AutoCAD Installation Process

1. Go to the following website:

2. Click AutoCAD

3. Create your login account using the MRCET mail id. (you can access the

software for 3 Years).

4. After you create your account, sign in and choose

a. Version: AutoCAD 2020

b. Operating System: 32 or 64 bit

(To find the information, Right click on My Computer or My PC and select properties.)

c. Language: English (so you can have more effective technical support)

5. Serial number and Product key will be displayed. This information is required at the time of

activation after installing the software.

6. Download can be carried in two ways:

a. Download Now (Recommended)

b. Browser Download

7. After downloading the file, double click on the installation file, and then click Yes to complete

the installation.

8. Now click on Install

9. Check the box I accept the click next

10. For the standalone License type default option, enter the serial key & product key details found

on the software database for this software version.

11. Click Install and the Click Finish to complete the installation.

System Requirements

·         Operating System : 32 or 64-bit Microsoft Windows/ XP-professional/vista or more

·         Processor : Pentium 4 or later

·         RAM : 4GB or more

·         Graphics Card : 1GB or more/ integrated graphics

·         Hard Disk : 20GB free hard disk space available including installation

·         Pointing devices : Mouse, digitizer with win tab drive, Keyboard

·         DVD ROM : Any Speed (not mandatory)

Function Keys

The keyboard function keys F1-F12 control settings that are commonly turned on and off as we

work in the product.

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Note: F8 and F10 are mutually exclusive -turning one On will turn the other OFF.

User Interface

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Application Menu

Menus are available through the application button in the upper left corner of the drawing window. This menu contains the commands used to create, save, print, and manage your drawing.

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Command prompt

The rectangular horizontal window at lower side of the screen is called the command area. The

instructions given to the computer through keyboard is shown in this area. It important to read the

command prompt when working with an unfamiliar command.

To enter a command using the keyboard, type the command name on the command line and press

Enter or the Spacebar.

Navigation Bar

The navigation bar is a user interface element where you can access both unified and productspecific navigation tools. Unified navigation tools are those that can be found across many

Autodesk products. Product-specific navigation tools are unique to a product

Quick access toolbar

The Quick Access toolbar, displayed in the Drafting & Annotation workspace, is located at the very top of the drawing window next to the Application button. The Quick Access toolbar may be customized by adding or removing commands. This is done by right clicking on the toolbar and selecting Customize Quick Access toolbar or selecting the arrow at the end of the toolbar.

The Quick Access toolbar contains the following commands:

·         QNew: Opens a new drawing.

·         Open: Opens an existing drawing. (Ctrl+O)

·         Save: Saves the current drawing. (Ctrl+S)

·         Save as: Allows you to save the current drawing under a different name. (Ctrl+Shift+S)

·         Plot: Plots or prints the current drawing. (Ctrl+P)

·         Undo: Used to undo previous command or actions.

·         Redo: Used to redo commands that have been undone.

Drawing area & Cross Hair

The rectangular large space between the pull-down menu bar and the command window is the

drawing area. The cursor moves moves in this area in the form of a cross hair as mouse is moved

by the user. The cross hair position is indicated by coordinate values shown at the left end of the

status bar.

View Cube

The View Cube is a navigation tool that allows you to switch between viewing directions. While

this is very useful in 3D space, it is not very useful in 2D space. It is located in the upper right

corner of the drawing area.

Status bar

The status bar displays the cursor location, drawing tools, and the tools that affect the drawing environment. It also provides quick access to some of the most commonly used drawing tools, Coordinates of the cross hair (Cursor) and we can toggle the settings such ads grid, snap, polar tracking and object snap.


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