AutoCAD and Its Applications: Advanced / Edition 13

AutoCAD and Its Applications: Advanced / Edition 13

by Terence M. Shumaker

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Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
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New Edition
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8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Three-Dimensional Construction and Display
Chapter 1Introduction to Three-Dimensional Drawing15
Using Rectangular 3D Coordinates15
Creating Extruded 3D Shapes17
The Right-Hand Rule of 3D Drawing21
Displaying 3D Drawings with the VPOINT Command22
3D Construction Techniques26
Constructing Wireframes and 3D Faces27
Constructing 3D Surface-Modeled Objects32
Chapter 2Three-Dimensional Coordinates and Constructions41
3D Coordinate Systems41
3D Surface Models50
3D Constructions57
Guidelines for Working with 3D Drawings61
Chapter 3Understanding User Coordinate Systems69
Introduction to User Coordinate Systems69
Working with UCS Basics73
Additional Ways to Change the UCS79
Chapter 4Using Model Space Viewports95
Understanding Viewports95
Creating Viewports96
Drawing in Multiple Viewports105
Chapter 5Three-Dimensional Surface Modeling Techniques111
3D Mesh Techniques111
Surfacing Around Holes121
Constructing a Surface Model121
Chapter 6Editing Three-Dimensional Objects155
Changing Properties155
Using Grips to Edit 3D Objects156
Aligning 3D Objects157
3D Rotating158
3D Mirroring160
Creating 3D Arrays161
Trimming and Extending 3D Objects163
Creating Fillets and Rounds165
Editing Polygon Meshes167
Chapter 7Viewing and Displaying Three-Dimensional Models175
Using the VPOINT Command175
Viewing Models Dynamically180
Using the DVIEW Command190
Creating a Standard Engineering Layout197
Displaying a 3D Model199
Chapter 8Three-Dimensional Text and Dimensioning205
Creating 3D Text with Thickness205
3D Dimensioning209
Chapter 9Introduction to Shading and Rendering215
Shading a Model215
Rendering a Model221
Solid Modeling With Acis
Chapter 10Introduction to Solid Modeling225
Working with Regions225
Constructing Solid Primitives229
Creating Composite Solids236
Chapter 11Solid Model Construction and Features243
Creating Solid Extrusions243
Creating Revolved Solids246
Filleting Solid Objects249
Chamfering Solid Objects250
Constructing Solid Details and Features252
Chapter 12Solid Model Editing263
Overview of Solid Model Editing263
Editing Faces265
Edge Editing274
Body Editing274
Constructing a Model with SOLIDEDIT277
Chapter 13Solid Model Display and Analysis285
Controlling Solid Model Display285
Viewing 3D Model Internal Features289
Creating and Using Multiview Layouts293
Solid Model Analysis300
Solid Model File Exchange301
Presentation Graphics and Rendering
Chapter 14Using Raster and Vector Graphics Files305
Working with Raster Files305
Working with Vector Files313
Working with PostScript316
Chapter 15Rendering with AutoCAD323
Rendering the Model338
Creating Views and Scenes345
Creating Surface Finishes with Materials351
Mapping Textures to Objects363
The Materials Library Dialog Box366
Creating Backgrounds for Models367
Landscaping the Model369
Fogging up the Model371
Specifying Rendering Preferences372
Saving Image Files with SAVEIMG374
Advanced Rendering376
Advanced Autocad Applications
Chapter 16AutoCAD and the Internet385
Getting Connected to the Internet386
AutoCAD Internet Utilities388
Getting a Utility to View DWF Files396
Publishing a DWF File on the Web398
Chapter 17Introduction to dbConnect403
What Is a Database?404
Linked Database Applications405
Database File Structure405
Getting Started with dbConnect406
The dbConnect Manager408
Working with a Data Source413
Link Templates and Linking Data414
Working with Labels419
Editing Data in the Data View Window423
Working with Queries424
Exporting and Importing Templates430
Converting ASE Links from Previous Versions of AutoCAD431
Chapter 18Advanced AutoCAD Features and OLE435
Advanced Clipboard Support435
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)442
Customizing Autocad
Chapter 19Customizing the AutoCAD Environment455
Setting AutoCAD Environment Variables456
Customizing the Graphics Window458
File Saving Options463
System Settings466
User Preferences468
Saving Your Configuration Profiles470
Changing Program Properties471
Creating Alternate AutoCAD Configurations474
Chapter 20Customizing Toolbars477
Working with Toolbars477
Customizing Toolbars483
Working with Flyouts492
Toolbars and Menu Files494
Chapter 21Customizing Screen and Button Menus499
AutoCAD's Menu Structure499
Creating Button Menus505
Creating Standard Screen Menus510
Chapter 22Customizing Pull-Down Menus and Image Tiles519
Pull-Down Menus and Accelerator Keys519
Menu Groups and Partial Menus528
Image Tile Menus531
Chapter 23Customizing Tablet Menus537
Using the AutoCAD Tablet Menu537
Customizing the Tablet Menu542
Designing a New Tablet Menu547
Tablet Menu Tips554
Chapter 24Introduction to AutoLISP557
AutoLISP Basics558
AutoLISP--Beyond the Basics574
Using Polar Coordinates and Angles579
Locating AutoCAD's AutoLISP Files582
Sample AutoLISP Programs584
Chapter 25Introduction to Dialog Control Language (DCL)591
DCL File Formats591
AutoLISP and DCL594
Working with DCL598
Appendix ASolid Modeling Tutorial603
Appendix BCommon File Extensions608
Appendix CAutoCAD Command Aliases610
Appendix DAdvanced Application Commands612
Appendix ENew and Advanced Application System Variable617
Appendix FBasic AutoLISP Commands627

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