ISBN-10:
0131586793
ISBN-13:
9780131586796
Pub. Date:
05/27/2007
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Introduction to AutoCAD 2008: A Modern Approach / Edition 1

Introduction to AutoCAD 2008: A Modern Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

This modern book addresses advances in technology and introduces users to 2- dimensional drawing skills and commands using the current release of AutoCAD. It continuously builds on concepts covered in previous chapters, contains exercises combined with in-text notes, and offers examples that provide the “how and why” of AutoCAD fundamentals. Projects created using the software will give users hands-on experience and a thorough understanding of how to use AutoCAD in the 21st century. Allows users to get up to speed in no time to create and even plot AutoCAD drawings, links to corresponding chapters later in the book-allowing users to delve into detailed topics instruction as they choose, at their own pace. Presents a visual of the action options using either: Standard Toolbar, Pull-Down Menu, Command Line, or Command Alias, ensuring that students are in the right place at the right time, correctly following the authors’ direction. Explains in layperson’s terms how to: Utilize the powerful new annotation scale features that allow you to automate the process of scaling drawing objects that are typically used for annotation such as text and dimensions; Effectively manage external reference files (DWG xrefs, images, DWF underlays and DGN files); Set up and manage paper space layouts with multiple views and scales; Publish drawings over the Internet using Drawing Web Format (DWF); Import and format raster images; Share information with other Windows programs using Object Linking and Embedding (OLE); Use all of the other latest AutoCAD features. Engineers. Designers. Anyone interested in learning or involved with AutoCAD.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131586796
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 05/27/2007
Series: AutoDESK Design Institute Press Ser.
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 944
Product dimensions: 8.26(w) x 10.76(h) x 1.35(d)

About the Author

Paul Richard has worked in the CAD field for over 19 years. He started his career as a CAD drafter in 1985 and has since worked his way up through the ranks of the industry holding positions as CAD designer, CAD manager, and CAD software developer. He is currently a certified Autodesk instructor and the author of VBA for AutoCAD.

Jim Fitzgerald has worked with AutoCAD for over 16 years in a variety of CAD-related fields. He has experience in mechanical design, PCB layout, architectural drafting, CAD management, and 3D modeling and rendering. He has taught AutoCAD in both community college and corporate settings.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: AN INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD

1. Introduction to AutoCAD

2. Quick Start

PART TWO: DRAFTING SKILLS: DRAWING WITH AUTOCAD

3. Controlling the Drawing Display

4. Basic Drawing Commands

5. Drawing Aids and Drafting Settings

6. Managing Object Properties

PART THREE: UNDERSTANDING EDITING TECHNIQUES: BASICS THROUGH ADVANCED

7. Basic Editing Techniques

8. Advanced Editing Techniques

PART FOUR: WORKING WITH COMPLEX OBJECTS

9. Drawing and Editing Complex Objects

10. Pattern Fills and Hatching

PART FIVE: ANNOTATING DRAWINGS

11. Adding Text

12. Working with Tables

13. Dimensioning Drawings

PART SIX: OUTPUTTING YOUR WORK

14. Managing Paper Space Layouts

15. Plotting and Publishing

PART SEVEN: ADVANCED DRAWING AND CONSTRUCTION METHODS

16. Blocks and Block Attributes

17. Working with External References

File Management and Object Linking and Embedding

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