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Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD® 2017 by James D. Bethune

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

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1-1 Introduction

The figure on the previous page shows the initial AutoCAD drawing screen. It will appear when the program is first accessed.

To Start a New Drawing

Image Click the arrowhead in the Get Started box on the Welcome screen.

A listing of available templates will appear on the Select template dialog box. See Figure 1-1. Various templates will be used throughout the text, but for a start, we will use the acad.dwt template. The acad.dwt template defines inches as its primary units.

Figure 1-1

Click acad.dwt ...

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