AutoCAD 9.11 [construction lines]

Follow AutoCAD 9.10 [layers] to create a new, non-printing layer. Name this layer “Guides.” Please also change the color of the layer to something like red. Make the layer active by double clicking on it or by selecting it from…

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AutoCAD 9.10 [layers]

In the Home ribbon, the “Layers” section provides quick access to common layer actions. With no object selected, the dropdown menu in the Layers section of the Home ribbon (red rectangle above) shows the current layer (The layer on which…

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AutoCAD 9.9 [design center]

Click on the “Insert” ribbon at the top of the AutoCAD window. Now click on the “Design Center” icon under the “Content” section of the Insert ribbon. If this is the first time that the design center has opened, double…

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AutoCAD 9.7 [hatch]

Navigate to Draw>Hatch or type hatch into the command line. You will notice the toolbar ribbon changes to “Hatch Creation” and you have several options available. In the “Boundaries” section of the hatch creation ribbon, you can choose “Pick Points”…

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AutoCAD 9.8 [blocks]

Click on the “Insert” ribbon at the top of the AutoCAD window. If you have an AutoCAD file to use as a block (often downloaded from online sites), click on the “Insert” button or type insert into the command line. Click…

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AutoCAD 9.6 [publish to web JPG]

Click on the plot icon or navigate to File>Plot. Next, choose “Publish to Web JPG.pc3” in the Printer/Plotter Name: field. If a dialog box pops up, select “Use Default Paper Size.” Adjust the Plot Style Table to be “acad.ctb” or…

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AutoCAD 9.5 [trim]

Click on the trim button, type trim, or navigate to Modify>Trim. Select objects you wish to trim including both cutting objects and objects to be trimmed. Hit enter/return. Note: You can also <select all> by hitting enter/return again which is…

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AutoCAD 9.4 [offset]

Click on the offset tool or navigate to Modify>Offset… (or type into the command line). Next, specify an offset distance (this is the separation between your first line and your second line). Now click on the object you wish to…

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AutoCAD 9.2 [units]

In a new AutoCAD file, type or navigate to Format>Units… In the dialog box that pops up, specify your desired units. For architecture projects, you will likely select “Architectural” with an angle type of “Decimal Degrees” Note: For buildings, a…

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AutoCAD 9.3 [polyline]

Click on the polyline tool or type or . Specify a start point on screen by clicking or type in a start point based on the coordinate system (See AutoCAD 9.1 [coordinate systems]. With dynamic input enabled (default), you can…

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