How to draw simple plate

November 13, 2010

In this autocad tutorial we will sketch this simple L plate. 1. Open a new drawing. Click New 2. Make sure Ortho mode is ON, (it ON when it glow in blue) click the icon to turn it ON or OFF. (or press F8 to toggle) 3. Type z [Space bar], e [Space bar]. This […]

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Open AutoCAD drawing with custom template automatically

November 8, 2010

When you open up new AutoCAD drawing you might prompt with this dialog box; or To skip this dialog box and tell AutoCAD to open specific template automatically, you can do it with this steps; 1. Click New 2. Open acadlt.dwt (or other template file) 3. Right click at drawing, Click Option. 4. Expand Template […]

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Creating Layers

November 8, 2010

1. Type LAYER [Enter]. 2. Click New Layer. 3. Give DIM for layer name [Enter]. This short for Dimension Layer. 4. Click Color White text to change the current color. 5. Click Cyan, click OK. 6. Click New Layer. 7. Give HIDDEN for layer name [Enter]. 8. Click Color Cyan text to change the current […]

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Erasing Objects

November 6, 2010

Erasing objects in AutoCAD is pretty simple and straight forward. You can click Erase tools from ribbon tools and select the object you wish to erase. Press [Enter or Spacebar] to confirm. You can also access delete function by key in E or Erase in command line. Pressing [Delete] key also activate Erase tool. You […]

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Selecting Objects

November 6, 2010

Once a while using AutoCAD you might me asked for “select object”. 2 most common ways to select objects is; 1 – Pick one by one, this simply pick and click the lines. If you want multiple pick, you can do it by pressing SHIFT key while picking. 2 – By selection box. 2 type […]

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Pan

November 6, 2010

AutoCAD Pan is use to move around your drawing with same zoom size. When Pan tools activated your cursor will change from arrow to hand cursor. There is 4 ways you can access the AutoCAD Zoom command. 1. By ribbon menu. 2. Pan from Navigation Bar (top right). 3. By typing P or PAN in […]

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Zoom

November 6, 2010

AutoCAD Zoom enable you to magnify and reduce drawing view. There is 4 ways you can access the AutoCAD Zoom command. 1. By ribbon menu. 2. Zoom at Navigation Bar (top right). 3. By typing Z or ZOOM in command line. 4. By using mouse wheel scroll Although AutoCAD zoom have  many zoom option like […]

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Drawing Rectangles

November 5, 2010

1. Open a new drawing. Click New 2. Open new drawing. Make sure you’re in 2D Drafting & Annotation workspace. 3. Type z [Space bar], type e [Space bar]. This will zoom extents your drawing area. 4. From the ribbon tools, click Rectangle 5. Specify first corner point of the rectangle at 0,0. Type 0,0 […]

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Drawing Circles

November 5, 2010

1. Open a new drawing. Click New 2. Open new drawing. Make sure you’re in 2D Drafting & Annotation workspace. 3. Type z [Space bar], type e [Space bar]. This will zoom extents your drawing area. 4. From the ribbon tools, click CIRCLE 5. Specify center point of the circle at 4,4. Type 4,4 [Enter] […]

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Drawing Lines

November 5, 2010

1. Open a new drawing. Click New 2. Open new drawing. Make sure you’re in 2D Drafting & Annotation workspace. 3. Type z [Space bar], type e [Space bar]. This will zoom extents your drawing area. 4. From the ribbon tools, click LINE 5. Specify first point of the line at 0,0. Type 0,0 [Enter] […]

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