Chapter 1

Exploring the AutoCAD Interface

Before you can start to use AutoCAD for Mac, you’ll need to 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 of AutoCAD’s basic operations, 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 the latest Windows version of AutoCAD, you should review this chapter anyway to get acquainted with the Macintosh version. The AutoCAD Mac interface is quite different from the Windows version, so this chapter will help you find the tools you are familiar with.

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