MonoGRAF. Draughting program

Learning MonoGRAF

Learning MonoGRAF should begin with a careful study of "User's Guide". At first reading, the user may skip certain chapters, namely: Chapter 12 - Groups, Chapter 13 - Layers, Chapter 16 - Dimensioning.

After getting acquainted with the basic concepts and functions of MonoGRAF, you may get down to practice. By running the demo example in step mode you is can see each step of the drawing procedure. This will help you acquire a certain approach to some of MonoGRAF's most frequently used functions.

You can ask for help at any time in a session. When you have selected a function, "help" tells you what the function is and how you should respond to the prompts. In order to obtain a help on a given function, you should first select it. At the first prompt choose the function "help" from the control menu.

In order to achieve greater efficiency in MonoGRAF, you should understand the role of the control menu and its functions. The control menu functions are available at any moment of the dialogue. After selecting a function from the control menu the current function is interrupted and the function selected from the control menu is executed. Thus, the user is enabled to modify certain parameters affecting the execution of a function (in case the selected function is "parameters") or to modify the global parameters (modes) of the system (in case he has selected function "modes").

The parameters offered by the "parameters" function are valid for the current function only, while the "modes" establish new defaults.

Some tips on effective use

We recommend that you invest some time in the development of libraries of standard elements (groups). The standard elements which may eventually become subject to change should be defined as groups.

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