AutoCAD 2014 Beginning and Intermediate

Overview

This book is the most comprehensive book you will find on AutoCAD 2014 – 2D Drafting. Covering all of the 2D concepts, it uses both metric and imperial units to illustrate the myriad drawing and editing tools for this popular application. Use the DVD to set up drawing exercises and projects and see all of the book’s figures in color. AutoCAD 2014 Beginning and Intermediate includes over 100 exercises or “mini-workshops,” that complete small projects from concept through actual plotting. Solving all of the ...

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Overview

This book is the most comprehensive book you will find on AutoCAD 2014 – 2D Drafting. Covering all of the 2D concepts, it uses both metric and imperial units to illustrate the myriad drawing and editing tools for this popular application. Use the DVD to set up drawing exercises and projects and see all of the book’s figures in color. AutoCAD 2014 Beginning and Intermediate includes over 100 exercises or “mini-workshops,” that complete small projects from concept through actual plotting. Solving all of the workshops will simulate the creation of three projects (architectural and mechanical) from beginning to end, without overlooking any of the basic commands and functions in AutoCAD 2014.
FEATURES

  • Designed for novice users of AutoCAD 2014. Most useful for “teach yourself” or instructor-led AutoCAD training in Level 1 or 2. No previous CAD experience is required
  • Accompanied by a DVD featuring drawings, practice and finished plots, 4-color figures, etc.
  • Includes over 100 “mini-workshops” and hundreds of figures that complete small projects
  • Uses both English and metric units in examples, exercises, projects, and descriptions
  • Covers three full projects (metric and imperial) for architectural and mechanical designs
  • Helps you to prepare for the AutoCAD Certified Professional exam
  • Instructor’s resources available for use as a textbook
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Editorial Reviews

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AutoCAD is a software application for 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting - available since 1982 as a desktop application and since 2010 as a mobile web- and cloud-based app, currently marketed as AutoCAD 360. Developed and marketed by Autodesk, Inc., AutoCAD was first released in December 1982 - having been purchased a year prior in its original form by Autodesk founder John Walker. The software is currently marketed in its eighteenth generation. "AutoCAD 2014: Beginning and Intermediate" by certified AutoDesk instructor Munir Hamad, is a 720 page compendium that provides a complete course of instruction on using AutoCAD 2012 - 2D Drafting. Specifically designed for those new to AutoCAD, "AutoCAD 2014: Beginning and Intermediate" is a complete course of illustrated step-by-step instruction that includes more than one hundred 'mini-workshops'; an accompanying DVD featuring drawings, practice and finished plots, 4-color figures, etc.; the use of both English and metric units in examples, exercises, projects and descriptions; covers three full projects for architectural and mechanical designs; and is a basic textbook for preparing to take AutoCAD certification examinations. "AutoCAD 2014: Beginning and Intermediate" is very strongly recommended for personal, professional, and academic library Computer Science reference collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938549625
  • Publisher: Mercury Learning and Information
  • Publication date: 9/27/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 700
  • Sales rank: 619,196
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Munir Hamad is an Autodesk® Approved Instructor and certified AutoDesk AutoCAD Master, who has authored several AutoCAD titles and taught various levels of AutoCAD training.

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Table of Contents

1) AutoCAD 2014 Basics
2) Precise Drafting in AutoCAD 2014
3) Modifying Commands
4) Modifying Commands
5) Layers and Inquiry Commands
6) Blocks and Hatches
7) Writing Text
8) Dimensions
9) Plotting
10) Projects
11) More on 2D Objects
12) Advanced Practices - Part 1
13) Advanced Practices - Part 2
14) Using Block Tools and Block Editing
15) Creating Text & Table Styles and Formulas in Tables
16) Dimension & Multileader Styles
17) Plot Style, Annotative, and DWF Files
18) How to Create a Template File and Interface Customization
19) Parametric Constraints
20) Dynamic Blocks
21) Block Attributes
22) External Referencing (Xref)
23) Sheet Sets
24) CAD Standards and Advanced Layers
25) Drawing Review

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