# Basic Civil Engineering Questions and Answers – AutoCAD

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This set of Basic Civil Engineering Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “AutoCAD”.

a) 2016
b) 2017
c) 2018
d) 2019

Explanation: AutoCAD 2018 is the latest version. It has improved save performance, improved 2D Graphics, 3D navigation performance, AutoCAD mobile app and updated DWG file format.

2. Which key is used to obtain properties palette in AutoCAD?
a) Control+1
b) Control+2
c) Control+3
d) Control+4

Explanation: Control+2 gives design centre palette, control+3 gives tools palette. Control+4 is not an option.

3. AutoCAD was first released in the year:
a) 1858
b) 1966
c) 1898
d) 1982

Explanation: It was released in December 1982. It was a desktop app running on micro-computer with internal graphics controllers.

4. How many units are available in AutoCAD?
a) 4
b) 5
c) 7
d) 6

Explanation: The units are architectural (feet & inches), decimals, engineering (inches), Fractional and scientific (10e form).

5. Which mode allows the user to draw 90o straight lines :
a) Osnap
b) Ortho
c) Linear
d) Polar tracking

Explanation: Ortho mode can be activated using F8 Key. It enables user to draw straight lines (90o) by restricting the cursor to 90o only.

6. To obtain parallel lines, concentric circles and parallel curves; _________ is used.
a) Array
b) Fillet
c) Copy
d) Offset

Explanation: It can be activated by typing letter O. The offset distance and side is to be specified by the user.

7. The default grid spacing in both X and Y directions is:
a) 10
b) 20
c) 5
d) 15

Explanation: The spacing in each grid is 10 in both direction. It can be altered by right clicking on the grid button at the bottom of the screen. A grid settings dialogue box will appear and changes can be made.

8. How many workspaces are available in AutoCAD?
a) 2
b) 4
c) 3
d) 5

Explanation: There are three workspaces available to switch between in AutoCAD. These are drafting and annotation, 3D basics and 3D modelling.

9. Scale command can be accessed easily by typing:
a) SL
b) S
c) SC
d) C

Explanation: Scale command is used to increase/decrease the size of an object. It can be accessed by typing SC. To increase scale, value greater than 1 is given. Values between 0 and 1 can be used to decrease scale.

10. Which command is used to divide the object into segments having predefined length?
a) Divide
b) Chamfer
c) Trim
d) Measure

Explanation: Measure command divides the object into segments of predefined length. Divide option divides object into n number of equal segments.

11. How many grip points does a circle have?
a) 5
b) 4
c) 3
d) 2