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AutoCAD : professional tips and techniques by Lynn Allen

By Lynn Allen

Construct Your talents with hundreds and hundreds of invaluable principles from AutoCAD Superstars

AutoCAD specialists distill years of mixed adventure into 1000s of the main beneficial AutoCAD information and methods you will ever locate. enjoyable, effortless to learn, and filled with details, this gorgeous advisor equips you with inside of methods on severe AutoCAD positive factors and functions--all in speedy, easy-to-digest nuggets. realize keyboard shortcuts and little-known approach variables or punch up your kind with professional tips about visualizing, publishing, and 3D modeling. it doesn't matter what your adventure point, you are bound to raise productiveness and grasp professional-level suggestions with this full of life, useful book.
* Tweak Windows(r) and AutoCAD to get the UI you want
* deal with layers and choose items like a pro
* Create dimensions, hatch styles, and textual content accurately the 1st time
* understand the complexities of Sheet units and Paperspace
* unharness the facility of dynamic blocks
* Get visualization counsel from the experts
* Plot or put up within the heritage when you preserve drawing
* Take keep watch over of AutoCAD with customization techniques
* grasp the pleasant new global of 3D in AutoCAD 2007

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In the old days (pre–AutoCAD 2000), startup switches were more commonly used, because they set the default folder — something that’s handled with a system variable now. ” in Chapter 8. Startup switches are still useful, giving you the ability to select a particular script, template, configuration folder, view name, support folder, user profile, workspace, and more — to start with AutoCAD. Look up “startup switches” in AutoCAD Help for all the options. Using Startup Switches To see how startup switches are used, let’s disable the splash screen that appears when AutoCAD launches (in AutoCAD 2007, it’s a transparent green box).

Cleaning up the UI and anchoring dockable windows provides for a streamlined interface, the likes of which we’ve never seen before in AutoCAD. Hide the Command Line Some veteran AutoCAD users will think this is pure blasphemy, but now is the time to kill (we mean, hide) the command line. Yes, this anachronism from the days of teletypes has finally become — dare we say it? — obsolete. Maybe we won’t go that far, because it’s a good idea to have our old friend waiting to come out of hiding at a moment’s notice in case something goes wrong.

The objects are moving away from the camera and vice versa. Now power users will be less disoriented as they switch between 3D programs (although old habits are hard to break). ZOOMFACTOR ZOOMFACTOR controls how quickly your mouse wheel zooms in and out when it’s rotated. The zoom factor is a number that represents a percentage of the maximum possible speed. Set ZOOMFACTOR to a number between 1 and 100 to govern zooming speed. Lower speeds give you finer control, but it can take all day rolling the wheel to get anywhere.

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