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Hitchhikers Guide to AutoCAD Basics

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Welcome to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to AutoCAD Basics—your guide to the basic commands that you need to create 2D drawings using AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT.

This guide is a great place to get started if you just completed your initial training, or to refresh your memory if you use AutoCAD only occasionally. The included commands are grouped together according to types of activity, and are arranged to follow a general workflow.

BasicsViewingGeometryPrecisionLayersPropertiesModifyingBlocksLayoutsNotes and LabelsDimensionsPrinting

After you finish this guide, you can access the linked Help commands in each topic for more information, or you can return to the guide later to review specific topics. Also, try to find someone who will be able to answer your occasional questions. The product discussion groups ( and Autodesk blogs are good resources.

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