Computer-aided design is all about precision, your ability to quickly and efficiently create extremely precise objects. Which, in turn, are essential for creating accurate dimensions.
The basics of AutoCAD precision involve using a relatively few capabilities that ensure precision. The ones you’ll probably use the most are:
- Polar tracking—specify points by moving the cursor that’s locked to an angle, and then entering a distance
- Object snaps—snap to features on other objects such as the endpoint of a line, the intersection of two lines, or the center of a circle
- Object snap tracking—specify a point using the horizontal and vertical components of other points
You can check out these topics, and more, in a visit to the “Precision” section of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to AutoCAD Basics.
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