Autocad 2d tools

by Design Workshop Sydney

Autocad tools work in a similar fashion to tools in any other program in that they execute a series of functions or commands. We use all of the common tools and essential functions in our Autocad 2d coursesautocad-2d-tools
Toolbars are sets of button tools by which we can open, save and print files, or create and modify geometry, layers and text, or externally reference other drawings and symbols. These toolbars can be docked or floating. To float, simply drag the toolbar onto the screen. If any toolbars are missing, go to View > Toolbars. When you pass the cursor over a tool a highlighted tool-tip will appear. A short description of the tool will also appear in the Status Bar. Click once to choose a tool. Note that when you use a toolbar button to initiate a command, a response or option may still be required on the Command line. For example, when you choose the Line or Circle tool, the Command Line will ask for data like “where do you want to start the line from?” or “what is the radius of the
circle?” Information must then be entered on the Command Line or in the Dynamic Input box at the cursor. If this is not visible click DYN button on the Status bar, or type DYN into the Command Line and choose 1 > Enter.
In 2009 AutoDesk reconfigured the Autocad workspace to conform to the Windows 7 look. Instead of stacked on vertical toolbars on each side of the screen they are now grouped together on the top horizontal Ribbon, which consists of several tabs and pull-down menus. This is a much morfe efficient way of organizing tools, but so far it’s only available on the PC version of Autocad. The Macintosh version, which has only been around since 2011, still retains the older pre-2009 PC workspace. This will no doubt change in future releases.
More information on all features of the program can be found at the AutoDesk website. And see many examples of our clients’ work on our Facebook page.
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