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CAD Fundamentals for Architecture by Elys John

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SETTING UP A USER INTERFACE

The user interface is often referred to as the UI. Each manufacturer of CAD software has its own version, but there are common attributes between the different software types. The UI will often contain the navigation, drawing, modelling, rendering, annotation, modification, tool and properties palettes, etc. The most useful interface feature is the icon, as these will often indicate clearly the tool function. A text box explanation will pop up as you move your mouse across the icon. The majority of CAD software will also have a command line or script interface where specific commands or operations can be performed. CAD software developers continually upgrade their interfaces, and year-to-year you may find that the ...

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