Discovering AutoCAD, Release 14

Discovering AutoCAD, Release 14

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For beginning-level courses in AutoCAD. Unlike the other available books on AutoCAD - which tend to be little more than dictionaries of commands with few, if any, working drawings tacked on the back, and simplistic exercises with no dimensions - this text/self-study guide offers a hands-on activity-based, task-oriented approach to the use of AutoCAD as drafting tool - complete with techniques, tips, shortcuts, and insights designed to increase efficiency. Topics and tasks are carefully grouped to lead students logically through the AutoCAD command set - with the level of difficulty increasing steadily as skills are acquired through experience and practice. Straightforward explanations focus on what is relevant to actual drawing procedures, and illustrations show exactly what to expect on the computer screen when steps are correctly more

Product details

  • Paperback | 594 pages
  • 203.2 x 254 x 22.86mm | 1,065.94g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Peachpit Press Publications
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 0130801836
  • 9780130801838

Table of contents

Introduction to Release 14. 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. Groups and Blocks. 11. Isometric Drawing. III. THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING. 12. Wireframe Models. 13. Surface Models. 14. Solid Models. APPENDICES. A. Drawing Projects. B. Menus and Macros. C. AutoCAD on the Internet and Other Data Exchange Formats. more