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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2011 by Elliot Gindis

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Chapter 1 AutoCAD Fundamentals

Part I

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Learning Objectives

In this chapter, we introduce AutoCAD and discuss the following:

  • Introduction and the basic commands.

  • The Create Objects commands.

  • The Edit/Modify Objects commands.

  • The View Objects commands.

  • The AutoCAD environment.

  • Interacting with AutoCAD.

  • Practicing the Create Objects commands.

  • Practicing the Edit/Modify Objects commands.

  • Selection methods—Window and Crossing.

  • Accuracy in drafting—Ortho.

  • Accuracy in drafting—OSNAPs.

By the end of the chapter, you will have learned the essential basics of creating, modifying, and viewing objects; the AutoCAD environment; and ...

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