Chapter 2 Learning Basic Commands to Get Started

Now that you’ve taken a quick tour of the Autodesk® AutoCAD® and Autodesk® AutoCAD LT® screens, you’re ready to begin drawing! This chapter introduces you to some basic drawing commands by guiding you through the process of drawing a simple shape.

As you create this first drawing, you’ll learn to use several essential AutoCAD commands that will serve as a foundation for the rest of this book. First you’ll become familiar with the LINE command and how to draw lines of a specific length. Then we’ll go over the strategy for completing the drawing.

In this chapter, you will learn to

  • Understand coordinate systems
  • Draw your first object
  • Erase, offset, fillet, extend, and trim objects in a drawing ...

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