Discovering AutoCAD 2012 / Edition 1

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Overview

Discovering AutoCAD 2012 presents a hands-on, activity-based approach to the use of AutoCAD as a drafting tool—complete with techniques, tips, shortcuts, and insights that improve efficiency. Topics and tasks are carefully grouped to lead students 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. This edition features Web-based exercises, projects, and new test questions for each chapter.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132658249
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 6/16/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 1,191,366
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Part One Basic Two-Dimensional Entities

CHAPTER 1 Lines and Essential Tools

CHAPTER 2 Circles and Drawing Aids

CHAPTER 3 Layers, Colors, and Linetypes

CHAPTER 4 Templates, Copies, and Arrays

CHAPTER 5 Arcs and Polar Arrays

CHAPTER 6 Object Snap

Part Two Text, Dimensions, and Other Complex Entities

CHAPTER 7 Text

CHAPTER 8 Dimensions

CHAPTER 9 Polylines

CHAPTER 10 Blocks, Attributes, and External References

Part Three Isometric Drawing and Three-Dimensional Modeling

CHAPTER 11 Isometric Drawing

CHAPTER 12 3D Modeling

CHAPTER 13 More Modeling Techniques and Commands

APPENDIX A Drawing Projects

APPENDIX B Creating Customized Panels

APPENDIX C Menus, Macros, and the CUI Dialog Box

APPENDIX D Additional Tools for Collaboration

Glossary

Index

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