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Drawing with the Line tool


First example – Line tool (Fig. 2.3)
1. Open AutoCAD. The drawing area will show the settings of the acadiso.dwt template – Limits set to 420,297, Grid set to 10, Snap set to 5 and Units set to 0.
2. Left-click on the Line tool at the top of the Draw toolbar (Fig. 2.1).
Notes
(a) The tooltip which appears when the tool icon is clicked.
(b) The prompt Command:_line Specify first point which appears in the command window at the  command line (Fig. 2.2).
(c) The description of the action of the Line tool which appears at the left-hand end of the status bar (Fig. 2.2).
3. Press the F6 key. The coordinate numbers at the left-hand end of the status bar either show clearly or grey out. Make sure the coordinate numbers show clearly (black) when F6 is pressed.
4. Make sure Snap is on by pressing either the F9 key or the SNAP button in the status bar. Snap on will show in the Command palette.
5. Move the mouse around the drawing area. The cursors’ pick box will jump from point to point at 5 unit intervals. The position of the pick box will show as coordinate numbers in the status bar.
6. Move the mouse until the coordinate numbers show 60,240,0 and press the Pick button of the mouse (left-click).
7. Move the mouse until the coordinate numbers show 260,240,0 and left-click.
8. Move the mouse until the coordinate numbers show 260,110,0 and left-click.
9. Move the mouse until the coordinate numbers show 60,110,0 and left-click.
10. Move the mouse until the coordinate numbers show 60,240,0 and left-click. Then press the Return button of the mouse (rightclick).

Introduction to AutoCAD 2006
2D and 3D Design
Alf Yarwood
Newnes is an imprint of Elsevier
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