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Using ZwCAD

Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction……………….………………………….1
About ZwCAD and other CAD software………………………………………………2 Comparing ZwCAD and CAD to manual drafting……………………………………4 Working with other data and programs………………………………………………11 Using advanced CAD features…………………………………..............................13 Getting more information………………………………….......................................13Chapter 2

Getting started…….…….………………………….15

System requirements…………………………………............................................16 Installing ZwCAD…………………………………………........................................16 Starting ZwCAD………………………………………………………………………. 17 Working in ZwCAD……………………………………............................................19 Selectingcommands………………………………................................................25 Correcting mistakes……………………………………………………………………29 Customizing ZwCAD………………………………………......................................29 Getting online Help…………………………………………………………………….30 Saving your drawing……………………………………………………………..........30 Exiting ZwCAD………………………………………………………………...……….30

Chapter 3

Working with drawings……………………………31

Creating a new drawing………………………………………………………………..32 Opening adrawing……………………………………………………………………..32 Setting up a drawing………………………………………………………….............34 Working with colors…………………………………………………………………….42 Setting and changing the grid and snap alignment…………………………….......46 Using the Draw Orthogonal option…………………………………………………...50 Using Object snaps……………………………………………………………….……51

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Use Polar Tracking and PolarSnap……………………………………………….....58 Saving your drawing…………………………………………………………………...60

Chapter 4

Creating simpleobjects…………..………………63

Drawing lines…………………………………………………………………………...64 Drawing Multiple line…………………………………………………………………..65 Drawing circles…………………………………………………………………………65 Drawing arcs……………………………………………………………………………67 Drawing ellipses………………………………………………………………………..69 Creating point objects………………………………………………………………….71 Drawing rays……………………………………………………………………………73 Drawing construction lines…………………………………………………………….74Creating freehand sketches…………………………………………………………..76

Chapter 5

Creating complex objects………………..……….78

Drawing rectangles……………………………………………………………………79 Drawing polygons………………………………………………………………………81 Drawing polylines………………………………………………………………………83 Drawing splines……………………………………………………………………..….85 Drawing donuts…………………………………………………………………………87 Creating planes……………………………………………………...…………………89 Drawingwipeouts………………………………………………………………………91 Creating boundary polylines…………………………………………………………..93 Adding hatching………………………………………………………………………..97

Chapter 6

Viewing your drawing…………………….……...105

Redrawing and regenerating a drawing……………………………………………106 Moving around within a drawing…………………………………………………….106 Changing the magnification of your drawing………………………………………109 Displaying multipleviews………………………………………………………….…113 Controlling visual elements………………………………………………………….118

Chapter 7
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Working with coordinates………………………122

Using Cartesian coordinates………………………………………………………..123 Using two dimensional coordinates………………………………………………...125 Using three dimensional coordinates………………………………………………128 Using xyz point filters…………………………………………………………….......131

Defining user coordinatesystems……………………………………….………....133

Chapter 8

Working with the ZwCAD Explorer…………….136

Using the ZwCAD Explorer……………………………………………………….....137 Organizing information on layers……………………………………………………141 Working with linetypes……………………………………………………………….152 Working with text fonts and styles………………………………………………..…160 Working with coordinate systems………………………………………………...…165 Using named views………………………………………………………………..…168 Working with blocks and externalreferences…………………………………...…171 Working with dimension styles………………………………………………………177

Chapter 9

Getting drawing information……………………180

Specifying measurements and divisions…………………………………………...181 Calculating areas……………………………………………………………………..183 Calculating distances and...
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