Basic Features in AutoCAD

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Application Menu/ Application Button
enables you to access common tools such as: CREATE, OPEN, SAVE, EDIT, RECOVER, PRINT, or PUBLISH file
Quick Access Toolbar Location
customizable toolbar located at the TOP of the APPLICATION WINDOW, just to the RIGHT of the APPLICATION MENU
Quick Access Toolbar
contains a set of frequently used commands for the application
Title Bar
contains the PROGRAM NAME and the TITLE of the drawing with its PATH
composed of a SERIES OF TABS organized into PANELS that contain many tools and controls in toolbars. It is a palette that displays TASKED-BASED buttons and controls that are relevant to the current workspace.
Ribbon Panels
organized by ROWS, SUB PANELS, and SLIDE OUT elements to organize how commands and controls are displayed on the ribbon
Ribbon Tab
used to expose different sets of controls so there is no need for parallel toolbars
Start Tab
displayed at start-up. provides a set of initial actions such as: drawing templates, recently opened drawings, and sheet sets, etc.
File Tab
displays the full name of the file and helps you access all the open drawings
View Port
create different views of the object in your model space and display them in different angles and scales
UCS (User Coordinate System)
movable cartesian coordinate system that establishes the XY work plane, horizontal and vertical directions, axes of rotation etc.
WCS (World Coordinate System)
define the location of all objects and the standard views of drawings
Command Lines
combined control panel and index of all commands you run and have run. the source of prompts that are embedded into AutoCAD commands.
sets of menus, toolbars, palettes, and ribbon control panels that are grouped and organized so you can work in task-oriented drawing environment
Navigation Bar
user interface element where you can access both unified and product-specific navigation tools
Status Bar
displays the cursor locations drawing tools that affect your drawing environment provides quick access to some often used tools
Drawing Area
are where your drawings are displayed and modified