AUTOCAD SKETCHING-1

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AutoCAD is known for its sketching capabilities especially, as it has the best 2d designing features as compared to other software. For a better 2d sketching experience, it is recommended that you set the workspace to drafting and annotation.

This will help access the commonly used commands more easily and make the work faster. This is also the main workspace for working with drafting.

This is the list of some of the most basic AutoCA1D commands which every AutoCAD user should know.

These are some of the Draw and Modify commands which make the very basics of AutoCAD and if you are just starting to learn AutoCAD then you should know all of these basic commands.

L

It can be used for making simple lines in the drawing. You can make the setting to snap the line to horizontal or vertical, make the points snap to grid from the bottom toolbar, which makes a lot of things easier.

[Insert: Line] (Watch below video)

C

It is the command used for making a circle in AutoCAD.

[Insert: Circle] (Watch the Video)

PL

This command can be used to make a Polyline in your drawing.

REC

This command will make a rectangle in AutoCAD.

POL

This command can be used to make a polygon with minimum of 3 sides and a maximum of 1024 sides.

ARC

As the name suggests, this command can be used to make an arc in AutoCAD.

ELLIPSE

As the name suggests, this command can be used to make an ellipse with the major and minor axis.

REG

This command can be used to make a region geometry in AutoCAD.

CO

This command is used to copy object(s) in AutoCAD.

ARRAY

Using this command, you can make Rectangular, polar or Path array.

TR

This command is used for trimming a geometry.

OP

Using this command, you can open options window which contains most of the settings of AutoCAD.

SC

This command is used to change the scale of an object.

B

This command is used for creating a block, the properties of the block can be defined using the block definition window.

I

This command can be used to insert an existing block or a drawing as a block in AutoCAD.

ST

Using this command you can open text style window which controls properties of the default AutoCAD text style.

X

This command can be used to explode objects like Polyline to simple lines, an array or a block to a simple geometry etc.

F

This command can be used to add rounded corners to the sharp edges of the geometry, these round corners are also called fillets.

CHA

This command can be used to add slant edges to the sharp corners, these slant edges are also called chamfers.

LA

This command can be used to open layer properties manage palette which is a tool for creating and managing layers in a drawing.

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