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By Timothy J. McCarthy PhD (auth.)

This e-book publications the hot AutoCAD person during the vital beneficial properties of the programming language to supply drawings fast and correctly. it's meant to be an academic e-book. It starts off by means of explaining what AutoCAD is and the way it suits into the final CAD box, and the way it compares with different micro-based CAD structures. various elements are coated, from initiating, cursor exhibit keep an eye on, drawing and enhancing, to printing, plotting and extending the productiveness of AutoCAD. specific suggestions 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 collage of Manchester Institute of technological know-how and know-how. He has wide adventure in education scholars within the use of AutoCAD.

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If the size of the OSNAP target sight is too small for you to pick things easily then you can increase it with the APERTURE command. Execute this and you will be prompted for the "target height" in pixels. Each pixel is the size of a dot on your screen. Command: APERTURE Object snap target height (1-50 pixels) : 5 As you pick points on the screen little blips or crosses appear. The blip gives you some visual feedback about the location of the point and it is easy to see if it is at the correct location.

At the "From point:" prompt pick ENDpoint from the OSNAP menu. The prompt changes to "Endpoint of:" and the cursor changes shape to give a little target box. Move the cursor until the you are near point G on the line GG'. Once it is in you sights pick the point. Command: LINE From point: ENDpoint of: pick line near G To point: @17<58 To point: To draw a line from the intersection point of the last line and the line 11' use OSNAP INTersec in reply to "From point:" and move the cursor so that point N is within the target box.

To save screen redrawing time AutoCAD allows you to alter the resolution with which curves and different linetypes are displayed. The cruder the resolution the shorter the redraw time. At low resolution settings curves appear on the screen as a series of straight lines and dashed lines appear continuous. To set up the optimum resolution pick DISPLAY from the root menu and then pick VIEWRES:. Command: VIEW RES Do you want fast zooms? : Enter circle zoom percent (1-20000) : 100 Command: REGEN Command: Starting AutoCAD 27 Choosing a value lower than 100 percent will give circles that look like polygons.

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