By Timothy J. McCarthy PhD (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1447137698

ISBN-13: 9781447137696

ISBN-10: 3540195904

ISBN-13: 9783540195900

This booklet courses the recent AutoCAD person throughout the vital gains of the programming language to provide drawings quick and adequately. it truly is meant to be an educational e-book. It starts off through explaining what AutoCAD is and the way it matches into the overall CAD box, and the way it compares with different micro-based CAD platforms. numerous facets are coated, from beginning, cursor exhibit keep watch over, drawing and enhancing, to printing, plotting and lengthening the productiveness of AutoCAD. specific counsel is given on power pitfalls and the way to prevent them. labored examples during the textual content illustrate a number of instructions and are coordinated to provide a recognisable drawing via the top of the publication. the writer is a lecturer in CAD on the division of Civil and Structural Engineering on the college of Manchester Institute of technology and know-how. He has huge adventure in education scholars within the use of AutoCAD.

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1). These are analogous to placing a sheet of graph paper as a guide beneath the tracing sheet on a drawing board. They are not part of the drawing and do not appear on plots. Cursor and Display Control 35 The SNAP command is one of AutoCAD's most powerful (and time saving) facilities. By turning SNAP on you can restrict the movements of the cursor to discrete steps. The cursor jumps from one snap point to the next missing out all the points in between. This is particularly useful if you are drawing an item whose smallest dimension is 5 units.

You could set SN AP to a value of 5. This makes point picking with the mouse a lot easier and eliminates the need to type the coordinates when exact locations are required. 5. The GRID will be set to 5 units and the AXIS to 10. This gives a nice relationship between the three settings. Every second snap point will also be a grid point and every fourth will coincide with the axis ticks. The three commands can be found by picking SETTINGS from the root menu. Pick next to get SNAP. 5 The word "SNAP" should appear on the status line to indicate that it is active.

Rulers, grids and snapping AutoCAD gives two facilities which help you to get your general bearings within the drawing, and a third which helps to pin-point locations exactly. 1). These are analogous to placing a sheet of graph paper as a guide beneath the tracing sheet on a drawing board. They are not part of the drawing and do not appear on plots. Cursor and Display Control 35 The SNAP command is one of AutoCAD's most powerful (and time saving) facilities. By turning SNAP on you can restrict the movements of the cursor to discrete steps.

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