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AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press by Scott Onstott

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Chapter 3

Using Drawing Aids

The drawing aids in the AutoCAD® program are like the triangles, compasses, and engineering scales of traditional drafting. Drawing aids are essential modes and methods of entering data that, once mastered, allow you to create measured drawings with ease. I highly recommend learning all of the drawing aids, because they will make you a more productive draftsperson. Most drawing aids can be toggled on or off from the application status bar. Additional settings and dialog boxes are accessible by right-clicking the individual status bar toggles.

  • Grid and Snap
  • Ortho and Polar Tracking
  • PolarSnap
  • Running object snaps
  • From snap
  • Object snap tracking

Grid and Snap

The most basic drawing aid, Grid, makes the canvas in AutoCAD ...

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