Chapter 2. Quick Start Tutorial

Chapter Objectives

Create a new drawing

Save your work

Switch between model space and layout space

Draw some basic AutoCAD objects

Toggle the Snap Mode, Ortho Mode, Polar Tracking, and Grid Mode drawing tools on and off

Navigate around the drawing

Examine and change object properties

Create drawing layers and move objects from one layer to another

Add basic dimensions

Make some basic modifications to your drawing

Add text to your drawing

Set up and plot your drawing


This chapter will give you an overview of a typical AutoCAD drawing session. You examine some of the basic operations you will do on a day-to-day basis when using AutoCAD, including starting an AutoCAD session, ...

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