# 20 Days of 2D AutoCAD exercises #12

welcome to Day #12.

Today, we will try to learn few new stuff. Here we have a simple 2D exercise.

I believe you can have this exercise done with no hassle if you have been with me from Day #1. It is true that there are many way you can go and reach your goals in AutoCAD. This being said, we will find out what we could learn today, since we want to learn as much as possible in this series of 20 days of 2D AutoCAD exercise.

This exercise can be easily accomplished by looking at it like a symmetric figure. This will make you want to draw only a side of the object, and use the MIRROR command to get the other part.

Drawing the down or up side of the object, and using the MIRROR command will make you obtain the whole figure. The Axis of Symmetry is shown on the figure below. You can try using this technique, although I will want in next exercises to bring something more tricky to make you master the MIRROR command.

The second way to look at the exercise, is the following. You have those 2 left rectangle being symmetrical and the 3 right rectangle forming a rectangular Array.

What will be more interesting today is pushing you to construct a Rectangular Array in AutoCAD. I will suggest we modify our exercise to the one down below. You surely need to avoid drawing those objects individually, what you need to do is to design one of them and use the ARRAY command to get other object.

Use the MIRROR command to get F from T or vice versa. The Axis of symmetry is easy to find.

Then use the ARRAY command to get the rest of the element of our exercise.

Hope you wont have any difficulties using the ARRAY command, feel free to check this post, explaining clearly how to use the ARRAY command in AutoCAD.

With hope you have learned something today, I look forward to seeing you on the next 2D exercise.

The whole series
AutoCAD Exercises #1Drawing your first piece of 2D using AutoCAD. Using LINE command and fixing your settings for a better user experience. Learning how to use coordinates and Using exclusively the command window to draw.
AutoCAD Exercises #2Learning how to draw straight lines with definite dimensions. Basic concept for daily use while working with AutoCAD
AutoCAD Exercises #3Learning the use of OSNAP and using skills you gained to design a more complex 2D.
AutoCAD Exercises #4Using some math and drawing lines with specific angles and dimensions. Learning the basic concept of angles in AutoCAD, and actually using the trick main while.
AutoCAD Exercises #5FILLET command and the use of OSNAP. Learning how to place object. Learning how to use center points.
AutoCAD Exercises #6CHAMFER command. Using the CHAMFER command and leaning more about the command window.
AutoCAD Exercises #7how to use HATCH in AutoCAD. You will need skills from Day #4 to have the exercise done, and you will learn how to actually use the HATCH command.
AutoCAD Exercises #8Playing with the TANGENT feature of the OSNAP. You will have a complex figure to replicate, and you will have to learn how the TANGENT feature of the OSNAP works. You will also have to learn a new trick on how to draw a circle using this very technique.
AutoCAD Exercises #9Clear description on how the ARC command works and a complex exercise to try the technique out. All instructions are given for you to easily assimilate the tutorial.
AutoCAD Exercises #10Tricky exercise. You will have to use all technique you have learned in previous exercises to accomplish this one. Hints are given. And an opportunity to ask questions is as well given
AutoCAD Exercises #11Concrete exercise where you will have to see advantages of learning the ARRAY command. A Polar Array is designed and some old techniques you must have learned from the beginning will be helpful.
AutoCAD Exercises #12We have more than an exercise, The aim is to force you to use the ARRAY command. A rectangular Array is to be created.
AutoCAD Exercises #13MIRROR command. The mirror command has not been used since the beginning. This exercise makes it impossible for you if you don't use the MIRROR command. Learning the concept of symmetry in AutoCAD
AutoCAD Exercises #14Create a layers and changing line type. Using the ROTATE command and the OFFSET command. Learning how to combine a set of techniques toward something definite.
AutoCAD Exercises #15Using the combination of all techniques learned so far to come to achieve a complex 2D AutoCAD exercise. Previous learned techniques will be needed in this session and a little bit of math too.
AutoCAD Exercises #16This is a nice AutoCAD exercise that will make you test what you have learned so far. It is testing you ability to combine all you know to get a quite tough exercise done. Of course, hints have been provided to help you get it done.
AutoCAD Exercises #17Revision exercise. Be ready to use your calculator. You will need a bit more of precision in this session. An emphasis has been made on the ROTATE command, OFFSET command and FILLET command in this exercise.
AutoCAD Exercises #18Learning how to draw a polygon in AutoCAD. Here is shown how you can easily construct perfect star in AutoCAD, you may want to convert it into a block for future use. A complex figure is provided as well to help you practice.
AutoCAD Exercises #19Learning how to construct a complex drawing using technique provided to you in previous sessions. This serves as a test, to see how far you have gone since the beginning of this series of exercises.
AutoCAD Exercises #20Exam Day. Grab your Exam eBook for free and come back to me with questions and suggestions on how to make this course easier to understand if possible.