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AutoCAD Lesson 2. Lecture 22. Question of the Day. What show is this theme song from?. ANSWER:. MacGyver. What is the first name of MacGyver?. ANSWER:. Angus. Topics For Today. Differences between Inventor and AutoCAD AutoCAD Lesson 2 (You should have read Lesson 1 by now!)

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question of the day
Question of the Day
  • What show is this theme song from?


  • MacGyver

What is the first name of MacGyver?


  • Angus
topics for today
Topics For Today
  • Differences between Inventor and AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD Lesson 2
    • (You should have read Lesson 1 by now!)
  • Creating a Borderline and Titleblock
inventor and autocad
Inventor and AutoCAD
  • Inventor
    • Create a sketch with features
    • Use dimensioning to size and locate features
  • AutoCAD
    • Need to know features size and location
inventor and autocad1
Inventor and AutoCAD
  • Inventor – A true parametric modeling program
    • Build the model and then extract drawings
    • Menus are on the top and left of the screen
    • Menus change as different tasks are employed
    • Bi-directional, fully associative functionality
inventor and autocad2
Inventor and AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD – Originally just a 2D drawing program
    • In effect, electronic tools and a sheet of paper
    • The user original interface required word or letter commands be typed in
    • Icons have been added, but you can still use the older text commands
    • Many functions have been added – 3D solid modeling
inventor and autocad3
Inventor and AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD – Originally just a 2D drawing program
    • Menus are set up on all four sides of screen
    • Many icons will match between Inventor and AutoCAD
    • As in Inventor, AutoCAD allows use of both left and right mouse buttons, although what pops up on menus may be worded differently for the some functions
engineering drawings
Engineering Drawings
  • Drawing
  • Borderline and Title Block
    • Borderline – Space outside left blank so details are not lost if the edge of the drawing is torn
    • Title Block – Information about who did the drawing, when it was done, where it was saved
autocad 2004
AutoCAD 2004
  • A 2D drawing and 3D modeling package
  • Will learn to use the software through a variety of guided exercises and homework assignments
  • Today\'s Lesson
    • Geometric Construction Basics
autocad toolbars
AutoCAD Toolbars

Pull-down Menus

Draw Toolbar

Modify Toolbar

Graphics Cursor

Standard Toolbar

Object Properties Toolbar

Command Line

Cursor Coordinate Display

Graphics Window

today s drawing
Today’s Drawing

This is object that will be drawn today

autocad title block
AutoCAD Title Block
  • For each drawing that you turn in, you will need to insert a borderline and title block
  • After creating the figure for Lesson 2, save and close the Lesson 2 figure (GuidePlate) and use AutoCAD to draw a borderline and title block using the dimensions on page 10-21 (Inventor)
  • Make overall size 10x7.5 Adjust the sizes in the titleblock
  • Save this on your own disk as TitleBlock
autocad title block1
AutoCAD Title Block
    • Complete the drawing
    • Go to Layout 1
      • Click OK when the window pops up
    • Use the Insert Command [INSERT]
      • Browse and Select the file “TITLEBLOCK” from your disk
      • Select Explode the Title Block (so you can edit)
    • Use the Edit Command to change the text [ED]
tb step 1


TB – Step 1

Drawing is Complete

tb step 3


INSERT Command

Select OK

Explode - Yes

TB – Step 3
tb step 4

Click on Text (2)

Enter New Text

ED (edit) Command (1)

TB – Step 4

* Repeat for each Field *

autocad 2004 lesson 2
AutoCAD 2004 – Lesson 2
  • Work through the lesson at your own pace
  • Ask questions as they come up
  • Once the Guide Plate is drawn and saved then draw the TITLEBLOCK,
  • Insert the TITLEBLOCK on the GuidePlate drawing and do Print Preview. If everything is OK, print the drawing with the part and title block, print it and turn it in.
  • Think about what you are doing while you follow the steps.
  • Goal - be able to draw without the book!!