Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT
In This Chapter
Determining what AutoCAD can do for you
Creating your first drawing in AutoCAD
The complete picture
The difference between pixels and vectors
Comprehending the Cartesian Coordinate System
The DWG file format
This chapter helps ease you into using AutoCAD to create engineering drawings and how to get started. Although it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed the first time you see AutoCAD, rest assured that you don’t need to learn all of the controls that you see in the default environment to be an efficient user of the program.
After a brief introduction of the program, we show you just how easy it can be to use AutoCAD with an exercise. The exercise is followed up with some key concepts that you should understand when ...