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A series of guided lessons on using nanoCAD. If you are new to computer-aided design, then these lessons will help you become an expert at the practical use of nanoCAD.

Arrays of Objects - Lesson 20

Arrays make copies of objects in rectangular or polar patterns. In this video, you learn how to use the Array command and its many options to generate copies of objects in rows, columns, and circular patterns.
03/06/2020

Making Parallel Copies (Offset) - Lesson 19

The Offset command makes parallel copies of objects. In this video, you learn how to use the Offset command with curved and straight objects, as well as how to use the command's Multiple, Undo, Layer, Erase, and Through options.
27/05/2020

Rotating and Scaling Objects - Lesson 18

nanoCAD lets you rotate objects in drawings by any angle, without affecting the rest of the drawing - similarly for changing the sizes of objects. This is done with the Rotate and Scale commands, which operate similarly. In this video, you learn how to use the Rotate command to rotate objects by moving the cursor, specifying a precise angle, or relative to another object, as well as how to "rotate" the entire drawing with the UCS (user coordinate system). You learn to change the size of objects larger and smaller with the Scale command.
24/05/2020

Extending, Joining, and Stretching Objects - Lesson 17

nanoCAD provides many ways to edit objects after you have drawn them. In this tutorial, you learn about the Extend command and how it extends open objects to boundary lines, and so is the opposite of the Trim command. The Join command combines two or more similar objects into a single one, and turns arcs into circles. The Stretch command has a limitations in initially selecting objects, which you learn about in this video, but its awkwardness is fortunately is superseded by grips.
12/04/2020

Filleting and Chamfering Objects - Lesson 16

Filleting rounds corners, while chamfering cuts corners at an angle. In this video, you learn how to use the Fillet command to round the intersections of objects, then how to use the Chamfer command to cut intersections at an angle. The two commands have many options in the Properties dialog box, and this video gives you a quick overview of them. Finally, you learn about the special case of filleting polylines.
12/04/2020

Trimming and Breaking Objects - Lesson 15

Trimming lets us remove portions of objects between other objects, while breaking cuts up objects on their own.  In this video, you learn how to use the Trim command to trim and extend objects, and then how to use the Break command to place gaps in objects. You learn the peculiarities of the Break command's selection process and its First point option.
31/03/2020
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