This classic reference work features self-paced tutorials that lead readers from simple one-view engineering drawings to geometric constructions, multiview projections, section and auxiliary views, 3D solid modeling, and photorealistic rendering. Tutorials utilize a step-by-step approach, following traditional engineering drawing techniques and methods while teaching users how to take full advantage of AutoCAD 2008 to achieve professional results.
Alan Kalameja teaches and is the CAD Department Head at Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina. He has served as both author and co-author for a number of Delmar Cengage Learning titles. Mr. Kalameja is an Autodesk Consultant and a former speaker at Autodesk University.
Getting Started with AutoCAD.Drawing Setup and Organization.AutoCAD Display and Basic Selection Operations.Modifying Your Drawings.Performing Geometric Constructions.Working with Text, Fields, and Tables.Object Grips and Changing the Properties of Objects.Shape Description/Multiview Projection.Creating Section Views.Auxiliary Views.Adding Dimensions to Your Drawing.Managing Dimension Styles.Analyzing 2D Drawings.Working with Drawing Layouts.Plotting Your Drawings.Working with Blocks.Working with Attributes.Working with External References, Raster Images and DWF Files.Creating Advanced Layouts.Solid Modeling Fundamentals.Concept Modeling and Editing Solids.Creating 2D Multiview Drawings from a Solid Model.Producing Renderings and Motion Studies