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By Bob McFarlane

Starting AutoCAD 2004 is a path in keeping with studying and training the necessities of second drawing utilizing AutoCAD. Bob McFarlane's hands-on method is uniquely fitted to self reliant studying and use on classes. the point of interest on second drawing in a single publication, guarantees the reader will get an intensive grounding within the topic, with a better intensity of insurance than has a tendency to be to be had from common introductions to AutoCAD. hence, this publication presents a real, step by step, distinctive exploration of the AutoCAD features required at every one degree of manufacturing a second drawing - an strategy usually no longer present in the various software program reference publications available.The emphasis on studying via doing makes this e-book excellent for a person fascinated with engineering, building or structure - the place the focal point is on productiveness and useful abilities. the writer has additionally matched the insurance to the necessities of urban and Guilds, Edexcel (BTEC) and SQA syllabuses.New positive aspects in AutoCAD 2004 are coated during this booklet, making it an invaluable refresher path for somebody utilizing AutoCAD at this point, and people upgrading to the recent software program unencumber. The path is usually designed to be totally correct to someone utilizing different fresh releases, together with AutoCAD 2002.Bob McFarlane is Curriculum supervisor for CAD and New Media at Motherwell collage, Scotland, and an Autodesk academic Developer. * an entire path on second layout with AutoCAD in a single e-book - perfect for self sufficient studying* routines integrated all through to assist scholar studying and self evaluation* specialise in second drawing options presents in-depth assurance to this key introductory-level use of AutoCAD

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4 The recommended procedure to end an AutoCAD session is: a) complete the drawing b) save the drawing to your named folder c) menu bar with File-Close to close all opened drawings d) menu bar with File-Exit to quit AutoCAD. 5 The save and open command can be activated: a) by menu bar selection – recommended method b) by keyboard entry c) from icon selection in the Standard toolbar. 6 The menu bar method for saving a drawing is recommended as it allows the user the facility to enter the drawing name.

We will create an A3 standard sheet, save it, and use it for all future drawing work. At this stage, the standard sheet will not have many ‘settings’, but we will continue to refine it and add to it as we progress through the book. 0 precision then NextϾ c) Angle Measure: East for 0 degrees then NextϾ d) Angle Direction: Counter-Clockwise then NextϾ e) Area: Width of 420, Length of 297 then Finish. 2 A blank drawing screen will be returned. 3 Menu bar with Tools-Drafting Settings and select: a) Snap and Grid tab with: 1.

2 The ‘HELP ME PLEASE’ drawing will be displayed. 3 Set the grid to 10 and snap to 5 then: a) erase the ME letters b) draw lines around each of the H, E, L and P letters c) draw lines around the PLEASE word – Fig. 4. dwg as the File name respond pick Save prompt Save Drawing As message dialogue box – Fig. dwg already exists Do you want to replace it? respond Do nothing at present. 5 This dialogue box is very common with AutoCAD and it is important that the user understands the three options: Cancel does nothing and returns the dialogue box No returns the dialogue box allowing the user to alter the file name which should be highlighted Yes will overwrite the existing file name and replace the original drawing with any modifications made.

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