Beginning AutoCAD 2014

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 This is the right book for you if … You’re new to AutoCAD or want to brush up on the basics. You’re looking for a clear, no nonsense, easy-to-follow text. You want to learn AutoCAD quickly and easily.

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Totally updated for AutoCAD 2014 and 2014 LT, including Autodesk 360 Cloud; Design Feed Palette, where you can enter text messages and collaborate with other Online Users, and associate your message with a location on the drawing; Multiple File Tabs Control; Arc ...

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Overview


 This is the right book for you if … You’re new to AutoCAD or want to brush up on the basics. You’re looking for a clear, no nonsense, easy-to-follow text. You want to learn AutoCAD quickly and easily.

FEATURES

Totally updated for AutoCAD 2014 and 2014 LT, including Autodesk 360 Cloud; Design Feed Palette, where you can enter text messages and collaborate with other Online Users, and associate your message with a location on the drawing; Multiple File Tabs Control; Arc Reverse Direction Option; Command Line Options including: AutoCorrect - Synonym Suggestions List and Adaptive Suggestions List – Search Online for Help - Easily insert Blocks, Hatch Patterns and Layers. Improved Features include Command Line Options including, AutoComplete, and faster searching for help; Faster Start-up times; Enhanced Model and Layout tab previews.  AutoCAD 2014 30-Day Trial Version included on the enclosed DVD. Ideal for classroom instruction or as a self-study tutorial. Provides only what you need without all of the jargon. Includes 30 lessons with step by step instructions followed by exercises designed for practicing the commands learned within the lesson. Each lesson starts very simple and progresses to more complex. The approach taken is to familiarize you with the drawing commands first, and then teach users to create their own setup drawings. Each lesson is explained clearly and in a non-intimidating manner. All exercises print easily on a standard 8.5 x 11 printer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780831134730
  • Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/20/2013
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 550
  • Sales rank: 169,953
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

 Cheryl R. Shrock recently retired as Professor and Chairperson of Computer Aided Design at Orange Coast College (CA) where she had taught since 1990.  She is an Autodesk® registered author. Previous to teaching, she owned and operated a commercial product and machine design company, using CAD to create and document designs. This book draws upon both her teaching and industry experience.

Steve Heather has 30-plus years of experience as a practicing mechanical engineer and has taught AutoCAD to engineering and architectural students at the college level. He is an authorized AutoCAD beta tester and a member of AutoCAD Connected Desktop Customer Council. Steve lives near Canterbury, England.

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