Digital Drawing for Designers: A Visual Guide to AutoCAD / Edition 1

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Clear, concise, and above all visual, this is the AutoCAD guide written with the real world of designing in mind. Beginning with the building blocks of drawing (lines, circles, and arcs), the manual progresses to the graphic standards and advanced features like (XREFS). Compatible with AutoCAD versions 14 through 2007.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563675126
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.68 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Hand Drawing and Digital Drawing     1
Digital Drawing Tools     3
Traditional Drawing Tools     4
Menu Bar/Command Prompt     6
Button Bar/Tool Palettes     7
Pan     8
Zoom     9
Additional Resources     10
Drawing Lines and Shapes     11
Drawing Straight Lines     12
Erasing Lines     13
Horizontal and Vertical Lines     14
Line Length     15
Circles     16
Rectangles and Polygons     17
Arcs     18
Ellipses     19
Object Snaps     20
Running Object Snaps     21
Drawing Precision/Units     22
Undo     23
Learning Exercise     24
Modifying Lines and Shapes     27
Moving Lines     28
Copying Lines     29
Rotating Lines     30
Mirror(Reflect) Lines     31
Stretching Lines     32
Learning Exercise     33
Drawing with Accuracy and Speed     37
Drawing Polylines/Grips     38
Editing Polylines     39
Trimming Lines     40
Extending Lines     41
Offsetting Lines     42
Fillet     43
Rectangular Array     44
Polar Array     45
Break/Explode     46
Learning Exercise     47
Design Drawings     51
Organizing Plans, Sections, and Elevations     53
Line Weight     54
Selecting Colors     55
Drawing with Layers     56
Drawing Floor Plans     58
Drawing Scale and Detail     62
Drawing Sections     64
Drawing Elevations     68
Drawing Exterior Elevations     70
Drawing Interior Elevations     72
Learning Exercise     74
Drawing and Printing to Scale     81
Paper Layout     82
Plot Styles     84
CTB File Versus STB File     85
Adding a Plot Style     86
Selecting a Paper Size     88
Creating a Layout     89
Creating a Layout/11" x 17" ANSI B     90
Page Setup Manager/ANSI B     91
Creating a Layout/18" x 24" ARCH C      92
Page Setup Manager/ARCH C     93
Creating a Layout/24" x 36" ARCH D     94
Page Setup Manager/ARCH D     95
Creating a Viewport     96
Scaling a Viewport     97
Locking a Viewport     98
Plotting a Layout/Drawing     99
Learning Exercise     100
Text Styles and Sizes     103
Text Height     104
Text Styles/Fonts     106
Adding Text Styles/Adding Text     107
Adding Multiline Text     108
Editing Text     109
Learning Exercise     110
Hatches and Dashed Lines     113
Boundary Hatch     114
Hatch Patterns - Sections/Details     116
Hatch Patterns - Elevation/Plan     117
Line Types/Dashed Lines     118
Adding Line Types/LT Scale     119
Learning Exercise     120
Advanced Drawing Tools     125
Stencils and Blocks     127
Stencils/Blocks     128
Creating a Block     129
Inserting Blocks     131
Exploding Blocks/Exporting Blocks     132
Editing Blocks     133
Learning Exercise      134
Advanced Editing Tools     137
Properties Palette     138
Match Properties/Distance     139
Scale/Scale Reference     140
Audit/Purge     141
Express Tools/Flatten     142
Overkill/Layers Off and On     143
Layer Isolate/Layer Freeze     144
Layers Lock and Unlock/Layer Delete     145
Layer Merge     146
Learning Exercise     147
Dimensioning Your Drawing     149
Dimension Styles     150
Dimensioning Walls and Corridors     152
Dimensioning Windows and Doors     153
Dimensioning to Structure     154
Adding Linear Dimensions     155
Adding Aligned Dimensions     156
Adding Angular Dimensions     157
Dimension Style: Tick     158
Dimension Style: Arrow     162
Dimension Style: Box     166
Dimension Style: Dot     170
Learning Exercise     174
Text Leaders     177
Text Leaders     178
Adding Text Leaders     179
Leader Style: Arrow     180
Leader Style: Dot     184
Learning Exercises     188
Drawing Symbols and Attributed Text     189
Drawing Symbols     190
Creating Attributed Blocks     192
Inserting Attributed Blocks     193
Editing Attributed Blocks     194
Drawing Name Symbol     195
Detail Symbol     196
Section Arrow/Elevation Arrow     197
Grid Symbol     198
Interior Elevation Symbol     199
Learning Exercise     200
Linking Drawings/External References     203
Drawing with Overlays     204
Drawing with XREFs     205
XREF Manager     206
Adding XREFs to Your Drawing     207
Plan XREFs/Individual Designers     208
Plan XREFs/Multiple Designers     209
Elevation XREFs/Individual Designers     210
Elevation XREFs/Multiple Designers     211
Learning Exercise     212
Conclusion     215
Index     217
Quick Reference Guide     222
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