How to draw plate with screw hole

by Rezz on November 20, 2010

In this autocad tutorial we will draw a plate with 4 hole at each corner.
autocad-tutorial-ex7-plate-4hole.

1. Open a new drawing. Click New autocad-tutorial-ex1-new

2. Make sure Ortho mode is ON, (it ON when it glow in blue)
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click the icon to turn it ON or OFF. (or press F8 to toggle)

3. Type z [Space bar], e [Space bar]. This will zoom extents your drawing area.

4. Activate rectangle command. Click Rectangle.
autocad-tutorial-ex3-rectangle

5. Specify first corner point of the rectangle at 0,0. Type 0,0 [Enter].
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6. Move your cursor to right side and specify other corner point at 10,6. Type 10,6 [Enter].
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7. Click OFFSET,
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specify offset distance to 1. Type 1 and [Enter],
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select rectangle edge as offset object,
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point and click at inside of the rectangle to specify offset side.
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The offset rectangle will look like this;
autocad-tutorial-ex7-plate-offset-rectangle

8. Press [Esc] key few times to end offset command. Click Circle,
circle
Point and click at one of the rectangle endpoint as new circle center.
autocad-tutorial-ex7-plate-center-circle

9. Specify radius for this circle to 0.5, type 0.5 [Enter].
autocad-tutorial-ex7-plate-circle-radius

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10. Repeat step 8 and 9 to other 3 rectangle corner.
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11. Click on inner rectangle edge
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and press [Del]. Your sketch is done.
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