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Although your software will work using the key pad, that's a very slow way of driving your CAD software.
Make the small investment in an optical mouse to reap much better efficiency.
It should have a wheel between a left and right mouse button
To start a new drawing, find the "New" button and to keep things, simple find "Open with no template in metric" to work in metric.
Here are a few suggestions based on my own configuration favourites.
Do you think that your system looks a bit drab?
Note the blank area in the middle of your screen, this will be your drawing area. (Don't worry if it looks small as CAD has a great range of commands to magnify and manipulate your CAD work)
Put your mouse somewhere in the drawing area and push right mouse key.
Select "options" from the pop-up menu
Now pick the display tab, it might be defaulted to this
Look for "Color scheme" which is defaulted to dark, change this to light
Now look for "Colors" and click that box
For now look for 2D model space, on the right you can choose a colour for your screen, most choose back or white.
Black is a bit easier on your eyes if you intend to do a lot of CAD work
Click "Apply and close" to see the results of your changes.
By default the pick box which will be used to select objects is too small for most.
So still in "Options", find selection tab and adjust the pick box size to about the same size as blue grip symbol just to the right.
Click the OK button to finish options.
Next identify your command line. This is important as you will need to follow command line instructions at all times during your use of CAD.
Type the L key on your keyboard, followed by the enter key. You should see something like "Line - specify first point"
Ok now you have found it push the escape key to cancel the ine command.
Type the whole word "MENUBAR" (Without the speech marks) and push enter, it will show a value of 0 by default,
change by typing 1 and push enter to finish. You may not realise a change has been made, However a very useful menu has been added. Indeed it's the old classical mode pull down menu. The great benefit of menubar=1 change is that all of your styles such as text style, dimension style etc. are now in one space.
You won't have to hunt through the ribbon mode to find a change a style for example.