20 Days of 2D AutoCAD exercises #6

Today we are going to learn how to use the CHAMFER command.

This exercise can be done with everything you learned in the previous AutoCAD exercises, since Day #1. We will add the CHAMFER command as on of your skills today.


The CHAMFER command helps us in getting from point A to B in the figure below:


This being said, we will try creating the following figure:


To get this result, you will have to apply a CHAMFER of 3.2 x 3.2 to the indicated corner.

Follow these steps to use the CHAMFER command:


1 – Click on a CHAMFER icon
2 – (TRIM mode) Current chamfer Dist1 = 0.0000, Dist2 = 0.0000
Select first line or [Undo/Polyline/Distance/Angle/Trim/mEthod/Multiple]: d
3 – Specify first chamfer distance <0.0000>: 3.2
4 – Specify second chamfer distance <3.2000>: 3.2
5 – Select first line or [Undo/Polyline/Distance/Angle/Trim/mEthod/Multiple]: Select A
6 – Select second line or shift-select to apply corner: Select B

On step 4, you could decide to hit the ENTER key without typing 3.2, since the default distance has been already set to that distance from our entry in step 2. AutoCAD will remember Dist1 = 3.2 and Dist2 = 3.2 as a default distance for next use in this file. You are free to change it if in the next use of this command you want Dist1 and Dist2 with different dimensions. That’s it for this exercise.

Talk to you in the next AutoCAD 2d Exercise. Don’t forget to like and comment.


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.
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