Arch52a - Setup, Model Space/paper Space

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Autocad needs to be setup prior to first use; specific commands are used, housecleaning of the screen, and template development.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the ONLY toolbars that you need on your screen?
    • A. 

      Layers, Properties, Command Line, Styles

    • B. 

      Layers, Properties, Styles, Workspaces

  • 2. 
    What is the gear icon on the bottom right corner of the screen do?
    • A. 

      To toggle between Autocad classic, as well as your Save Current Screen setting.

    • B. 

      To toggle between Paper Space and Model Space.

  • 3. 
    What are the first (2) commands used in setting up a template drawing?
    • A. 

      UNITS, LIMITS

    • B. 

      UNITS, SAVEAS

  • 4. 
    What does the command (Ctrl+9) do?
    • A. 

      It is used to toggle between snaps(OSNAP.)

    • B. 

      To pull up the command line, or remove it. Once removed, you can use Dynamic Input in order to what commands you type.

  • 5. 
    What is the F3 function used for?
    • A. 

      It is used to toggle between snaps(OSNAP.)

    • B. 

      To pull up the command line, or remove it.

  • 6. 
    What is the F2 function used for?
    • A. 

      It is used to toggle between snaps(OSNAP.)

    • B. 

      To pull up the command line, or remove it.

  • 7. 
    Why do you create a template drawing(.dwg)?
    • A. 

      You create a template in order to place all your key commands in one area, which Autocad will use as its shortcut menu.

    • B. 

      You create a template because you want to create a drawing with such properties as UNITS, and LIMITS, and thereby using this file as a template drawing everytime you create a new project.

  • 8. 
    What is the most efficient command for drawing a rectangle?
    • A. 

      Draw>Rectangle (from the pulldown menu)

    • B. 

      Alt D > G

  • 9. 
    What is (0,0) used for?
    • A. 

      It is used in the command EDGEMODE in order for lines to extend to a limit without being directly in its obstacle path.

    • B. 

      It is used as a placemarker for inserting images, blocks, and shapes. It is the most important points to remember. It is also called the origin point. It is also used to establish the first point in the LIMITS command.

  • 10. 
    What shortcut command is used to close a shape when drawing a series of lines while using the L command?
    • A. 

      CLOSE

    • B. 

      C

  • 11. 
    What is Z (enter) E (enter) command function do?
    • A. 

      Z=zoom, E=Extents (It literally zooms your drawing to the extent of all the lines visible on your screen.)

    • B. 

      Z=zoom, E=Erase (It will zoom to all vector lines that you would like to erase.)

  • 12. 
    What is difference between Model Space(MS) and Paper Space(PS)?
    • A. 

      MS = all drawing(vector) elements/i.e. floor plan, PS=printing only, 30"x42" sheet

    • B. 

      MS=drawings of sheet sizes for printing, PS=for drawing and printing

  • 13. 
    What is the most efficient way for modifying your cursor and modifying what you see in Paper Space? Also it is used to modify the background color of Model Space and Paper Space.
    • A. 

      Tools>Options

    • B. 

      Alt T, N

  • 14. 
    What is the most efficient way to highlight an object, i.e. a line segment?
    • A. 

      By moving your cursor directly over the vector(line) and then left clicking it with your mouse.

    • B. 

      By creating the corners of a box using your mouse, either right to left, or left to right, moving at an angle.

  • 15. 
    What is the spacebar used for?
    • A. 

      After every command, you will press the spacebar which acts as an Enter key. You use your thumb when pressing the spacebar; i.e. L (spacebar), or LINE (spacebar)

    • B. 

      It is used to toggle between ortho and non ortho lines.

  • 16. 
    What is Dynamic Input function used for?
    • A. 

      It is used when you remove the command line in order to see what commands you are typing which will be located right next to your cursor.

    • B. 

      It is used to bring up your acad.pgp file in order to use the proper commands and its shortcuts.

  • 17. 
    Where do you open up Autocad after developing templates and saving it to your drive folder(S:)? You will always open up your files from this location once templates have been created.
    • A. 

      From the desktop Autocad icon

    • B. 

      From S:\ARCH52A-DAY\(YourName)\Template

  • 18. 
    Name all the commands and its shortcuts that you are familiar with. Note: when typing these in, use only your left hand and keep your right hand on your mouse.
  • 19. 
    What is the command OSNAP used for?
    • A. 

      It is used to highlight an object in order to delete it. Moving from right to left will remove any object in its path.

    • B. 

      It is used as a way to snap to a specific location on a vector line, i.e. the end, midpoint, or its center.

  • 20. 
    What are the first (3) OSNAP commands to be checked? It will be the most used snap guides.
    • A. 

      Endpoint, Midpoint, Nearest (E,M,R)

    • B. 

      Endpoint, Midpoint, Center (E,M,C)

  • 21. 
    What is the Alt key used for?
    • A. 

      It is used to make visible the shortcut keyboard command on the pulldown menus by underlying a letter in the word.

    • B. 

      It is used to create an alternative way for removing the command line.