Chapter 4 Editing Entities

Drawing in the AutoCAD® program is not just about creating lines, rectangles, circles, and other shapes. Most of your time will be spent editing entities. Although AutoCAD provides the basic tools for transforming shapes, such as Move, Copy, Rotate, and Scale, more complex editing tools, such as Array, Trim, Extend, Lengthen, Stretch, Offset, Mirror, Break, Join, and Overkill, are also available.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to:

  • Create selection sets
  • Move and Copy
  • Rotate and Scale
  • Work with arrays
  • Trim and Extend
  • Lengthen and Stretch
  • Offset and Mirror
  • Edit with grips

Create Selection Sets

All editing commands operate on one or more drawing entities. In complex drawings you have to plan how you will select only ...

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