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AutoCAD Course at UET, Peshawar by CS.

AutoCAD Course at UET, Peshawar by CS.
Instructor Haseeb Jamal
http://www.aboutcivil.com/

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  • 1. AutoCAD 2004ByHaseeb JamalArranged by UET, Computer Society
    (haseebjamal_stn@yahoo.com)
    www.aboutcivil.com
    http://www.aboutcivil.com
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  • 2. Introduction to AutoCAD
    AutoCAD is a CAD (Computer Aided Design or Computer Aided Drafting) software for 2D and 3D design and drafting.
    With AutoCAD you can:
    Quickly create designs
    Improved quality over hand drafting
    Can be customized to suit the individual’s needs
    Teaches a marketable skill
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  • 3. Introduction to AutoCAD interface
    The interface of AutoCAD includes:
    • Workspace
    • 4. Pull down Menus
    • 5. Toolbars
    • 6. Pallets
    • 7. Dialog Boxes
    • 8. Commands
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  • 9. Workspace
    It is the drafting board of AutoCAD where all the drawing and drafting activities are done.
    Its also called Model space
    Nice thing about this black portion is that it is infinite in size. That’s why it eliminate the use of scales in our drawings (as opposed to limited space on papers or sheets)
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  • 10. Menus
    To launch AutoCAD commands
    Similar to other windows applications
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  • 11. Toolbarsanother way of entering commands
    Gives us the ability to customize our interface according to our needs
    It is the collection of icons where each of the icons represent a specific AutoCAD command
    Gives us convenient access to the commands we use most
    Toolbars can be moved where ever the user wants it to be, so that to assist us in drawings
    Toolbars can be turned on or off
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  • 12. Command Lineanother way of entering commands
    In command line everything must be entered through the keyboard
    After launching a command through any means command line will prompt you what next step should be taken to complete the command
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  • 13. Palettes
    A dialog box of features
    They combine the functionality of a dialog box with the flexibility of a toolbar
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  • 14. How to enter commands
    By clicking Menu item
    By clicking Toolbar icon
    By typing in Command line
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  • 15. Status bar
    Provides information about the current status of our drawing, interface and our settings.
    At status bar you can see coordinates (location) of the cursor in the model space.
    The tab like buttons represents mode settings
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  • 16. Snap & Grid
    Snap – Invisible Grid that restricts the location of the cursor to predefined increments
    Grid is a regular pattern of visible dots that helps you estimate distances
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  • 17. Object Snap
    Activated by “OSNAP” button
    Allows you to snap to “key points” on existing lines and objects
    i.e. midpoint, endpoint, center, tangent etc…
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  • 18. Options & Settings
    AutoCAD is a very flexible application
    You can change the name of the toolbars, menus, palettes, and even shortcuts of our own choice can be activated.
    The popup menu that comes up with the right click can also be customized.
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  • 19. How to use AutoCAD help
    The nice feature of AutoCAD help is that it is CONTEXT SENSITIVE.
    Context sensitive means that you can get help for a command that you are currently using.
    Also a little question mark icon on dialog boxes can be used to know about help features
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  • 20. Pixel vs. Vector
    Pixel line
    Defined by many dots called pixels (ex. Adobe Photoshop)
    Vector line is coordinate based
    Defined my coordinates of endpoints
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  • 21. Feedback
    Contact Us
    AutoCAD Video Tutorials
    AutoCAD Ebooks
    Civil Engineering
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