Top 12 Commands to create drawing in AutoCAD

Top 12 Commands to create drawing in AutoCAD

Below the 12 Most Popular Commands used in CAD which are necessary to know while your
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  1. Line
  2. Rectangle
  3. Circle
  4. Polygon
  5. Copy
  6. Move
  7. Scale
  8. Rotate
  9. Mirror
  10. Trim
  11. Extend
  12. Offset

1. Command: Line (L   Enter)

Line command is a basic and most important command for drawing creation. To draw line AutoCAD you have to define the starting point and then as per requirement define next points.
Step 1:  L Enter
Step 2:  LMB Click on screen for starting point
Step 3:  Define direction using a mouse and give a length of line as an input.

2. Command: Rectangle (Rec Enter)

Rec command is used to draw polyline object. You can draw 8 type of Rectangle using Rec command.
Normal Rectangle/ Dimension Rectangle/ Area Rectangle/ Rotation Rectangle
Chamfer Rectangle/Fillet Rectangle/ Width Rectangle/ Fill mode (0/1) Rectangle.
Step 1: Rec Enter
Step 2: Select one option from (chamfer/fillet/width/none)
Step 3: LMB Click on screen for define first corner point.
Step 4: than select (dimension/area/rotation) any one option.

3. Command: Circle ( C Enter)

Circle command is used to draw circle with input of radius or diameter.
Different methods used to draw a circle in AutoCAD.
2 point/ 3 point / tangent tangent radius / tangent tangent tangent.
Step 1: C Enter
Step 2: Select one option from (2p/3p/ttr/ttt)
Step 3: As per selected option give input.

4. Command: Polygon ( Pol Enter)

Polygon command is used to draw polygons with input of radius or diameter.
Different methods used to draw a polygon in AutoCAD.
Inscribe/circumscribe/edge
Step 1: Pol Enter
Step 2: Enter number of side
Step 3: Select type of polygon
Step 4: Define centre point with LMB
Step 5: enter a radius of a base circle to form a polygon

5. Command: Copy ( Co/Cp Enter)

Copy command is used to create a replica of existing drawing with distance or base point reference.
Different methods used to copy drawing in AutoCAD.
Copy with base point / Copy with distance and direction
Step 1: Co Enter
Step 2: select source drawing
Step 3: Select base point of source drawing
Step 4: As per selected option give input distance and direction or destination base point.

6. Command: Move ( M Enter)

Move command is used to move existing drawing with distance or base point reference.
Different methods used to move drawing in AutoCAD.
Move with base point / Move with distance and direction
Step 1: M Enter
Step 2: select source drawing
Step 3: Select base point of source drawing
Step 4: As per selected option give input distance and direction or destination base point.

7. Command: Scale ( Sc Enter)

Scale command is used to Scale existing drawing with scale factor or base point reference.
Different methods used to scale drawing in AutoCAD.
Scale with scale factor / Scale with copy/Scale with reference
Step 1: Sc Enter
Step 2: select source drawing
Step 3: Select base point of source drawing
Step 4: Select option from (scale factor/copy/reference)
Step 5: As per selected option give required input.

8. Command: Rotate (Ro Enter)

Rotate command is used to rotate existing drawing with specific angel or base point reference.
Different methods used to rotate drawing in AutoCAD.
Rotate with angle / Rotate with copy/Rotate with reference.
Step 1: Ro Enter
Step 2: select source drawing
Step 3: Select base point of source drawing
Step 4: Select option from (angle/copy/reference)
Step 5: As per selected option give required input.

9. Command: Mirror (Mi Enter)

Mirror command is used to generate mirror copy of existing drawing with specific distance or base point reference.
Step 1: Mi Enter
Step 2: Select source drawing
Step 3: Select reference point to define mirror line

10. Command: Trim (Tr Enter Enter) (Trim + Shift key = Extend)

Trim command is used to remove overlapping geometry.
Step 1: Tr Enter Enter
Step 2: Select overlapping geometry.

11. Command: Extend (Ex Enter Enter) (Extend+ Shift key = Trim)

Extend command is used to extend incomplete geometry up to next coincident geometry.
Step 1: Ex Enter Enter
Step 2: Select extend geometry

12. Command: Offset (O Enter)

Copy geometry with specific distance inside or outside direction multiple time.
Step 1: O Enter
Step 2: Give offset distance
Step 3: select Geometry
Step 4: Click to LMB to define direction of offset.

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