Title of script: Introduction to QCAD
Author: Leena Mulye
Keywords: CAD, Drawing, qcad
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| Hello and welcome to the tutorial Introduction to QCAD -2D drafting tool.
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(What is QCAD?)
| Let's look at what is QCAD?
Community edition of QCAD is available freely for download at: http://www.qcad.org/
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| For this tutorial, I am using GNU Linux operating system Ubuntu Version 10.04 LTS
| Switch to Desktop to Open QCAD
| Once installed to start QCAD in Ubuntu 10.04 go to Applications->Accessories->terminal
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| In this tutorial we will see
and using layers
| Switch to QCAD Applicationto explain the window
| A typical QCAD window looks like this.
It has a standard menu bar on top.
At the right side is the layer list and the block list.
| On QCAD Window View Drawing Objects
| QCAD uses Cartesian and polar coordinates system to draw objects.
Let's click on line with two points. Notice the command prompt is asking to specify first point.
I am choosing arc with centre point and angles.
| Use zoom option, drawing preferences and saving QCAD file.
| Now that my drawing has become busier I can use zoom from top menu → view-> Zoom in to zoom in on the more details.
for QCAD to know which units you are using, what grid size you would want.
Are the ones which apply to entire QCAD application, rather than just a single drawing
Document Exchange Format, which is QCAD native.
| QCAD Window
Using the Application and snap tool
| let us start with our drawing.
| QCAD Using Layers and adding dimensions
| Now that our drawing is ready so let's add dimensions. We always add dimensions to new layer so that we can keep it separate.
Horizontal first. From the snapping option click on 'end point'
Click on first point of the line, then second point.
| QCAD changing drawing properties
| Now if I want to change attributes of any object.
Width: let's increase it
and the type: make it 'Dash and dot', click 'ok'
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| Now that you are familiar with the QCAD basic tool bar and drawing objects.
[[Image:]]I would like you to draw a rectangle as shown in the figure. of size 20x30.
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| I would like to acknowledge the spoken tutorial project which is part of the talk to a teacher project.
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| Thank you.