3D AutoCAD 2004/2005: One Step at a Time by Timothy Sean Sykes

By Timothy Sean Sykes

This thorough textual content will educate you the way to exploit AutoCAD's startup wizards to open a brand new drawing, realize a number of the elements of the AutoCAD person interface, use colour, use linetypes, create dimensions, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Control – controls how Undo performs. It has three options: All / None / One. ♦ All – allows Undo to function fully, providing virtually unlimited undos. ♦ None – turns Undo Off. ♦ One – limits Undo to the last command only. • Begin and End – begin begins a group. All commands entered after the Begin option will be treated as a single command and are undone by a single Undo. End ends the Begin option. • Mark and Back – mark places a mark in the command sequence. Back undoes back to the mark. Now, about the Undo command … Most of these options sound good; but as I warned you, you'll never use them.

AutoCAD will also use the Assistant to display helpful information about procedures you're attempting. ) Let's take a look at how to control this useful monster! Begin by right-clicking in the Active Assistant window. 9b. You'll recognize the first three options presented as options normally found on a web browser or the Windows Explorer. They serve the same navigational purpose here. The Print option allows you to print the information currently displayed in the Active Assistant window. Select the Settings… option to see how AutoCAD allows you to control the behavior of the Active Assistant.

Tools Command Sequence Command: l Steps 1. Enter the Line command. Specify first point: 4,2 Specify next point or [Undo]: @3<135 Specify next point or [Undo]: [enter] 2. Use absolute coordinates to enter the first point. 3. Now use polar coordinates to draw a 3" line at an angle of 135°. 4. Hit enter to complete the command. Notice that the coordinate of the second point isn't an integer. This often happens with polar entries. Remember that you're drawing the hypotenuse of an angle. This is why I mix my use of polar coordinates with the use of relative coordinates.

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