Discovering Autocad 2006 / Edition 1

Discovering Autocad 2006 / Edition 1

by Mark Dix, Paul Riley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131713884

ISBN-13: 9780131713888

Pub. Date: 10/07/2005

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Designed for introdcutory AutoCAD users, "Discovering AutoCAD 2006" offers a hands-on, activity-based approach to the use of AutoCAD as a drafting tool - complete with techniques, tips, shortcuts, and insights designed to increase efficiency. Topics and tasks are carefully grouped to lead learners logically through the AutoCAD command set, with the level of

Overview

Designed for introdcutory AutoCAD users, "Discovering AutoCAD 2006" offers a hands-on, activity-based approach to the use of AutoCAD as a drafting tool - complete with techniques, tips, shortcuts, and insights designed to increase efficiency. Topics and tasks are carefully grouped to lead learners logically through the AutoCAD command set, with the level of difficulty increasing steadily as skills are acquired through experience and practice. Straightforward explanations focus on what is relevant to actual drawing procedures, and illustrations show exactly what to expect on the computer screen when steps are correctly completed. This edition features web-based exercises and projects included in each chapter. These optional exercises both assess and reinforce the learner's understanding of the material.

Objectives, Key Terms, and Introduction Exercises that introduce new commands and techniques/Well illustrated with AutoCAD drawings and screen shots/A Summary of key concepts and techniques/Ten or more end-of-chapter Review Questions/Concludes with 4-6 Realistic Engineering drawing problems/Optional Internet Projects at the end of each chapter

This book is designed as a self-study guide and assumes that readers will have access to a CAD workstation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131713888
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
10/07/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
8.14(w) x 9.82(h) x 1.53(d)

Table of Contents

PART I Basic Two-Dimensional Entities

Chapter 1 Lines

Commands: ERASE, LINE, NEW, OPEN, REDO, SAVE, SAVEAS, U, UCSICON

Chapter 2 Circles and Drawing Aids

Commands: CIRCLE, DDRMODES, DIST, ERASE, GRID, HELP, OOPS, PLOT, RECTANGLE, SNAP, UNITS

Chapter 3 Layers, Colors, and Linetypes

Commands: CHAMFER, FILLET, LAYER, LTSCALE, PAN, PLOT, REGEN, ZOOM

Chapter 4 Template Drawings

Commands: ARRAY (RECTANGULAR), COPY, LIMITS, MOVE

Chapter 5 Arcs and Polar Arrays

Commands: ARC, ARRAY (POLAR), MIRROR, ROTATE

Chapter 6 Object Snap

Commands: BREAK, EXTEND, LENGTHEN, OFFSET, OSNAP, STRETCH, TRIM

PART II Text, Dimensions, and Other Complex Entities

Chapter 7 Text

Commands: CHANGE, CHPROP, DDCHPROP, DDEDIT, DDEMODES, DDMODIFY, DTEXT, MATCHPROP, MTEXT, SCALE, SPELL, STYLE, TEXT

Chapter 8 Dimensions

Commands: BHATCH, BPOLY, DDIM, DIMALIGNED, DIMANGULAR, DIMBASELINE, DIMCONTINUE, DIMLINEAR, DIMOVERRIDE, DIMSTYLE, DIMEDIT, PROPERTIES, QDIM, QLEADER

Chapter 9 Polylines

Commands: DONUT, FILL, MLEDIT, MLINE, MSTYLE, PEDIT, PLINE, POINT, POLYGON, REVCLOUD, SKETCH, SOLID, SPLINE

Chapter 10 Blocks, Attributes, and External References

Commands: ADCENTER, ATTDEF, ATTDISP, ATTEDIT, ATTTEXT, BLOCK, COPYCLIP, EXPLODE, GROUP, INSERT, WBLOCK, XATTACK, XCLIP, XOPEN, EREF

PART III Isometric Drawing and Three-Dimensional Modeling

Chapter 11 Isometric Drawing

Commands: ELLIPSE, SNAP (ISOMETRIC), VIEW

Chapter 12 Wireframe Models

Commands: RULESURF, UCS, UCSICON, VPOINT

Chapter 13 Surface Models

Commands: 3DFACE, 3DMESH, 3DORBIT, EDGESURF, HIDE, REVSURF, RULESURF, TABSURF, VPORTS

Chapter 14 Solid Models

Commands: BOX, CYLINDER, EXTRUDE, INTERSECT, LIGHT, MATLIB, RENDER, REVOLVE, RMAT, SCENE, SECTION, SHADE, SLICE, SPHERE, SOLIDEDIT, SUBTRACT, UNION, WEDGE, 3DORBIT

Appendixes

Appendix A Drawing Projects

Appendix B Creating Customized Toolbars

Appendix C Menus and Macros

Appendix D Data Exchange Formats

Appendix E Additional Tools for Collaboration

Index

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