Introduction to Auto CAD

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Auto CAD is a commercial,professional software application for 2D & 3D COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING AND
DESIGN (CAD) available since 1982 as a desktop application and since 2010 as a mobile web- and cloud-based app marketed as Auto CAD 360. Developed and marketed by Autodesk, Inc. Auto CAD was first released in December 1982, running on microcomputers with internal graphics controllers.

Auto CAD is used across a wide range of industries, by architects, project managers, engineers, designers, and other professionals. DWG (from drawing) is a binary file format used for storing two- and three- dimensional design data and metadata.

HOW TO START

If you are confirm that you have Auto CAD installed in your computer, you can start form START button_ All Programs_Autodesk_ Auto CAD_Launch Auto CAD.

WORKSPACE

In Auto CAD, you have two way to enter at Auto CAD work-space.
* 3D MODELING
* Auto CAD classic

3D Modeling is specially design for 3D Modeling and Auto CAD Classic for 2D & 3D modeling. So first time we will select Auto CAD Classic work-space to enter in Auto CAD.
To fixed Auto CAD work-space in Classic Mode check (Do not show this massage again)

NEW FEATURES

This dialog box show all new feature what is newly added with previous version. If you check do no show this again it will never show you again in future.

SETUP WORK-SPACE
Close Properties & Tool Palettes for now. I you need those palettes you can open form Tools (menu)_Palettes_Tools etc.

SETUP WORK-SPACE

Close Properties & Tool Palettes for now. I you need those palettes you can open form Tools (menu)_Palettes_Tools etc.

TOOLS BAR
We need to know about all the tools bar & how to close and add tools bar in interface. To add tools bar_ right click_on the blank part of other tools bar_or blank space on tools bar area_and click on name of tools bar (what you want to add). Then adjust it on specific area. Most important tools bar is…

Title-Bar
Menu Bar
Standard
Style Dimension
Work-space
Layers
Properties
Draw
Modify
Draw Order

View

Visual Style UCS

Solid Editing Mapping Etc.

 

COMMAND LINE

Command line is one of the most important part of Auto CAD. There are several way to do any task. We can use Menu or Tools bars also Keyboard Shortcut. But only in Auto CAD you have a Command Line System to do anything. You can add Command line form Tools Menu_Command Line or Ctrl+9 as keyboard shortcut to show or hide command line.

COMMAND

A COMMAND IS A SINGLE WORLD INSTRUCTION FORM THE USER TO PERFORM THE REQUIRED task. When you invoke a command Auto CAD response by presenting message in the command prompt area or by displaying a dialog box.

FUNCTION KEYS SHORTCUT

  • Help
  • Command window on/off
  • Osnap on/off (always on)

F7       Grid on/off

F8-      Ortho on/off

F9       Snap on/off (always on)

F10- Polar Tracking on/off