How to draw tap symbol

by Rezz on December 14, 2010

In this autocad tutorial you’ll learn how to draw tap symbol.
tap-symbol

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

2. Make sure Ortho mode is OFF, (it ON when it glow in blue, OFF in grey)
autocad-tutorial-ex14-off-ortho
click the icon to turn it ON or OFF. (or press F8 to toggle)

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

4. Make sure you have this requirement Layers for your drawing.
autocad-tutorial-ex13-layers
No idea how to create layer? Read autocad tutorial about how to create layers.

5. Make sure layer 0 is selected as current layer.
autocad-tutorial-ex13-layer-0

6. Click Circle , type 0,0 [Enter] to set center of the circle,

set circle radius to 0.125, type 0.125 [Enter].
circle-1

circle-2

7. Click Offset offset, set offset distance to 0.025, click at the circle as offset object.

Click inside the circle as offset side.

offset
Press [Esc] few times to end offset command.

8. Click on outer circle edge,
change-layer
and change the layer to HIDDEN layer.

press [Esc] few times.
change-layer-2

9. Change the current layer to CENTER LINE layer.
layer-center-line
On ribbon tools, click Annotate>Dimensions>Center mark
center-mark
Click on outer edge of any circle to mark its center.
center-mark-2

10. Click Home>Scale,
scale
select the center mark cross,
scale2

Press [Enter] to confirm selection.
Click on midpoint of the cross as scale base point,
midpoint
Set scale factor to 4, type 4 [Enter].
scale3

tap-symbol

11. Your tap is ready, you might consider to block this tap as future usage. How to create block?

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