROPERTIES OF OBJECTS

Now that you have learned how to draw objects and modify them using special commands, you need to know more ways to change the properties of an object. For instance, you may have made a spelling mistake in your text. You could erase it and re-create it, or you could …

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Autocad_DIRECT DISTANCE ENTRY AND OBJECT TRACKING

Direct Distance Entry As mentioned earlier in the lessons, there are many ways to do things in AutoCAD. To enter distances, you have been shownAbsolute, Relative and Polar Coordinates. I’ve spent the previous 8 lessons showing you foolproof ways to enter data (the hard way). Now you will be shown four more ways to …

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Autocad_LAYERS / DIMENSIONING / TEXT / SCALE

Now that you’ve learned a lot of the drawing and modifying commands, it’s time to go to the next level. This lesson will introduce you to text, dimensioning and the concept of layers. Without dimensions you can not communicate what size your objects are. Is it a real house or …

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Autocad_MODIFYING COMMANDS

Now it’s time to learn a few more commands. Like all of the commands learnt so far, these too will be ones that you will use regularly. Here are the commands that you will be learning in this lesson. Command Keystroke Icon Menu Result Rotate Rotate / RO Home > Modify …

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Autocad_MODIFYING COMMANDS

In this assignment you will be adding some more common commands to your collection. All of these commands are ones that you will use on a regular basis. Command Keystroke Icon Location Result Move Move / M Home > Modify > Move Moves an object or objects Copy Copy / CP …

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