Welcome to Day #18.
Today's AutoCAD exercise consists of the following. We have this simple figure to replicate given all dimensions.
Today's exercise have been conceived with the aim to have you use all what you have learned so far. But we will have to draw our first polygon today.
The 6 point start in the design is easily replicated using a polygon with 6 sides. You might want to check how to draw a 5 point start in AutoCAD to apprehend how you can go about this.
The POLYGON command
Notice that the star is Circumscribed about the circle of R12.7 in our exercise.
There is actually two ways to draw a polygon in AutoCAD: Inscribed in circle/Circumscribed about circle. And the information you need to provide will be, the center and the radius of the circumscribed circle or inscribed circle. Play around with both possibilities and notice the difference.
You are free to use whatever technique you master best to have this exercise done, but I will suggest you explore and trying different things for experiment sake.
Feel free to drop a comment if you don't understand something in today's exercise. Like this if it helped you, and see you on the next 2D AutoCAD exercise.
|The whole series|
|AutoCAD Exercises #1||Drawing 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 #2||Learning how to draw straight lines with definite dimensions. Basic concept for daily use while working with AutoCAD|
|AutoCAD Exercises #3||Learning the use of OSNAP and using skills you gained to design a more complex 2D.|
|AutoCAD Exercises #4||Using 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 #5||FILLET command and the use of OSNAP. Learning how to place object. Learning how to use center points.|
|AutoCAD Exercises #6||CHAMFER command. Using the CHAMFER command and leaning more about the command window.|
|AutoCAD Exercises #7||how 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 #8||Playing 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 #9||Clear 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 #10||Tricky 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 #11||Concrete 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 #12||We 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 #13||MIRROR 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 #14||Create 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 #15||Using 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 #16||This 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 #17||Revision 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 #18||Learning 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 #19||Learning 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 #20||Exam 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.|