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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2011 by Elliot Gindis

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Chapter 2 AutoCAD Fundamentals

Part II

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Learning Objectives

You learned a great deal in the first chapter, in fact almost everything you need to get started drafting a design. This chapter serves as a “clean up” and concludes the basic introduction to AutoCAD, as there are just a few more topics to get to. Here, we discuss the following:

  • Using grips

  • Setting units

  • Using Snap and Grid

  • Understanding the Cartesian coordinate system

  • Distance entry tools:

    • Direct Distance Entry

    • Relative Distance Entry

    • Dynamic Distance Entry

  • Inquiry commands:

    • Area

    • Dist

    • List

    • ID

  • Explode command

  • Polygon command

  • Ellipse command

  • Chamfer command ...

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