AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Bible by Ellen Finkelstein

By Ellen Finkelstein

AutoCAD, the #1 architectural drawing software program, may be demanding to benefit. This complete advisor has offered greater than 160,000 copies in past versions and is the go-to source for architects, engineers, drafters, inside designers, and house planners who have to study and use AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. From the fundamentals of constructing drawings and utilizing instructions to second and 3D drawing options, utilizing layers, rendering, and customizing this system, this e-book covers all of it. a short begin consultant permits even newbies to create an exact drawing on their first actual day.

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Dwt template. 2 Choose the WINDOW layer from the list of layers. With your left mouse button (also called the pick button), choose Home tab ➪ Draw panel ➪ Rectangle/Polygon drop-down menu ➪ Rectangle. (Using the Ribbon is only one way to give AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT commands. I explain other ways in Chapter 3. ) Move your mouse so that the cursor is in the main drawing area. 1. If you don’t see the tooltip bar — also called the Dynamic Input tooltip — near the cursor, then click the Dynamic Input button on the status bar at the bottom of your screen.

To work in 2D in AutoCAD, switch to a 2D environment, following these steps in AutoCAD: 1. From the Workspace drop-down list in the Quick Access Toolbar, choose Drafting & Annotation. This displays the Ribbon with 2D commands. 2. Choose Application Button ➪ New. dwt and click Open.

This book assumes that you are working with the default setup. However, a number of changes may have been made to your system that could result in the user interface and drawings appearing or even functioning differently from those shown in this book. If you installed AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT yourself and made some adjustments, you know what changes you have made. However, if you are using a computer that was set up by someone else, it may help to talk to that person first, to see what changes he or she made.

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