The first step for new beginners in Autocad drawing is to draw a line. In this tutorial we will draw the line, will see what we can do with line else and will learn tips about Autocad Line command. So let’s begin.
The line is simplest draw command in Autocad and it located in Home tab.
Line is very simple to use just click on it with your mouse left button to activate Line command or enter from keyboard command line and hit Enter to activate command.
At the command line, you can see Line command activated and Autocad asking you Specify first point.
Also at the right side of mouse point, you can see 2 little windows where you can enter coordinates. If you can’t see any little windows then try to activate Dynamic Input at the status bar.
To begin draw Line just click in any place of workspace with your mouse left button. You will see that Autocad asking for next point.
Click on any place to specify next point. After you will do it AutoCAD again will ask you specify next point. You can create a line in one command eternally. It means you will specify next point but AutoCAD will ask you more and more. After you will draw what you want you can cancel command by click right mouse button and from the menu choose Cancel or hit ESC or hit Enter from the keyboard.
If you draw some object and want that object to be closed object then at last line drawing click right mouse button and from the menu choose Close or enter C from the keyboard and push Enter to close object.
As you can see Line command is very easy to use. We draw our first object in Autocad.
Drawing line with specifying dimensions
Now let’s draw the line with specified dimensions and angles.
Let’s call Line by entering line from your keyboard. In the next step AutoCAD asking us enter coordinated. Let’s enter 10 then hit Tab button to switch to the second window and also enter 10 and hit Enter.
Now first enter line length and then hit Tab button on keyboard to enter angle.
Continue draw using these steps and close at the end. If you want to draw only 90-degree lines then just hit and keep Shift button while drawing line.
Line command is the simplest command in Autocad. Just use what we learn today and practice for fast working.
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