CHAPTER 3Using Drawing Aids
The drawing aids in the AutoCAD® program are like the triangles, compasses, and engineering scales of traditional drafting. Drawing aids are essential modes and methods of entering data that, once mastered, allow you to create measured drawings with ease. I highly recommend learning all of the drawing aids because they will make you a more productive draftsperson. Most drawing aids can be toggled on or off from the application status bar. Additional settings and dialog boxes are accessible by right-clicking the individual status bar toggles.
In this chapter, you’ll learn to do the following:
- Use Grid and Snap
- Employ Ortho and Polar Tracking
- Use PolarSnap
- Select running object snaps
- Harness the From snap
- Apply ...
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