ISBN-10:
0136034543
ISBN-13:
9780136034544
Pub. Date:
05/15/2008
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Introduction to AutoCAD 2009: A Modern Perspective / Edition 1

Introduction to AutoCAD 2009: A Modern Perspective / Edition 1

by Paul F. Richard, Jim Fitzgerald

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Overview

This modern book addresses advances in technology and introduces students 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 are included at the end of each chapter and provide hands-on experience creating various types of mechanical, architectural, civil and electrical drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780136034544
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 05/15/2008
Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 944
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.40(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 Tools 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

18. File Management Tools and Object Linking and Embedding

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