CHAPTER 2 Gaining Basic Drawing Skills

This chapter teaches you how to draw basic shapes, such as lines, rectangles, circles, arcs, and polygons. You will learn how to correct mistakes, navigate two-dimensional space, and use coordinate systems to draw accurately. In addition, you’ll perform your first editing tasks by joining existing lines in straight, rounded, or angled intersections.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to do the following:

  • Navigate 2D drawings
  • Draw lines and rectangles
  • Cancel, erase, and undo
  • Use coordinate systems
  • Draw circles, arcs, and polygons
  • Use fillet and chamfer

Navigate 2D Drawings

Unlike in image-editing programs where zooming in results in blurry, pixelated images, you can zoom in forever in the AutoCAD® program ...

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