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How to set the units format and precision in Autocad?

Before you start to draw, you must decide what one drawing unit represents based on what you plan to draw. You can convert a drawing between systems of measurement by scaling it. Every object you create is measured in drawing units. Before you start to draw, you must decide what one drawing unit will represent based on what you plan to draw. Then you create your drawing at actual size with that convention. For example, a distance of one drawing unit typically represents one millimeter, one centimeter, one inch, or one foot in real-world units. To set the units format and precision 1.     Click   Format  Units. At the command prompt, enter units. 2.     In the Drawing Units dialog box, under Length, select a unit format and precision. The Sample Output area shows an example of the unit format at the current precision. 3.     Click OK. Enjoy Drawing. Some more topics you may like to read Shortcuts of Autocad. Basic Commands in Autocad? How to write te

What are the shortcuts of commands in Autocad?

Here are short cut keys for commands in autocad. enjoy the faster cad. A           ARC                  Draw an arc AL         ALIGN                Align an object with another AP        APPLOAD         Opens application load dialogue box AR        ARRAY              Opens array dialogue box AUDIT   AUDIT                Audit drawing for errors AV        DSVIEWER        Opens ariel view of drawing B           BLOCK              Opens block dialogue box C           CIRCLE Draw a circle CO        COPY                Copy an object CHA      CHAMFER         Chamfer between 2 non-parallel lines COL      COLOR              Opens select color dialogue box D          DIMSTYLE         Opens dimstyle manager DC        ADCENTER       Opens designcenter DI          DIST                  Check a distance DIV       DIVIDE              Inserts point node a set division DO        DONUT              Draw a solid donut shape DV        DVIEW              Perspective v

Full list of shortcuts in STAAD.Pro.

Shortcuts gives you speed. Here are some of the shortcuts to help you work faster in STAAD Pro. Up  and down arrow : rotate model about X axis. Left and right arrow : rotate model about global Y axis. Ctrl + up or down arrow : rotate about global Z axis Ctrl + F4 : close the current active view. F4  : opens the orientation dialogue box, which is used to precisely control the zoom and rotation of the active view. F5 : refresh the active view Shift + F4 : tile windows horizontally Shift + F5 : cascade Windows Ctrl + Shift + F4 : tile windows vertically Shift + A : display beam specification Shift + B : display beam no. Shift + C : display solid no. Shift + D : display dimension Shift + E : display beam ends, colour coded for start and end Shift + F : display floor loading Shift + G : display diagram information Shift + H : display wind load tributary area Shift + I : display axis at origin Shift + J : display the entity refe

Introduction to Nodes, Beams, and Plates in STAAD.Pro?

Node : Node in STAAD Pro means; Stiffed joint with 6 reactions. It is located at each end of Beam, and each corner of Plate. Nodes considered the essence of the Geometry of any structure in STAAD Pro. Each Node will hold the following information:  Node Number.  Node Coordinate in XYZ space.   Beam : Beam in STAAD Pro means; any member in the structure. It can be beam, column, bracing member, or truss member. Beams are actually defined based on the Nodes at their ends. Each Beam will hold the following information: Beam Number. The Node numbers at its ends.   Example:  Node # 1 Coordinate is 0,0,0 Node # 2 Coordinate is 0,2,0   Node # 3 Coordinate is 2,2,0 Node # 4 Coordinate is 2,0,0   Beam # 1 Between Node 1 and 2 Beam # 2 Between Node 2 and 3   Beam # 3 Between Node 3 and 4 Note : Z coordinate in all coordinates is 0; hence this structure lies in the X-Y plane. See the figure below. Plate : Plate in STAAD means; a thin shell with multi-nodd