Chapter 7. Basic Editing Techniques

Chapter Objectives

Understand the difference between editing objects using the verb/noun technique and editing objects using the noun/verb technique

Use the ERASE command to remove objects from a drawing

Learn different ways to select one or more objects so that they can be modified

Group objects

Move objects

Copy objects

Mirror objects

Rotate objects

Scale objects

Stretch objects

Use grips to modify objects


The ability to edit and modify objects quickly and with minimum effort is one of the keys to increasing your productivity when using AutoCAD. On the board, if a line is drawn in the wrong location, you must erase it and then redraw it in the correct location. In fact, ...

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