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Learn AutoCAD Basics: DAY 21

by Tutorial45

We’ve hit the last DAY of the series, and we hope we have provided you with some insight and that those helped you gain more confidence working with AutoCAD.

In this session, we will rush a little bit, and learn a few things you need to learn before closing.

Things we are going to be pushing forward in the following lines are

All will be covered just from the basics point of view, but the most important will be covered.

Learning AutoCAD Basics

Annotation in AutoCAD

The following drop-down menu will help accomplish annotation in AutoCAD. Here is an article where I went through the steps of annotating a project using AutoCAD.

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TEXT in AutoCAD

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This can also be reached from the HOME tab. Just try it out. It also provides you with the necessary degree of control on the style, the size, and the font of the text you create.

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Working with Layers in AutoCAD

The following image will serve as an exercise.

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This is nothing but the image we worked on DAY 19, Now the task will be to create 5 Layers, and place each of the parts of this project in, each on a separate layer.

Layer 1: the Object itself
Layer 2: The Dashed lines
Layer 3: The centerline
Layer 4: HATCH pattern
Layer 5: Annotations

Your layer properties manager window should look somewhat like the following.

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Learn more about creating LAYERS in AutoCAD.

And that is all. I wish you success and see you around.

Learn AutoCAD Basics in 21 DAYS

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22 comments

Saad Ahmed January 11, 2017 - 10:38 am

Hi! I highly appreciate the effort of the compiler of this series. I have learned a lot of new things about AutoCAD.
Right now I am on day 21, and having some trouble regarding the vertical height of the object.
Also, I am wondering how can we rotate only the upper portion of the object while keeping the bottom fixed.

Andreea January 11, 2017 - 1:30 pm

Hi Saad.
I do not quite get your concern though I will try to shoot an answer which is the following. Why don’t you just select the lines forming the part you are trying to rotate and use the ROTATE command?

Saad Ahmed January 11, 2017 - 2:02 pm

I am sorry Andreea! I actually missed the sentence that says this object is same as that of day 19. I have got all my answers. Thanks for replying anyway!
I am done with this course. I really learned a lot and owe u a big Thank you. I would appreciate if you could advice me what I should do next to further improve my skills both in 2D and 3D. Can u suggest any further courses or material?

Andreea January 12, 2017 - 6:28 am

Now, you should be able to absorb any sort of material depending on your field of interest, being mechanical, electrical, civil or more.

Look for materials related to your field and start from there. You can also join communities like Grabcad, bibliocad or pinshape to see what others are using their skill for.

Andreea July 25, 2016 - 12:51 pm

thanks @kunaljoseph:disqus

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