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Lesson 2 - Controlling the Drawing Display and Views

Lesson Summary:

This lesson will give you practice in using display tools such and ZOOM and PAN to navigate large drawings and to control your view of objects.  Understanding of display and navigation tools are an essitntal skill when drawing in AutoCAD and access to these tools are found in many places in the user interface as well as being available from your standard three button Wheel Mouse.

Learning Objectives:

When you have completed this lesson, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the display tool icons that are located in the Drawing Window and turn them on and off.
  2. Use the Zoom and Pan commands to change the display of 2D objects in the AutoCAD Drawing Window.
  3. Use the wheel mouse to control the Zoom and Pan commands while drawing in AutoCAD.
  4. Use the REGEN and REGENALL commands to recalculate the objects in the drawing display in AutoCAD.
  5. Use the Command Line to create line segments and closed object in AutoCAD.
  6. Download a drawing file from the lesson and save it to your computer.
  7. Open and view and architectural drawing and view using ZOOM and PAN on your mouse.
  8. Connect the numbers in the dots presented in the drawing to create an object. Use ZOOM and PAN transparently with your line command.

Lesson Activities:

Watch each of these videos and complete the demonstrated Activities.

  1. VIDEO - Controlling the Drawing Display
  2. VIDEO -Using the ZOOM and PAN Commands
  3. VIDEO -Controlling ZOOM and PAN with the Three Button Wheel Mouse
  4. VIDEO -Using the REGEN Command
  5. VIDEO -Using the LINE Command
  6. TASK - Download a Drawing File
  7. TASK - Open and View a Drawing

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