AutoCAD (R) 2004

AutoCAD (R) 2004 : A Building Approach, Book 1: Learning the Basics

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For introductory courses in AutoCAD (R). The three books cover one year's coursework in 2D drafting-one for each quarter, or one and one-half books per semester. This series is particularly appropriate for community and technical college programs. This three-volume series of texts provides a user-friendly, step-by-step approach to learning AutoCAD (R) 2004. Using a modularized approach that groups related commands and operations together, these books focus on teaching the most efficient method of operation that enables the user to quickly become a productive CAD operator. With real-world application assignments at each module's conclusion and a final project that a new CAD operator might be required to do in an actual employment situation at the end of each book, this series reinforces hands-on study so that students are fully equipped with the practical skills required to succeed in this field. Book 1 covers material from opening the AutoCAD (R) program for the very first time to being able to efficiently use the basic commands to set up, draw, and print drawings. Book 2 builds on these concepts and skills, and helps students proceed to making and dimensioning multiview drawings. Book 3 concludes the series by teaching students to make and use their own personal drawing template complete with title block, general notes, and bill of materials.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 288 pages
  • 205.7 x 266.7 x 17.8mm | 612.36g
  • Peachpit Press Publications
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 0131135376
  • 9780131135376

Table of contents

(NOTE: In each book, most chapters conclude with Applying the Concepts and Review Questions.) Book 1 MODULE 1: Basics of the AutoCAD (R) Program. MODULE 2: Putting Lines on a Drawing. MODULE 3: Modifying Objects on a Drawing. MODULE 4: Drawing Regular-Shaped Objects. MODULE 5: Getting in Close and Moving Around a Drawing. MODULE 6: Drawing Curved Shapes. MODULE 7: Putting Text on a Drawing. MODULE 8: Using a Template and Setting a Drawing's Parameters. MODULE 9. Final Project. Appendix A: Using Engineering Scales. Appendix B: Answers to End-of-Module Questions. Index. Book 2 MODULE 10: The Other Object Snap Commands. MODULE 11: Viewports. MODULE 12: Linetypes, Layers, and Object Properties. MODULE 13: Orthographic Projection. MODULE 14: Printing and Plotting. MODULE 15: Getting Information about Objects and the Drawing. MODULE 16: Basic Dimensioning. MODULE 17: Final Project. Appendix A: Creating a Personal Template. Appendix B: Answers to End-of-Module Questions. Index. Book 3 MODULE 18: Additional Editing Tools. MODULE 19: Advanced Dimensioning. MODULE 20: Other Views. MODULE 21: Other Types of Lines. MODULE 22: Blocks and Attributes. MODULE 23: External Referenced Drawings. MODULE 24: Other Drawing Features. MODULE 25: Final Project. Appendix A: Creating a Personal Template. Appendix B: Answers to End-of-Module Questions. Index.
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