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Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD® 2017 by James D. Bethune

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Chapter 2. Fundamentals of 2D Construction

2-1 Introduction

This chapter demonstrates how to work with AutoCAD commands. AutoCAD commands are executed by using command tools and a series of prompts. The prompts appear in the command line box and ask the user for a selection or numeric input so that a command sequence can be completed. The Line command was chosen to demonstrate the various input and prompt sequences that are typical with AutoCAD commands.

Most of the commands contained in the Draw and Modify panels will be demonstrated in this chapter. The purpose is to present enough commands for the reader to be able to create simple 2D shapes. Chapter 3 will present more advanced applications for these commands and will present some new commands ...

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