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Introduction to AutoCAD® 2015: A Modern Perspective by Paul Richard, Jim Fitzgerald

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Chapter 4. Basic Drawing Commands

Chapter Objectives

Create a new drawing

Establish the drawing units

Set the drawing limits

Create lines, circles, and arcs

Create ellipses and elliptical arcs

Create point objects, and control their size and appearance

Measure and divide using point objects

Introduction

The vast majority of 2D drawings are comprised of three basic drawing elements: lines, circles, and arcs. The size, location, color, line width, and linetype may vary. They may even be combined or joined together to create more complex objects. But most drawings can be broken down to these three basic elements. Chapter 2 gave you a quick introduction to these basic drawing objects. In this chapter, we’ll take a closer look at ...

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