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You can use a trackpad, but make sure you are familiar with the click-and-drag (double-tap and drag) and right-click (two-finger tap) emulation on the trackpad. Finally, you’ll need an Internet connection to take full advantage of the support offerings from Autodesk. If you want a more detailed explanation of hardware options with AutoCAD, see Appendix C on the companion website. You’ll find a general description of the available hardware options and their significance to AutoCAD. Doing Things in Style Much care has been taken to see that the stylistic conventions in this book—the use of uppercase or lowercase letters, italic or boldface type, and so on—are the ones most likely to help you learn AutoCAD.

As you type, the name appears in the Save As text box. 3. Save your file in the Documents folder, or if you prefer, save it in another folder of your choosing. Just remember where you put it because you’ll use it later. 4. Click Save. dwg, located in the Documents folder. Of course, your drawing doesn’t contain anything yet. You’ll take care of that next. Understanding the Drawing Area The new file shows a drawing area roughly 12 inches wide by 9 inches high. Metric users have a file that shows an area roughly 40 mm wide by 30 mm high.

The following exercise shows you a typical sequence of operations involved in changing a drawing: 1. dwg file under the name MyFirst. For convenience, you can save your files in the Documents folder. 2. Make sure you are in the Drafting workflow, then from the Tool Sets palette, click the Erase tool (the one with a pencil eraser touching paper). This activates the Erase command. Notice that the cursor has turned into a small square. This square is called the pickbox. You also see Select objects: in the Command Line palette and the Dynamic Input display.

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