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AutoCAD® 2012 and AutoCAD LT® 2012: No Experience Required by Donnie Gladfelter

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Chapter 4

Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 1

Assuming that you have worked your way through the first three chapters, you have now successfully drawn a shape (Chapter 2, “Learning Basic Commands to Get Started”) as well as the outer wall lines of a cabin (Chapter 3, “Setting Up a Drawing”). From here on, you’ll develop a floor plan for the cabin. In Chapter 10, “Generating Elevations,” you’ll work on elevations (views of the front, back, and sides of the building that show how the building will look if you’re facing it). The focus in this chapter is on gaining a feel for the strategy of drawing in AutoCAD and on solving drawing problems that come up in the course of laying out a floor plan. As you work your way through this chapter, the activities ...

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