2.1 - The AutoCAD Environment
Step 1 - Lesson 2.1
-In this lesson 2.2 we are going to discuss the following:
- Category: 2.1 - The AutoCAD Environment
2.1.1 - Explore the AutoCAD Environment
After you have installed AutoCAD 2018 proceed with the following steps, on windows, to launch the program:
Select Start > type AutoCAD2018 > select AutoCAD2018
The view of AutoCAD will appear, (Figure 126.96.36.199) offering options to open existing drawings or to create a new drawing.
To create a new drawing click the Start Drawing thumbnail as you can see in the left side of the view under “Get Started” (Figure 188.8.131.52).
This is the default layout of the AutoCAD 2018 program window and is called the Drafting Annotation Workspace'.
At the top of the AutoCAD Application window, that you have opened on your screen, you see the Application menu, ribbon, and other elements to access frequently used
commands and control the operation of the drawing.
The AutoCAD program window is divided in several parts (Fig.184.108.40.206):
You can organize the AutoCAD Window into any arrangement you want and save it as a workspace. You can save and recall a workspace at any time using the Workspace Switching tool in the Quick Access toolbar (Figure 220.127.116.11).
The default layout of the AutoCAD 2014 program window is called the 'Drafting Annotation Workspace' and appears when you first open AutoCAD. You can change or select another workspace by clicking the Workspace Switching button, at the DrawingStatus bar (Figure 18.104.22.168).