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Discovering AutoCAD 2011, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Mark Dix, Paul Riley, - Autodesk

Published by Peachpit Press

Published Date: Jul 14, 2010

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For introductory courses in AutoCAD


Discovering AutoCAD 2011 presents a hands-on, activity-based approach to the use of AutoCAD as a drafting tool—complete with techniques, tips, shortcuts, and insights that improve 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. This edition features Web-based exercises, projects, and new test questions for each chapter.

Table of Contents

Part 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


Part II: Text, Dimensions, and Other Complex Entities

7. Text

8. Dimensions

9. Polylines

10. Blocks, Attributes, and External References


Part III: Isometric Drawing and Three-Dimensional Modeling

11. Isometric Drawing

12. Wireframe Models

13. Solid Models

14. More Modeling Techniques and Commands



Appendix A: Drawing Projects

Appendix B: Creating Customized Toolbars

Appendix C: Menus, Macros and the CUI Dialog

Appendix D: Data Exchange Formats

Appendix E: Additional Tools for Collaboration

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$43.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-512266-2