AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005: no experience required by David Frey

By David Frey

Up to date for the 2005 releases of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, this best-selling introductory publication supplies an outstanding grounding within the necessities. you will get fast gratification via following the step by step directions and hands-on initiatives that conceal each one part of designing a summer season cabin. you could growth sequentially throughout the e-book or start at any bankruptcy via downloading the drawing documents from the Sybex site. skilled writer David Frey is helping you purchased and perform your new talents, getting ready you to delve into the extra complicated issues and tasks lined in George Omura's studying AutoCAD.

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Type 6,3 . 4. Type 4,6 . 5. Type 1,3 . 6. Type 10,6 . 7. Type 10,1 . 8. Type 2,7 . 9. Press  again to end the command. The lines will be similar to those you drew previously, but this time you know where each point is located relative to the 0,0 point. In the drawing area, every point has an absolute X and Y coordinate. In steps 2 through 8, you entered the X and Y coordinates for each point. 5). 5: The X and Y coordinates on the drawing area Let’s explore how the cursor is related to the coordinates in the drawing.

Because they are all equidistant from the lines you have already drawn, the Offset command is the appropriate command to use. 5 units to the inside. The Offset command involves three steps:  Setting the offset distance  Picking the object to offset  Indicating the offset direction Here’s how it works: 1. Be sure the prompt line in the Command window reads Command:. If it doesn’t, press the Esc key until it does. Then click the Offset button on the Modify toolbar. 0000>:. This is a confusing prompt, but it will become clear soon.

But it doesn’t. You have to train yourself to press  when you finish selecting objects in order to get out of selection mode and move on to the next step in the command. 3. Pick the two new vertical lines created by the Offset command. Be sure to place the pickbox somewhere on the lower halves of these lines, or AutoCAD will ignore your picks. The lines are extended to the boundary edge line. 18). 18: The lines are extended to the boundary edge. Trimming Lines The final step is to trim away the horizontal lines to complete the opening.

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