Simple line and circle commands Simple line and circle commands - (Car, e ngage 1st gear) Individual email and remote connection support £24 per month The rules governing these simple commands will apply equally to more complex commands later. Line command using short cut key operation. (Don't type the speech marks) Move your cursor in the drawing area of your screen. Type "L" followed by the enter key. Note you don't have to click into the command line itself. This is rule number 1: Short cut keys and values typed have to be "Accepted" with the enter (or return) key. Logically that's because to enter 500 you would type 5,0,0 (Don't type the commas). Enter key to accept tells CAD software that you mean 5, 50 or 500 etc. Similarly "L" enter, means Line instead of other commands which start with L such as List. After typing L, you may see a list of suggested that start with L in a pop-up menu. Ignore this list, it's very easy to pick the wrong command, just push enter instead. Now look at the command line. This is very important at all times as you won't be able to remember all of the combinations in this complex software. Command line says "Line - specify first point" Rule number 2: "Specify point" on the command line means a left mouse click in the drawing area Left mouse click a point on screen, Now look at the command line. it is saying "Line - Specify next point" Move the cursor and left click another point on your screen. You are now drawing a line, segment after segment. Suggest you try drawing a Zig-zag line just in the drawing area. Push enter key to finish so that command line is clear. To repeat the line command and draw another line, push the space bar. Follow the command line instructions as before. To really test to see if you have understood, try drawing a circle with the short cut key "C". Just using left mouse key for centre point and left mouse key for radius. (Instead of entering a value for radius when prompted) You should be able to draw circles of different sizes. Note if circles drawn are the same you are pushing right mouse for "Specify radius prompt". So you aren't watching the command line instruction to "Specify the radius". Look at rule number 2: - Specify means a left mouse click.