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AutoCAD Lesson 110

AN EXAMPLE OF AUTOCAD COMMAND MANIPULATION

To begin, I assumed you were familiar with AutoCAD software.
Although the procedure will be different, the end result will be the same.

Watch the video below to get a better understanding of how command manipulation makes drawing simple, accurate, and effortless.

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The following is a list of commands used:

  • LINE / POLYLINE
  • RECTANGLE
  • POLYGON
  • RAY
  • OFFSET
  • TRIM
  • COPY
  • ROTATE

The following is a quick command manipulation example.
From here, you will build your own.

Follow step by step

FIRST METHOD

  • Command: L LINE (Enter)
  • Specify first point: 0,0 or (Click on the Screen)
  • Specify next point or [Undo]: @5<90 (Enter)
  • Specify next point or [Undo]: @5<0 (Enter)
  • Specify next point or [Close/Undo]: @5<-90 (Enter)
  • Specify next point or [Close/Undo]: c (Enter)

SECOND METHOD

  • Command: L LINE (Enter)
  • Specify first point: (Click on the Screen)
  • Specify next point or [Undo]: 5 (Enter)
  • Specify next point or [Undo]: 5 (Enter)
  • Specify next point or [Close/Undo]: 5 (Enter)
  • Specify next point or [Close/Undo]: c (Enter)

THIRD METHOD

  • Command: REC RECTANG (Enter)
  • Specify first corner point or [Chamfer/Elevation/Fillet/Thickness/Width]: 0,6 (Enter)
  • Specify other corner point or [Area/Dimensions/Rotation]: @5,5 (Enter)

FOURTH METHOD

  • Command: POL POLYGON Enter number of sides <4>: 4 (Enter)
  • Specify center of polygon or [Edge]: E (Enter)
  • Specify first endpoint of edge: (Click on the Screen)
  • Specify second endpoint of edge: 5 (Enter)

FIFTH METHOD

  • Command Combination “Drawing Commands and Modifiying Commands”
    Command: RAY (Enter)
    Specify start point: (Click on the Screen)
    Specify through point: (Click on the Screen)
  • Command: O OFFSET (Enter)
    Current settings: Erase source=No Layer=Source OFFSETGAPTYPE=0
    Specify offset distance or [Through/Erase/Layer] <5.0000>: 5 (Enter)
    Select object to offset or [Exit/Undo] :
  • Command: TR TRIM (Enter)
    Current settings: Projection=UCS, Edge=None, Mode=Quick
    Select object to trim or shift-select to extend or
    [cuTting edges/Crossing/mOde/Project/eRase]:
  • Select object to trim or shift-select to extend or
    [cuTting edges/Crossing/mOde/Project/eRase/Undo]:

SIXTH METHOD

  • Command: L LINE (Enter)
    Specify first point: (Click on the Screen)
    Specify next point or [Undo]:
    Specify next point or [Undo]:
  • Command: CO COPY (Enter)
    Select objects: 1 found
  • Select objects:
    Current settings: Copy mode = Multiple
    Specify base point or [Displacement/mOde] :
    Specify second point or [Array] : 5
  • Specify second point or [Array/Exit/Undo] :
  • Command: RO ROTATE
    Current positive angle in UCS: ANGDIR=counterclockwise ANGBASE=0
    2 found
  • Specify base point:
    Specify rotation angle or [Copy/Reference] <270>: C
    Rotating a copy of the selected objects.
    Specify rotation angle or [Copy/Reference] <270>:
  • Command: TR TRIM
    Current settings: Projection=UCS, Edge=None, Mode=Quick
    Select object to trim or shift-select to extend or
    [cuTting edges/Crossing/mOde/Project/eRase]:
    Select object to trim or shift-select to extend or
    [cuTting edges/Crossing/mOde/Project/eRase/Undo]:
    Specify next fence point or [Undo]:
    Specify next fence point or [Undo]:
    Specify next fence point or [Undo]:
    Specify next fence point or [Undo]:

Command: Z ZOOM (Enter)
Specify corner of window, enter a scale factor (nX or nXP), or
[All/Center/Dynamic/Extents/Previous/Scale/Window/Object] : e (Enter)

Note to Drafter:

“Learn how to use each command and make your own command sequence.”
“Each drafter has a distinct style and approach to drawing in order to make the process faster and easier.”

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