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Model View Setup

Command line: MVSETUP

Procedure
1. Press mvsetup
2. Enable paper space [Y / N]: N
3. Enter units type [Scientific/Decimal/Engineering/Architectural/Metric] A
4. Enter the scale factor..96
5. Enter the paper width.12 inches
6. Enter the paper height9 inches

Drawing Units
Format menu: Units

Command line: UN

Procedure
1. Click Format menu

Units or press UN

2. In the Drawing Units dialog box, under Length, select a Architectural unit format and
precision.
3. Click on O.K

Line
Draw menu: Line
Command line: L

Draw toolbar:

Concepts
With LINE, we can create a series of contiguous line segments.

Procedure
Specify Points
1. Click on Line icon or press L
2. Specify first point
3. Specify next point
4. Specify next point
5. Specify next point
6. Press C

Specify Distance
1. Click on Line icon or press L
2. Specify first point
3. Specify Distance and direction

Construction Line
Draw menu: Construction Line
Command line: XL

Draw toolbar:

Concepts
Lines that extend to infinity in both directions, known as construction lines. Construction
lines can be used as references for creating other objects.

Procedure

Specify Points
1. Click on Construction Line icon or press XL
2. Specify a point to define the root of the construction line
3. Specify a second point through which the construction line should pass
4. Continue to specify construction lines as needed
5. Press ENTER to end the command

Horizontal
1. Click on Construction Line icon or press XL
2. Specify a point or [Hor/Ver/Ang/Bisect/Offset]: H
3. Specify Construction Lines as needed
4. Press ENTER to end the command

Vertical
1. Click on Construction Line icon or press XL
2. Specify a point or [Hor/Ver/Ang/Bisect/Offset]: V
3. Specify Construction Lines as needed
4. Press ENTER to end the command

Angle
1. Click on Construction Line icon or press XL
2. Specify a point or [Hor/Ver/Ang/Bisect/Offset]: A
3. Enter angle of Construction Line: 45
4. Specify Construction Lines as needed
5. Press ENTER to end the command

Bisect
1. Click on Construction Line icon or press XL
2. Specify a point or [Hor/Ver/Ang/Bisect/Offset]: B
3. Specify angle vertex point
4. Specify angle start point
5. Specify Construction Lines as needed
6. Press ENTER to end the command

Off-Set
1. Click on Construction Line icon or press XL
2. Specify a point or [Hor/Ver/Ang/Bisect/Offset]: O
3. Specify offset distance
4. Select a line object
5. Specify Construction Lines as needed
6. Press ENTER to end the command

Cut to Clipboard
Edit menu: Cut
Command line: cutclip

Standard toolbar:
Shortcut: Ctr+X

Procedure
1. Click on Cut to Clipboard icon or press CUTCLIP
2. Select the object
3. Right click

Delete
Procedure
1. Select the object
2. Press DELETE button

Erase
Modify menu: Erase
Command line: E

Procedure
1. Click on Erase icon or press E
2. Select the object
3. Right click

Modify toolbar:

To Erase All the Objects


1. Click on Erase icon or press E
2. Press ALL
3. Right click

To Erase Previous Selection Set


1. Click on Erase icon or press E
2. Press P
3. Right click

To Erase Last Object Drawn


1. Click on Erase icon or press E
2. Press L
3. Right click

To Restore Last Erased Object


1. Press OOPS

Off-Set
Modify menu: Offset
Command line: O

Modify toolbar:

Concepts
OFFSET creates a new object whose shape parallels the shape of a selected object. Offsetting
a circle or an arc creates a larger or smaller circle or arc, depending on which side we specify
for the offset.

Procedure
1. Click on Off-Set icon or press O
2. Specify off-set distance... 2
3. Select line and click on the desired side/location

Trim
Modify menu: Trim
Command line: TR

Modify toolbar:

Concepts
With TRIM, we can shorten objects to meet the edges of other objects. This means we can first
create an object such as a line and then later adjust it to fit exactly between other objects.

Procedure
Method-I
1. Click on Trim icon or press TR
2. Select the objects to serve as cutting edges
3. Selects the objects to trim
4. Press ENTER to end the command

Method-II
1. Click on Trim icon and then
2. Select the objects to trim

or press TR

Method-III
1. Click on Trim icon or press TR
2. Select the objects to trim
3. Right click
4. Press F
5. Specify first fence point
6. Specify endpoint of the line
7. Right click

Rectangle

(Enter Twice)

Draw menu: Rectangle

Draw toolbar:

Command line: REC

Procedure
Specify Points
1. Click on Rectangle icon or press REC
2. Specify first corner point
3. Specify other corner point

Specify Dimensions
1. Click on Rectangle icon or press REC
2. Specify first corner point
3. Specify other corner point or [Dimensions]: D
4. Specify length for rectangle: 10
5. Specify width for rectangle: 4
6. Specify other corner point

Circle
Draw menu: Circle
Command line: C

Procedure
Center, Radius
1. Click on Circle icon or press C
2. Specify the center point for circle
3. Specify the radius of circle: 5

Center, Diameter

Draw toolbar:

1. Click on Circle icon or press C


2. Specify the center point for circle
3. Specify the radius of circle or [Diameter]: D
4. Specify the diameter of circle: 5

2 Points
1. Click on Circle icon or press C
2. Specify the center point for circle: 2P
3. Specify first end point of circle's diameter
4. Specify second end point of circle's diameter

3 Points
1. Click on Circle icon or press C
2. Specify the center point for circle: 3P
3. Specify first point on circle
4. Specify second point on circle
5. Specify third point on circle

Tan, Tan, Radius


1. Click on Circle icon or press C
2. Specify the center point for circle: TTR
3. Specify point on object for first tangent of circle
4. Specify point on object for second tangent of circle
5. Specify radius of circle: 5

Polygon

Draw menu: Polygon

Draw toolbar:

Command line: POl

Procedure
Circumscribed Polygon
1. Click on Polygon icon or press POL
2. Enter the number of sides: 5
3. Specify the center of polygon
4. Enter an option [Inscribed in circle / Circumscribed about circle]: C
5. Specify the radius of circle: 3

Inscribed Polygon
1. Click on Polygon icon or press POL
2. Enter the number of sides: 5
3. Specify the center of polygon
4. Enter an option [Inscribed in circle / Circumscribed about circle]: I
5. Specify the radius of circle: 4

Point Style
Format menu: Point Style

Command line: DDPTYPE

Procedure
1. Click Format menu

Point Style or press DDPTYPE

2. Select the desired style


3. Change the point size if required
4. Click on O.K

Single Point

Draw menu: Point

Single Point

Draw toolbar

Command line: PO

Procedure
1. Click on Point icon or press PO
2. Specify the point location

Multiple Point
Draw menu: Point

Multiple Point

Procedure
1. Click Draw menu

Point

Multiple Point

2. Specify the points as required

Divide
Draw menu: Point

Divide

Command line: DIV

Procedure
1. Click Draw menu

Point

Divide or press DIV

2. Select the object to divide


3. Enter the number of segments

Measure

Draw menu: Point

Multiple Point

Command line: ME

Procedure
1. Click Draw menu Point Measure
2. Select the object to measure
3. Specify length of segment

Move
Modify menu: Move

Modify toolbar:

Command line: M

Procedure
Specify Points
1. Draw any object
2. Click on Move icon or press M
3. Select the object
4. Right click
5. Specify the base point
6. Specify a second point

Specify Distance
1. Draw any object
2. Click on Move icon or press M
3. Select the object
4. Right click
5. Specify the base point
6. Specify the required distance and direction

Rotate

Modify menu: Rotate

Modify toolbar:

Command line: RO

Procedure
1. Click on Rotate icon or press RO
2. Select the object
3. Right click
4. Specify the base point
5. Specify the rotation angle..60

Copy Object
Modify menu: Copy

Modify toolbar:

Command line: CP / CO

Concepts
With COPY OBJECT, we can create duplicates of objects at a specified distance and direction
from the originals.

Procedure
Single Copy
1. Draw any object
2. Click on the Copy Object icon or press CO
3. Select the object
4. Right click
5. Specify the base point
6. Give the direction
7. Specify the required distance

Multiple Copies

1. Draw any object


2. Click on the Copy Object icon or press CO
3. Select the object
4. Right click
5. Specify the base point
6. Specify the second point or [Multiple]: M
7. Specify copies as required
8. Press ENTER to end the command

Mirror
Modify menu: Mirror

Modify toolbar:

Command line: MI

Concepts
With MIRROR, we can flip objects about a specified axis to create a symmetrical mirror image.
Mirroring is useful for creating symmetrical objects because we can quickly draw half the
object and then mirror it instead of drawing the entire object.

Procedure
1. Click on the Mirror icon or press MI
2. Select the object
3. Right click
4. Specify first point of mirror line
5. Specify second point of mirror line
6. Delete the source objects? [Y / N]: N

Array

Modify menu: Array

Modify toolbar:

Command line: AR

Concepts
A process of copying objects in a rectangular or polar (circular) pattern called an array. For
rectangular arrays, we control the number of rows and columns and the distance between
each. For polar arrays, we control the number of copies of the object and whether the copies
are rotated. To create many regularly spaced objects, arraying is faster than copying.

Procedure
Rectangular Array
1. Click on Array icon or press AR
2. Specify rectangular
3. Select objects to array
4. Right click
5. Specify number of rows
6. Specify number of columns
7. Specify distance between rows
8. Specify distance between columns
9. Click on preview to see view
10. Click on Accept

Polar Array
1. Click on Array icon or press AR
2. Specify polar
3. Select objects to array
4. Specify center point of array
5. Specify number of items to array
6. Specify angle to fill
7. Click on preview to see view
8. Click on Accept

Scale

Modify menu: Scale

Modify toolbar:

Command line: SC

Concepts
With SCALE, we can resize objects to make them longer or shorter in only one direction or to
make them proportionally larger or smaller.

Procedure
To Scale an object by Scale Factor
1. Draw any object
2. Click on scale icon or press SC
3. Select objects
4. Specify base point
5. Specify scale factor.. 2

To Scale an object by Reference


1. Draw any object
2. Click on scale icon or press SC
3. Specify base point
4. Specify scale factor or [Reference]: R
5. Specify reference length
6. Specify new length

Stretch

Modify menu: Stretch

Modify toolbar:

Command line: S

Concepts
With STRETCH, you relocate the endpoints of objects that lie across or within a crossing
selection window:

Objects that are partially enclosed by a crossing window are stretched.


Objects that are completely enclosed within the crossing window, or that are selected
individually, are moved rather than stretched.

Procedure

1. Draw a one-entity object


2. Click on Stretch icon or press S
3. Select desired segment to stretch
4. Specify distance and direction

Extend
Modify menu: Extend
Command line: Ex

Procedure
Method-I
1. Draw two lines like
2. Click on Extend icon or press EX
3. Select the lines
4. Right click
5. Select the line to extend
Method-II

Modify toolbar:

1. Draw two lines like


2. Click on Extend icon and
3. Select the line to extend

or press EX

(Enter Twice)

Break
Modify menu: Break

Modify toolbar:

Command line: BR

Concepts
With BREAK, we can break an object into two objects with or without a gap between them.

Procedure
1. Draw any object
2. Click on Break icon or press BR
3. Select the object
4. Specify first point
5. Specify second point to break

Chamfer
Modify menu: Chamfer

Modify toolbar:

Command line: CHA

Concepts
With CHAMFER, we can connect two objects with an angled line. It is usually used to
represent a beveled edge on a corner.

Procedure
To Chamfer by Specifying Chamfer Distance
1. Draw two lines like
2. Click on Chamfer icon or press CHA
3. Select an option [Polyline/Distance/Angle/Trim/Method/mUltiple]: D
4. Specify first chamfer distance 6
5. Specify second chamfer distance ..8
6. Select first line then second

To Chamfer by Specifying Chamfer Length and Angle


1. Draw two lines like
2. Click on Chamfer icon or press CHA
3. Select an option [Polyline/Distance/Angle/Trim/Method/mUltiple]: A
4. Specify chamfer length on the first line 5
5. Specify chamfer angle from the first line ..45
6. Select first line then second

To Chamfer Without Trimming


1. Draw two lines like
2. Click on Chamfer icon or press CHA
3. Select an option [Polyline/Distance/Angle/Trim/Method/mUltiple]: D
4. Specify first chamfer distance 6
5. Specify second chamfer distance ..8
6. Press T
7. Press N
8. Select first line then second

To Chamfer an Entire Polyline


1. Draw two lines like
2. Click on Chamfer icon or press CHA
3. Select an option [Polyline/Distance/Angle/Trim/Method/mUltiple]: D
4. Specify first chamfer distance 6
5. Specify second chamfer distance ..8
6. Press P
7. Select the polyline

To Chamfer Multiple Sets of Objects


1. Draw two lines like
2. Click on Chamfer icon or press CHA
3. Select an option [Polyline/Distance/Angle/Trim/Method/mUltiple]: D
4. Specify first chamfer distance 6
5. Specify second chamfer distance ..8
6. Press M
7. Select the lines
8. Press ENTER to end the command

Fillet

Modify menu: Fillet

Modify toolbar:

Command line: F

Concepts
With FILLET, we can connect two objects with an arc that is tangent to the objects and has a
specified radius. An inside corner is called a fillet and an outside corner is called a round.

Procedure

To Fillet by Specifying Fillet Radius


1. Draw two lines like
2. Click on Fillet icon or press F
3. Select an option [Polyline/Radius/Trim/mUltiple]: R
4. Specify the fillet radius 6
5. Select first line then second

To Fillet without Trimming


1. Draw two lines like
2. Click on Fillet icon or press F
3. Select an option [Polyline/Radius/Trim/mUltiple]: T
4. Press N
5. Select first line then second

To Fillet an Entire Polyline


1. Draw two lines like
2. Click on Fillet icon or press F
3. Select an option [Polyline/Radius/Trim/mUltiple]: P
4. Press N
5. Select the polyline

To Fillet Multiple Sets of Objects


1. Draw two lines like
2. Click on Fillet icon or press F
3. Select an option [Polyline/Radius/Trim/mUltiple]: M
4. Select the lines

5. Press ENTER to end the command

Layer
Format menu: Layer

Command line: LA

Concepts
Layers are like transparent overlays on which we organize and group different kinds of
drawing information.

Procedure
1. Click Format menu

Layer or press LA

2. Click on New button to create a new layer


3. Specify new layer name
4. Click on Color to change color
5. Click on Line Type then click on Load button
6. Select a line type and click on O.K and O.K
7. Click on Line Thickness to set the line thickness
8. Click on O.K

Text Style
Format menu: Text Style

Procedure
1. Click Format menu Text Style or press ST
2. Click on New button
3. Specify new style name
4. Specify height of text
5. Select font style and click on Apply
6. Click on Close

Command line: ST

Single Line Text


Draw menu: Text

Single Line Text

Command line: DT

Procedure
1. Click Draw menu Text Single Line Text or press DT
2. Specify start point of text
3. Specify height: 10
4. Specify rotation angle: 0

Multiline Text
Draw menu: Text

Multiline Text

Draw toolbar:

Command line: T

Procedure
1. Click Draw menu Text Multiline Text or press T
2. Specify first corner
3. Select an option [Height/Justify/Line Spacing/Rotation/Style/Width]: J
4. Enter justification [TL/TC/TR/ML/MC/MR/BL/BC/BR]: MC
5. Specify opposite corner
6. Type your required text
7. Click on O.K

Edit Text
Modify menu: Object

Text

Edit

Text toolbar:

Command line: ED

Concepts
We can change text content, formatting and properties such as scale and justification.

Overview of Changing Text

Change Single-Line Text


We can change single-line text with ED, PROPERTIES and grips.

Change Multiline Text


We can change the location and content of multiline text objects with the Properties
palette, the In-Place Text Editor and grips. We can easily find and replace text with the FIND
command.

Change Text with a Leader


We can change both the text component and the leader geometry component of leader
objects.

Change Text Scale and Justification


Several commands are available for changing the scale of one or more text and attribute
objects or their insertion points, simultaneously without changing the location of the
objects

Procedure

Scale Text
Modify menu: Object

Text

Scale

Text toolbar:

Command line: SCALETEXT

Concepts
With Scale Text, we can change the scale of one or more text objects, attributes and attribute
definitions or their insertion points, simultaneously without changing the location of the
objects.

Procedure
1. Click on Scale Text icon or press SCALETEXT
2. Select objects
3. Right click
4. Enter a base point option for scaling
[Existing/Left/Center/Middle/Right/TL/TC/TR/ML/MC/MR/BL/BC/BR] <Existing>: E
5. Specify new height: 10

Mirror Text

Command line: MIRRTEXT

Procedure
1. Press MIRRTEXT
2. Enter new value for MIRRTEXT <0>: 1
3. Click on Mirror icon or press MI
4. Select the text
5. Specify first point of mirror line
6. Specify second point of mirror line
7. Delete the source objects? [Y / N]: N

Quick Text
Tools menu: Quick Select

Command line: QSELECT

Concepts
When QTEXT (Quick Text) is on, each text and attribute object is displayed as a bounding box
around the text object. Turning QTEXT mode on reduces the time it takes the program to
redraw and regenerate drawings that contain many text objects

Procedure
To Turn On Mode
1. Press QTEXT
2. Enter mode [ON/OFF] <OFF>: ON
3. Press RE

To Turn Off Mode


1. Press QTEXT
2. Enter mode [ON/OFF] <OFF>: OFF
3. Press RE

Block

Draw menu: Block

Make

Draw toolbar:

Command line: B

Concepts
We create Blocks by associating objects and giving them a name. We can also attach
information (attributes) to a block.

Procedure
1. Click on Block icon or press B
2. Click on Select Object button and select object
3. Right click
4. Specify block name
5. Specify base point by clicking on Pick Point button
6. Click on O.K

Insert Block
Insert menu: Block

Insert toolbar:

Command line: I

Procedure
1. Click on the Insert Block icon or press I
2. Select name of Block to insert
3. Click on O.K
4. Click on desired direction

Hatch

Draw menu: Hatch

Draw toolbar:

Command line: H

Concepts
With HATCH, We can hatch an area using a predefined hatch pattern, define a simple line
pattern using the current linetype, or create more complex hatch patterns. One type of pattern
is called solid, which fills an area with a solid color

Procedure
1. Draw a close shaped object
2. Click on Hatch icon or press H
3. Click on Pick Point button and click inside the object
4. Right click and click on enter
5. Click on Pattern button
6. Click on preview
7. Adjust scale for pattern
8. Click on O.K

Design center
Tools menu: Design Center

Standard toolbar:

Command line: DC

Shortcut: Ctr+2

Concepts
With Design Center, We can manage block references, xrefs and other content such as layer
definitions, layouts, and text styles

Procedure
1. Click on Design Center icon or press DC
2. Click on load button
3. Click on C / Program Files / AutoCAD / Sample / Design Center / Home Space..
4. Click on open
5. Click on Block
6. Select a fixture by double clicking
7. Click on O.K
8. Click on desired direction

Tool Palettes
Tools menu: Tool Palettes

Standard toolbar:

Command line: TP

Shortcut: Ctr+3

Procedure
1. Draw a close shaped object
2. Click on Tool Palettes icon or press TP
3. Select a fixture
4. Click inside the object

Boundary
Draw menu: Boundary

Command line: BO

Procedure
1. Click Draw menu Boundary or press BO
2. Click on Pick Points button
3. Select internal points of the object
4. Right click

Region
Draw menu: Region

Draw toolbar:

Command line: REG

Concepts
Regions are two-dimensional enclosed areas that have physical properties such as centroids
or centers of mass. We can combine existing regions into a single, complex region to
calculate area.

Procedure
1. Click Draw menu Region or press REG
2. Select the objects
3. Right click

Explode
Modify menu: Explode

Modify toolbar:

Command line: X

Concepts
If we need to modify one or more objects within a block separately, we can disassemble or
explode the block reference into its component objects. After making the changes, we can

Create a new block definition


Redefine the existing block definition
Leave the component objects uncombined for other uses

We can automatically explode block references as we insert them by selecting the Explode
option in the Insert dialog box.

Procedure
1. Click on Explode icon or press X
2. Select the objects
3. Right click

Join
Modify menu: Join
Command line: J

Concepts
With JOIN, we can join objects to make a single object.

Procedure
1. Click on Join icon or press J
2. Select the source object
3. Select objects to join to the source object

Modify toolbar:

Dimension Style
Format menu: Dimension Style

Styles toolbar:

Command line: D

Concepts
We can control the appearance of dimensions by changing settings. For convenience and to
help maintain dimensioning standards, we can store these settings in dimension styles:

Compare Dimension Styles and Variables


We can view all the settings in a dimension style. Dimension styles used in externally
referenced drawings are differentiated from those defined in our current drawing.

Control Dimension Geometry


We can control the appearance of dimension lines, extension lines, arrowheads, and center
marks.

Control Dimension Text


We can control the placement of dimension text, arrowheads, and leader lines relative to
the dimension and extension lines.

Control Dimension Values


The numeric values displayed in dimensions can appear in several formats. We can also
control how numeric distances are represented.

Procedure
1. Click Format menu Dimension Style or press D
2. Click on New button
3. Specify new style name
4. Click on Continue button
5. Select color, size and style of lines and arrows
6. Click on Text Tab button and select text style
7. Click on Primary Unit button and select Architectural unit format
8. Click on O.K
9. Click on Close

Linear Dimension
Dimension menu: Linear

Dimension toolbar:

Command line: DLI

Concepts
We can create linear dimensions with horizontal, vertical, and aligned dimension lines. These
linear dimensions can also be stacked or they can be created end to end.

Procedure
1. Click on Linear Dimension icon or press DLI
2. Specify first extension line origin
3. Specify second extension line origin
4. Specify dimension line location

Aligned Dimension
Dimension menu: Aligned

Dimension toolbar:

Command line: DAL

Concepts
With Aligned Dimension, we can create dimensions that are parallel to the locations or objects
that you specify. In aligned dimensions, the dimension line is parallel to the extension line
origins.

Procedure
1. Click on the Aligned Dimension icon or press DAL
2. Specify first extension line origin
3. Specify second extension line origin
4. Specify dimension line location

Ordinate Dimension
Dimension menu: Ordinate

Dimension toolbar:

Command line: DOR

Concepts
Ordinate Dimensions measure the perpendicular distance from an origin point called the
datum to a dimensioned feature, such as a hole in a part. These dimensions prevent
escalating errors by maintaining accurate offsets of the features from the datum

Procedure
1. Click on the Ordinate Dimension icon DOR
2. Specify feature location
3. Specify leader endpoint

Radius Dimension
Dimension menu: Radius

Dimension toolbar:

Command line: DRA

Concepts
Radius Dimension measures the radius of arcs and circles with optional centerlines or a
center mark.

Procedure
1. Click on the Radius Dimension icon or press DRA
2. Select arc or circle
3. Specify dimension line location

Diameter Dimension
Dimension menu: Diameter

Dimension toolbar:

Command line: DDI

Concepts
Diameter Dimension measures the diameter of an arc or circle, and displays the dimension
text with the diameter symbol in front of it.

Procedure
1. Click on the Diameter Dimension icon or press DDI
2. Select arc or circle
3. Specify dimension line location

Angular Dimension
Dimension menu: Angular

Dimension toolbar:

Command line: DAN

Concepts
Angular Dimensions measure the angle between two lines or three points. To measure the
angle between two radii of a circle, we select the circle and specify the angle endpoints.

Procedure
1. Click on the Angular Dimension icon or press DAN
2. Select arc, circle or line
3. Specify second angle endpoint
4. Specify dimension arc line location

Quick Dimension
Dimension menu: Quick Dimension

Dimension toolbar:

Command line: QDIM

Concepts
With Quick Dimension, we can quickly create or edit a series of dimensions. Quick dimension
particularly useful for creating a series of baseline or continued dimensions or for
dimensioning a series of circles and arcs.

Procedure
1. Click on the Quick Dimension icon or press QDIM
2. Select geometry to dimension
3. Right click
4. Specify dimension line position

Baseline Dimension
Dimension menu: Baseline

Dimension toolbar:

Command line: DBA

Concepts
Baseline Dimensions are multiple dimensions measured from the same baseline. We must
create a linear, aligned, or angular dimension before creating baseline dimension.

Procedure
1. Click on the Quick Dimension icon or press DBA
2. Select base dimension
3. Specify a second extension line origin
4. Right click to exit

Continue Dimension
Dimension menu: Continue

Dimension toolbar:

Command line: DCO

Concepts
Continued Dimensions are multiple dimensions placed end to end. We must create a linear,
aligned or angular dimension before creating continued dimensions.

Procedure
1. Click on the Continue Dimension icon or press DCO
2. Select continued dimension
3. Specify a second extension line origin
4. Right click to exit

Undefine
Command line: UNDEFINE

Procedure
1. Press UNDEFINE
2. Enter command name: Line

Redefine
Command line: REDEFINE

Procedure
1. Press REDEFINE
2. Enter command name: Line

Xref Manager
Insert menu: Xref Manager
Command line: XR

Reference toolbar:

Procedure
1. Click Insert menu

External Reference or press XR

2. Select the file


3. Click on Open
4. Select Attachment.
5. Specify the insertion point, scale, and rotation angle
6. Click on OK

Spell
Tools menu: Spelling

Command line: SP

Concepts
With Spell, we can check the spelling of all text in our drawing, including

Single-line text
Multiline text
Text within attribute values
Text within block references and their associated block definitions
Text within nested blocks

Procedure
1. Click Tools menu
2. Select object
3. Right click

Spelling or press SP

Find
Command line: FIND

Procedure
1. Click Edit menu

Find

2. In Find Text String, enter the text you want to find.


3. Select Entire Drawing or click the Select Objects button to select one or more text objects.
4. Click on Options to specify the types of text
5. Click on Find
6. The Context area displays the found text with its surrounding context
7. To zoom to the found text in the drawing, click on Zoom To
8. Click on Close

Purge
File menu: Drawing Utilities

Purge

Command line: PU

Concepts
With PURGE, we can remove unused named objects, including block definitions, dimension
styles, layers, linetypes and text styles

Procedure
1. Click File menu

Drawing Utilities

Purge

2. To purge all unreferenced linetypes, select Linetypes


3. To purge specific linetypes, double-click Linetypes to expand the tree view
4. Then select the linetypes to be purged.
5. Click Purge.

6. Click Close

Quick Select
Tools menu: Quick Select

Command line: QSELECT

Concepts
With QUICK SELECT, we can select objects by properties or types to include objects in a
selection set or to exclude them

Procedure
1. Click Tools menu

Quick Select

2. In the Quick Select dialog box, under Apply To, select Entire Drawing
3. Under Object Type, select Multiple
4. Under Properties, select Color
5. Under Operator, select Equals
6. Under Value, select color
7. Under How to Apply, select Include in New Selection Set
8. Click on OK

Write Block
Command line: W

Concepts
With Write Block, we can create drawing files for the purpose of inserting them into other
drawings as blocks. Individual drawing files are easy to create and manage as the source of
block definitions. Collections of symbols can be stored as individual drawing files and
grouped in folders.

Procedure
1. Press W
2. In the Write Block dialog box, under Objects, select Objects
3. Under Base Point, click Pick Point
4. Specify a base point in the drawing area
5. Select the objects by clicking the Select Objects button
6. In the File Name box, enter the name for the new drawing file
7. In the Location box, specify the folder for the new drawing file
8. Click on OK