Learn Autocad Civil Engineering Guide

To Learn Autocad first thing you have to launch autocad programs. Install properly, launch autocad on ur device. Maximum screen display for better performance. Launch Autocad which are worked, suitable for ur windows OS. The features is depending on the version of Autocad and Windows. to start working, Start a new drawing. expand drawing sheet autocad to maximum. Ignore all unneccessary dialog boxes. Activate all commands Place the cursor in the sheet mid screen, and then press the Esc key twice to make sure that no commands are active. Get many more Autocad offers a wide range of commands to create, modify and annotate 2D and 3D Designs. as begginner, firstly introduces few of commonly use and most efficiency commands for creating simple draws.

Autocad For Civil Engineering Simple Guide

Autocad Interface: Over the years many versions, many changes autocad’s Interface has undergone many changes. simple right side option to down mens, tool bars, tool palettes and for latest versions the ribbon menu added. AutoCAD’s interface has eight main sections.

  • Application Button
  • The Quick Access tool bar
  • Title bar
  • Infocenter Ribbon
  • Command Line
  • Status Bar
  • Graphic Screen
  • Navigation Bar
  • Workspace Switching Button


Application Menu: Its appeared on top left corner of Autocad window. to open autocad application men click on application button. by this option, you can create new drawings, open already existng drawings, save files or print options. it also gives access to the options command. The Application menu is divided into ten categories. such as New, Open,Save, Save as, Import, Export, Publish, print, drawing utilities and Close Options. as we much know about all these options. You can check new menu items such Recent documents, Open Documents, Search option and MORE.

Quick Access Toolbar: these toolbar has most commonly used functions buttons. Save and undo buttons are most used in Quick access toolbar. these options much familiar from Microsoft office applications.

Ribbon Bar: Newer versions can only see this option. Whereas the application menu focuses on file management, The ribbon holds commands to create and modify drawing objects. Ribbon tab has many options [ Home, Insert, Annonate, Parametric, View, Manage, Output, Add-ins, A360, Express tools, Layout ]

Graphic Screen: Its workspace for draw

Command Line: Most important tool, it shows and displays your input to AutoCAD by commanding services

Info centers: Infocenter serves as information central in AutoCAD. its located at the right side of the title bar. by this option, you can search for information, login, registration services to AutoCAD 360. download add-on, connect autocad social media platforms. you can find help too.

Command Line: The Command Line, command prompts a through back to dark ages of AUTOCAD. it difficult puzzle to newcomers, but its delights to experienced Aficionados. The command line is the most efficient way of performing many Autocad operations. command lines taking shortcuts whose action name begins with the same letter for example you enter E for Entity. AutoComplete feature can help you become a pro.

Type L and then press Enter ; AutoCAD starts the Line ” LINE Specify first point: “

create a new drawing from a template

Start AutoCAD.
Check your workspace.Start a new drawing that uses AutoCAD’s default template.Set up the initial working environment.
Set the drawing limits that define the working area.
Display the defined working area.
Establish the snap and grid drafting settings.
Save your work file

Straight Line Drawing Commands

CAD Programs are designed for precision drawing. Here provided list of commands which are working autocad like charm.

Line: By this Command Shortcut ” L” Draw a serios of visually connected straight line segments that is the end of the current segment has same coordination points. The Line and PLine commands work well for drawing a series of end-to-end single lines

PLine: For this Command shortcut “P” polyline. which is a series of straight or curved line segments connected as a single object. The PLine command can draw curved segments as well as straight ones. If you want a combination of separate linear and curved segments, you must switch between the Line and ARC commands.

RECtang: Provides a convenient way to draw four equi angular polyline segments. Autocad has no direct rectangle object

POLYgon: Easy and convenient way to draw polyline in the shape of regular polygon.

Draw Curves in Autocad:

Curves Commands

Circle, Arc, Elipse, SPLine, DOnut, REVCLOUD commans. Circle for draw circle shape structures, Arc draws for circular arcs with center points and fixed radius. Elipse for draw Eliptical arcs. SPLine draws smoothly flowing curves of variety of shapes. REVCLOUD Command used for draws freeform coulds, the common application of which is indicate revised areas. We can define circles in AutoCAD using Radius, diameter, 2-point, 3-point, tangent Ttr, Tangent-Tanget-tanget ttt commands. from class 4th we studies about radius and diameter, so nothing to discuss about these. 2-Point 2P is choosing for draw a circle where the distance between two specified points is equal to the diameter of the circle. 3-Points 3P to draw a circle through any three specified points. AutoCAD can draw circles tangent to lines, arcs, polylines, or other circles.


In Autocad, Precision makes more comfartbale,it makes editing, hatching and dimensioning tasks much more difficult and more consuming. Check out located tools and techniques

Infer Constraints: Its works and applied for geometric constraints at specific pink points.
Snap mode: To check cursor to move on grid of equally spaced hot spot. Grid snaps. Snap to increments in a rectangular grid.
PolarSnap: Forces the cursor to move specific distance along polar coordinations. Snap to the closest preset angle and specify a distance along that angle.
Object Snap: Pick specific Points on existing drawing objects without having to initiate a specific snap mode every time
Ortho mode: Forces the cursor to move horizontally or vertically from the previous point
Object snap tracking: Causes the cursor to locate new points based on one object snap point

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