Chapter 3 Setting Up and Using the Drafting Tools

Chapter 1, “Exploring the Interface,” and Chapter 2, “Creating Your First Drawing,” covered the basic information you need to understand the workings of the AutoCAD® 2017 software. Now you’ll put this knowledge to work. In this architectural tutorial, which begins here and continues through Chapter 14, “Advanced Editing and Organizing,” you’ll draw an apartment building composed of studios. We’ll show you how to use AutoCAD commands and give 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.

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