The Mouse: Most people use a mouse as their pointing device, but other devices have equivalent controls.
Here’s a Tip: When looking for a command or option, try right-clicking. Depending on where your cursor is located, different menus will display relevant commands and options.
New Drawings You can easily conform to industry or company standards by specifying settings for text, dimensions, linetypes, and several other features. For example, this backyard deck design displays two different dimension styles.
All these settings can be saved in a drawing template file. Click New to choose from several drawing template files:
The “Tutorial” template files in the list are examples of the architectural or mechanical design templates using both imperial (i) and metric (m) measurements. You might want to experiment with them.
For imperial drawings that assume your units are inches, use acad.dwt or acadlt.dwt. • For metric units that assume your units are millimeters, use acadiso.dwt or acadltiso.dwt.
Most companies use drawing template files that conform to company standards, and they will often use different drawing template files depending on the project or client.