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This revised text provides an introduction to the 2D AutoCAD R14 commands used by the architectural and construction industries. It introduces the commands, variables, and options students must master to develop the drawing skills required in these fields. The text is organized in an easy-to-follow sequence and provides numerous examples and problems to enable students to see the real-world applications of their newly acquired drawing skills. Learning objectives for each chapter enable students to chart their progress. This text offers a comprehensive introduction that will have students drawing in no time. ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructors' Manual R14, 0-7668-0336-8 Keywords: AutoCAD for Architecture
SYSTEM COMPONENTS: CAD System Components. Exploring Windows. 2D DRAWING CONSTRUCTION: Exploring AutoCAD. Creating Drawing Aids. Opening, Retrieving, and Saving Drawings. Coordinate Entry Methods. Drawing and Controlling Lines. Drawing Geometric Shapes. Drawing Tools. Drawing Display Options. EHNANCING DRAWINGS: Selecting and Modifying Entities. Modifying and Selecting Drawing Drawing Objects. Polylines. Supplemental Drawing Commands. Linetypes, Layers and Colors. Solids, Bhatch, and Hatch. Inquire Commands. PLACING TEXT AND DIMENSIONS: Placing Text and Dimensions. Placing Text On a Drawing. Introduction to Dimensions. Placing Dimensions on a Drawing. GROUPING INFORMATION: Creating Blocks and Wblocks. Adding Attributes to Enhance Blocks. Combining Drawings Using XREF. EXPANDING AUTOCADS'S APPLICATIONS: Plotting and Printing Hardcopies. AutoCAD and the Internet. Oblique and Isometric Drawings.