Chapter 4. Templates, Copies, and Arrays

Chapter Objectives

Set limits

Create a template

Save a template drawing

Use the MOVE command

Use the COPY command

Use the ARRAY command for rectangular arrays

Create center marks

Create macros with the Action Recorder

Change plot settings

Introduction

In this chapter, you learn some real time-savers. If you are tired of defining the same layers, along with units, grid, snap, and ltscale, for each new drawing, read on. You are about to learn how to create your own template drawings. With templates, you can begin each new drawing with setups you have defined and saved in previous AutoCAD sessions, or with a variety of predefined setups included in the software.

In addition, you learn ...

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