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Introduction to AutoCAD 2013: A Modern Perspective / Edition 1

Introduction to AutoCAD 2013: A Modern Perspective / Edition 1

by Paul F. Richard, Jim Fitzgerald
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INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD 2013: A MODERN PERSPECTIVE 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: 9780132954754
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 09/19/2012
Pages: 960
Product dimensions: 10.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Part One An Introduction to AutoCAD

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to AutoCAD CHAPTER 2 Quick Start Tutorial

Part Two Drafting Skills:Drawing with AutoCAD

CHAPTER 3 Controlling the Drawing DisplayCHAPTER 4 Basic Drawing Commands

CHAPTER 5 Drawing Tools and Drafting Settings

CHAPTER 6 Managing Object Properties

Part Three Understanding Editing Techniques: Basics Through Advanced

CHAPTER 7 Basic Editing Techniques

CHAPTER 8 Advanced Editing Techniques

Part Four Working with Complex Objects

CHAPTER 9 Drawing and Editing Complex Objects

CHAPTER 10 Pattern Fills and Hatching

Part Five Annotating Drawings

CHAPTER 11 Adding TextCHAPTER 12 Working with Tables

CHAPTER 13 Dimensioning Drawings Part Six Outputting Your Work

Part Six Outputting Your Work

CHAPTER 14 Managing Paper Space Layouts

CHAPTER 15 Plotting and Publishing

Part Seven Advanced Drawing and Construction Methods

CHAPTER 16 Blocks and Block Attributes

CHAPTER 17 Working with External References

CHAPTER 18 Drawing Management Tools and Utilities

APPENDIX A Drafting Standards Overview

APPENDIX B Command Reference

APPENDIX C Command Aliases

APPENDIX D System Variables

APPENDIX E Express Tools



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