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AutoCAD 2014 Introduction

  1. 1. Civil EngineeringCivil Engineering SkillsSkills AutoCAD 2014AutoCAD 2014 CIV1900 Dr Sam Clarke AutoCAD Overview
  2. 2. Welcome to AutoCADWelcome to AutoCAD on enteringon entering  Check whether AutoCAD is installed: Start> Programs> AutoCAD 2014.  If not: Double-click the software center icon on the desktop  Select AutoCAD 2014 from the list  Click Install
  3. 3. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD Learning outcomes & AimsLearning outcomes & Aims ◦ Proficiency with AutoCAD package ◦ Ability to produce drawings with engineering detail “Communicate through visual presentation” Practice (Trial & Error)
  4. 4. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD Drop Down Menu Pick a command by clicking the left button, and a Drop- down Menu appears. Drawing Space/Window Your view onto the drawing. Can have any size limits you set. The drawing (cross-hair) cursor. The pick box is used to select entities. UCS – User Coordinate System Identify the positive X and Y directions. Coordinate display Shows the position of the cursor The Command Area Command lines at the bottom of the screen where prompts appear and text commands, coordinates etc. can be typed in.
  5. 5. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD AutoCAD Programme – Drawing AidsAutoCAD Programme – Drawing Aids Ortho - cursor movement is constrained to the horizontal or vertical directions only predefined – X & Y axis Grid - Rectangular pattern of dots regularly spaced to aid drawing. The spacing between grid dots is adjustable. Grid dots are not plotted.
  6. 6. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD AutoCAD Programme – Drawing AidsAutoCAD Programme – Drawing Aids
  7. 7. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD AutoCAD Programme – Drawing AidsAutoCAD Programme – Drawing Aids SNAP useful for specifying precise points with the arrow keys or the pointing device
  8. 8. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD AutoCAD Programme – Drawing AidsAutoCAD Programme – Drawing Aids OSNAP used to select commonly needed points while creating or editing a drawing – end point, centre of a circle
  9. 9. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD AutoCAD Programme – Drawing AidsAutoCAD Programme – Drawing Aids Dynamic Input ‘Helpful’ dimensioning tool. If typing in commands turn this OFF OFF ON
  10. 10. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD AutoCAD Programme – DrawingAutoCAD Programme – Drawing 3 options to construct elements in AutoCAD Follow the prompts on the command line Polyline Circle Toolbar (Draw): Pull Down Menu: Draw Line Keyboard: Typing: Line or short-cut L
  11. 11. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD AutoCAD Programme – Text & TextureAutoCAD Programme – Text & Texture Toolbar (Draw): Pull Down Menu: Draw Text Multiline Text Toolbar (Draw): Pull Down Menu: Draw Hatch…
  12. 12. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD AutoCAD Programme – Text & TextureAutoCAD Programme – Text & Texture TYPE SCALE LOCATION PREVIEW
  13. 13. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD AutoCAD Programme – Coordinate EntryAutoCAD Programme – Coordinate Entry Co-ordinate Entry Rectangular (X,Y) or Polar (d & θ) Absolute – Relevant to 0,0 (origin) Relative to a particular point (use @) Closing a polygon use shortcut - C
  14. 14. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD AutoCAD Programme – ModifyingAutoCAD Programme – Modifying Elements can be modified using the modification toolbar Move Copy Required to specify a base point Toolbar (Modify): Pull Down Menu: Modify Erase Keyboard: Typing e or pressing Delete
  15. 15. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD AutoCAD Programme – ModifyingAutoCAD Programme – Modifying Mirror Offset Trim Extend
  16. 16. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD AutoCAD Programme – ModifyingAutoCAD Programme – Modifying
  17. 17. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD AutoCAD Programme – Additional ToolbarsAutoCAD Programme – Additional Toolbars Zoom window Pan Dimension function linear Continuous Baseline
  18. 18. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD AutoCAD Programme – LayersAutoCAD Programme – Layers Layers – transparent film SHEET CONSTRUCTION MAIN DIMENSIONS TEXT
  19. 19. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD Common MistakesCommon Mistakes Read the COMMAND LINE... E.g. Using the OFFSET command Having DYN (dynamic) turned on... Especially the case for Exercise 1... If you get stuck press ESC This brings you back to the drawing screen Just keep trying...
  20. 20. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD Using AutoCAD 2014 Student VersionUsing AutoCAD 2014 Student Version Don’t worry about branding on borders.. You will not get penalised for this
  21. 21. Introduction to AutoCADIntroduction to AutoCAD SupportSupport MOLE2: Lecture notes, copies of presentations AutoCAD Course Notes AutoCAD Exercises – Instructions & Exercises Afternoon classes Weeks 1-6

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