The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Basics of AutoCAD Geometry

When you think “getting started with AutoCAD,” you’ve got to think “the basics of AutoCAD geometry.” That’s because you’ll be spending much of your time creating lines, circles, polylines and rectangles, and hatches and fills. You also need to understand your available options and how to choose among them.

hitchhiker's guide to autocad_UCS iconAnother important aspect of AutoCAD geometry you should know: When you’ve got to create a lot of lines at an angle, you can make the job much easier by rotating the User Coordinate System’s X and Y axes.

This is the Hitchhiker’s Guide to AutoCAD Basics section for you!

AutoCAD solid-fill hatch drawing. AutoCAD circle command. Hitchhiker's guide to AutoCAD Basics. GeometryBut wait—there’s even more. If you like, you can create the impression of graph paper by turning on the grid. And for precision, you can turn on grid snap, which makes the cursor jump to preset distances that typically correspond to the grid.

You can check out these topics, and more, in an introductory visit to the “Geometry” section of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to AutoCAD Basics.

Start with this brief video:


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to AutoCAD Basics: The Adventure Continues ….

  • Last week’s visit to the Hitchhiker’s Guide …  The Basics of AutoCAD Viewing
  • Next week’s visit to the Hitchhiker’s Guide … The Basics of AutoCAD Precision

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to AutoCAD Basics is just one of many great AutoCAD resources we’ve gathered on a web page especially for new AutoCAD subscribers.

Source: Autodesk

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