# 20 Days of 2D AutoCAD exercises #2

Welcome to Day 2 of our 20 Days of 2D Exercises in AutoCAD. Today we have the exercise below where we are given a basic figure to draw. Our figure has 6 points: A, B, C, D, E and F, and we know the distance of each segment as AB=5, BC= 7, DC= 2.5, DE= 3, EF= 2.5, FA=4.

The coordinate of the starting point is given but is not that important for this exercise. Check 2D AutoCAD exercise Day #1 to see its importance.

To draw this figure.

1. Type LINE
2. Specify first point: 5,0
3. Make sure ORTHO is activated, give a right orientation to your line using your mouse, and type 5
5. Give the left direction to your line using your mouse and type 2.5
6. Orientate your line downward and type 3
7. Give the left direction to your line and type 2.5
8. Orientate your line downward and type 4
9. Press ESC

If you do not know how to activate the ORTHO mode, you should read the 9 tips on AutoCAD for beginners. As an example, below is a typical exercise you should be able to perform after following the steps above.

I hope you learned something through this demo. Continue to AutoCAD Exercise Day #3 after you have mastered this tutorial. Feel free to ask question below.

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### 3 responses to “20 Days of 2D AutoCAD exercises #2”

1. […] Day #2, you learned how to draw lines with specific distances. In this exercise, all distances are given […]

2. blah

The verb form of “orientation” is “orient” not “orientate.” 🙂

3. Chezron

I drew the first shape and got this. What am I doing wrong?

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