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AutoCAD® 2010 and AutoCAD LT® 2010: No Experience Required by Jon McFarland

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Chapter 3. Setting Up a Drawing

  • Setting up drawing units

  • Using AutoCAD's grid

  • Zooming in and out of a drawing

  • Naming and saving a file

In Chapter 2, "Learning Basic Commands to Get Started," we explored the default drawing area that is set up when you open a new drawing. You drew a box within the drawing area. If you drew the additional diagram offered as a supplemental exercise, the drawing area was set up the same way.

From this point forward, I'll provide the metric equivalents in parentheses for those readers who do not work in Imperial units. For most of the rest of this book, you'll be developing drawings for a cabin with outside wall dimensions of 28′×18′ (8550 mm×5490mm), but the tools you'll use and the skills you'll learn will enable you ...

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