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1-) Launch AutoCAD. It can be found in the Windows menu or in the Applications folder on your Mac. If you haven't already, download and install AutoCAD.
2-) Examine the Start screen. When you launch AutoCAD, you'll notice two bottom tabs: LEARN and CREATE (the default tab). You'll find useful tutorials to get you started with your project if you click the LEARN tab. Returning to the CREATE tab, you'll see the following areas: Start Drawing to create a new project, Open Files to choose an existing project, or Templates to start from a template are all available in the "Get Started" area on the left. If there are any recent AutoCAD documents to work on, they will be displayed in the Recent Documents section in the center of the screen.
3-) Click Start Drawing or open an existing file. If you want to start a new project from a template, choose that template instead. If you don't see the option to do so, click the File menu and select New to create a new drawing now.
4-) Make yourself at home in the workspace. After you've opened a drawing, spend some time familiarizing yourself with the menu and tool locations: The drawing area is the workspace section with a gridded background. There are two tabs at the top-left corner of this area: one for the current drawing (which will have a name like "Drawing1") and the other to return to the Start screen. If you open many drawings at the same time, each will have its own tab above the drawing area. The Y-axis is shown in green on the left side of the drawing area, and the X-axis is represented by the red line at the bottom. When working in 3D, the Viewcube is the square with a directional compass around it. The ribbon toolbar, located above the drawing area, organizes your tools into a series of tabs (Home, Insert, Annotate, etc.). To reveal or hide tools and features on the workspace, use the View tab at the top. Once you've become acquainted with the program, the "Type a command" space at the bottom allows you to enter commands and tool functionalities. now.
5-) Select the Home tab. It's in the top-left corner of AutoCAD. Your drawing tools will be visible in the "Draw" section on the left side of the ribbon toolbar. Hover your cursor over any of the tools to learn more about what they do and how to get additional help with them. As you sketch with any tool, you'll notice relevant measurements near the cursor, such as length and angle.
6-) Set your default measurement formats. If you need to change the way the scale, length, or angle measurements appear on the screen, units into the command prompt and pressing Enter or Return to bring up the Drawing Units panel. For example, if you're seeing measurements in microns and you need to see them in meters, you can make that change here whenever you want.