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Beginning with an exploration of the basic tools that control AutoCAD®, each subsequent chapter builds on the skills 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 provided, affording readers the efficiencies and skills they need to apply AutoCAD 2006, and its improved application in the architectural and construction fields, using the previous release as its base in their professional environment. The book is an excellent resource for new users wishing to explore the computer skills needed to excel in the creation of drawings for architectural design, as well as for experienced CAD users adjusting to the new features and functions of AutoCAD 2006.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418020507
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/2/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 944
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Jefferis, who obtained his BS degree from San Diego State University in 1972, has been an instructor of drafting technology at Clackamas Community College, an Authorized AutoCAD Training Center, for over thirty-one years. Prior to that, Mr. Jefferis taught for four years at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. His professional experience includes eight years of drafting for structural engineers and thirty years of residential designing. Currently, he is the owner of Residential Designs, as well as an Autodesk Developer Network member and a former member of the A.I.B.D. Mr. Jefferis is the co-author of numerous books from Delmar Cengage Learning, including RESIDENTIAL DESIGN, DRAFTING AND DETAILING, ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, COMMERCIAL DRAFTING AND DETAILING', AUTOCAD FOR ARCHITECTURE, and PRINT READING FOR ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION.

Mike Jones is CAD Systems Manager, Department Chairperson, and a CAD instructor at Clackamas Community College. Mike has introduced new users and experienced professionals alike to the commands and options of AutoCAD for 27 years. His training center experience is enhanced by more than two decades of professional drafting and CAD system management experience in industry.

Tereasa Jefferis, a graduate of Clackamas Community College and the Mechanical Systems Institute, has been an architectural drafter for 11 years. Tereasa has experience in architectural drafting, commercial plumbing drawings, and HVAC system design; she designed several of the homes shown in this text. Tereasa works as an independent contractor with structural engineering firms.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Exploring AutoCAD tools and displays
Ch. 2 Creating drawing aids
Ch. 3 Drawing and controlling lines
Ch. 4 Working with drawing files
Ch. 5 Drawing organization
Ch. 6 Drawing geometric shapes
Ch. 7 Controlling drawing accuracy
Ch. 8 Drawing display options
Ch. 9 Basic methods of selecting and modifying drawing objects
Ch. 10 Modifying the position and size of drawing objects
Ch. 11 Polylines
Ch. 12 Supplemental drawing commands
Ch. 13 Placing patterns in drawing objects
Ch. 14 Inquiry commands
Ch. 15 Placing text on a drawing
Ch. 16 Introduction to dimensions
Ch. 17 Placing dimensions on drawings
Ch. 18 Creating blocks, WBlocks and dynamic blocks
Ch. 19 Adding attributes to enhance blocks
Ch. 20 Oblique and isometric drawings
Ch. 21 Working with multiple drawings
Ch. 22 Combining drawings using XREF
Ch. 23 Working with layouts and viewports
Ch. 24 Working with sheet sets
Ch. 25 Controlling output
Ch. 26 AutoCAD and the Internet
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