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AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press by Scott Onstott

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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 do the following:

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

Create Selection Sets

All editing commands operate on one or more drawing entities. In complex drawings ...

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