The AutoCAD Book

The AutoCAD Book : Drawing, Modeling and Applications Using AutoCAD 2004

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For courses in Basic Computer-Aided Design, Computer Graphics, Computer-Aided Design and Graphics, Introduction to Computer Graphics, Technical Illustration, Solid Modeling, Electro-Mechanical Design, AutoCAD(R) 3D, and Intermediate CAD. This book on drawing is appropriate for use in either lecture or self-paced AUTOCAD and has enough exercises for several semester-length courses using the AutoCAD(R) 2004 program. Individual commands are explained as they are used to make a recognizable drawing; not as isolated descriptions that have little connection to where they are used. The new features of AutoCAD(R) 2004 such as gradient hatch, plotting of rendered drawings using the new Shade Plot option in the Plot dialog box, smaller file size, multiple redo, and reconfigured AutoCAD(R) DesignCenter with the DC Online feature, are covered in detail. The new chapter F with sketches that can be used for approximately 200 exercises is a welcome source of problems for the busy instructor. These problems range from simple to more

Product details

  • Hardback | 768 pages
  • 207.3 x 270.8 x 28.2mm | 1,446.97g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131136046
  • 9780131136045

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"The AutoCAD(R) Book: Drawing, Modeling, and Applications Using AutoCAD(R) 2004" provides a hands-on approach to the concepts of AutoCAD 2004, allowing the users to start drawing early on in the text. The text begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of AutoCAD, its on-screen appearance and interface, and ways to solve common problems. It then moves from basic AutoCAD commands to complex z-Dimensional exercises and finally to advanced 3-Dimensional modeling and rendering. The exciting new concepts of gradient hatch rendering, plotting rendered drawings directly from AutoCAD, and using the Internet to capture 2D and 3D blocks for use in existing drawings is covered in detail. The text ends with a series of application sections, with projects for architectural, civil, electronic and electromechanical drawing and for technical illustrating. The final section contains 41 hand-drawn pencil sketches that can be used for more than 200 exercises. The text includes the following features to help users learn, practice, and master AutoCAD(R) skills: Project-based approach that guides users through the software in a logical wayAn easy-to-follow "prompt/response" format that takes users step by step through each new command/activityHighlighted information boxes--"Tips, Warnings, " and "Notes"--that help new AutoCAD users become more comfortable with the softwarePractice exercises in every chapterReal-world applications for a variety of fieldsNumerous figures, screen captures, and illustrationsReview questions at the end of every chapterHand-drawn, real-world SKETCHES FOR INDUSTRY exercisesto simulate a working environmentIcon identifies features new to AutoCAD 2004show more

Table of contents

I. PREPARING TO DRAW. 1. Introduction. 2. The AutoCAD(R) 2004 Program. 3. Preparing to Draw with AutoCAD(R) 2004. II. BASIC AUTOCAD(R). 4. Block Diagrams. 5. Plotting. 6. Adding Text to the Drawing. 7. Geometric Constructions. 8. Using 2D Commands to Draw Orthographic Views. 9. Drawings, Formats, Blocks, and Attributes. 10. The AutoCAD(R) DesignCenter. 11. External References (XREFs). 12. Using Raster Images in AutoCAD(R) Drawings. 13. Dimensioning and Tolerancing. 14. Sectional Drawings and Hatching. 15. Isometric Drawing and Gradient Hatch Rendering. 16. Basic 3-D. 17. Customizing Toolbars and Menus. III. ADVANCED AUTOCAD(R). 18. Advanced 3-D. 19. Advanced 3-D: Blocks and 3-D Orbit. 20.Using Model Space, Paper Space, and Layouts to Create, Document, and Present 2-D and 3-D Shapes. 21. Advanced Modeling: Solids, Regions, and 3D Models from the Design Center OnLine. 22. 3-D Tutorial Exercises, Including Rendering and Publishing to the Web. APPLICATIONS AND SKETCHES FOR INDUSTRY. A. Architectural Applications. B. Civil Applications. C. Electronic Applications. D. Electromechanical Packaging Applications. E. Technical Illustrating Applications. F. Sketches for Industry for All Drawing more