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Applied AutoCAD -

Command Page Command Page Command Page

Appload 13 Donut 123 Erase 77


Angbase 43 Draworder 154 Edgemode 94
Angdir 43 Divide 157 Extend 96
Arc 83 Dsviewer 163 Ellipse 113
-Array 99 Dist 177 Explode 115
Array 101 Dtext 190 Explorer 187
Align 104 Ddedit 192 Eattedit 203
Area 178 Ddatte 203
Audit 186 Dimassoc 240 Fillet 90
Attdef 1^9 Dimlinear 241 Fill 131
Attreq 201 Di maligned 244 Filter 175
Attdia 201 Dimangular 244 Find 197
Attdisp 203 Dimradius 245
Attredef 203 Dimdiameter 246 Graphscr 38
Attext 205 Dimordinate 246 Grips 116
Adcenter 271 Dimcontinue 247 Gripsize 116
Dimbaseiine 248 Group 151
Bhatch 124 Dimdli 248,254 Grid 169
Boundry 130 Dimatfit 245 Gripblock 277
Bpoly 130 Dimcen 245
Break 132 Dimtofl 245 Highlight 48
Block 135 Dirncenter 251 Hyperlink 63,152
Blockicon 136 Ddim 252 Hatchedit 130
Base 139 Dimasz 254 Upscale 277
Bmpout 187 Dimsdl 254 Hpang 277
Dimsd2 254
Customize 18 Dimexe 254 Insert 137
Cursorsize 35 Dimexo 254 Image 153
Config 39 Dimsel 254 Imageclip 154
Cprofile 41 Dimse2 254 Id 177
Color 61 Dimclrt 255
Ch 63 Dimtxt 255 Justifytext 193
Circle 78 Dimgap 256
Convertpoly 86 Dimtix 257 List 4,78
Chamfer 92 Dimsoxd 257 Logfileon 38
Copy 97 Dimscale 252 Lpgfileoff 39
Copy clip 134 Dimtxt 257 Layer 54
Cutclip 134 Dimupt 258 Linetype 61
Copybase 134 Dimtofl 258 Ltscale 62
Convertctb 238 Dimlfac 259 Lweight 62
Convertpstyles 238 Dimregen 265 Lwdefault 63
Cmddia 250 Dimreassociate 266 Limits 68
Dimedit 267 Line 76
Ddptype 106 H
Applied AutoCAD

Command Page Command Page Command Page

Lengthen 38 Pasteorig 134 Subtract 181


Layout 221 Pickstyle 159 Shade 181
Layoutwizard 224 Plan 185 Savetime 187
Pbrush 187 Shell 187
Menuload 27 Past especial 196 Style 188
Menu 31 Pagesetup 227 Scaletext 193
Modemacro 38 Preview 227 Spell 198
Measurement 70 Psltscale 231 Spacetrans 228
Move 97 Plot 278
Mirror 98 Toolbar 29
Mline 117 Qselect 4,172 Textscr 38
Ml style 118 Qsave 6 Today 73
Mledit 121 Qtext 196 Trimmode 90
Measure 158 Qleader 248 Trim 94
Massprop 181 Qdim 250 Trace 123
Mtext 194 Time 183
Mintext 196 Redefine 11 Text 190
Mview 222 Reinit 15 Textstyle 196
Mvsetup 225 Redo 78 Tolerance 251
Rectangle 81
Notepad 15,187 Regen 85 Undefine 11
Rotate 102 Ucsicon 36
Options 16,39 Ray 123 Units 66
Osnap 52 Rename 142 U 77
Oops " 77 Refedit 149 Undo 77
Oftset 89 Region 180 Union 180
Recover 186 Ucs 184
Purge 5,141 Regenall 231 Ucsfollow 186
Pickbox 35
Pickfirst 47 Status 5,183 Visretain 145
Pick add 47 Save 6 View 160
Pickdrag 47 Saveas 6 Vports 223
Pickauto 48 Sdi 34 Vplayer 226
Pickbox 48 Scale 103 Vpclip 227
Pan 50 Stretch 104
Pline 85 Splframe 112 Wblock 139
Plinetype 86 Splinetype 112
Plinewid 87 Splinesegs 112 Xline 122
Projmode 94 Solid 124 Xref 142
Polygon 105 Syswindows 133 Xattach 144
Point 106 Shademode 157 Xbmd 147
Pedit 108 Spline 155 Xclip 148
Pellipse 114 Sketch 156 Xcliplrame 149
Pasted ip 134 Skpoly 156
Pasteblock 134 Snap 169 Zoom 49
CONTENTS PART I

AutoCAD Fundamentals

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AutoCAD Entity Types .............. 1


Object Types ..............
AutoCAD Named Obj ects 5
AutoCAD Drawing File Types .............. 6
Different Types of .Dwg and .Dxf Formats .............. 6
Backup File (.Bak) & Auto-Save File (.SvS)
DesignXMLFile(.Xml)
AutoCAD Drawing File Size ..............
Using ARJ 8
AutoCAD Drawing Scales .............. 10
Using AutoCAD Commands .............. 11
AutoCAD Standard Commands .............. 11
Undefming and Redefining AutoCAD Commands .............. 11
Transparent Commands ..............
Suppressing Dialog Boxes from AutoCAD Commands .............. 12
Other Command Sources ..............
vAutoCAD Express Tools 14
AutoCAD Command Alias .............. 14
Using Mouse in AutoCAD .............. 16
Right-Click Customization .............. 16
Using Keyboard in AutoCAD .............. 17
Function Keys ............... 17
Keyboard Shortcuts ..............
OtherKeys ...............
AutoCAD Directory Structure ...............
Contents of Subdirectories
Support File Search Path
AutoCAD Files to Backup
AutoCAD System Files
Using AutoCAD Interface
General Features 26
Title Bar
Menu Bar
Loading a Partial Menu ..............
Toolbars 28
Customizing Toolbars .............. 28
Loading the Template Menu File .............. 31
Writing Toolbar Macros 32
Special Characters using in Toolbar Macros ........ 33
DrawingArea .............. 34
Layout Tab .... 35
Command Line 35
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Cursor ............... 35
UCSIcon ............... 35
Controlling the display of UCS icon ............... 36
Scroll Bar ............... 38
Status Bar ............... 38
Text Window ............... 38
Screen Menu ............... 39
Making your own Profiles ............... 39
Specify Coordinates in AutoCAD ............... 42
Cartesian Coordinate System ................ 42
Polar Coordinate System ............... 42
Direct Distance Entry ................ 43
AutoCAD Object Selection ............... 44
Checking the Default Selection Modes ........ 46
Zooming and Panning the Drawing ................ 49
Zoom ................ 49
Pan ................ 50
AutoCAD Object Snaps ................ 51
Using Object Snaps ................ 52
Running Object Snaps ................ 52
AutoCAD Object Properties ................ 53
Layer ................ 53
Layer Properties ................ 53
Making Layers ................ 53
Using Layers ................ 57
Layer Filters ................ 58
Saving Layer States ................ 59
Renaming and Deleting Layers ................ 60
Color ................ 61
Linetype ................ 61
Linetype Scale ................ 62
Lineweight ................ 62
Hyperlink ................ 63
Plot Style ................ 63
Changing Object Properties ................ 63
Match Properties ................ 65
Setting up a Drawing ................ 66
Drawing Units ................ 66
Units of Length ............................. 66
Units of Angle ................ 66
DrawingLimits ................ 68
Using Startup Dialog Boxes for setting up a drawing ................ 68
Today Startup Dialog Box ................ 73

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CONTENTS PART II

Learning AutoCAD Commands

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Learning Commands I
(Most Frequently Used Commands) ............... 75
Command Options ............... 75
Data Entry ...............
Line ............... 76
Erase ................
U ................
Undo ................
Redo ................ 78
List ................ 78
Circle ................ 78
Rectangle ................ 81
Arc ................ 83
Regen ................ 85
Pline ................ 85
Offset ................ 89
Fillet ................ 90
Chamfer ................ 92
Trim ................ 94
Extend ................ 96
Copy ................ 97
Move ................ 97
Mirror ................ 98
-Array ................ 99
Array ................ 101
Rotate 102
Scale ................ 103
Align .................. 104
Stretch ................ 104
Pologon ................ 105
Point ................ 106
Pedit ................. 108
Ellipse ................ 113
Explode ................. 115
Gnps ................ 116
Learning Commands II
(General Commands) ................. 117
Mline ................. 117
Mlstyle ................. 118
Mledit ................. 121
Xline ................. 122
Ray ................. 123
Trace 123
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Donut .............. 123


Solid .............. 124
Bhatch .............. 124
Hatchedit .............. 130
Boundary (or) Bpoly .............. 130
Fill .............. 131
Lengthen .............. 131
Break .............. 132
Learning Commands III
(Pasting, Inserting Commands) .............. 133
Syswindows .............. 133
Copyclip, Cutclip, Copybase, Pasteclip, Pasteblock, Pasteorig............... 134
Block 135
Insert .............. 137
Base .............. 139
Wblock .............. 139
Purge .............. 141
Rename ............... 142
Xref .............. 142
Xbmd 147
Xclip ............... 148
Retedit 149
Hyperlink ............... 152
Image .............. 153
Draworder .............. 154
Learning Commands IV
(General Commands) .............. 155
Spline .............. 155
Stretch 156
Divide 157
Measure .............. 158
Group .............. 158
View .............. 160
Dsviewer .............. 163
Learning Commands V
(Drawing Aids Commands) .............. 164
Using Point Filters .............. 164
UsingFRom .............. 164
Using OSN AP + OTRACK 165
Using POLOR Tracking 165
Using POLAR + OSNAP + OTRACK .............. 167
Using Calculator .............. 168
Using Grid & Snap 169
Using Snap For Isometric Drawing .............. 169
Qselect .............. 172
Filter 175
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Learning Commands VI
(Inquiry Commands) ............... 177
Dist ............... 177
Area ............... 178
Region Modelling ............... 180
Learning Commands VII
(General Commands) ............... 184
UCS ............... 184
Plan ............ 185
Ucsfollow ............... 186
Audit ............... 186
Recover ............... 186
Savetime ............... 187
Bmpout ............... 187
Shell ............... 187
Noiepad, Pbrush, Explorer ............... 187
Learning Commands VIII
(Text Commands) ............... 188
Style ............... 189
Text,Dtext ............... 190
Ddedit ............... 192
Justifytext ............... 193
Scaletext ............... 193
Mtext ............... i 94
Importing Texts ............... 195
Qtext ............... 196
Mirrtext ............... 196
Find ............... 197
Spell ............... 198
Working with Attributes ............... 199
Extracting Attribute Data ............... 204
Preparing For Plotting ............... 206
Installing Hard Copy Device ............... 206
CreatingPlotterConfigurationFile(.Pc3) ................ 208
Choosing Paper size & Plot Scale ............... 211
Model Space and Paper Space Plotting ................ 211
Viewport ................ 215
UsingLayout Templates ................ 220
Layout ............... 221
Mview ................ 222
Vports ................ 223
Layoutwizard ................ 224
Mvsetup ................ 225
Vplayer ................ 226
Vpclip ................ 227
Pagesetup ................ 227
Preview ................ 227
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Preview .............. 227


Creating Texts on Paper space & Model space ............... 228
Lmelype Scaling on Paper space & Model space ............... 229
Attaching a Plot Style ............... 232
Using Plot Styles ............... 232
Using. Ctbamd.Stb 237
Convening a drawing from Color-dependent
to Named Plotstyles ............... 238
Dimensioning ............... 240
Creating Dimensions ............... 241
Rotated Dimensions ............... 241
Aligned Dimensions ............... 244
Angular Dimensions ............... 244
Radial Dimensions ............... 245
Diametric Dimensions ............... 246
Ordinate Dimensions ............... 246
Other Dimension Commands ............... 247
Dimcontinue ............... 247
Dimbaseline ............... 248
Qleader ............... 248
Qdim ............... 250
Tolerance ................ 251
Dimcenter ............... 251
Dimension Scale ............... 252
Creating Dimension Style ............... 252
Ddim ............... 252
Line & Arrows ............... 254
Text ............... 255
Fit ............... 256
Primary Units ............... 258
Alternate Units ............... 260
Tolerances ............... 260
Creating Substyles ............... 261
Renaming & Deleting Dimension Styles ................ 261
Comparing Dimension Styles ............... 261
Modifing Dimension Styles ................ 262
Overriding Dimension Styles ............... 262
Dimensioning a Drawing ................ 263
Model space and Paper space Dimensioning ............... 263
Editing Dimensions ................ 266
EditingDimensionLines&ExtensionLines ............... 267
Making Extension Lines Oblique ............... 267
Dimensioning an Isometric Drawing ............... 268
Editing Dimension Texts ............... 268
Editing Dimension Properties ............... 269
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AutoCAD DesignCenter ............... 270


Using AutoC AD DesignCenter ............... 271
Howtouse.. ............... 274
Hatching With DesignCenter ............... 277
Plotting ............... 278
Plot ............... 278
AutoCAD Plot File (.pit) ............... 279
Plot Stamping ............... 279
BatchPlotting . :..................... 281
Troubleshooting ............... 283
Active Assistance ............... 287
AutoLISP Programs ............... 288
Isomark.Isp ............... 290
Redbloddsp 291
Isodim.lsp ............... 292
Atemp.lsp ............... 293
Chtxtprop.lsp ............... 294
Tframe.lsp ............... 296
Centroidlsp ............... 297
Layhandlsp ............... 298
SeriaLlsp ............... 299
Chaserlsp ............... 300
Locline.lsp ............... 301
Uline.lsp ............... 302
Drawing Exercises

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