Up and Running with AutoCAD 2013

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2013 : 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling

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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2013 by Elliot Gindis is an easy-to-learn introduction to AutoCAD featuring step-by-step instructions that explain both the why and the how for using this industry standard software package. The book strips away complexities, both real and perceived, and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts. All concepts are explained first in theory, and then shown in practice, helping the reader understand what it is they are doing and why, before they do it.

The book is divided into three parts, guiding students through the subject matter from the beginning stages of using the software through advanced AutoCAD, including 3D features. Chapters deal with topics such as: layers, colors, linetypes, and properties; text, Mtext, editing, and style; blocks, Wblocks, dynamic blocks, groups, and purge; importing and exporting data; Boolean operations; Dview, walk and fly, animation, and action recording; and lighting and rendering. Also included is an extensive Appendix for each part, detailing additional useful CAD-related information not often found in other text books. In addition, the book contains supporting graphics (screen shots); a summary with a self-test section at the end of each chapter; drawing examples and exercises; and two running "projects" that the student works on as he/she progresses through the chapters .

This book will appeal to beginner through advanced users of AutoCAD; architectural engineers, drafting, civil/construction engineers, and mechanical engineers; and students taking drafting/engineering drawing courses in engineering and engineering technology programs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 752 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 33.02mm | 1,678.28g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • Approx. 700 illustrations (700 in full color); Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123984165
  • 9780123984166
  • 2,132,098

Table of contents

Level 1

CHAPTER 1 AutoCAD Fundamentals Part I

CHAPTER 2 AutoCAD Fundamentals Part II

CHAPTER 3 Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Properties

CHAPTER 4 Text, Mtext, Editing, and Style

CHAPTER 5 Hatch Patterns

CHAPTER 6 Dimensions

CHAPTER 7 Blocks, Wblocks, Dynamic Blocks, Groups, and Purge

CHAPTER 8 Polar, Rectangular and Path Arrays

CHAPTER 9 Basic Printing and Output

CHAPTER 10 Advanced Output-Paper Space

Level 2

CHAPTER 11 Advanced Linework

CHAPTER 12 Advanced Layers

CHAPTER 13 Advanced Dimensions

CHAPTER 14 Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center, and Express Tools

CHAPTER 15 Advanced Design and File Management Tools

CHAPTER 16 Importing and Exporting Data

CHAPTER 17 External References (Xrefs)

CHAPTER 18 Attributes

CHAPTER 20 Isometric Drawing

Level 3

CHAPTER 21 3D Basics

CHAPTER 22 Primitives

CHAPTER 23 Object Manipulation

CHAPTER 24 Boolean Operations.

CHAPTER 25 Solid Modeling

CHAPTER 26 Advanced Solids, Faces, and Edges

CHAPTER 27 Surfaces and Meshes

CHAPTER 28 UCS, Vports, Text, and Dimensions in 3D

CHAPTER 29 Dview, Walk and Fly, Animation, and Action Recording

CHAPTER 30 Lighting and Rendering

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About Elliot Gindis

Elliot Gindis has used and taught AutoCAD in the New York City area since 1996, logging in well over 20,000 hours of screen time as a designer and consultant in a wide variety of architecture and engineering fields. From 1999 to 2008 he was on staff at the Pratt Institute of Design and as visiting instructor at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He is currently president of Vertical Technologies Consulting and Design, an AutoCAD training firm, and has advised, consulted, or assisted more than 60 companies nationwide in using and optimizing AutoCAD. Elliot is part of the AutoDesk Developers Network and is a Certified Technical Trainer.
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