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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.

Placing Callouts with Note Command - Lesson 27

Notes are used to make callouts that point to areas of drawings. A note (or callout) is a piece of text that uses a leader line to point to the item of interest. In this video, you learn how to use the Note command to place callouts, edit them, and create reusable callout styles.

Understanding Text Styles and Justification - Lesson 26

The look of text is controlled by styles, which operate exactly the same as in word processing software. In this video, you learn how text styles work, and then how to create a new style using the Style command. In addition, you learn how to override the style, as well as how the text's insertion point affects its justification in the drawing.

Writing with MText - Lesson 25

nanoCAD has a text editor that works just like a word processor, called MText. In this video, you learn how to place paragraphs of text and then how to format them, such as by bold facing and changing colors. As well, you learn about changing the bounding box of mtext, moving it, changing justification, and more.

Working With Text - Lesson 24

Text gives you information about parts of drawings, such as in dimensions, tables, notes, and tile blocks. In this video, you learn how to work with text, such as changing the style and height, and editing the wording of text. You also learn how to perform spell checks, change the case, width, and angle of text, and toggle it back and forth between regular and contour outlines (quick text).

Layer Utility Commands - Lesson 23

nanoCAD provides a dozen commands that let you manipulate layers and entities on the layers in specific manners. In this video, you learn how to do the following functions:
• Turn layers on and off by selecting an entity
• Similarly, freeze and thaw layers, and lock and unlock layers by selecting an entity
• Select an entity to make its layer current
• Move entities from one layer to that of another layer
• Isolate a layer by turning off all other layers
• Returning to the previous layer state
• Change an entity to the current layer
• Copy an entity while moving it to a different layer
• Toggling (walking) between showing only the current layer and all layers
• Merge two or more layers onto a single one
• Delete a layer and all the entities on it

Controlling Layers with Filters, Groups, and States - Lesson 22

When drawings contain many layers -- and some can contain thousands of them, nanoCAD helps you control them through filters, groups, and states. Filters reduce the length of layer names by showing those that match only certain criteria, such as the same color or similar name. Groups create subsets of layers, such as all those related to text; you can then toggle the display of the group independently of all other layers. States save the state of the properties of layers, such as all colors set to black. In this video, you learn how to use the Layer command to create and use filters, groups, and states.
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