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    Is there any way to show the "grid" lines that stand for each unit so i could have an easier time drawing to scale... If not what the easiest way I could draw object to a scale on one unit=one inch.

    Yes I am new to autocad and its version 2005

    Thanks in advance

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    Wow dont all jump at once to help out....

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    You shouldn't draw to "grid lines" as a visual aid, you won't be using the accuracy availble, you may as well draw on paper.

    Obtain accuracy by specifying dimensions on input, offsetting, many other tools to draw "exactly". If drawing to even inches then I suppose using "snap" and "grid" wouldn't hurt but that (to me) is just cumbersome.


    When drawing a line you can draw an exact length at 0/90 degrees by having 'ortho' on, cursor in direction, just enter the distance to the next point. For drawing a line at any angle use "distance<angle" format. Lots of other ways to help draw efficiently/accurately.

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    Drawing to scale in AutoCAD????????????????
    Most confusing.
    You draw 1:1 in AutoCAD, that's the whole point. You then output (print) to ANY required scale, or perhaps even N.T.S. If you're drawing has been dimensioned, technically you don't need to produce a scaled copy in some cases.
    Interesting question.

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