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Drawing Sheet A size
Drawing Sheet B size
Drawing Sheet C size
Drawing Sheet D size
Drawing Sheet E size
depict one or more standard views to the utmost precision. Standard views: front, top, right
depict an object in a manner that is pleasing for the eye, for looks
not a part of the finished drawing
not a part of the finished drawing, typically 1.5-2.0 times the thickness of visible lines, used only as frame of drawings
indicate edges, surfaces, and corners of an object that are concealed from the view of the observer, evenly spaced dashes, 3/4 thickness of visible lines. maybe omitted where not needed
section (hatch) lines
show the parts that have been cut away
important for interpreting cylindrical shapes, they have x, y, z components. symmetry. should not extend through the space between views
shows alternate positions, repeated details, and paths of motion
have 5 different parts, indicate the extent and direction
indicate the termination of a dimension
left side view
right side view
dimensioning circles, holes, and cylinders
dimensioning arcs, fillets, and rounds
3 views, all lines at true length
two dimension "x" and "y", no thickness (one view): patterns
full section, half section, offset section, aligned section, rib and wed section, broken out section, removed section, revolved section
plots everything in the drawing space
plots everything that is presently seen in the drawing space
plots everything inside a window you create
Pre-drawn image you can insert in your drawing to save time and make your file size smaller
a geometric construction that specific two points sharing the same position
arcs, circles, and/or ellipses sharing the same center point
a pattern of lines that appears on screen for reference analogous to graph paper
small blue boxes that appear at strategic points on a selected object allowing you to edit the object directly
A separate 'window' inside the layout tab that can be adjusted to meet any size or number requirement for a drawing to be printed
This option will display all the graphics that are contained in the drawing area with the largest image possible.
Covers an area with a predefined pattern.
Creates formattable multiline text.
Section view (Hatching)
A pattern which represents the texture left by the saw blade on the cut material.
working space, all drawing is done here at full scale
Measures the distance, radius, angle, area, and volume of selected objects or sequence of points.
Used to select objects before executing a command. You can type in options that allow you to use different methods for selecting objects including polygon, fence, etc
Array Distributes object copies into any combination of rows, columns, and levels.
World Coordinate System (WCS)
the common X-Y coordinate system that is the default; if it is modified, it becomes a User coordinate System (UCS)
User coordinate system (UCS)
modifications made to the World Coordinate System (WCS) results in User Coordinate System (UCS)
The A icon at the top of the main window that contains commonly used file operations such as new, open, save, and save as, etc.
Quick Access Toolbar
Top of the page to the right of the "A" allows quick access to frequently used commands, such as Qnew (Quick new), Open, Save, and also the Undo command. The Quick Access Toolbar can be customized.
The menu bar is the pull-down menu where all operations and commands of AutoCAD can be accessed.
The Model/Layout tabs allow us to switch/create between different model space and paper space.
The layout tabs are where you create viewports to be printed.
A bar at the bottom of the screen that displays the status of many commonly used display and construction options.
Ribbon Tabs and Panels
The ribbon is the wide bar at the top of the screen containing all of the icons representing commands. Each tab has its own ribbon and each ribbon is organized by different groups called panels. The icon panels are customizable and allow us to quickly chose commands, without searching through a menu structure.
Snaps to the endpoints of lines and arcs.
Snaps to the insertion point of blocks and text.
Snaps to the intersection of objects.
Snaps to object midpoint
Snaps to the nearest point found along any object.
Snaps to point objects (including dimension definition points) and text objects (including multiline text and dimension text).
Osnap Settings (Osnap)
Launches the Drafting Settings dialog box and activates the Object Snap tab.
Snaps to four key points located on a circle.
Snaps to the tangent location of arcs and circles.
Vertical Geometric Constraint
Aligns to the Y axis
Collinear Geometric Constraint
Parallel Geometric Constraint
Running Object Snap
Object snaps that are "running" in the background, allowing you to hover over the object in order to snap to pre selected parts
UNITS Dialogue Box gives which options
3) Insertion Scale
4) Sample output
Length Options include
This Command allows you to choose whether text is mirrored or not mirrored with the surrounding objects
MIRRTEXT will copy text
MIRRTEXT will mirror text on the screen
Layer Command- Thawed/ Frozen
Makes objects on the layer visible or invisible and are not considered when drawing is regenerated
Layer Command- Lock/ Unlock
You can select a layer and lock it from editing or unlock a layer and edit it with this command option
Objects must line up or overlap in order to be joined.
changes existing text strings
What is the Model Space(model tab)?
The area where you actually create your drawing.
What is the Paper Space(layout tab)?
The area where the titleblock and border are located. The paper space should never be used for the creation of the actual drawing.
How do you know if a layer is on or off?
The light bulb icon will be yellow if its on and will be grey if its off.
What is turning layers on and off used for?
Sometimes used to temporarily remove information from a drawing based on the audience and their degree of understanding for a drawing.
What are locked and unlocked layers?
Layers that are locked are displayed but cannot be edited. Locked layers are used to reference existing drawings without modifying the layer.
After you open a template or create your own layers you need to set a certain layer __________ to make it active.
Guidelines containing operation procedures, drawing techniques, and record keeping methods. Ex: ANSI, ISO
The Properties palette displays the current properties for any selected object(s) in your drawing.
Displays information beside the crosshair cursor which could also be seen in the command line
arranges multiple copies of the object(s) in circular patterns
Arranges multiple copies of the object(s) in rows and columns
Break Erases part of an object or splits the object in two
Reduces or Increases an objects size by the # you input (if you put in .5, it would reduce it by 1/2; if you put in 10, it would increase it by 10 times)
allows you pick two corners of a window and plot only the part of the drawing thats within the window
Decimals, Architectural, Precision
Command to divide the display screen into multiple viewports.
Only one viewport can be plotted
Contains both Zoom and Pan buttons.
Provides visual feedback about the current viewpoint, and allows you to set a preset view current or orbit the model, restore a named UCS, and define and restore the Home view of a model.
Displayed either at the lower-left corner of the drawing window or at the origin (0,0,0), shows you the orientation of the current work plane and the positive direction of the Z axis.
Mode of Autocad that helps sort the ribbon and other settings.
A space used for plotting your drawings (formerly called Paper Space).
Activate at every angle and multiple angle.
Special keys, such as Ctrl, Alt, or Esc, used to increase keyboard functionality or provide shortcuts.