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Chapter 7. Creating Elementary Objects > Using the LINE Command

Using the LINE Command

Perhaps the most common object in a typical AutoCAD drawing is the line. In addition to representing the shortest distance between two points, lines serve a myriad of other useful purposes. Centerlines locate other geometry; border lines indicate an area’s constraints; and dashed lines represent objects or boundaries that are not visible from a given point of view. All these lines are usually further identified functionally by their linetype—the periodic pattern of interruptions in the line’s continuity. Normal continuous lines are representative of things such as walls or the sides of objects. Lines are very versatile, and drawing a line is one of the most basic operations in AutoCAD.

In the following exercise, you will learn the basics of using the LINE command as you begin drawing a fixture base.


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