Edit for Credit

In This Chapter

arrow Moving, copying, and stretching objects

arrow Manipulating whole objects

arrow Changing pieces of objects

arrow Fixing your mistakes

arrow Grip editing

In Chapter 10, you can see that AutoCAD offers several methods of modifying drawing objects, and you can see how to select those objects in the first place so that you can edit them. Now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get dirty. In this chapter, we introduce the primary edit commands in AutoCAD.

The following sections cover the most important AutoCAD editing commands, using command-first editing mode.

remember_4c.eps As we explain in Chapter 10, command-first editing (or verb-noun editing, in AutoCAD-ese) is one of three different approaches to modifying objects in AutoCAD. We concentrate on this method, where you start a command and then pick the objects on which the command will act, because it’s the only method that works for ...

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