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An Introduction to AutoCAD for Beginners

Introduction to AutoCAD

Welcome to AutoCAD’s tutorial. With this suite of tools, you will be able to produce high quality designs in less time, via the signi cant improvements in precision and exibility while working in both 2D sketches and 3D modeling.

New Features

Developed based on the feedback from actual users, AutoCAD includes the features that designers and engineers need in order to do their best work. Richer design context and more intelligent tools clear the way to faster, more precise design and documentation. The new smart dimensioning feature automatically creates appropriate measurements based on the type of objects you select. For example, angular dimensions on circles and arcs, dimensions between parallel lines and dimensions based on Object Snaps. Improvements to the drawing canvas produce

a stunning visual experience that makes navigating the details of your drawing easier than ever.

AutoCAD is helping users produce quality designs in less time with signi cant improvements.

Documentation has been upgraded, as well. The new Enhanced PDFs are smaller, faster and smarter, with more searchable content. If you are bringing a PDF into AutoCAD, there are signi cant enhancements to the underlay feature which makes for quicker, more uid panning and zooming when working with large les. The new coordination model feature was introduced to eliminate any unnecessary guesswork. AutoCAD also lets you con dently share your work using TrustedDWG technology—the most accurate way to store and share design data.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to AutoCAD
  • Upgrading from an Older Version
  • AutoCAD vs. AutoCAD LT
  • New Features Overview
  • Documentation
  • Design
  • Connectivity
  • Customization
  • Mac Highlights
  • User Interface Tour
  • Guide to AutoCAD Basics
  • Basics
  • Viewing
  • Geometry
  • Precision
  • Layers
  • Properties
  • Modifying
  • Blocks
  • Layouts
  • Notes and Labels
  • Dimensions
  • Printing
  • Additional Resources
  • Shortcut Keys
  • Enhanced Training & Certi cation Options

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