By James Horton

Similar to different books released through Dorling Kindersley, this one is profusely illustrated by means of closely-spaced drawings and images that just about crowd out textual content. it is a brief e-book, at seventy two pages, however it covers, even if in short, artists' fabrics utilized in drawing, in addition to various drawing suggestions and matters.

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If you explode a hatch pattern and save your work, that is it, no going back. This is why you see appropriate warnings when we get to those chapters. 15 Unexploded rectangle (left) and exploded rectangle (right). ➤➤ Polygon The polygon command is a useful tool that we need in later chapters for a project. A polygon, strictly speaking, is any shape with three or more sides to it. Of course, in those cases when it has three sides (triangle), you can draw it with existing line techniques. Same thing with four sides (square or rectangle).

Begin the mirror command via any of the preceding methods. m AutoCAD says: Select objects: Step 2. Select all three lines of the triangle and press Enter. m AutoCAD says: Specify first point of mirror line: 27 LEVEL 1 Chapters 1–10 Step 3. Click anywhere near the triangle and move the mouse around. You notice the new object appears to be anchored by one point. This is the swinging mirror reflection. m AutoCAD says: Specify second point of mirror line: Step 4. Click again near the object (make the second click follow an imaginary straight line down).

5. 25 shows the scale command in progress. 25 Scale command in progress. ➤➤ Trim 24 To practice this command you first need to draw two intersecting lines, one horizontal and one vertical, similar to a plus sign. Once this is done, go ahead and perform the sequence that follows. Step 1. Begin the trim command via any of the preceding methods. m AutoCAD says: Current settings: Projection = UCS, Edge = None Select cutting edges... Select objects or