Chapter 5

Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 2

The previous 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.

In this chapter, you will learn to

  • Use running object snaps
  • Use Polar Tracking
  • Use the STRETCH command
  • Use point filters
  • Zoom and pan with the Realtime commands
  • Copy and move objects
  • Use direct entry for distances
  • Create circles and ellipses
  • Draw using parametric constraints

Starting and Running Commands

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

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