AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press [NOOK Book]

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Learn crucial AutoCAD tools and techniques with this Autodesk Official Press Book

Quickly become productive using AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 with this full color Autodesk Official Press guide. This unique learning resource features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials. Following a quick discussion of concepts and goals, each chapter moves on to an approachable hands-on exercise designed to reinforce real-world tactics and ...

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AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

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Overview

Learn crucial AutoCAD tools and techniques with this Autodesk Official Press Book

Quickly become productive using AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 with this full color Autodesk Official Press guide. This unique learning resource features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials. Following a quick discussion of concepts and goals, each chapter moves on to an approachable hands-on exercise designed to reinforce real-world tactics and techniques. Compelling, full-color screenshots illustrate tutorial steps, and chapters conclude with related and more open-ended projects to further reinforce the chapter's lessons.

Starting and ending files for the exercises are also available for download, so you can compare your results with those of professionals. You'll follow a workflow-based approach that mirrors the development of projects in the real world, learning 2D drawing skills, editing entities, working with splines and polylines, using layers and objects, creating and editing text, dimensioning, modeling in 3D, and much more.

  • Hands-on exercises and their downloadable tutorial files are based on the real-world task of drawing a house
  • Covers crucial features and techniques, including 2D drawing working with layers, organizing objects with groups and blocks, using hatch patterns and gradients, using constraints and layouts, importing data, 3D modeling, and
  • Includes content to help prepare you for Autodesk's AutoCAD certification program

AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 Essentials is the Autodesk Official Press guide that helps you quickly and confidently learn the newest version of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118755730
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/22/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 316,584
  • File size: 50 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Scott Onstott is a consultant, lecturer, author, and independent video producer who has 14 years of experience teaching and writing about architectural and design visualization software. He is the author of Enhancing Architectural Drawings and Models with Photoshop as well as AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Essentials, and coauthor of AutoCAD: Professional Tips and Techniques.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Getting Started 1

Chapter 2 Basic Drawing Skills 15

Chapter 3 Using Drawing Aids 39

Chapter 4 Editing Entities 53

Chapter 5 Shaping Curves 79

Chapter 6 Controlling Object Visibility and Appearance 97

Chapter 7 Organizing Objects 121

Chapter 8 Hatching and Gradients 145

Chapter 9 Working with Blocks and Xrefs 163

Chapter 10 Creating and Editing Text 183

Chapter 11 Dimensioning 197

Chapter 12 Keeping In Control with Constraints 217

Chapter 13 Working with Layouts and Annotative Objects 231

Chapter 14 Printing and Plot ting 253

Chapter 15 Storing, Presenting, and Extracting Data 277

Chapter 16 Navigating 3D Models 299

Chapter 17 Modeling in 3D 317

Chapter 18 Presenting and Documenting 3D Design 345

Appendix Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Cer tif ication 369

Index 375

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