ACH 245 Lecture 03 (Drawing 2010)

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ACH 245 Lecture 03 (Drawing 2010)

  1. 1. ACH 245 Computer Applications for Design <ul><li>Lecture 3- Beginning to Draw with AutoCAD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drawing Objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drawing Ribbon, Toolbar & Menu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drawing Aids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selecting Objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entering Values </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Launch the AutoCAD program
  3. 3. The Look of The Program <ul><li>Menu Tabs </li></ul><ul><li>Tool Ribbon </li></ul><ul><li>The Drawing Area </li></ul><ul><li>Crosshair Cursor </li></ul><ul><li>UCS Icon </li></ul><ul><li>Layout Tabs </li></ul><ul><li>Command Prompt </li></ul><ul><li>Status Bar </li></ul>LET’S REVIEW
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Command Prompt is the lowest of the three lines at the bottom of the AutoCAD window </li></ul><ul><li>Information is entered to perform a certain tasks (where AutoCAD responds to the user commands) </li></ul><ul><li>Prompts for additional options </li></ul><ul><li>Tallies all the information entered into the program </li></ul>The Look of The Program LET’S REVIEW
  5. 5. Starting a Drawing <ul><li>Type in “Startup” at the command prompt </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the variable is 1 (not 0) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 then Enter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Now click on </li></ul><ul><li> File  New </li></ul><ul><li> Or </li></ul><ul><li> “ Control+N” </li></ul><ul><li>The New Drawing Wizard will appear </li></ul>LET’S REVIEW 0
  6. 6. Starting a Drawing <ul><li>Select “Use a Wizard” </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Quick Setup” then click “OK” </li></ul>LET’S REVIEW
  7. 7. Starting a Drawing <ul><li>Select Units (Architectural), click Next </li></ul><ul><li>Select Area (100000’ x 100000’) , click Finish </li></ul>LET’S REVIEW NOTE: You can not enter commas in the value This step sets up the unit of measurement for the drawing. This step sets up the limits of the drawing.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Now you are ready to draw something!!! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Drawing Objects <ul><li>Home Ribbon </li></ul><ul><li>Draw Grouping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has icons for drawing basic objects on it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The most used is the line icon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prompts user for two points </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Drawing Objects <ul><li>Home Ribbon </li></ul><ul><li>Draw Grouping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other commands include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Polyline </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Polygon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rectangle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Circle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Construction Line </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hatch </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ellipse </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Drawing Objects <ul><li>Home Ribbon </li></ul><ul><li>Draw Grouping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has multiple options for drawing some objects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Circles from the draw menu shows 6 ways to construct a circle versus the single way from the toolbar </li></ul>
  12. 12. Drawing Aids <ul><li>Polar Tracking: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Command toggled on and off at the Status Bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will track any angles specified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When the users cursor is at a specified angle a projection line appears. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tool Tip appears and tell length of line and at what angle it is </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Polar Tracking: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Right Click on “POLAR” icon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select “Settings…” to access the Drafting Setting dialogue box </li></ul></ul>Drawing Aids
  14. 14. Drawing Aids <ul><li>Polar Tracking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select Tracking On or Off </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specify tracking angle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use arrow to expand a list or type in a new value </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tracking drawn objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Orthogonally or with new specified angles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polar measurements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Absolute or relative to last drawn segment </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Drawing Aids <ul><li>Polar Tracking: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brings up the Options Dialogue box at the Drafting tab </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Drawing Aids <ul><li>Polar Tracking: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows user to turn on or off display options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Display tracking vectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Display full-screen tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Display tracking tool tip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Display alignment automatically or only with shift key </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Drawing Aids <ul><li>Object Snap: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Command toggled on and off at the Status Bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will snap to any point specified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When the users cursor is at a specified point a graphic and tool tip appear </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Drawing Aids <ul><li>Object Snap: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Right click on OSNAP at status bar to get settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List all the object snap point with symbols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The symbol tell you when you are on a snap point </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Drawing Aids <ul><li>Object Snap: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You may also use Shift + Right Click to pull up a menu of snaps points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You may override a snap point this way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember that OSNAP is to insure accuracy in drawing. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Object Snap: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Selecting Option… brings up the option dialogue box similar to when in polar tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List all the object snap options to select </li></ul></ul>Drawing Aids
  21. 21. Drawing Aids <ul><li>Object Snap: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Options include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Magnet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Display tool tip </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Display aperture box </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select color of symbol </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select size of symbol </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Drawing Aids <ul><li>Ortho: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Command toggled on and off at the Status Bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will ensure the user always draws straight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F8 toggles this aid on and off </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With Ortho off, lines follow the cursor </li></ul></ul>With Ortho Without Ortho
  23. 23. Selecting Objects <ul><li>Grips: </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic points on objects </li></ul><ul><li>Number of grips depends on the object selected </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting the center grip allows user to move object </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting other grips allows for stretching object </li></ul>
  24. 24. Selecting Objects <ul><li>Grips: </li></ul><ul><li>Touch object to show grips </li></ul><ul><li>Touch grip to select it </li></ul><ul><li>Selected grip turn red (or color set) </li></ul><ul><li>Hit ESC to hide grips </li></ul>
  25. 25. Selecting Objects <ul><li>Window selecting: </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting object from right to left with a window select all object touched </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting object from left to right with a window only selects objects that are completely covered by the window </li></ul>From Right to Left From Left to Right
  26. 26. Entering Lengths <ul><li>To enter a length: </li></ul><ul><li>With Polar tracking on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specify starting point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let cursor track an angle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wait for guide line to appear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter at command prompt a distance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Return or right mouse click </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Entering Lengths <ul><li>To enter a length: </li></ul><ul><li>With Ortho on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specify starting point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>drag cursor in horizontal or vertical direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter at command prompt a distance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Return or right mouse click </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Entering Lengths <ul><li>To enter a length: </li></ul><ul><li>While a grip is selected: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select a grip to stretch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Point in direction to stretch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter at command prompt a distance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Return or right mouse click </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. NEXT CLASS <ul><li>Lecture 4 – </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing and Modifying a Drawing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding Layers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modify Commands </li></ul></ul>

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