Chapter 2

Basic Drawing Skills

This chapter teaches you how to draw basic shapes, such as lines, rectangles, circles, arcs, and polygons. You will learn how to correct mistakes, navigate two-dimensional space, and use coordinate systems to draw accurately. In addition, you’ll perform your first editing tasks by joining existing lines in straight, rounded, or angled intersections.

  • Navigating 2D drawings
  • Drawing lines and rectangles
  • Canceling, erasing, and undoing
  • Using coordinate systems
  • Drawing circles, arcs, and polygons
  • Filleting and chamfering lines

Navigating 2D Drawings

Unlike image-editing programs where zooming in results in blurry, pixilated images, you can zoom in forever in AutoCAD® without suffering any loss in quality. However, ...

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