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Discovering AutoCAD® 2015 by Mark Dix, Paul Riley

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Chapter 3. Layers, Colors, and Linetypes

Chapter Objectives

Create new layers

Assign colors to layers

Assign linetypes

Assign lineweights

Change the current layer

Change linetype scale

Edit corners using FILLET

Edit corners using CHAMFER

Zoom and pan with the scroll wheel

Use the ZOOM command

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Introduction

CAD is much more than a computerized way to do drafting. CAD programs have many powerful features that have no correlation in manual drawing. Layering is a good example. Layers are like transparent overlays that can be added to or peeled away from a drawing. Layers are used to separate different aspects of a drawing so that they can be treated independently. Layers exist in the same space and in ...

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