Updated to the newest release, AutoCAD 2006: A Problem-Solving Approach is a comprehensive resource containing detailed explanations of AutoCAD 2006 commands that enables both basic and advanced users to take maximum advantage of Autodesk's newest and most primary software features. Carefully organized to progress from the rudiments of AutoCAD to the important concepts of 3D modeling and, finally, customization, this book caters to the needs of beginners, as well as industry professionals.
Sham Tickoo is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana. He has been teaching CAD/CAM, AutoCAD, AutoLISP, drafting, and design since 1981. In addition to his academic career, he has worked as a machinist, quality control engineer, design engineer, and software developer. Mr. Tickoo's general research interests are in the design and development of new products, such as windmill turbines. He has authored and coauthored several books on CAD/CAM software and systems, including CATIA, NX, Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Autodesk Inventor and 3ds Max. He received his M.S. in industrial technology from Northern Illinois University and his M.S. in industrial and management engineering from the University of Iowa.
Chapter 1: Introduction to AutoCAD Chapter 2: Getting Started with AutoCAD Chapter 3: Drawing Sketches Chapter 4: Working with Drawing Aids Chapter 5: Editing Sketched Objects - I Chapter 6: Editing Sketched Objects - II Chapter 7: Controlling the Drawing Display and Creating Text Chapter 8: Basic Dimensioning, Geometric Dimensioning, and Tolerancing Chapter 9: Editing Dimensions Chapter 10: Dimension Styles and Dimensioning System Variables Chapter 11: Model Space Viewports, Paper Space Viewports, and Layouts Chapter 12: Plotting Drawings Chapter 13: Hatching Drawings Chapter 14: Working with Blocks Chapter 15: Defining Block Attributes Chapter 16: Understanding External References Chapter 17: Working with Advanced Drawing Options Chapter 18: Grouping and Advanced Editing of Sketched Objects Chapter 19: Working with Data Exchange and Object Linking and Embedding Chapter 20: Technical Drawing with AutoCAD Chapter 21: Isometric Drawing Chapter 22: The User Coordinate System Chapter 23: Getting Started with 3D Chapter 24: Creating Solid Models Chapter 25: Editing and Dynamic Viewing of 3D Objects Chapter 26: Rendering Designs Chapter 27: Accessing External Database Chapter 28: AutoCAD on the Internet Chapter 29: Template Drawings Chapter 30: Script Files and Slide Shows Chapter 31: Creating Linetypes and Hatch Patterns Chapter 32: Pull-down, Shortcut, and Partial Manus and Customizing Toolbars Chapter 33: Working with AutoLISP Chapter 34: Visual Basic for Applications Chapter 35: Working with Visual LISP Chapter 36: Student Projects