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Getting Started with DraftSight by João Santos

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Chapter 2. Drawing with Precision

We are going to start drawing with precision, drawing lines, and learning how to delete entities. Depending on project dimensions, it may be necessary to zoom in or out, also explained in this chapter.

In this chapter we will cover the following topics:

  • Defining coordinates
  • Drawing lines
  • Deleting lines and other entities
  • Applying auxiliary tools to draw with precision
  • Visualizing the drawing

Defining coordinates

An essential step in all CAD programs is to draw with precision. Defining entity points like endpoints of a segment line or a circle center, without any doubt is a constant process, which can be achieved by introducing coordinates, absolute or relative. There are also several auxiliary tools that ease the process, ...

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