Drafting & Annotation:
A) Line (L)
Type in command line ‘Line’ or Press Line Tab from Ribbon Home panel(Drafting & Annotation) or Draw Menu (AutoCAD Classic)
In Command Line:
1. LINE Specify first point» 0,0
2. LINE Specify next point or [Undo]: 10,10 & Press Enter
& here you are with a line of length 10 units.
To draw line with specific angle: (for 10 units and 60 degree)
After step (1) , LINE Specify next point or [Undo]: Type ’10’ for length value then press TAB key from Keyboard to switch to angle input. (Don’t press comma for this as dynamic input will change to X & Y input values of next point)
Type ’60’ for 60 degree angle and press Enter.
To finish Line command press Enter again.
Ray is one directional infinite line which starts from one point and directs to the specified direction.
Type in command line: RAY
RAY Specify start point» 0,0
RAY Specify through point» 5,5 or You can enter length and angle (Toggle with Tab key) . Press Enter.
C) Construction Line (XL):
Purpose of using Construction line is to align entities in one line which are far away from each other.
While constructing Top, Front and Side view of drawing Construction line is used most extensively.
Type in command line: XLINE
XLINE Specify a point or [Hor Ver Ang Bisect offset]: 0,0 (for origin point)
- Type ‘H’ for Horizontal Construction line
- Type ‘V’ for Vertical Construction line
- Type ‘A’ for Angled Construction line
Command Line: XLINE Enter angle of xline (0) or [Reference]: 30 (Construction line will be 30 degree angled to x axis) or Type ‘R’ to draw Construction Line with angle referenced to any existing line in Drawing.
- Type ‘B’ for Bisecting Construction line
Command Line: XLINE Specify angle vertex point: 0,0 or any point you want as vertex point
XLINE Specify angle start point: Specify point lets say on horizontal line +ve x axis
XLINE Specify angle end point: Specify point lets say on vertical line +ve y axis
A Construction Line bisecting at 45 degree in 1st quadrant will be drawn.
- Type ‘O’ for Bisecting Construction line
Command Line: XLINE Specify offset distance or [Through] <Through>: lets say 20 unit offset from existing line object in drawing
XLINE Select a line object: Click on a line in Drawing
XLINE Specify side to offset: Click on either side of a selected line
Construction line will be drawn 20 unit distance offset to selected line in Drawing.
Type in command line : MLINE
MLINE Specify start point or [Justification Scale STyle]: Select start point in GA
MLINE Specify next point: Click second point or type distance 20 and angle 30
Options: run command MLINE again
Type ‘J’ for Justification and choose mouse cursor on Top, Zero or Bottom side of Multi line
Type ‘S’ for scale
MLINE Enter mline scale : Type scale distance between multi lines. say 10
Type ‘ST’ for style:
MLINE Enter mline style name or [?]: Enter style name or if you want to see existing multiline styles then type ‘?’ and press enter