AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies

AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies

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Find your way around AutoCAD 2014 with this full-color, For Dummies guide! Put away that pencil and paper and start putting the power of AutoCAD 2014 to work in your CAD projects and designs. From setting up your drawing environment to using text, dimensions, hatching, and more, this guide walks you through AutoCAD basics and provides you with a solid understanding of the latest CAD tools and techniques. You ll also benefit from the full-color illustrations that mirror exactly what you ll see on your AutoCAD 2014 screen and highlight the importance of AutoCAD s Model view, which shows different line weights for printing in different colors. * Covers the latest AutoCAD features and techniques, including creating a basic layout, navigating the AutoCAD 2014 interface, drawing and editing, working with dimensions, plotting, adding text, using blocks, and more * Shows you how to make the best use of color in your AutoCAD designs, take advantage of the AutoCAD DesignCenter, and showcase your work to potential clients and customers * Includes practical advice and guidance on real-world methods and tips used by architects, engineers, and other CAD professionals to create compelling 3D models and detailed technical drawings You ll quickly get up to speed on all AutoCAD has to offer with AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies in your toolbox.

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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 185.42 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 1,224.69g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • colour tables, figures
  • 1118603974
  • 9781118603970
  • 119,189

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Learn to: Set up the AutoCAD environment Create your first drawing, add text, and manage properties Build amazing 2D and 3D models in no time Master AutoCAD essentials with help from this book and start creating marvelous models You've heard AutoCAD is complex? True, but this book is not. Here are the essentials you need to get started with AutoCAD and its cousin, AutoCAD LT. See how to use lines, add text, dimensions, and hatching to a drawing, learn what CAD does with geometry, and then print your work. Soon you'll be moving into 3D mode and headed for AutoCAD mastery! Meet AutoCAD -- find your way around the AutoCAD interface and embark on an exercise that shows you how to create a basic drawing Be objective -- learn about the object properties and CAD precision techniques necessary to draw and edit objects Devil in the details -- discover dimensioning, hatching, and how to add text to provide all the details a contractor needs You're no island -- explore the features that allow you to share drawings and data or reuse parts of drawings Go 3D -- check out the 3D modeling environment and start creating solid models Open the book and find: The most efficient way to create drawings in AutoCAD 2014 All about zooming and panning How CAD sees geometry Things to know about plotting Ways to maintain the intent of your design How to move around the 3D environment System resources to set up AutoCAD Tips for using the command line

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About Bill Fane

Bill Fane is an Autodesk Authorized Training Center certified instructor who holds 12 U.S. patents. He has spent a lifetime in the engineering field. David Byrnes began his drafting career with a pencil and T-square. He taught AutoCAD for 15 years, and authored five previous editions of AutoCAD For Dummies.

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