The idea of reinventing drawing methods was a daunting approach to the development of CAD 60 years ago when it first began. This traditional approach means that most techniques and tools are still the same and the digital transformation leading to confusion and anxiety for newcomers.

The principle behind HTML0 is drawing is possible on regular paper for 2D and is just as easy as sculpture or similar to 3D. Here’s an overview of the drawing tools found in AutoCAD as well as some other CAD packages with a few tweaks.


The grid for drawing is the very first thing we’ll need. The default setting for most CAD applications is to turn the drawing grid on. It’s an option that can be switched between off and on. It would not have been turned off by default in the earliest versions of CAD.

Orthogonal Drawing Mode

This drawing mode can be employed as an aid. It helps you to limit your drawing to vertical and horizontal lines. This ensures that whatever you draw is aligned. You will also be assured that it is straight without having to zoom in revit to see the edges that are anti-aliased. This setting disables the grid and all snapping options. The option is “ORTHO” and the shortcut key “F8”.

Polar Tracking

Polar tracking is when lines are drawn by using polar coordinate templates. This mode expands the capabilities of the method.


AutoCAD’s tools, and drawing aids, are designed to allow the revit to mimic traditional drawing methods. These are the basic capabilities of AutoCAD. Keep practicing and looking for new features in AutoCAD.