# - Auto CAD Tutorial 2010 -

## 1.4 - ACCURATE INPUT EXERCISE AND REVIEW

 LESSON 1-1 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD LESSON 1-2 ASSIGNMENT 1 INTRO TO DRAWING & MODIFYING LESSON 1-3 ASSIGNMENT 2 MORE MODIFYING COMMANDS - OSNAPS LESSON 1-4 ASSIGNMENT 3 - ACCURATE INPUT LESSON 1-5 SELECTION SETS LESSON 1-6 ASSIGNMENT 4 MODIFYING COMMANDS LESSON 1-7 ASSIGNMENT 5 MODIFYING COMMANDS LESSON 1-8 ASSIGNMENT 6 LAYERS / DIMENSIONING / TEXT / SCALE LESSON 1-9 DIRECT DISTANCE ENTRY AND OBJECT TRACKING LESSON 1-10 CHANGING THE PROPERTIES OF OBJECTS LESSON 1-11 ZOOMING AND PANNING AROUND A DRAWING LESSON 1-12 ORTHOGRAPHIC PROJECTION LESSON 1-13 SECTION VIEWS

# Topics covered in this Lesson:

Review and practice of accurate input

Now it's time to see if you were paying attention in the first lesson. In this lesson you will complete the drawing that will test your knowledge of drawing accurately using different types of precision input. Clients expect 100% accurate drawings from YOU. It is up to the YOU to ensure that YOU have the ability to draw quickly and accurately. There is a lot of room for error when drafting, as you need to read accurately, transfer the numbers to AutoCAD accurately, and draw accurately. It is the job of this exercise to help you learn to draw accurately - speed will come only through practice.

You can download the DWG file HERE and view the image HERE
Print the file out and try to reproduce it. Start at the bottom left corner (1,1). Use the drawing tools you have learned in the previous lessons. You will have to use a combination of absolute, relative, and polar coordinate input.

1. Open AutoCAD and set up the drawing as you have for the previous assignments.

2. Complete the assignment by drawing it accurately using the dimensions provided.

3. If you make an error along the way, remember that you can use your ENDPOINT Osnap to begin where you left off.

5. Print your drawing using the guidelines given in the previous assignments.

As mentioned earlier, AutoCAD is accurate. It is up to the user to ensure that they give the proper input to make sure that the drawing is accurate. It can be extremely costly to make mistakes with what seem to be 'minor' errors in accuracy.

By this point in the tutorials, you should able to do the above drawing without referencing other materials. If this isn't the case, you should review the previous lessons. Here are two more practice exercises to work on your input and drawing skills.

Extra Practice: Copy this drawing - extra_005.gif

Extra Practice: Copy this drawing - extra_006.gif