• AutoCAD and Its Applications—Basics Chapter 5 Test Questions

     Line Standards, Layers, and Basic Plotting

     

    Chapter 5 Test Questions

     

    Name: ______________________________ Date: _____________________

    Instructions: Complete chapter five test by reading each question carefully and using complete

    sentences where necessary to construct your answers in section A. Some questions from section

    A are multiple choice.  You may open AutoCAD and use the interface to help answer the

    questions from section A where applicable. Complete the drawing exercises from Section B and

    email the finished drawings to the instructor at the following email address

    rabennett@bcps.k12.md.us .

     

    1. Identify the following line types:

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    B.____________________________________________________________________________

    C.____________________________________________________________________________

    D.____________________________________________________________________________

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    F.____________________________________________________________________________

    G.____________________________________________________________________________

    H.____________________________________________________________________________

    I.____________________________________________________________________________

    J.____________________________________________________________________________

    2. Identify two ways to access the Layer Properties Manager.

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    3. How can you tell if a layer is off, thawed, or unlocked by looking at the Layer Properties Manager?

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    4. Should you draw on layer 0? Explain.

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    5. How can several new layer names be entered consecutively without using the

    New Layer button in the Layer Properties Manager?

    a. by typing it in the application menu

    b. by using the check mark in Layers Property Manager

    c. Type each layer name and then press the comma key to activate another new layer.

    d. By typing it in the command bar and click enter.

     

    6. How do you make another layer current in the Layer Properties Manager?

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    7. How do you make another layer current using the ribbon?

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    8. How can you display the Select Color dialog box from the Layer Properties

    Manager?

    a. By typing col shortcut in the command bar

    b. By clicking on the light bulb icon on the status bar.

    c. By loading the color in the layer

    d. By picking the color swatch for one of the layer names

     

    9. List the seven standard color names and numbers.

    ______________________________________________________________________________10. How do you change a layer’s linetype in the Layer Properties Manager?

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    11. What is the default linetype in AutoCAD?

    a. continuous

    b. Object

    c. Hidden

    d. Center

    12. What condition must exist before a linetype can be used in a layer?

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    13. Describe the basic procedure to change a layer’s linetype to HIDDEN.

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    14. What is the function of the linetype scale?

    a. to change the units of measurement

    b. top adjust dynamic input

    c. The linetype scale sets the lengths of dashes and spaces in linetypes.

    d. to adjust the line weight of a linetype in a layer.

    15. Explain the effects of using a global linetype scale.

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    16. Why do you have to be careful when changing linetype scales?

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    17. What is the state of a layer not displayed on the screen and not calculated by the computer when the drawing is regenerated?

    a. Frozen

    b. Thawed

    c. Locked

    d. Unlocked

     

    18. Explain the purpose of locking a layer.

    a. So you can see the layer in the design center

    b. A layer can be locked when you wish to prevent editing the objects on the layer

    c. So you can see the color of the layer

    d. So you can adjust the line weight of the layer

     

    19. Identify the following layer status icons:

    a_____________________________________________________________________________b_____________________________________________________________________________

    c_____________________________________________________________________________

    d_____________________________________________________________________________

    e____________________________________________________________________________ f_____________________________________________________________________________

    20. Identify at least three layers that cannot be deleted from a drawing.

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    21. Describe the purpose of layer filters.

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    ______________________________________________________________________________ 22. Name the two basic types of filters.

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    23. Which button in the Layer Properties Manager allows you to save layer settings so they

    can be restored later?

    a. The New Property filter

    b. The Group Filter

    c. Set current option

    d. Layer States Manager

     

    24. In the tree view area of DesignCenter, how do you view the content categories of one of

    the listed open drawings?

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    25. How do you display all the available layers in a drawing using the

    Design Center preview pane?

    a. Pick the Layers icon from the list of content categories for the drawing.

    b. Pick the ( –) sign next to an open drawing icon.

    c. Pick the plus sign (+) next to the drawing icon.

    d. Picking layers icon from the drop down list

     

    26. Briefly explain how drag-and-drop works.

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    27. Define hard copy and soft copy.

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    28. Identify four ways to access the Plot dialog box.

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    29. Describe the difference between the Display and Window options in the Plot area section of the Plot dialog box.

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    30. Explain how to examine what a plot will look like before you actually print the

    drawing. What is the major advantage of doing a plot preview?

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    Section B

    Instructions: Complete the following drawing exercises from chapter 5 page 170 from the

    AutoCAD text and email the finished drawings to the instructor at the email address listed above.

    ex.P5-2, P5-3,P5-4,P5-8,P5-9.