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AutoCAD LT 2006: The Definitive Guide by Ralph Grabowski

By Ralph Grabowski

AutoCAD LT 2006: The Definitive consultant introduces the most recent model of AutoCAD LT and courses the reader via tutorials for growing panorama drawings and electric schematics. The tutorials exhibit constructing new drawings and utilizing uncomplicated drawing and modifying instructions, after which growth to intermediate techniques reminiscent of dimensioning, block construction, and characteristic extraction. elements III and IV supply complex information regarding CAD administration and customization. Readers how one can community workplace pcs, enforce backup options, and create drawing criteria to make their workflow extra effective. Customizing menus, toolbars, and linetypes and utilizing macros and DIESEL also are mentioned. The appendices comprise a finished checklist of AutoCAD LT instructions and a comparability with the good points and instructions of AutoCAD 2006.

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0798. Click the coordinate area to change the display: • Absolute updates the coordinates continuously. • Off updates coordinates only when points are picked. • Relative shows the distance and angle from the last point. Right-click the coordinates to display a shortcut menu with the same options. ” When the button looks like it is sticking out, the mode is turned off, as in SNAP in the previous figure. Click the button to turn on the mode; the button appears pressed in, as in the POLAR item. TIP You can right-click any of the buttons (except MODEL) to display a shortcut menu.

There you can change the color, size, and transparency of tooltips. UCS Icon UcsIcon View | Display | UCS Icon | On The UCS icon is located in the lower-left corner of the drawing area. ” It is meant primarily to help you draw in 3D, even though AutoCAD LT is not meant for creating 3D models. Some drafters find the UCS icon useful in locating the origin and indicating the rotation of the x,y-plane. Direction of the Positive Y Axis Origin of the Drawing Direction of the Positive X Axis "Looking Down" on the Z Axis The X and Y arrows point in the direction of the positive x and y axes.

Layer droplist — displays the name and status of the current layer. When an object is selected, its layer name is displayed. Selecting a name from the layer list causes AutoCAD LT to set that layer name as the current layer. Make Object’s Layer Current — sets the current (working) layer by selecting an object. That object’s layer becomes the current layer (Ai_Molc command). TIP New drawings, such as this one, have just one layer named “0,” which can never be erased or renamed. Each layer name is prefixed by five symbols (from left to right): Lightbulb — turns layers on and off.

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