Sunday, February 22, 2009

Creating & Formatting Tables in AutoCAD

In this tutorial, continued from the previous one, you learn how to create tables in AutoCAD using the table command.
  1. From the Draw menu choose Table.
  2. Select the . . . button to display the Table Styles.

  3. Select New.
  4. Type OpenCAD.

  5. Choose OK.
  6. On the Data Panel, in the Text Height box, type 1'.
  7. Repeat this for the other panels.

  8. On the Data tab, set the Horizontal and Vertical Cell Margins to 3.

  9. Choose OK.
  10. Choose Close.
  11. From the list of table styles, choose OpenCAD.

  12. Type 2 in the Columns row.
  13. Type 4' in the width box.
  14. Type 3 in the Data Rows box.
  15. Type 1 in the Row Height Line(s).

  16. Choose OK.
  17. Click to place the table.

  18. Type Schedule to title the table.
  19. Choose OK.
  20. Double-click in any cell and type something in that cell. You can use the up and down arrows on the keyboard to go to previous and subsequent cells. Use this technique to fill in all the cells. You may have to zoom in in order to do this.

You can find our version of the finished file in 7120d.dwg.