Chapter 6 Editing and Reusing Data to Work Efficiently

If you’re an experienced drafter, you know that you frequently have to draw the same item several times in many drawings. The AutoCAD® 2017 software offers a variety of ways to reuse existing geometry, thereby automating much of the repetitive work usually associated with manual drafting. That’s why at least five commands are devoted to duplicating objects—ten if you include the grips options.

In this chapter, as you finish drawing the studio apartment unit, you’ll explore some of the ways to exploit existing files and objects while constructing your drawing. For example, you’ll use existing files as prototypes for new files, eliminating the need to set up layers, scales, and sheet sizes ...

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