This text is appropriate for Introductory and Intermediate AutoCAD courses.
This modern text addresses advances in technology and introduces students to 2- dimensional drawing skills and commands using the current release of AutoCAD. It continuously builds on concepts covered in previous chapters, contains exercises combined with in-text notes, and offers examples that provide the “how and why” of AutoCAD fundamentals. Projects are included at the end of each chapter and provide hands-on experience creating various types of mechanical, architectural, civil and electrical drawings.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: AN INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD
1. Introduction to AutoCAD
2. Quick Start
PART TWO: DRAFTING SKILLS: DRAWING WITH AUTOCAD
3. Controlling the Drawing Display
4. Basic Drawing Commands
5. Drawing Tools and Drafting Settings
6. Managing Object Properties
PART THREE: UNDERSTANDING EDITING TECHNIQUES: BASICS THROUGH ADVANCED
7. Basic Editing Techniques
8. Advanced Editing Techniques
PART FOUR: WORKING WITH COMPLEX OBJECTS
9. Drawing and Editing Complex Objects
10. Pattern Fills and Hatching
PART FIVE: ANNOTATING DRAWINGS
11. Adding Text
12. Working with Tables
13. Dimensioning Drawings
PART SIX: OUTPUTTING YOUR WORK
14. Managing Paper Space Layouts
15. Plotting and Publishing
PART SEVEN: ADVANCED DRAWING AND CONSTRUCTION METHODS
16. Blocks and Block Attributes
17. Working with External References
18. File Management Tools and Object Linking and Embedding
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