AUTODESK AUTO CAD – CONFIGURATION SETTINGS
Configure Single-Drawing Compatibility Mode: Open a drawing —» type sdi —» value (1 = only one drawing displayed) / (0 = multiple drawings displayed) —» Enter —»
To View Each Open Drawing: Window tab —» select the drawing to open
Configuring AutoCad System: Start AutoCad —» type options —» Enter —»
To prepare your drawing for printing, switch to paper space. Here you can set up different layouts with title blocks and notes; and on each layout, you create layout viewports that display different views of model space. In the layout viewports, you scale the model space views relative to paper space. One unit in paper space represents the actual distance on a sheet of paper, either in millimeters or inches, depending on how you configure your page setup.
Paper Space: Paper space is a sheet layout environment where you can specify the size of your sheet, add a title block, display multiple views of your model, and create dimensions and notes for your drawing. You can use multiple layouts to show and provide details on the various components of your model. You can vary the scale of the model view to show small details which are part of a bigger three-dimensional model, on standard-sized drawing sheets.
Model space is accessible from the Model tab and paper space is accessible from the layout tabs. The two spaces are accessible near the left bottom corner of the drawing area: the Model tab and Layout1 and Layout2 tabs. You can add new layouts or copy existing layouts. You can create layouts using the Create Layout wizard or DesignCenter. Each layout can contain different page setup settings. To avoid confusion when transmitting and publishing drawings, it is usually recommended that you create only one named layout for each drawing.
On each layout, you can create as many layout viewports as you like. Each layout viewport is like a picture frame into model space, containing a view that displays the model at the scale and orientation that you specify. You can create a single layout viewport that fits the entire layout or create multiple layout viewports. Once you create a viewport, you can change its size, properties, and also scale and move it as needed. You can also specify which layers are visible in each layout viewport.
L A Y O U T W I Z A R D — T H E P R O C E S S O F C R E A T I N G A N E W L A Y O U T
When you create a layout, you can choose to apply the information from an existing template. A layout template is a layout imported from a DWG or DWT file. The program has sample layout templates to use when you design a new layout environment.
When you create a layout based on a template, the page setup and paper space objects, including any viewport objects, are used in the new layout. No model space objects are imported. The layout templates are identified with a .dwt file extension. However, a layout template or layout from any drawing or drawing template can be imported into the current drawing.
Save a Layout Template: Any drawing can be saved as a drawing template (DWT file), including all of the objects and layout settings. You can save a layout to a new DWT file by choosing the Save As option of the LAYOUT command. The template file is saved in the drawing template file folder as defined in the Files tab (Options dialog box). The layout template has a .dwt or .dwg extension like a drawing template or drawing file, but it contains little information not essential to the layout.
When you create a new layout template, any named items, such as blocks, layers, and dimension styles, that are used in the layout are saved with the template. These definition table items are imported as part of the layout settings if you import this template into a new layout. It is recommended that you use the Save As option of the LAYOUT command to create a new layout template. When you use the Save As option, unused definition table items are not saved with the file; they are not added to the new layout into which you import the template.
If you insert a layout from a drawing or template that was not created using the Save As option of the LAYOUT command, definition table items that are used in the drawing but not in the layout are inserted with the layout. To eliminate unnecessary definition table items, use the PURGE command.
To Save a Layout Template: Open a Drawing File —» Save As (Ctrl+Shift+S) —» File name=Levels Control MMC as a drawing file (.dwg) —» Save As (Ctrl+Shift+S) —» Files of type: select Drawing Template File (*.dwt) —» File name=A-Hor-Metric —» Save —» Description=A size-Horizontal-Metric —» Measurement=select Metric —» New Layer Notification=Save all layers as unreconciled —» OK.
T E X T S Y M B O L S & S P E C I A L C H A R A C T E R S R E F E R E N C E
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H O W T O C R E A T E . . . in A U T O C A D
Modify Dimension Style: Lines, Symbols and Arrows, Text, Fit, Primary Units, Alternate Units, Tolerances —» Dimsty or select a Feature + Enter.
Create an Associate Center Mark: Annotate —» Dimension tab —» select Center Mark —» select a circle or an arc (continue selecting circles/arcs to place center marks —» Enter.
Adding Flag Notes: Create a symbol (a triangle) —» Create a text in the symbol —» Block —» Block Definition (Name + Select Objects + Pick Point) —» OK