Entries from October 2008 ↓

AutoCAD Scale Command

This command simply changes the size of the object you created or from the existing object created by someone else. So to start, let us make an object, on this example, two rectangles that overlaps each other. To change the size or scale, first type “scale” on the command prompt and press enter. AutoCAD will […]

Editing Polylines in AutoCAD – PEDIT

On our past tutorial, we created polylines. Now we are going to edit them. The command used is PEDIT.  Which means polyline edit and the subcommands are [Close/Join/Width/Edit vertex/Fit/Spline/Decurve/Ltype gen/Undo]:. Now lets start. Close The “Close” in PEDIT command is similar to creating polylines like we did in our previous tutorial. First create an open […]

Explaining Polyline Sub Commands in AutoCAD

This is a continuation of my previous post AutoCAD for Dummies: How to Draw a Polyline. I’ll explain further the sub commands [Arc/Close/Halfwidth/Length/Undo/Width]: Arc This command is used if you wanted to create an arc from the last point of the open polygon you created connecting it to the first point. First create an open […]

AutoCAD Trim Command

This command is similar to Break command but the only difference is the way you cut the object. In Trim command the cutting edge is defined by other object. Objects that can be trimmed include arcs, circles, elliptical arcs, lines, open 2D and 3D polylines, rays, splines, floating viewports, regions, text, and xlines. For example, […]

LineType Command

A linetype is a repeating pattern of dashes, dots, and blank spaces. A complex linetype is a repeating pattern of symbols along with dashes, dots, and blank spaces. The linetype name and definition describe the particular dash-dot sequence, the relative lengths of dashes and blank spaces, and the characteristics of any included text or shapes. […]