Chapter 01

Taking the AutoCAD Tour


Before you begin to use the software, you need to become familiar with the interface and some of the core functionality and features.


After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Identify and state the purpose of the main interface elements.
  • Open, create, and save drawings.
  • Use the Zoom and Pan commands to view different areas of the drawing.

Standard Object Snap and Status Bar Settings

Before completing the exercises in this chapter, refer to the “Settings for the Exercises” section in the Introduction.

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