BN.com Gift Guide

AutoCAD 2002 - One Step at a Time / Edition 2

Other Format (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$60.55
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Other Format)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $45.00   
  • Used (8) from $1.99   

Overview

A text designed for introductory AutoCAD 2002 users that is ideal for either classroom use or independent study. This book takes a three-pronged approach to teaching AutoCAD 2002 by integrating text, CD-ROM, and web-based support to create a complete learning system.

Book—Includes 26 lessons designed to bring you fully up to speed with 2-D drawing and internet capabilities. Lessons are clearly marked for purpose and content, and provide hands-on, step-by-step instructions to help the student master the task. All instructions come in an easy to follow 3-column format labeled Do This!, which clearly presents the task at hand. Lessons contain tips, tricks, projects, and quizzes developed by the author through years of experience as a designer and CAD guru.

CD—This CD continues to provide instruction when you have left the classroom, or are studying on your own. 30 Drawing tasks are captured as multimedia presentations for your review. Each lesson is keyed to a specific section in the text marked with a CD icon. When you review these lessons on your computer, you will see a drawing being created on screen using the steps shown in the text. A voice accompanies the movements and provides audio instruction and reinforcement. In addition, the CD installs easy to find files of all the drawing lessons in the book.

Worldwide Web—This text has an accompanying website that offers a self-assessment tool to test your understanding of important concepts—http://www.prenhall.com/sykes/. It contains sets of questions keyed to approximately half the lessons in the text which test your understanding of key concepts. Take these quizzes online as practice exams and you will receive immediate feedback on your progress

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130662705
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/21/2001
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1200
  • Product dimensions: 7.99 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Sean Sykes has been an instructor at Houston Community College and North Harris College in Houston, TX for the past 7 years. Tim has a degree in secondary education from Lamar University. Prior to teaching, he spent 16 years as a designer in the Piping, Furniture, Structural, and Display fields. Tim has extensive writing experience; he has worked as a freelance writer, published two cookbooks, written a newsletter, published two field guides for edible wild plants, and has written assembly instructions for modular and furniture construction articles.

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

Introduction

AutoCAD is a great software program, and in writing this text, I have tried to make learning it simple and fun. My system of step-by-step instructions, supported by reference material, creates a hands-on approach to which you can refer over and over again. Each lesson includes: explanations of command options, worked examples of each command, and where appropriate, tips on using specific techniques in industry. I've also worked with my publisher to support this book with the latest in technology—a multimedia tutorial CD-ROM with several AutoCAD tutorials, and a web site that provides a tool for self-assessment. AutoCAD is a challenging yet powerful program. We developed this package to provide all the support you need to master it.

Integrated, Multimedia Learning System

When you use this book, you are not just using a single text, but an integrated multimedia learning system made up of 3 parts:

1. Book—25 AutoCAD lessons designed to bring you fully up to speed with 2-D drawing, and a first lesson in 3-D. Lessons are clearly marked as to purpose and content, and provide hands-on, step-by-step instructions to help the student master the task. Lessons contain tips and tricks developed through years of experience as a designer and CAD guru. Each lesson concludes with some extra steps for learning enhancement, several projects from a variety of disciplines and at various levels of mastery, and a list of review questions to validate student accomplishment. All lessons are covered in a clear, friendly and encouraging writing style to set the student at ease.

2. CD-ROM—This CD-ROM keeps on providing instruction when you have left the classroom, or are studying on your own. Here, you will find drawing exercises captured as multimedia tutorials for your review. Each tutorial is keyed to a specific "Do This" exercise in the text with a CD-ROM icon. Review these tutorials on your computer and you will see a drawing being created right on screen using the steps shown in the text. As the AutoCAD cursor moves across the screen, a voice accompanies the movements and provides audio instruction and reinforcement. I hope this CD-ROM truly extends your ability to learn AutoCAD and study on your own when an instructor is not available.

3. World Wide Web—This text makes use of the Web as a self-assessment tool to test your understanding of important concepts at its own websites http://www.prenhall.com/sykes/ and www.uneedcad.com. It contains sets of questions keyed to approximately half the "Do This" exercises in the text that test your understanding of key concepts. "Do This" exercises that have on-line quiz material are marked with a web icon. Take these quizzes on-line as practice exams, and you will receive immediate feedback to your progress. Instructors can ask students to take these on-line quizzes and submit their results electronically, allowing instructors to easily track a student's progress. Professors may also use the syllabus builder feature of this web page to quickly prepare their own on-line syllabus.

Why l Wrote This Book

Many years ago I took my first AutoCAD course. I had been drafting for almost ten years at the time, but I saw that the drawing board would eventually give way to the computer. So I dug deep into the shallow recesses of my wallet and came up with the $300 I needed to take the course. A year or so later, still on the board, I was designing piping systems for one of the big petrochemical companies in Houston. There was one computer on the job, but nobody knew how to use it. I dedicated my lunches and evenings to exploring that old machine—often messing it up badly and having to call the computer support folks to come fix it.

After a few months of this, my immediate supervisor was transferred to an AutoCAD project. He was somewhat lost in the computer world and I was the only one he knew who could turn one on. So he asked for me to follow him. I was excited by the prospect—until I learned that I was to be in charge of five CAD stations on the new project! Then I was a bit nervous (okay, terrified). I did what any closet teacher would do—I went right out and bought a book! For the next several weeks, I managed to stay exactly twelve hours ahead of the rest of my crew. That is, (it seemed miraculous) what I read one evening was what I was asked about the next day! So my reputation as a guru was established, simply because I was the guy who bought (and read) a book.

Why this book? My hope in writing this book has been to create something that is friendly rather than egghead academic. My intent is to teach my students (and readers) how to make a living using AutoCAD—essentially to answer the questions that I faced that first year as a guru and in the years since as an instructor. I will not cover every nook and cranny of this marvelous tool; but let's face it, it's a beginner's book—not an encyclopedia. Follow the book carefully and you can function as an apprentice CAD operator anywhere. Continue with Three Dimensional AutoCAD 2002: One Step at a Time upon completing this book, and you will be well on your way to becoming an advanced user in the 3-dimensional drawing world!

Pedagogy

Each lesson follows that old saying I learned back in "teacher school": tell 'em what you're gonna tell 'em; tell 'em; tell 'em what you told 'em. So we begin each lesson with a set of goals stated simply as: Following this lesson, you will. This page gives you some idea of what you will cover in the lesson. Next, we cover the material. This occurs in three steps.

1. First we discuss a topic—Generally a command or procedure. This discussion includes the purpose of the command or procedure and a sample and explanation of either the command sequence or the dialog box. Refer to this section to answer questions concerning what a command or option does. Throughout the lesson, you will find colored inserts that provide additional information or tricks to help in your understanding of the topic.

2. Second we have a guided exercise called Do This:—These exercises act as an instructor telling you what to do one step at a time. Perhaps the most important feature of the text is its step-by-step approach. I divide more than 190 Do This: exercises into three columns in which I explain the task, show the task being done and show any tools that might make the task easier. I even show how the results of the task should appear on the student's computer screen. The exercises are generally divided into three columns. The Steps column tells you what to do. The Command Sequence column shows you what to do. The Tools column generally gives you a button or drop-down box option to the keyboard approach shown in the Command Sequence column.

3. Last we have an independent project (or several)— This occurs in the Exercises section at the end of each lesson. Here you find projects that you must do on your own. Setup information will be provided, but you must refer to previous lessons as needed to complete the project independently.

After covering the material, there is an Extra Steps section in each lesson. These are full of added features, tidbits of knowledge, or suggestions for further study.

The Tell 'em what you told 'em part (found in the What Have We Learned? section) does just that. In this section, I also try to give you some idea of what will come next. I finish each lesson with some review questions to reinforce what we have covered, and a selection of exercises from various industries.

This approach benefits each student by acting as an individualized instructor—sitting at the student's elbow and walking him or her through the task one-step-at-a-time. It benefits the instructor by freeing him from instructional chores to deal with problems or to reinforce student accomplishment.

Style Notes

I have followed several conventions in creating this text. Understanding them will make it easier to follow:

Throughout the text:

  • I use italics for emphasis and to indicate the names of files
  • I use bold to indicate AutoCAD prompts, buttons and names of buttons, system variables, and dialog box tabs
  • I use bold and italics to indicate AutoCAD command names, hotkeys, and user input
  • I CAPITALIZE names of dialog boxes and pull-down menus
  • I use bullets and graduated indention to organize explanations of command options
Art

I wrote this text to be the most visual book on the market. Whenever possible, I tried to illustrate how to create drawings through generous use of detailed screen shots, and actual drawings. In teaching, I have found that my students really appreciate a visual approach to learning. This text contains over 1800 graphics!

Advanced Book

Once you have completed this text, you can learn more about AutoCAD's advanced features using Three-Dimensional AutoCAD 2002: One Step at a Time. An outline for this book is as follows.

Part 1: Welcome to the Third Dimension

Lesson 1: "Z" Basics
Introduction to the Z-axis, the UCS, three-dimensional coordinate entry, three-dimensional setup and viewing

Lesson 2: More of Z Basics
UCS vs. WCS, working planes, advanced viewing techniques

Part 2: Simple Modeling

Lesson 3: Wireframes and Surface Modeling
Introduction to three-dimensional drafting, 3d polylines, point projection, surfaces/faces

Lesson 4: Predefined Surface Models
Using AutoCAD's predefined surface modeling tools—boxes, wedges, pyramids, etc.

Lesson 5: Complex Surface Models
Creating your own surface model shapes

Part 3: Simple Model Editing

Lesson 6: Z-Space Editing
Three-dimensional uses for familiar (two-dimensional) tools, tools designed for Z-Space

Part 4: Advanced Modeling

Lesson 7: Solid Modeling Building Blocks
Using predefined solid modeling tools, creating your own solid modeling shapes

Lesson 8: Composite Solids
Turning building blocks into solid objects, shaping solid objects

Lesson 9: Editing 3D Solids
Tools designed for modifying 3D Solids

Lesson 10: Three-Dimensional Blocks and Three-Dimensional Plotting Tools
Creating and inserting three-dimensional blocks, solid plotting tools

Part 5: Rendering

Lesson 11: Is It Real or 15 It Rendered?
Creating photographic quality images from three-dimensional drawings

Supplements

Each book comes with its own free CD-ROM that contains multimedia tutorials and drawing files. Students or users may utilize this CD-ROM on single machines, or instructors are free to install it on a network. We are also supporting the text with the Sykes website—http://www.prenhall.com/sykes/.

Bundling options

To make the cost of purchasing several books for one course more manageable for students, Prentice Hall offers discounts when you purchase this book with several other Prentice Hall textbooks. Discounts range from 10 to 20% off the price of the two books separately. At press time, you may bundle this text for discounts with any core Prentice Hall graphics text by Giesecke, Earle, Lockhart/Johnson, or Sorby. You may also bundle this text with the AutoCAD 2002 Advanced version for a discount. To request more specific pricing information, get isbn's for ordering bundles, and learn more about Prentice Hall's offerings in graphics and CAD, either contact your Prentice Hall Sales rep, or email engineering@prenhall.com. For the name and number of your sales representative, please contact Prentice Hall Faculty Services at 1-800-526-0485.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Extra Steps, What Have We Learned, Exercises, and Review Questions.)

I. GETTING STARTED WITH AUTOCAD.

Lesson 1: Setup.

The Groundwork: How AutoCAD Handles Scale, Units, and Paper Size. Let's Get Started: The AutoCAD Today Window. Using the Setup Wizard. The Active Assistant and the User Interface. Saving & Leaving a Drawing Session. Opening an Existing Drawing. Partial Open and Partial Load. Creating Templates. Creating a New Drawing Using a Template. Changing the Setup or Starting a New Drawing from Scratch.

Lesson 2: Drawing Basics—Lines & Coordinates.

Lines and Rectangles. Fixing the Uh-Ohs—Erase, Undo, & Redo. Multiple Object Selection Made Easy. The Cartesian Coordinate System.

Lesson 3: Sharing Your Work with Others.

Getting Input from the Client Before Plotting—AutoCAD's MeetNow. The Old Fashioned Way—Putting it on Paper (Plotting). Sharing Your Drawing with the Plot Command—and No Paper! Sending the Package Over the Internet with eTransmit.

Lesson 4: Drawing Aids.

The Simple Stuff—Ortho, Grid, Tacking, and Snap. And Now the Easy Way—Dsettings. Never Miss the Point with OSNAPS. Running OSNAPS. Point Filters & Object Snap Tracking. Isometric Drafting.

Lesson 5: Display Controls and Basic Text.

Getting Closer—The Zoom Command. Why Find It Twice—The View Command. Simple Text. Editing Text—The DDEdit Command. Finding & Replacing Text. Adding Flavor to Text with Style.

Lesson 6: Geometric Shapes (Other Than Lines and Rectangles!)

Getting Around to Circles. “Squished” Circles and Isometric Circles—The Ellipse Command. Arcs—The Hard Way! Drawing Multisided Figures—The Polygon Command. Putting it all Together.

II. BEYOND THE BASICS.

Lesson 7: Adding Flavor to Your Drawings with Layers.

The Simple Command Approach. Color, Linetype, and So Much More—Layers. Sharing Setups—The AutoCAD Design Center and the Layer Translator. The Scenario. Uh Ohs, Boo Boos, A$%&#$s—The Miracles of CHProp & the Object Property Manager. And Again, the Easy Way to Modify—Matchprop.

Lesson 8: Editing Your Drawing—Modification Procedures.

The Change Group. The Location and Number Group. Moving and Copying Objects Between Drawings.

Lesson 9: More Complex Lines—Polylines (& Light Weight Polylines).

Using the Pline Command for Wide Lines and Multi-Segmented Lines. The Most Useful of the Most Overlooked: AutoCAD's Inquiry Commands. Editing Polylines: The Pedit Command.

Lesson 10: More Editing Tools.

Location and Number. More Commands in the Change Group. Putting it all Together.

Lesson 11: Some Useful Drawing Tricks.

Equal or Measured Distances: The Divide and Measure Commands. So Where's the Point? From Outlines to Solids: The Solid and Donut Commands. More Object Selection Methods. Object Selection Filters: Quick Select.

III. SOME MORE ADVANCED TECHNIQUES.

Lesson 12. Guidelines & Splines.

Contour Lines with the Spline Command. Change Splines—the Splinedit Command. Guidelines.

Lesson 13: Advanced Lines: Multilines.

Many at Once: AutoCAD's Multilines and the Mline Command. Options: The MLStyle Command. Editing Multilines: The MLEdit Command. The Project.

Lesson 14: Advanced Text: MText.

AutoCAD's Word Processor: The Multiline Text Editor. Okay I Typed It, but I Don't Know if It's Right!: AutoCAD's Spell Command. Find & Replace.

Lesson 15: Basic Dimensioning.

First, Some Terminology. Dimension Creation—Dimension Commands. And Now the Easy Way—Quick Dimensioning (Qdim). Dimension Editing: The Dimedit and DimTedit Commands. Isometric Dimensioning.

Lesson 16: Customizing Dimensions.

Creating Dimension Styles: The DDim Command. Try One. Simple Repairs.

Lesson 17: Advanced Modification Techniques.

Object Selection Settings. “A Whole New Ball Game!”: Editing with Grips.

IV. RAZZLE DAZZLE.

Lesson 18: Hatching & Section Lines.

The Hatch Command. Boundary Hatching. Editing Hatched Areas. Drag-and-Drop Hatching—Using the ADC to Hatch. More Section Help—The Sketch Command.

Lesson 19: Many as One—Groups and Blocks.

Paper Dolls—The Group Command. Groups with Backbone—The Block Command.

Lesson 20: Advanced Blocks.

Creating Attributes. Inserting Attributed Blocks. Editing Attributes. The Coup de Grace: Using Attribute Information in Bills of Materials, Spreadsheets, or Database Programs.

V. DRAWING DISPLAY AND ARRANGEMENT.

Lesson 21: Space for a New Beginning.

Understanding the Terminology. Using Tiled Viewports. Setting Up a Paper Space Environment. Using Floating Viewports. And Now the Easy Way—The LayoutWizard Command.

Lesson 22: After the Setup.

Dimensioning and Paper Space. The Benefits of Layers in Paper Space. Using Text in Paper Space. Plotting the Layout. Tweaking the Layout. Putting It All Together—A Project.

VI. AUTOCAD INTERFACES WITH DRAWINGS, IMAGES, AND OTHER PROGRAMS.

Lesson 23: Externally Referenced Drawings.

Working with Externally Referenced Drawings—Xrefs. Editing Xrefs. Using Our Drawing as a Reference. Binding an Xref to Your Drawing.

Lesson 24: Other Application Files and AutoCAD.

Two Types of Graphics. Working with Raster Images: The Image Manager. Exporting Image Files. Working with Linked Objects—Object Linking and Embedding (OLE).

Lesson 25: Databases and AutoCAD.

Databases—A Brief Refresher. Configuring Your Operating System to Share the Database. Linking AutoCAD to the Database—The dbConnect Manager. Okay, I'm Attached—Now How Do I Use the Database? Some Final Bits and Pieces about dbConnect. The Final Word.

Afterword: Getting an Edge.

Creating Your Own Hotkeys: The Acad.PGP File. The Z-Direction. Looking Ahead.

Read More Show Less

Preface

Introduction

AutoCAD is a great software program, and in writing this text, I have tried to make learning it simple and fun. My system of step-by-step instructions, supported by reference material, creates a hands-on approach to which you can refer over and over again. Each lesson includes: explanations of command options, worked examples of each command, and where appropriate, tips on using specific techniques in industry. I've also worked with my publisher to support this book with the latest in technology—a multimedia tutorial CD-ROM with several AutoCAD tutorials, and a web site that provides a tool for self-assessment. AutoCAD is a challenging yet powerful program. We developed this package to provide all the support you need to master it.

Integrated, Multimedia Learning System

When you use this book, you are not just using a single text, but an integrated multimedia learning system made up of 3 parts:

1. Book—25 AutoCAD lessons designed to bring you fully up to speed with 2-D drawing, and a first lesson in 3-D. Lessons are clearly marked as to purpose and content, and provide hands-on, step-by-step instructions to help the student master the task. Lessons contain tips and tricks developed through years of experience as a designer and CAD guru. Each lesson concludes with some extra steps for learning enhancement, several projects from a variety of disciplines and at various levels of mastery, and a list of review questions to validate student accomplishment. All lessons are covered in a clear, friendly and encouraging writing style to set the student at ease.

2. CD-ROM—This CD-ROM keeps on providing instruction when you have left the classroom, or are studying on your own. Here, you will find drawing exercises captured as multimedia tutorials for your review. Each tutorial is keyed to a specific "Do This" exercise in the text with a CD-ROM icon. Review these tutorials on your computer and you will see a drawing being created right on screen using the steps shown in the text. As the AutoCAD cursor moves across the screen, a voice accompanies the movements and provides audio instruction and reinforcement. I hope this CD-ROM truly extends your ability to learn AutoCAD and study on your own when an instructor is not available.

3. World Wide Web—This text makes use of the Web as a self-assessment tool to test your understanding of important concepts at its own websites http://www.prenhall.com/sykes/ and www.uneedcad.com. It contains sets of questions keyed to approximately half the "Do This" exercises in the text that test your understanding of key concepts. "Do This" exercises that have on-line quiz material are marked with a web icon. Take these quizzes on-line as practice exams, and you will receive immediate feedback to your progress. Instructors can ask students to take these on-line quizzes and submit their results electronically, allowing instructors to easily track a student's progress. Professors may also use the syllabus builder feature of this web page to quickly prepare their own on-line syllabus.

Why l Wrote This Book

Many years ago I took my first AutoCAD course. I had been drafting for almost ten years at the time, but I saw that the drawing board would eventually give way to the computer. So I dug deep into the shallow recesses of my wallet and came up with the $300 I needed to take the course. A year or so later, still on the board, I was designing piping systems for one of the big petrochemical companies in Houston. There was one computer on the job, but nobody knew how to use it. I dedicated my lunches and evenings to exploring that old machine—often messing it up badly and having to call the computer support folks to come fix it.

After a few months of this, my immediate supervisor was transferred to an AutoCAD project. He was somewhat lost in the computer world and I was the only one he knew who could turn one on. So he asked for me to follow him. I was excited by the prospect—until I learned that I was to be in charge of five CAD stations on the new project! Then I was a bit nervous (okay, terrified). I did what any closet teacher would do—I went right out and bought a book! For the next several weeks, I managed to stay exactly twelve hours ahead of the rest of my crew. That is, (it seemed miraculous) what I read one evening was what I was asked about the next day! So my reputation as a guru was established, simply because I was the guy who bought (and read) a book.

Why this book? My hope in writing this book has been to create something that is friendly rather than egghead academic. My intent is to teach my students (and readers) how to make a living using AutoCAD—essentially to answer the questions that I faced that first year as a guru and in the years since as an instructor. I will not cover every nook and cranny of this marvelous tool; but let's face it, it's a beginner's book—not an encyclopedia. Follow the book carefully and you can function as an apprentice CAD operator anywhere. Continue with Three Dimensional AutoCAD 2002: One Step at a Time upon completing this book, and you will be well on your way to becoming an advanced user in the 3-dimensional drawing world!

Pedagogy

Each lesson follows that old saying I learned back in "teacher school": tell 'em what you're gonna tell 'em; tell 'em; tell 'em what you told 'em. So we begin each lesson with a set of goals stated simply as: Following this lesson, you will. This page gives you some idea of what you will cover in the lesson. Next, we cover the material. This occurs in three steps.

1. First we discuss a topic—Generally a command or procedure. This discussion includes the purpose of the command or procedure and a sample and explanation of either the command sequence or the dialog box. Refer to this section to answer questions concerning what a command or option does. Throughout the lesson, you will find colored inserts that provide additional information or tricks to help in your understanding of the topic.

2. Second we have a guided exercise called Do This:—These exercises act as an instructor telling you what to do one step at a time. Perhaps the most important feature of the text is its step-by-step approach. I divide more than 190 Do This: exercises into three columns in which I explain the task, show the task being done and show any tools that might make the task easier. I even show how the results of the task should appear on the student's computer screen. The exercises are generally divided into three columns. The Steps column tells you what to do. The Command Sequence column shows you what to do. The Tools column generally gives you a button or drop-down box option to the keyboard approach shown in the Command Sequence column.

3. Last we have an independent project (or several)— This occurs in the Exercises section at the end of each lesson. Here you find projects that you must do on your own. Setup information will be provided, but you must refer to previous lessons as needed to complete the project independently.

After covering the material, there is an Extra Steps section in each lesson. These are full of added features, tidbits of knowledge, or suggestions for further study.

The Tell 'em what you told 'em part (found in the What Have We Learned? section) does just that. In this section, I also try to give you some idea of what will come next. I finish each lesson with some review questions to reinforce what we have covered, and a selection of exercises from various industries.

This approach benefits each student by acting as an individualized instructor—sitting at the student's elbow and walking him or her through the task one-step-at-a-time. It benefits the instructor by freeing him from instructional chores to deal with problems or to reinforce student accomplishment.

Style Notes

I have followed several conventions in creating this text. Understanding them will make it easier to follow:

Throughout the text:

  • I use italics for emphasis and to indicate the names of files
  • I use bold to indicate AutoCAD prompts, buttons and names of buttons, system variables, and dialog box tabs
  • I use bold and italics to indicate AutoCAD command names, hotkeys, and user input
  • I CAPITALIZE names of dialog boxes and pull-down menus
  • I use bullets and graduated indention to organize explanations of command options

Art

I wrote this text to be the most visual book on the market. Whenever possible, I tried to illustrate how to create drawings through generous use of detailed screen shots, and actual drawings. In teaching, I have found that my students really appreciate a visual approach to learning. This text contains over 1800 graphics!

Advanced Book

Once you have completed this text, you can learn more about AutoCAD's advanced features using Three-Dimensional AutoCAD 2002: One Step at a Time. An outline for this book is as follows.

Part 1: Welcome to the Third Dimension

Lesson 1: "Z" Basics
Introduction to the Z-axis, the UCS, three-dimensional coordinate entry, three-dimensional setup and viewing

Lesson 2: More of Z Basics
UCS vs. WCS, working planes, advanced viewing techniques

Part 2: Simple Modeling

Lesson 3: Wireframes and Surface Modeling
Introduction to three-dimensional drafting, 3d polylines, point projection, surfaces/faces

Lesson 4: Predefined Surface Models
Using AutoCAD's predefined surface modeling tools—boxes, wedges, pyramids, etc.

Lesson 5: Complex Surface Models
Creating your own surface model shapes

Part 3: Simple Model Editing

Lesson 6: Z-Space Editing
Three-dimensional uses for familiar (two-dimensional) tools, tools designed for Z-Space

Part 4: Advanced Modeling

Lesson 7: Solid Modeling Building Blocks
Using predefined solid modeling tools, creating your own solid modeling shapes

Lesson 8: Composite Solids
Turning building blocks into solid objects, shaping solid objects

Lesson 9: Editing 3D Solids
Tools designed for modifying 3D Solids

Lesson 10: Three-Dimensional Blocks and Three-Dimensional Plotting Tools
Creating and inserting three-dimensional blocks, solid plotting tools

Part 5: Rendering

Lesson 11: Is It Real or 15 It Rendered?
Creating photographic quality images from three-dimensional drawings

Supplements

Each book comes with its own free CD-ROM that contains multimedia tutorials and drawing files. Students or users may utilize this CD-ROM on single machines, or instructors are free to install it on a network. We are also supporting the text with the Sykes website—http://www.prenhall.com/sykes/.

Bundling options

To make the cost of purchasing several books for one course more manageable for students, Prentice Hall offers discounts when you purchase this book with several other Prentice Hall textbooks. Discounts range from 10 to 20% off the price of the two books separately. At press time, you may bundle this text for discounts with any core Prentice Hall graphics text by Giesecke, Earle, Lockhart/Johnson, or Sorby. You may also bundle this text with the AutoCAD 2002 Advanced version for a discount. To request more specific pricing information, get isbn's for ordering bundles, and learn more about Prentice Hall's offerings in graphics and CAD, either contact your Prentice Hall Sales rep, or email engineering@prenhall.com. For the name and number of your sales representative, please contact Prentice Hall Faculty Services at 1-800-526-0485.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)