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AutoCAD 2000 Basics
Setting Up AutoCAD

01-Intro to AutoCAD
02-Setting Up the Display Properties
03-Confining AutoCAD's Colors
04-Auto Saves Etc....
05-Getting to Know AutoCAD
06-AutoCAD and its Areas

The Basics of AutoCAD

07-The Menus
08-The Toolbars
09-The Drawing Area
10-The Status Area
11-The Command Prompt
12-The Command Structure
13-The Smart Menu

The Basics of Setting up a Drawing

14-The New Command and the New Drawing Wizards
15-Setting Units
16-Setting Drawing Limits

The Basics of Drafting

Coordinate system and Absolute Coordinate System
Relative Coordinate System
Polar Coordinate System
Direction and Distances
Ortho Tracking and Polar Tracking with Direction and Distances
How to Select and Un-Select
Layers and How to Use Them
Getting Around in Your Drawing Using the Zoom and Pan Commands
Grips Selection

Basics Drawing

The Basic Line
Ray
Contraction Line
Poly Line
Polygon
Rectang
Arc
Circle
Spline
Ellipse
Insert Block
Make Block
Point and Its Sub Commands
Hatch
End of Drawing Tools

The Basic Modify Commands I.E.

Properties
Match Properties
Edit Hatch
Edit Poly Line
Edit Spline
Edit Text
Erase
Copy/Multi Copy
Mirror
Offset
Array
Move
Rotate
Scale
Stretch
Lengthen
Trim
Extend
Break
Chamfer
Fillet
Explode

Annotation

Intro to Annotation
Mtext
Using Single Line Text
Spelling Checker
Setting Up Text Style
Liner Dimension
Aligned Dimension
Ordinate Dimension
Radius Dimension
Diameter Dimensions
Angular Dimensions
Base line Dimensions
Continue Dimensions
Leader Dimensions
Tolerance Dimensions
Oblique Dimensions
Align Text
Dimension Styles
Setting Current Dimensions Style
QDim Dimensions
Tolerance Dimensions

The End Product

What is a Layout
How to Use a Layout
How to Set up a Layout / Viewports and Layouts
Making Single Viewport
Making Polygonal Viewport
Making Viewports Out of Closed Shapes
Clipping Viewports
Setting Up Viewport So They Don't Plot
Using Layers in Viewports
Setting Dimension Text to Self Scale to the Layout
Using Pen Settings and Making Pen Settings
Plotting and Printing
Last Word on Pen Tables and Plotting

Getting to Know AutoCAD

CAD Tutorials: AutoCAD 2000 Basics - Main Page

Menus, Toolbars and Tool Palettes
You can use several menus, shortcut menus, palettes, and toolbars for access to frequently used commands, settings, and modes.

The Command Window
You can display commands, system variables, options, messages, and prompts in a dockable and resizable window called the command window.

DesignCenter
With DesignCenterâ„¢, you can manage block references, xrefs, and other content such as layer definitions, layouts, and text styles.

Customize the Drawing Environment
Many elements of the working environment can be customized to fit your needs.

Pointing Devices
You can use as your pointing device a mouse, a digitizing puck, or a stylus, and it may have more than two buttons.

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