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AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies

From AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies by Bill Fane

It's not enough to draw nice-looking lines anymore. If you want to compete in the AutoCAD realm, you need to carefully organize the objects you draw, their properties, and the files in which they reside. This guide provides basic information and tools for accomplishing these things, without putting a T-square through your computer screen in frustration.

AutoCAD 2014 Drawing Setup Roadmap

AutoCAD 2014's drawing setup can seem complicated at first. The following table lists the fundamental setup commands you should use to set up your drawings, what they do, and various ways to find them.

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Top Keyboard Shortcuts in AutoCAD 2014

Since AutoCAD came into being more than 25 years ago, the one input method that's remained constant is typing into the command line. The following table lists useful keyboard shortcuts for AutoCAD 2014.

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AutoCAD 2014's Drawing Scale and Limits in Feet and Inches

In AutoCAD, setting limits correctly lets you display the drawing grid over your working area, among other things. The following table lists the dimensions for different paper sizes at different drawing scales in AutoCAD 2014.

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AutoCAD 2014's Drawing Scale and Limits in Millimeters

If you prefer to work in millimeters when using AutoCAD 2014, you still want to set your limits correctly. This allows you to display the drawing grid over your working area, among other things. Here are the dimensions for different paper sizes at different drawing scales.

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