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Mastering: AutoCAD® 2011 and AutoCAD LT® 2011 by George Omura

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Chapter 3: Setting Up and Using AutoCAD’s Drafting Tools

Chapters 1 and 2 covered the basic information you need to understand the workings of AutoCAD. Now you’ll put this knowledge to work. In this architectural tutorial, which begins now and continues through Chapter 15, you’ll draw an apartment building composed of studios. The tutorial illustrates how to use AutoCAD commands and gives you a solid understanding of the basic AutoCAD package. With these fundamentals, you can use AutoCAD to its fullest potential regardless of the kinds of drawings you intend to create or the enhancement products you may use in the future.

In this chapter, you’ll start drawing an apartment’s bathroom fixtures. In the process, you’ll learn how to use AutoCAD’s ...

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