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AutoCAD 2006

Introduction

01-AutoCAD and Architecture
02-The AutoCAD GUI
03-Customizing the Interface
04-Drawing Lines
05-Start and Save New Drawings

Practice Drawing

06-Drawing Straight Lines
07-Modify Commands
08-Zoom Commands
09-Pan and Zoom Features
10-Select Objects

Architectural Drawing Method A

11-Format Units and Origin Point
12-Draw Lines to Exact Lengths
13-Offset Lines
14-Copy Lines and Object Snaps
15-Trim Lines

Architectural Drawing Method B

Common Architectural Practice
Object Snaps
Fillet Command
Circle Command
Copy and Rotate Commands
Move and Extend Commands
Using Grips to Modify
Mirror Command
Distance and List Commands

Printing a Drawing Part I

Basic Printing Features
Printing and the Scale Factor

Applying More Commands

Drawing a Kitchen Table
UCS Icon and Regen Command
Object Snap Tracking
Mirror Command
Array Command

Layers

Introduction to Layers
Create New Layers
Layer Properties
Object Properties and Layers
Express Tools: Layers

Creating an Architectural Plan

Drawing a Floor Plan
Create Layers
Drawing the Wall Openings
Drawing the Windows
Drawing More Walls
Drawing Doors and Jambs
Drawing Bi-Fold Doors
Drawing the Shower
Format a Linetype

Creating Blocks and Wblocks

Blocks and Wblock
Creating a Block
Inserting a Block
Redefine a Block
Creating a Wblock
Inserting a Wblock
DesignCenter
Clipboard Options

Hatch Patterns

Add a Hatch Pattern - Walls
Add a Hatch Pattern - Floor
Add a Predefined Hatch Pattern
Hatch Pattern Options
Hatch Origin

Creating a Border

Polyline
Creating a Border
Text
Stretch Command

Composing a Final Drawing

Model Space and Paper Space
External References
The Final Drawing Composition
Working with the Final Drawing
MS/PS/Floating MS

The Architecural Scale Factor

What is the Scale Factor?
Calculating the Scale Factor

Text

Textstyle
Modify Text
Modify Text Location
Multiline and Single Line Text

Dimensions

Anatomy of a Dimension Line
Format a Dimstyle
Drawing Dimension Lines
Editing Dimension Lines
Drawing More Dimension Lines
Creating a New Dimstyle
Creating Leader Lines
Dimension Circle/Arc/Angle

Printing a Drawing Part II

Plot Style Manager
Printing the Drawing
Printing Options
Grayscale Printing
The A1 Printed Drawing

Miscellaneous Information

Purge Command
The Revised Border
DWG as DWT/the E1 Sheet
Visretain
Modify a Hatch Pattern
Distance Through and Lengthen
Specify Reference
Selecting Objects pt. 1
Selecting Objects pt. 2
Isometric Drawing
Isometric Text and Circles

Beyond Drawing

Draw Order
Command Alias Editor
Tools and Options
The BAK file

Conclusion

Final Words
About the Author
Acknowledgments

AutoCAD 2006 for Architects - Start and Save New Drawings
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You save drawing files for later use just as you do with other Windows applications. AutoCAD also provides automatic saving, backup files, and other options for saving.

When you are working on a drawing, you should save it frequently. Saving protects you from losing work in the event of a power failure or other unexpected event. If you want to create a new version of a drawing without affecting the original drawing, you can save it under another name.

The file extension for AutoCAD drawing files is .dwg, and unless you change the default file format in which drawings are saved, drawings are saved in the AutoCAD LT 2004 drawing-file format. This format is optimized for file compression and for use on a network.

 
 
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