Part 1

The Basics

  • Chapter 1: Exploring the Interface
  • Chapter 2: Creating Your First Drawing
  • Chapter 3: Setting Up and Using the Drafting Tools
  • Chapter 4: Organizing Objects with Blocks and Groups
  • Chapter 5: Keeping Track of Layers and Blocks

Chapter 1

Exploring the Interface

Before you can start to use the new capabilities of the AutoCAD® 2014 software, you must become familiar with the basics. If you’re completely new to AutoCAD, you’ll want to read this first chapter carefully. It introduces you to many basic operations of AutoCAD, such as opening and closing files, getting a close-up look at part of a drawing, and changing a drawing. If you’re familiar with earlier versions of AutoCAD, you should review this chapter anyway to get acquainted ...

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