Chapter 1. Lines and Essential Tools

Chapter Objectives

Create a new drawing

Explore the drawing window

Interact with the drawing window

Explore command entry methods

Draw, undo, and erase lines

Save and open drawings

Get started


Drawing in AutoCAD can be a fascinating and highly productive activity. AutoCAD 2017 is full of features you can use to become a very proficient design professional. Our goal here is to get you drawing as quickly and efficiently as possible. Discussion and explanation are limited to what is most useful and relevant at the moment but should also give you an understanding of the program to make you a more powerful user.

This chapter introduces some of the basic tools you will use whenever ...

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