How to draw simple plate

by Rezz on November 13, 2010

In this autocad tutorial we will sketch this simple L plate.
autocad-tutorial-ex1

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)
autocad-tutorial-ex1-ortho-on
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 line command. Click LINE. autocad-tutorial-ex1-line

5. Specify first point of the line at 0,0. Type 0,0 [Enter].
autocad-tutorial-ex1-00

6. Move your cursor to right side and type 8 [Enter].
autocad-tutorial-ex1-cursor-right

7. Move your cursor up side and type 4 [Enter].
autocad-tutorial-ex1-cursor-up

8. Move your cursor to left side and type 4 [Enter].
autocad-tutorial-ex1-cursor-left

9. Move your cursor up side and type 4 [Enter].
autocad-tutorial-ex1-cursor-up2

10. Move your cursor to left side and type 4 [Enter].
autocad-tutorial-ex1-cursor-left

11. To close the sketch loop type c [Space bar].
autocad-tutorial-ex1-close

Your sketch should look like this;
autocad-tutorial-ex1-final-sketch

To confirm input command you can key press [Space bar] or [Enter].

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janardansingh September 13, 2011 at 2:19 pm

i liked the tutorials . it is very clear
thank you.

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