Discovering AutoCAD (R) 2000

Discovering AutoCAD (R) 2000

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For courses in AutoCAD.Based on the belief that computer-aided design, like many other skills, cannot be learned by merely reading about it, this text engages students in hands-on activity from the very beginning and integrates explanatory material, techniques, tips, and shortcuts with practical exercises. Each chapter is organized in a consistent format around a series of tasks to be done at a CAD workstation. This text further features an abundance of substantive working drawings (complete with dimensions) for use as problems.show more

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  • Paperback | 676 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 27.94mm | 1,224.69g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Peachpit Press Publications
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 0130842648
  • 9780130842640

Table of contents

I. BASIC TWO-DIMENSIONAL ENTITIES. 1. Lines. 2. Circles and Drawing Aids. 3. Layers, Colors, and Linetypes. 4. Template Drawings. 5. Arcs and Polar Arrays. 6. Object Snap. II. TEXT, DIMENSIONS, AND OTHER COMPLEX ENTITIES. 7. Text. 8. Dimensions. 9. Polylines. 10. Blocks, Xrefs, and the AutoCAD Design Center. III. ISOMETRIC DRAWING AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING. 11. Isometric Drawing. 12. Wireframe Models. 13. Surface Models. 14. Solid Models. APPENDICES. A. Drawing Projects. B. Menus and Macros. C. Data Exchange Formats. Index.show more

About Mark Dix

MARK DIX began working with AutoCAD in 1985 as a programmer for CAD Support Associates Inc. He helped design a system for creating estimates and bills of material directly from AutoCAD drawing databases for use in the automated conveyor industry. This system became the basis for systems still widely in use today. In 1986, he began collaborating with Paul Riley to create AutoCAD training materials, combining Riley's background in industrial design and training with Dix's background in writing, curriculum development, and programming. Dix and Riley have created tutorial teaching methods for every AutoCAD release since version 2.5. Dix has a Master of Arts in Teaching from Cornell University and a Masters in Education from the University of Massachusetts. PAUL RILEY has been an Instructor and designer specializing in graphics and design of multimedia. He is a founding partner of CAD Support Associates, a contract service and professional training organization for computer aided design. His 15 years of business experience and 20 years of teaching experience are supported by degrees in education and computer science. Paul has taught AutoCAD at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Mt. Ida College in Newton, MA. He has developed a program, Computer Aided Design for Professionals, that is highly regarded and has been an ongoing success for the past 15 years.show more