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AutoCAD 2000 Basics
Setting Up AutoCAD

01-Intro to AutoCAD
02-Setting Up the Display Properties
03-Confining AutoCAD's Colors
04-Auto Saves Etc....
05-Getting to Know AutoCAD
06-AutoCAD and its Areas

The Basics of AutoCAD

07-The Menus
08-The Toolbars
09-The Drawing Area
10-The Status Area
11-The Command Prompt
12-The Command Structure
13-The Smart Menu

The Basics of Setting up a Drawing

14-The New Command and the New Drawing Wizards
15-Setting Units
16-Setting Drawing Limits

The Basics of Drafting

Coordinate system and Absolute Coordinate System
Relative Coordinate System
Polar Coordinate System
Direction and Distances
Ortho Tracking and Polar Tracking with Direction and Distances
How to Select and Un-Select
Layers and How to Use Them
Getting Around in Your Drawing Using the Zoom and Pan Commands
Grips Selection

Basics Drawing

The Basic Line
Contraction Line
Poly Line
Insert Block
Make Block
Point and Its Sub Commands
End of Drawing Tools

The Basic Modify Commands I.E.

Match Properties
Edit Hatch
Edit Poly Line
Edit Spline
Edit Text
Copy/Multi Copy


Intro to Annotation
Using Single Line Text
Spelling Checker
Setting Up Text Style
Liner Dimension
Aligned Dimension
Ordinate Dimension
Radius Dimension
Diameter Dimensions
Angular Dimensions
Base line Dimensions
Continue Dimensions
Leader Dimensions
Tolerance Dimensions
Oblique Dimensions
Align Text
Dimension Styles
Setting Current Dimensions Style
QDim Dimensions
Tolerance Dimensions

The End Product

What is a Layout
How to Use a Layout
How to Set up a Layout / Viewports and Layouts
Making Single Viewport
Making Polygonal Viewport
Making Viewports Out of Closed Shapes
Clipping Viewports
Setting Up Viewport So They Don't Plot
Using Layers in Viewports
Setting Dimension Text to Self Scale to the Layout
Using Pen Settings and Making Pen Settings
Plotting and Printing
Last Word on Pen Tables and Plotting

Introduction to AutoCAD

CAD Tutorials: AutoCAD 2000 Basics - Main Page

AutoCAD LT® 2000 and AutoCAD® 2000

AutoCAD LT 2000

AutoCAD LT 2000 software offers design capability to everyone by providing a low-cost 2D CAD product for new-to-CAD customers and professionals in extended design teams who occasionally use CAD.

Extensive customer research drove development of AutoCAD LT 2000’s features, which improve productivity, extend design capabilities through intuitive and clearly designed features, and provide streamlined methods for outputting drawings. As with previous releases, AutoCAD LT 2000 software features full compatibility with AutoCAD 2000 drawing files. AutoCAD LT 2000 software also offers several learning tools intended to help the new-to-CAD user become productive quickly.

Choosing AutoCAD LT 2000 Software

AutoCAD LT 2000 represents the ideal choice for the following types of CAD users:

  • Managers, supervisors, and other technical professionals who need to view and edit AutoCAD drawings with absolute accuracy.
  • Experienced drafters and designers who need to view or edit drawings or who simply need to share drawings with an AutoCAD software user.
  • Professionals who occasionally use 2D CAD without the need for third-party customization tools or professionals who need to view AutoCAD drawings in the field using a laptop computer.
  • Manual drafters moving from the drafting board to CAD for the first time.
  • AutoCAD 2000

    AutoCAD 2000 software is the world’s leading, fully extensible, 2D and 3D design and drafting product for mission-critical applications. Its open architecture and extensive customization capabilities through Visual LISP, VBA, ActiveX, and ObjectARX™ have allowed more than 3,500 independent software developers to offer specialized applications that provide targeted solutions for more than 2 million users.

    These targeted solutions meet the needs of demanding professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction, facilities management, mechanical design, geographic information, and many others.

    Choosing AutoCAD 2000 Software

    AutoCAD 2000 represents the ideal choice for the following types of CAD users:

  • Experienced design and drafting professionals in the architectural, mechanical, facilities management, mapping, or construction fields who require an industrial-strength CAD program that is capable of both 2D and 3D design and drafting.
  • Experienced design and drafting professionals who want to customize or automate AutoCAD 2000 software with any of the thousands of market-specific add-on applications.
  • Technical Differences

    While AutoCAD LT 2000 and AutoCAD 2000 software share many features and the same Autodesk drawing file format, several important differences distinguish the two products. The following represent the key areas of differentiation between the two products:

  • AutoCAD LT 2000, as an occasional-use product, offers significant ease of use and affordability, without all of AutoCAD 2000 software’s advanced capabilities.
  • AutoCAD LT 2000, as a 2D drafting product, does not offer the wealth of 3D solid-modeling and visualization features found in AutoCAD software. AutoCAD LT 2000 software has limited customization capabilities and does not support customized vertical market applications that have been designed for use with AutoCAD 2000 software.
  • Each product also provides several other unique features. To help users and dealers better understand these differences, the following table compares each product’s key features. Features not specified are, in general, the same in both products.

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