PacktLib: Getting Started with DraftSight

Getting Started with DraftSight

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Introduction to DraftSight

Downloading and starting DraftSight

Understanding the user interface

Configuring DraftSight

Starting and setting up a drawing

Opening, saving, and closing drawings

Summary

Drawing with Precision

Defining coordinates

Drawing lines and deleting

Graphical auxiliary tools

Visualization tools

Exercise 2.1

Summary

Starting to Create Projects

Drawing circles and arcs

Drawing rectangles and polygons

Selecting entities

Moving, copying, and reflecting

Rotating and scaling

Offsetting and stretching

Trimming and extending

Filleting and chamfering

Exercise 3.1

Summary

Structuring Projects and Following Standards

Creating and managing layers

Applying colors, linestyles, and lineweights

Exercise 4.1

Summary

Inquiring Projects and Modifying Properties

Measuring distances and angles

Measuring areas

Obtaining coordinates

Verifying and modifying properties

Exercise 5.1

Summary

Creating Complex Projects

Creating text styles and applying text

Creating polylines

Creating multiple equally spaced copies

Creating other entities

Creating tables and table styles

Joining, lengthening, and breaking the entities

Exercise 6.1

Summary

Creating and Applying Components

Creating components (blocks)

Inserting components

Exporting components

Editing components

Applying attributes

Cleaning the drawing

Exercise 7.1

Summary

Applying Fills and Patterns

Applying patterns

Applying gradients

Editing fills and patterns

Exercise 8.1

Summary

Documenting Projects

Creating linear dimensions

Creating angular dimensions

Dimensioning arcs and circles

Ordinate dimensions and leaders

Editing dimensions

Creating and managing dimension styles

Exercise 9.1

Summary

Printing Efficiently

Creating and managing sheets for printing

Configuring sheets

Creating and managing print styles

Creating viewports

Adjusting viewport visualization, scale, and layers

Previewing and printing

Exercise 10.1

Summary

Advanced Tools

Referencing external drawings and images

Advanced layer commands

Exercise 11.1

Summary

Index