In this chapter you will learn how to navigate through and create drawings within AutoCAD’s 2-D drawing workspace. Entities within the AutoCAD® environment are created within a coordinate framework. Objects such as Lines, Circles, Polygons, etc… are created using a set of defining coordinates points. Although this may sound complex, AutoCAD® makes creating professional looking engineering drawings very simple. By the end of this chapter you will be able to create and edit complex geometries. AutoCAD® allows you to visualize, document and share a design idea in either a 2-D or 3-D environment.
This chapter will focus on AutoCAD’s 2-D drawing capabilities. AutoCAD® gives you the tools to create accurate and professional looking detailed and assembly drawings. Figure 2.1-1 shows a detailed drawing created in AutoCAD’s 2-D drawing workspace.
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