All features of Line command in Autocad
The first step for new beginners in Autocad drawing is to draw a line. In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a line. You’ll see what you can do with line and will learn tips about Autocad Line command.
So let’s begin.
The line is simplest draw command in Autocad and you can find it in Home tab.
Line command is very simple. All you need to use it simply click on it with your mouse left button to activate Line command or enter from keyboard command line and hit Enter to activate command.
At the command line, you can see Line command activated and Autocad will ask you Specify first point.
Also at the right side of your mouse cursor, you can see 2 small fields where you can enter coordinates. If you can’t see any small fields beside of cursor, then try to activate Dynamic Input at the status bar.
To begin draw Line just click on any place of workspace with your mouse left button. You will see that Autocad asking you specify next point.
Click on any place to specify next point. After you will do it AutoCAD again will ask you specify next point.
You can create as many lines and you wish without canceling command. It means that if you will specify next point AutoCAD will ask to specify next point. This will continue until you’ll cancel your current active command. After you will finish drawing what you want you can cancel command by click right mouse button and from the menu choose to Cancel or hit ESC or hit Enter from the keyboard.
If you’ll draw some object and want that object to be closed then at last line drawing click right mouse button and from the menu choose Close or enter C from the keyboard and hit Enter to close object.
As you can see Line command is very easy to use.
Drawing line with specified dimensions
Now let’s draw the line with specified dimensions and angles.
Let’s call Line command by entering line from your the keyboard. In the next step AutoCAD will ask you to enter coordinated. Let’s enter 10 then hit Tab button to switch to the second field and also enter 10. Then hit Enter to finish.
Now, first enter line length and then hit Tab button to enter an angle.
Continue draw using these steps and close at the end. If you want to draw only 90-degree lines then simply press and keep Shift button while drawing.
Line command is the simplest command in Autocad. Just use what you learned today and practice for fast working.