Introduction to AutoCAD

LECTURE PRESENTATION

NOTE 1: use # prefix for absolute coordinates or change with DSETTINGS for absolute coordinates.

NOTE 2: I keep the following AutoCAD variables set as shown:

OSMODE 39
DYNMODE 0
DYNPICOORDS 1
MENUBAR 1
LWDISPLAY on

Required Reading

  • Chapter 2 – The Engineering Design Process

Homework

  • None

Recommended Reading

See also: TECH 4472 Computer-Aided Design

AutoCAD Environment

Graphic and Non-Graphic Information

Vector Vs. Raster Graphics

Drawing Database

Cartesian Coordinates

Commands

Variables


Free Software & Resources

Autodesk Education Community

AutoCAD WS (Mobile)

References

AutoCAD documentation

Basic AutoCAD Video Tutorials