Autocad 2D polar coordinates

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Drawing using Polar Coordinates is a very useful feature when drafting in the Autocad 2D interface. This is one of the may functions which we explore at length in all of our Autocad 2D training courses. In previous blog posts we have looked at drawing using Absolute Coordinates, drawing using Dynamic Input, drawing using Relative Coordinates, and drawing using Polar... Read more...

Autocad 2D relative coordinates

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When creating drawings in the Autocad 2D workspace users will often use a combination of drafting methods such as Relative Coordinates, Relative Polar Coordinates and Direct Distance Entry. We show you how to utilize these in all our Autocad 2D training courses. First of all go to the Application menu (Windows version) to create a new document based on one... Read more...

Autocad 2D Drawing Limits

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An often overlooked feature when working in Autocad 2D is the setting up of Drawing Limits. Doing so will ensure that your navigation of a drawing is effortless – we show you how in our Autocad 2D training courses. Setting the Drawing Limits of a drawing is just about the first thing we should do before we start any drawing.... Read more...

Autocad 2D absolute coordinates

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Drawing in Autocad 2D using Absolute Coordinates is used in some disciplines, for example Civil RLs which work on a coordinates system. These Relative Levels use a common marker like a Water Table or Sea Level. Absolute coordinates are also used by CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Routers. Parts of an object would be designed on the computer using a CAD/CAM... Read more...

Autocad 2D trim command

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The Trim command in the Autocad 2D interface is a very useful function in the drafting process. We show you how this function operates in our Autocad 2D training courses. First of all we need to create some shapes: select the Rectangle tool from the top Ribbon (PC), or type REC into the bottom Command line. Autocad then asks you... Read more...

Autocad 2D drawing tutorial

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Sometimes we need to make simple adjustments to drawings sent to us by clients or colleagues. In these cases we simply draw freehand. We cover this topic in several of our drawing tutorials in our Autocad 2D training courses. For example we can use the Line tool, the Circle tool, Polygon and Rectangle tools to draw freehand in order to... Read more...

Autocad 2d printing

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The final step in many Autocad 2d workflows is the printing stage. We talk you through the process in our Autocad 2d training courses. To print or Plot the drawing from Autocad’s Paper Space press the top left Application button  – this is the old pre-2009 File menu on the PC version, although it still exists in the current Macintosh... Read more...

Autocad 2D paper space

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Once the drawing and annotations are complete in our Autocad 2D Model space, we are ready to generate images for print purposes in Paper space. We show you the easiest and most efficient drawing and publishing techniques in our Autocad 2D training courses. Note the bottom of the Autocad workspace – we have tabs marked Model, Layout 1 and Layout... Read more...

Autocad 2d numbering

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Numbering objects in Autocad 2d is a good way to categorize elements within a drawing. We do so using special multi-leaders, which are circled numbers with an arrow pointing out the feature. We show you how to create numbered multi-leaders in our Autocad 2d training courses. Numbered multi-leaders are usually added within the Model Space, along with other annotation features... Read more...

Autocad 2d multileader

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Autocad 2d multileaders are used to point out aspects of a drawing. We show you how to create these useful annotations in our Autocad 2D training courses. Multileaders are basically lines of text, or sometimes objects, with an arrow pointing to a feature within our drawing. We add multileaders in Model Space generally. It’s a good idea to first create... Read more...