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# Learning Objectives

## 2. Getting Started with AutoCAD

LINE command. Coordinate systems. ERASE tool. Object selection methods: Window and Crossing. CIRCLE command. ZOOM and PAN commands. UNITS command. Limits of a given drawing. Plot drawings. Options dialog box.

## Drawing Lines in AutoCAD

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Ribbon: Toolbar: Menu Bar: Tool Palettes: Command: Home > Draw > Line Draw > Line Draw > Line Draw > Line LINE or L
The Line tool in the Draw panel

## 2. Getting Started with AutoCAD

Continue

Close

Undo

Coordinate Systems
2. Getting Started with AutoCAD 1. Absolute coordinates 2. Relative coordinates a. Relative rectangular coordinates b. Relative polar coordinates 3. Direct distance entry

Absolute Coordinates
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Command: LINE _line Specify first point: 1,1 (X = 1 and Y = 1.) Specify next point or [Undo]: 4,1 (X = 4 and Y = 1.) Specify next point or [Undo]: 4,3 Specify next point or [Close /Undo]: 1,3 Specify next point or [Close/Undo]: C

## Lines created using the absolute coordinates

Example 1
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## Relative Coordinate System 2. Getting Started with AutoCAD

Relative Rectangular Coordinates
Command: LINE _line Specify first point: 1,1 (Start point) Specify next point or [Undo]: @4,0 (Second point DX = 4, DY = 0.) Specify next point or [Undo]: @0,3 (Third point DX = 0, DY = 3.) Specify next point or [Close/Undo]: @-4,0 (Fourth point DX = -4, DY = 0.) Specify next point or [Close/Undo]: @0,-3 Drawing lines using the relative (Start point DX = 0, DY = -3.) rectangular coordinates Specify next point or [Close/Undo]:

## Relative Polar Coordinates 2. Getting Started with AutoCAD

Command: LINE Specify first point: 1,1 Specify next point or [Undo]: @5<30

## Direct Distance Entry 2. Getting Started with AutoCAD

Command: LINE _line Specify first point: Start point. Specify next point or [Undo]: Position the cursor and then enter distance. Specify next point or [Undo]: Position the cursor and then enter distance.

## Drawing for Example 4

Erasing Objects
2. Getting Started with AutoCAD
Ribbon: Toolbar: Menu Bar: Command: Tool Palettes: Home > Modify > Erase Modify > Erase Modify > Erase ERASE or E Modify > Erase

## The Erase tool in the Modify toolbar

Selecting the object by positioning the pick box at the top of the object

## Canceling and Undoing a Command

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## Object Selection Methods

The Window Option The Crossing Option

## Selecting objects using the Window Crossing option

Drawing a Circle
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Command: Toolbar: Menu Bar: Tool Palettes: Ribbon: CIRCLE or C Draw > Circle Draw > Circle Draw > Circle Home > Draw > Circle drop-down > Center , Radius

## The options of the CIRCLE command

Center and Radius Two-Point Tangent, Tangent, Radius Center and Diameter Three-Point Tangent, Tangent, Tangent

## Basic Display Commands

2. Getting Started with AutoCAD Zooming Drawings

## Setting Units Type and Precision

2. Getting Started with AutoCAD
Application Menu: Command: Drawing utilities > Units UNITS

Measuring angles

## The Direction Control dialog box

Specifying Units for the Drawing or Block to be Inserted Sample Output Specifying Units for Lighting

## Setting Limits of a Drawing

2. Getting Started with AutoCAD
Command: LIMITS

Setting limits

## Introduction to Plotting Drawings

2. Getting Started with AutoCAD
Ribbon: Toolbar: Application Menu: Command: Basic Plotting Output > Plot > Plot Quick Access > Plot Print > Plot PLOT or PRINT

## Modifying AutoCAD Settings using the Options dialog box

Application Menu: Options Command: OPTIONS

Files Display Open and Save Plot and Publish System User Preferences Drafting 3D Modeling Selection Profiles
The Options dialog box