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Here's a fully updated introduction to AutoCAD 2004 and its improved use of the Internet! Beginning with an exploration of the basic tools that control AutoCAD, each subsequent chapter builds on the skills being learned for a well-rounded exploration of each new command relating to 2D construction documentation. All the need to know information that current and future architects, engineers and designers require is given, affording readers the efficiencies and skills they need to apply AutoCAD in the architectural environment. The book is an excellent resource for new students wishing to explore the computer skills needed to excel in architectural design, as well as for experienced CAD users adjusting to the new features and functions of AutoCAD 2004.
DRAWING CONSTRUCTION. Exploring AutoCAD Tools and Displays. Creating Drawing Aids. Drawing and Controlling Lines. Working with Drawing Files. Drawing Organization. Drawing Geometric Shapes. Controlling Drawing Accuracy. Drawing Display Options. ENHANCING DRAWINGS. Basic Methods of Selecting and Modifying Objects. Modifying the Position and Size of Objects. Polylines. Supplemental Drawing Commands. Controlling Lines, Colors, and Layers. Placing Patterns in Drawing Objects. Inquiry Commands. PLACING NOTATIONS ON DRAWINGS. Placing Text on a Drawing. Introduction to Dimensions. Placing Dimensions on Drawings. GROUPING & PRESENTING INFORMATION. Creating Blocks, and Wblocks. Adding Attributes to Enhance Blocks. Oblique and Isometric Drawing. Working with Multiple Drawings. Combining Drawings Using Xref. Working with Layouts and Viewports. Controlling Output. Using the Internet with AutoCAD