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AutoCAD Beginners Guide To 2D And 3D Drawings

 Beginner's Guide to AutoCAD 2D and 3D Drawing

For the first time, the program offers you a wide range of tools, settings, and more.

With these seemingly endless possibilities, you may be wondering where to start.

This chapter tackles this problem directly, breaking down the many components of the user interface into manageable parts and introducing you to basic operations, such as opening a drawing.

Even if you have used earlier versions of AutoCAD, you may still want to read this chapter to familiarize yourself with the changes that have occurred over the past few years.

The biggest difference is that AutoCAD LT does not have 3D capabilities, while AutoCAD offers many powerful 3D modeling tools.

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Although the core concepts covered in this AutoCAD Beginners Guide to 2D and 3D Drawings by Kendrol Philips book are universal, the step-by-step procedures differ between the two operating systems. 

The procedures covered in this AutoCAD Beginners Guide to 2D and 3D Drawings by Kendrol Philips book are intended for use with only the Windows-based version of AutoCAD.  Like most Windows-based applications, AutoCAD launches inside an Application window. 

Serving as a starting point, the New Tab is the first user interface (UI) displayed within the Application window, but workspaces will control the overall composition of your AutoCAD environment from there.

I’ll explain the general function of workspaces shortly, including the default workspace named Drafting & Annotation, but first I’ll explain the New Tab.

Before creating or opening any drawings, the New Tab is displayed to provide a starting point for your entire AutoCAD experience. 

This interface is organized into two parts: one page for creating drawings, and another page for learning about AutoCAD.