After you've decided on drawing scale and sheet size, you're ready to set up your drawing. Most drawings require a two-part setup:
As I explain in Chapter 2, model space is the infinitely large, three-dimensional environment in which you create the “real” objects you're drawing. You can set up your model space as described in this section; Chapter 5 introduces you to setting up your paper space layouts.
First, set the linear and angular units that you want to use in your new drawing. The following procedure describes how:
The Drawing Units dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 4-4.
Choose the type of unit representation that's appropriate for your work. Engineering and Architectural units are displayed in feet and inches; the other types of units aren't tied to any particular unit of measurement. You decide whether each unit represents a millimeter, centimeter, meter, inch, foot, or something else. Your choice is much simpler if you're working in metric: Choose Decimal units.
AutoCAD can think in inches! If you're using Engineering or ...