As we already install Autocad then let’s begin to learn how to work with it. The first step needs to do is get familiar with Autocad 2017 interface.
There is no big difference in Autocad 2017 interface from previous AutoCAD versions. From 2009 year version of AutoCAD interface changed to new Ribbon style. But users who wish to use the classic interface can easily change workspace into a classic style.
Here are basic elements of AutoCAD interface.
The first time when you will launch Autocad, it will load with workspace named Drafting & Annotation. Since 2009 year version this workspace is the default for Autocad. In this workspace, all tools collected for 2D drawing.
Also, Autocad provides several workspaces like
- Drafting & Annotation
- 3D Basics
- 3D modeling
- Autocad classic
The second and the third workspaces as you understand from their names configurated to work with 3D modeling. The fourth one is for old users who don’t want to switch to the new interface. The classic interface was default until 2009 year version while Ribbon style comes out.
If you are new in AutoCAD and some old users recommend you use only Classic interface because it is easy to use, don’t listen to them. It is easy for them because they are a long time using classic interface. In reality new style Ribbon more useful and easy to use.