Search
AutoCAD Blog

Your Small Donation will
Keep this site Free

Autodesk®, AutoCAD®, DWG™, the DWG logo, Autodesk Inventor®, and Revit® are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and other countries. This website is independent of Autodesk, Inc., and is not affiliated with, authorized, endorsed, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Autodesk, Inc

Entries in Drawing Methods (8)

Wednesday
Nov022011

Drawing Methods - Absolute Coordinate Entry


Objective: Use Absolute Coordinate values to enter point locations in AutoCAD.

Terms to Know:
  • Absolute Coordinates
  • Origin
  • Ordered Pair (x,y)

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Nov062011

Drawing Methods - Direct Distance Entry


Objective: Use Direct Distance entry with the assistance of drawing aides like Ortho to enter distance values for drawing lines.

Terms to Know:
  • Direct Distance Entry
  • Ortho
  • Polar Tracking

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Nov062011

Drawing Methods - Dynamic Input


Objective: Use the Dynamic Input Input system to create and edit geometry created in AutoCAD.

Terms to Know:
  • Dynamic Input Entry
  • Dimensional Input
  • Pointer Input
  • Angle Entry in Dynamic Input
  • Command Options
  • Dynamic Input Options

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Nov062011

Drawing Methods - Polar Angles


Objective: Explain the default Polar system used by AutoCAD for measuring and drawing angles.

Terms to Know:
  • Polar Angles
  • Counter-Clockwise Rotation for Positive Angles
  • Clockwise Rotation for Negative Angles

Click to read more ...

Saturday
Nov052011

Drawing Methods - Relative Coordinate Entry



Objective: Use Relative Coordinate values to enter point locations in AutoCAD.

Terms to Know:
  • Relative Coordinates
  • Use of the @ symbol to communicate Relative Entry

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Nov062011

Drawing Methods - Relative Polar Coordinate Entry


Objective: Use Relative Polar Entry to input point locations. This includes input of both a distant and angle to designate a point relative to a current location.

Terms to Know:
  • Relative Polar Coordinates
  • Use of the < symbol to designate angle values
  • Use of the @ symbol to designate Relative entry

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Nov022011

Drawing Methods - The Cartesian Coordinate System


Objective: Explain how the Cartesian Coordinate system relates to the coordinate system used by AutoCAD.

Terms to Know:
  • Cartesian Coordinate System
  • X axis
  • Y axis
  • Ordered Pair (x,y)
  • Origin
  • World Coordinate System

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Nov062011

Drawing Methods - WCS and UCS


Objective: Explain the relationship of the WCS icon (World Coordinate System) to the AutoCAD coordinate system. Explain the difference between the WCS and the UCS (User Coordinate System).

Terms to Know:
  • WCS (World Coordinate System)
  • UCS (User Coordinate System)
  • UCS Icon
  • UCSICON Commad

Click to read more ...