Autodesk Knowledge Network: The Hitchhiker's Guide to AutoCAD Basics
Autodesk Knowledge Network - The Hitchhiker's Guide to AutoCAD Basics
"Welcome to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to AutoCAD Basics—your guide to the basic commands that you need to create 2D drawings using AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. This guide is a great place to get started if you just completed your initial training, or to refresh your memory if you use AutoCAD only occasionally. The included commands are grouped together according to types of activity, and are arranged to follow a general workflow."
- Basics - Review the basic AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT controls.
- Viewing - Pan and zoom in a drawing to control the location and magnification of your view.
- Geometry - Create basic geometric objects such as lines, circles, and hatched areas.
- Precision - Ensure the precision required for your models.
- Layers - Organize your drawing by assigning objects to layers.
- Properties - You can assign properties such as color and linetype to individual objects, or as default properties assigned to layers.
- Modifying - Perform editing operations such as erase, move, and trim on the objects in a drawing.
- Blocks - Insert symbols and details into your drawings from commercial online sources or from your own designs.
- Layouts- Display one or more scaled views of your design on a standard-size drawing sheet called a layout.
- Notes and Labels - Create notes, labels, bubbles, and callouts. Save and restore style settings by name.
- Dimensions - Create several types of dimensions and save dimension settings by name.
- Printing - Output a drawing layout to a printer, a plotter, or a file. Save and restore the printer settings for each layout.
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