If you are new to AutoCAD and the first lesson you need to learn is how the user interface is. In the following lesson, Taimienphi.vn will introduce you to the interface and manipulation in AutoCAD drawing environment.
After installing and opening Autocad, on the screen you will see a welcome window, click to close this window to open Autocad interface window. Refer to the following article of Taimienphi.vn to find out interface and manipulation in Autocad drawing environment How offline.
Interface and manipulation in the Autocad drawing environment
1. Quick Access Toolbar
The window above is not in Maximize mode, so you cannot find the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) and the Workspace tab. If you can’t find the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) and the Workspace tab, click the Maximize tab.
By default, this window includes tabs like New, Open, Save, Save All, Plot, Undo and Redo. To customize QAT, click the tab next to the Workspace list.
Customize Quick Access Toolbar window:
Alternatively, you can right-click the Ribbon tab and add any tab to the QAT.
2. Ribbon tab
Under QAT you will see all the Ribbon tabs available in this WorkSpace. The default WorkSpace is Drafting and Annotation.
Different Ribbon tabs provide different Ribbon tables, depending on your work.
You can search for any command or information by entering keywords or phrases in the search box.
4. External Link
This is also the information center associated with AutoCAD 360.
5. Help tab
The Help tab links to the help file where you can search the help content as well as other information. If you wish you can change the welcome screen settings here.
6. Title Bar (title bar)
This will display the name of the drawing file you are opening.
7. Application menu button (Autocad Logo)
The Autocad application menu provides various options along with the default QAT options.
This is the main area on the Toolbar, where you can find all the tabs in tabular format, organized by purpose. Ribbon included control panel. Some tables linked to dialog boxes can be used by clicking the arrow tab located in the bottom right corner of the table.
9. File tab
To add a new drawing file, click the icon [+] on the File tab or if you want to switch between the Model tabs and the Layout, just hover over the File tab, on the screen will display a preview window, select the Layout tab.
10. Viewport Control
This is the viewport portal, where you can change Autocad and Visual Styles views into different options.
11. View Cube
Through the Cube view, you can see various drawing components, including view mode and rotation mode.
Under View Cube, you can choose WCS or create a new Co-coordinating system.
13. Navigation bar
The navigation bar allows you to locate the other end of the Autocad window, and also contains some additional tools like Pan.
14. Drawing area / graphic area
This is the main area of the Model, where you create new drawing elements.
15. Command line
In addition to using Autocad features we can run commands from the command line utility. This command line setup option looks like this:
16. Model and Tab Layout
This tab is used for Model and Layout tabs. You can create renaming tabs and delete the Layout here. Alternatively, you can hide the Model and Layout tabs in the status bar by right-clicking and selecting options to hide.
17. Install the drawing
This is the Station bar application, including various settings. You can toggle these icons on and off.
18. Additional settings
These include the Model, comments and some additional settings. The settings are available on the Drawing window.
19. Coordinates drawing
Displays the current position of the mouse cursor in drawing coordinates.
This is the drawing coordinates.
21. Ribbon view
You can change the Ribbon to minimize tabs, panel titles, control panel buttons, etc.
The above lesson Taimienphi.vn has just introduced you to interface and manipulate in Autocad drawing environment. In the next lessons, Taimienphi.vn will introduce you to Lesson 2: Important settings before drawing Autocad Please.