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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.

Introducing nanoCAD 11 - Lesson 1

nanoCAD Plus/Pro 11 are the new releases of the DWG editing software from Nanosoft. In this video, you learn the most basic functions, such as starting nanoCAD, accessing recently-used drawings, navigating the user interface, and how to find the commands you need to use.

Navigation - Lesson 2

Drawings are much larger than your computer screen, and so it is important to move (pan) around drawings, and see parts more closely (zoom). nanoCAD 11 makes real time pan and zoom of large drawings faster. In this video, you learn how to manipulate the mouse to move about drawings quickly.

Drawing Lines - Lesson 3

The line is the most basic object drawn in CAD. In this video, you learn how to draw and edit lines as single objects and as rectangles. Special emphasis is placed on using drawing aids like object snaps, object tracking, and polar tracking, because these help you draw lines relative to other objects. You see how to draw lines with x,y coordinates and by using direct entry.

Drawing Arcs - Lesson 4

Arcs may be the trickiest object to draw in CAD, and nanoCAD provides a dozen ways to do this. In this video, you learn how to draw and edit basic arcs, and then learn the differences between them. You also learn workarounds to drawing arcs in special circumstances.

Drawing Polylines - Lesson 5

The line is the most basic CAD object, but polylines are possibly the most used ones. A polyline consists of one or more arcs and segments, like a single object. This tutorial shows you how to draw and edit  them. Special consideration is given to converting polylines to spline objects. Bonus tips show how to manipulate the spline, and how to turn a group of lines and arcs into polylines.

Placing Text - Lesson 6

Text is important for providing information in drawings, and nanoCAD provides two ways to place text -- Text and MText. In this video, you learn how to use the Text command to place single lines of text, edit the wording, and change the look of the text.
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