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Using Annotative Properties to Suit All Scales in AutoCAD

by Francisco Castellanos

In this AutoCAD tutorial, we'll dive into techniques for working with annotative properties. Software required: AutoCAD 2103.

What you'll learn

In this AutoCAD tutorial, we'll dive into techniques for working with annotative properties. By applying annotative properties to different elements, we'll give our project the flexibility to adapt to different scales with a couple of clicks. Since annotative properties work with real paper size, we can save a lot of time by using the same element in several ways within different representation scales. We'll learn how to create our own custom line types and hatch patterns to fulfill our design needs. By the end of this AutoCAD training, we'll have a complete understanding of how annotative properties and scales work in AutoCAD. Software required: AutoCAD 2103.

About the author

Francisco Castellanos is a Mexican architect who graduated from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. Currently he works as an architect in the Paris-based architectural firm, Dietmar Feichtinger Architects, and has participated in different projects and competitions within this office. Francisco's broad knowledge in the use of design software and his experience in architectural competitions has made him very knowledgeable. He is excited to share his time-saving techniques in regards to drawing co... more

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