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To reverse the UNDO command the correct entry is?

Which of the following statements is true for AutoCad?

The command to scale a paper space viewport to half the drawn size is?

Which one of the following options of the UNDO command allows the undo facility to be disabled?

Which one of the following commands forces AutoCAD to revise the entire drawing taking into account the effect of changes within the system?

Which one of the following commands allows simultaneous pan and zoom?

Which one of the following commands CANNOT be undone?

The MAXIMUM number of commands whose effect can be undone by the UNDO command is?

Which one of the following commands would be used to limit the movement of the cursor to specified increments?

Which one of the following commands can be used to turn the grid through 45 degrees ?

When producing a drawing of a site plan measuring 300m x 275m dimensions should be entered to a scale of?

Which one of the following BEST defines a "prototype" or "template" drawing?

In order for the grid command to work correctly two settings have to be established.

When using AutoCAD for the design of a mechanical component measuring 1000 mm by 500 mm, the dimensions would normally be entered at a scale of?

How many entity colours does AutoCAD support?

A house measures 15000 mm x 8000 mm in plan view. When drawing the plan view only which one of the following sets of limits would be BEST to use?

What option would be selected following the TEXT command to select a different type of text to that currently in use?

The special character string that causes text to be underlined is

Which of the following is an AutoCAD font for mathematical symbols?

The effect of QTEXT being ON is to?

The text option that prompts the user for two endpoints and then automatically calculates the text height and positions the text between the two points is chosen from this AutoCAD prompt Align/Fit/Center/Middle/Right/TL/TC/TR/ML/MC/MR/BL/BC/BR Which one is correct?

Which of the following commands will NOT place some form of text within the drawing

When is a space NOT interpreted as the enter key?

The special character string that is used to print the diameter sign is

Which one of the following is the AutoCAD filename extension used to indicate a compiled text font?

Which one of the following could be an AutoCad drawing file?

The line types definitions are stored on the system with an extension of?

Which one of the following key combinations is a standard windoze short cut that does not relate to the clipboard.

The shortcuts or command alias that allows us to key in L and AutoCAD responds with LINE are stored in a file named

Which of the following key combinations issues the ISOPLANE command?

Which of the following statements is true?

Which one of the following key combinations will toggle SNAP?

Which one of the following key combinations will toggle COORDS?

When designing an integrated circuit measuring 5mm x 5mm the measurements should be entered using a scale of

Which one of the following best describes a "user co-ordinate System"?

Absolute co ordinates are measured from the

The position of a mouse on a surface is NOT directly related to the position of the screen cursor. This makes the mouse unsuitable for

Which one of the following is an AutoCAD absolute point co-ordinate?

When drawing a digital watch measuring 30mm x 25mm, which one of the following would be the BEST set of drawing limits to use?

To continue drawing a line from the last known point, enter

Which one of the following is an AutoCAD relative polar co-ordinate

ou are designing a floor plan and know the length and angle of one of the wall segments to be 1500mm and 30 degrees. This is to be followed by a wall 2000mm long at 90 degrees to the first. Which one of the following is the correct input?

Which one of the following would draw a vertical line 30 units in length from a previously defined point given as 30,50?

The shape above is based on a 10 unit module. which is the correct set of codes to draw this shape, starting at the lower left and moving anti clock wise

There are at least eleven options to the "select objects" prompt. Which of the following has an incorrect option?  

When using the move command to move a single object by a given distance, which is the best of the following methods?

The "select object" option "Previous" is best described by

The following two commands used one after the other BOUNDARY then pick inside an area ERASE ALL R LAST produces which of these results

Which one of the following system variables disables the prompt which asks for attribute values, and causes attributes to be set to their defaults?

Which one of the following best defines attributes as used in AutoCAD and defined by the command DDATTDEF.

What is the significance of using the command WBLOCK?

The effect of the EXPLODE command when applied to a block is to?

The use of blocks allows libraries of standard parts to be developed and saved for latter use. Blocks may be stored

Which one of the following methods should be used to repeat a complex part in a drawing in order to minimise file size?

Which one of the following is a correct statement regarding AutoCAD blocks?

The SETVAR command is used to?

If the system variable MIRRTEXT is set to 1, text is

Which one of the following allows the value of the system variable PICKBOX to be changed whilst in the ERASE command?

Which one of the following system variables determines the visibility of the control points of a pline spline curve?

The system variable SPLINETYPE determines?

Which of the following system variables controls the accuracy of approximation of a spline curve?

Which one of the following commands can be used to change the value of a system variable?

One effect of setting the value of MIRRTEXT=0 is that?

Which one of the following is the BEST procedure for drawing a line from the point of intersection of a line and a circle?

When breaking a circle the break will occur in the

Which one of the following statements is False?

Which of the following shapes CANNOT be drawn by the polygon command?

The effect of freezing a layer is to?

Which one of the following is the maximum number of layers which can be defined in an AutoCAD drawing?

Which one of the following commands can be used to obtain information about a selected object?

AutoCAD has had the dreaded Model Space and Paper Space since R12. What is the main advantage of the system?

Why does AutoCAD allow you more than one layout?

A common command for many Windoze applications is "Page Setup". What in AutoCAD does Page Setup achieve?

Which of the following key combinations does not invoke an I/O command?

In a Windoze dialogue box, moving from one field to another is achieved by which of the following key combinations?

When constructing an AutoCAD Solid Model the UCS command is used to

When using the SOLVIEW command on a blank PS layout which sub command should be issued first and why?

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To reverse the UNDO command the correct entry is?
(a) REDO
(b) REDRAW
(c) Esc
(d) U

Which of the following statements is true for AutoCad?
(a) ZOOM ALL will reach beyond the drawing limits if an object is there.
(b) ZOOM ALL only reaches out to the drawing limits.
(c) There is not real difference between ZOOM ALL and ZOOM E.
(d) ZOOM ALL makes all objects visible irrespective of the layer
visibility state.

The command to scale a paper space viewport to half the drawn size is?
(a) Zoom 0.5x
(b) Zoom 1/2x
(c) Zoom 2xp
(d) zoom 0.5xp

Which one of the following options of the UNDO command allows the undo facility to be disabled?
(a) AUTO
(b) CONTROL
(c) END
(d) GROUP

Which one of the following commands forces AutoCAD to revise the entire drawing taking into account the effect of changes within the system?
(a) CHANGE
(b) REDO
(c) REDRAW
(d) REGEN

Which one of the following commands allows simultaneous pan and zoom?
(a) ZOOM DYNAMIC
(b) ZOOM EXTENTS
(c) ZOOM CENTER
(d) ZOOM PAN

Which one of the following commands CANNOT be undone?
(a) XREF
(b) SETVAR
(c) SAVE
(d) LIST

The MAXIMUM number of commands whose effect can be undone by the UNDO command is?
(a) 256
(b) 1000
(c) all the command issued since the drawing was first created
(d) all commands issued since the drawing was last loaded into
the drawing editor

Which one of the following commands would be used to limit the movement of the cursor to specified increments?
(a) AXIS
(b) GRID
(c) ORTHO
(d) SNAP

Which one of the following commands can be used to turn the grid through 45 degrees ?
(a) AXIS
(b) GRID
(c) ROTATE
(d) UCS

When producing a drawing of a site plan measuring 300m x 275m dimensions should be entered to a scale of?
(a) 1:1
(b) 1:10
(c) 1:100
(d) 1:1000

Which one of the following BEST defines a "prototype" or "template" drawing?
(a) the drawing which is currently being edited by AutoCAD
(b) a drawing used to store a library of standard symbols
(c) a means of setting the initial drawing environment for new drawings
(d) a file which holds details of the display, digitiser, and plotters that AutoCAD is currently configured for

In order for the grid command to work correctly two settings have to be established.
(a) The correct limits set and an appropriate setting of the grid value set
(b) Limits set to ON and an appropriate setting of the grid value set
(c) Snap and Osnap set
(d) Gridmode and osmode both set to 1

When using AutoCAD for the design of a mechanical component measuring 1000 mm by 500 mm, the dimensions would normally be entered at a scale of?
(a) 1:1
(b) 1:2
(c) 1:5
(d) 1:10

How many entity colours does AutoCAD support?
(a) 255
(b) 16
(c) unlimited
(d) 64

A house measures 15000 mm x 8000 mm in plan view. When drawing the plan view only which one of the following sets of limits would be BEST to use?
(a) 0,0/20000,15000
(b) 0,0/20,15 metres
(c) -2000,-2000/20000,15000
(d) -2000,-2000/15000,8000

What option would be selected following the TEXT command to select a different type of text to that currently in use?
(b) FONT
(c) SET
(d) STYLE

The special character string that causes text to be underlined is
(a) u%%
(b) %%u
(c) %u%
(d) %u

Which of the following is an AutoCAD font for mathematical symbols?
(a) MATHC
(b) MATHFONT
(c) MATHSYM
(d) SYMATH

The effect of QTEXT being ON is to?
(a) place text directly in the drawing as defined
(b) speed up drawing regeneration by replacing text with rectangles
(c) use simplified text font to replace complex text font
(d) allow automatic line spacing of textual input

The text option that prompts the user for two endpoints and then automatically calculates the text height and positions the text between the two points is chosen from this AutoCAD prompt Align/Fit/Center/Middle/Right/TL/TC/TR/ML/MC/MR/BL/BC/BR Which one is correct?
(a) Center
(b) Align
(c) TR
(d) Fit

Which of the following commands will NOT place some form of text within the drawing
(a) MTEXT
(b) DTEXT
(c) STYLE
(d) ATTDEF

When is a space NOT interpreted as the enter key?
(a) When entering text.
(b) When using the PEDIT command.
(c) When selecting objects.
(d) The space is always an alternative to the enter key.

The special character string that is used to print the diameter sign is
(a) %%c
(b) %%d
(c) %dia
(d) c%%

Which one of the following is the AutoCAD filename extension used to indicate a compiled text font?
(a) HDX
(b) SHP
(c) SHX
(d) TXT

Which one of the following could be an AutoCad drawing file?
(a) DWG.PLAN
(b) PLAN.DWG
(c) DRAW.FLE
(d) FILE.TXT

The line types definitions are stored on the system with an extension of?
(a) .LTT
(b) .LSP
(c) .LIN
(d) .LAT

Which one of the following key combinations is a standard windoze short cut that does not relate to the clipboard.
(a) Ctrl + S
(b) Crtl + X
(c) Ctrl + V
(d) Ctrl + C

The shortcuts or command alias that allows us to key in L and AutoCAD responds with LINE are stored in a file named
(a) SHORT-CUT.TXT
(b) ACAD.COM
(c) ACAD.PGP
(d) ACAD.EXE

Which of the following key combinations issues the ISOPLANE command?
(a) CONTROL and T or F4
(b) CONTROL and E or F5
(c) CONTROL and D or F6
(d) CONTROL and I or F7

Which of the following statements is true?
(a) Backup copies of drawing files are saved in the "Support" folder.
(b) Backup copies of drawing files are saved in a folder set by the user.
(c) When a drawing is initially saved a backup copy is made with a .BAK
extension. This can be renamed as a .DWG at a later date.
(d) When a drawing is saved for the second time a backup copy is made with
a .BAK extension. This can be renamed as a .DWG at a later date.

Which one of the following key combinations will toggle SNAP?
(a) Either F7 or CONTROL and G
(b) Either F6 or CONTROL and D
(c) Either F9 or CONTROL and B
(d) Either F8 or CONTROL and O

Which one of the following key combinations will toggle COORDS?
(a) Either F7 or CONTROL and G
(b) Either F6 or CONTROL and D
(c) Either F9 or CONTROL and B
(d) Either F8 or CONTROL and O

When designing an integrated circuit measuring 5mm x 5mm the measurements should be entered using a scale of
(a) 1:1
(b) 1:2
(c) 1:10
(d) 1:5

Which one of the following best describes a "user co-ordinate System"?
(a) The pair of co-ordinate points which define the lower left and upper
right corners of the drawing boundary
(b) A series of co-ordinate points stored as variables for later use in the
drawing
(c) A co-ordinate system whose origin is located anywhere in three
dimensional space
(d) The master datum from which all measurements are taken.

Absolute co ordinates are measured from the
(a) current UCS origin.
(b) last point entered.
(c) lower left hand corner as set by LIMITS command.

The position of a mouse on a surface is NOT directly related to the position of the screen cursor. This makes the mouse unsuitable for
(a) Selecting two points on the screen for a line draw operation.
(b) Tracing an existing drawing.
(c) Selecting menu items on the screen.
(d) Sketching.

Which one of the following is an AutoCAD absolute point co-ordinate?
(a) @361,270
(b) 60<90
(c) 361,270
(d) None of the above

When drawing a digital watch measuring 30mm x 25mm, which one of the following would be the BEST set of drawing limits to use?
(a) 0,0/40,35
(b) 0,0/30,25
(c) 0,0/100,100
(d) 0,0/297,210

To continue drawing a line from the last known point, enter
(a) 0,0
(b) @
(c) Next
(d) a or b

Which one of the following is an AutoCAD relative polar co-ordinate
(b) @81,30
(c) 30<81
(d) @81<30

ou are designing a floor plan and know the length and angle of one of the wall segments to be 1500mm and 30 degrees. This is to be followed by a wall 2000mm long at 90 degrees to the first. Which one of the following is the correct input?
Which one of the following is the correct input?

(a) @1500,30 @2000<120
(b) 1500<30 @2000<90
(c) @1500<30 @2000<90
(d) @1500<30 @2000<120

Which one of the following would draw a vertical line 30 units in length from a previously defined point given as 30,50?
(a) 60,50
(b) 30,80
(c) @30,0
(d) @30<0

The shape above is based on a 10 unit module. which is the correct set of codes to draw this shape, starting at the lower left and moving anti clock wise
(a) 0,0 10,0 @10<45 10,10 0,20 0,30 c
(b) 0,0 10,0 @10,10 10,10 @0,20 0,30 c
(c) 0,0 @10<0 20,10 10,10 10,30 30,0 c
(d) 0,0 @10,0 @10,10 10,10 0,20 0,30 c

There are at least eleven options to the "select objects" prompt. Which of the following has an incorrect option?
(a) W WP R
(b) C CP F
(c) L ALL E
(d) P SI A

When using the move command to move a single object by a given distance, which is the best of the following methods?
(a) Set osnap to END, pick the object, pick a base point then pick on the
end of another object
(b) Pick the object then key in the relative distance that it is to be
moved
(c) Pick the object then key in the absolute distance that it is to be
moved
(d) Pick the object, key in 'END' key in 'END' again then pick on the end
of another object

The "select object" option "Previous" is best described by
(a) Picks the single object drawn by the previous command
(b) Picks the previous drawn single object
(c) Picks the previously picked group of objects
(d) Picks the previous object in a Window or Crossing selection

The following two commands used one after the other BOUNDARY then pick inside an area ERASE ALL R LAST produces which of these results
(a) Changes layer to the Boundary layer then erases all items on the last layer
(b) Calculates the area of the boundary and erases all the construction lines
(c) Draws a polyline that touches the extremes of the area then erases all the recently drawn lines
(d) Draws a polyline that touches the extremes of the area then erases all but that polylin

Which one of the following system variables disables the prompt which asks for attribute values, and causes attributes to be set to their defaults?
(a) ATTDIA
(b) ATTDISP
(c) ATTPROMPT
(d) ATTREQ

Which one of the following best defines attributes as used in AutoCAD and defined by the command DDATTDEF.
(a) Text entities that can link to a database.
(b) Special text entities within a block.
(c) Text entities that use an alternative font.
(d) Special text entities.

What is the significance of using the command WBLOCK?
(a) WBLOCK only works on blocks.
(b) the block is written to disk and can be used later in other drawings.
(c) the block is written to the current drawing file only, saving disk
space.
(d) the block can have attributes written to it later.

The effect of the EXPLODE command when applied to a block is to?
(a) reduce a block to it's constituent entities to allow editing.
(b) return a block to it's created scale and rotation.
(c) allow the editing of a block with different X,Y factors.
(d) place constituent entities all onto the current layer.

The use of blocks allows libraries of standard parts to be developed and saved for latter use. Blocks may be stored
(a) on disk.
(b) on disk, CDROM and the Internet.
(c) on disk and CDROM.
(d) on disk and the Internet.

Which one of the following methods should be used to repeat a complex part in a drawing in order to minimise file size?
(a) use the COPY command
(b) use the MIRROR command
(c) use the ARRAY command
(d) create a BLOCK then use INSERT

Which one of the following is a correct statement regarding AutoCAD blocks?
(a) Blocks can only be inserted into a drawing if they already exist in
that drawing.
(b) A block can have no more than ten attributes.
(c) The insert command looks first within the drawing for blocks and then
to the disk.
(d) Every block has to have at least one attribute.

The SETVAR command is used to?
(a) configure the program settings to suit the various hardware devices
(b) configure AutoCAD for use with a tablet menu
(c) create an 'object set' for editing
(d) change the values of the system variables

If the system variable MIRRTEXT is set to 1, text is
(a) mirrored
(b) not mirrored
(c) not reproduced in the mirror image
(d) mirrored and reversed

Which one of the following allows the value of the system variable PICKBOX to be changed whilst in the ERASE command?
(a) SETVAR pickbox or PICKBOX
(b) 'SETVAR pickbox or 'PICKBOX
(c) 'SELECT
(d) CHANGE

Which one of the following system variables determines the visibility of the control points of a pline spline curve?
(a) SPLFRAME
(b) SPLMODE
(c) SPLINESEGS
(d) SPLINEVIEW

The system variable SPLINETYPE determines?
(a) whether the 'curve' option of the PEDIT command produces a spline curve
or a fit curve
(b) whether editing functions are performed on the spline curve or on it's
controlling frame
(c) the accuracy of approximation of a spline curve
(d) whether a spline curve is a quadratic b-spline or cubic b-spline

Which of the following system variables controls the accuracy of approximation of a spline curve?
(a) SPLFRAME
(b) SPLINEFIT
(c) SPLINESEGS
(d) SPLMODE

Which one of the following commands can be used to change the value of a system variable?
(a) CHANGE
(b) DIMVAR
(c) SELECT
(d) SETVAR

One effect of setting the value of MIRRTEXT=0 is that?
(a) text is displayed but not mirrored
(b) text is displayed as a mirror
(c) text is not displayed
(d) only text can be mirrored

Which one of the following is the BEST procedure for drawing a line from the point of intersection of a line and a circle?
(a) Select the LINE command and then use object snap with the INS option.
(b) Select the LINE command and then use object snap with the INT option.
(c) Set a small SNAP value then select the LINE command and SNAP.to the
intersection
(d) Zoom in on the intersection, then select the LINE command and click the
LH mouse button for the start point.

When breaking a circle the break will occur in the
(a) anti clockwise direction
(b) clockwise direction
(c) horizontal direction
(d) shortest direction

Which one of the following statements is False?
(a) Plines can be filled but not outlined.
(b) Plines can have either a consistent width or varying widths.
(c) Plines can be made from lines and arcs.
(d) Plines can be smoothed.

Which of the following shapes CANNOT be drawn by the polygon command?
(a) Square
(b) Hexagon
(c) Rectangle
(d) Equilateral triangle

The effect of freezing a layer is to?
(a) make it invisible and prevent regeneration
(b) make it invisible but allow regeneration
(c) allow visibility and regeneration
(d) display the layer but prevent editing of it

Which one of the following is the maximum number of layers which can be defined in an AutoCAD drawing?
(a) 64
(b) 128
(c) 256
(d) UNLIMITED

Which one of the following commands can be used to obtain information about a selected object?
(a) ID
(b) LIST
(c) MEASURE
(d) STATUS

AutoCAD has had the dreaded Model Space and Paper Space since R12. What is the main advantage of the system?
(a) It confuses students
(b) It converts 2D drawings to 3D
(c) It enables the CAD operator to set the scale of the
(d) It saves space because it requires fewer layers.

Why does AutoCAD allow you more than one layout?
(a) Different output devices.
(b) Different sizes of output.
(c) Different output orientation .
(d) All of the above.

A common command for many Windoze applications is "Page Setup". What in AutoCAD does Page Setup achieve?
(a) Sets the scale at which the drawing is printed.
(b) Sets the output device, also the size and orientation of the output
(c) Sets limits and the working units.
(d) Sets Up the paper size, margins and orientation

Which of the following key combinations does not invoke an I/O command?
(a) Ctrl + P
(b) Ctrl + F
(c) Ctrl + S
(d) Ctrl + O

In a Windoze dialogue box, moving from one field to another is achieved by which of the following key combinations?
(a) Ctrl + [Tab]
(b) Alt + [Tab]
(c) Shift + [Tab]
(d) [Tab]

When constructing an AutoCAD Solid Model the UCS command is used to
(a) Draw more accurately
(b) Draw Solid Objects
(c) Rotate Solid Objects
(d) Define a new Drawing Plane

When using the SOLVIEW command on a blank PS layout which sub command should be issued first and why?
(a) UCS World because you have to start somewhere.
(b) UCS World because the world UCS is the only one available.
(c) Ortho because each view is to 90° to the other.
(d) Aux because one can line up the view more accurately.

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