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

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Chapter 5

Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 2

The preceding chapter emphasized using existing geometry (or objects) in a drawing to create new geometry. In this chapter, you’ll look at new tools for forming an efficient drawing strategy. Before getting back to the cabin, I’ll give you a brief overview of the tools available for starting and running commands.

  • Using running object snaps
  • Using Polar Tracking
  • Using the STRETCH command
  • Using point filters
  • Zooming and panning with the Realtime commands
  • Copying and moving objects
  • Using direct entry for distances
  • Creating circles and ellipses
  • Drawing using parametric constraints

Starting and Running Commands

Developing a drawing strategy begins with determining the best way to start a command and ...

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