Harnessing AutoCAD 2000 / Edition 1

Harnessing AutoCAD 2000 / Edition 1

by Thomas A Stellman, G.V. Krishnan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0766812324

ISBN-13: 9780766812321

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Whether you are a beginning CADD user who needs to get up and running fast or an experienced operator exploring the latest in customization tools, you'll find that this new edition of Harnessing AutoCAD is the essential resource for AutoCAD 2000! Its comprehensive coverage of AutoCAD fundamentals is fully updated to all the new tools introduced in AutoCAD 2000.

…  See more details below

Overview

Whether you are a beginning CADD user who needs to get up and running fast or an experienced operator exploring the latest in customization tools, you'll find that this new edition of Harnessing AutoCAD is the essential resource for AutoCAD 2000! Its comprehensive coverage of AutoCAD fundamentals is fully updated to all the new tools introduced in AutoCAD 2000. Utilizing a skill-based command progression - Harnessing AutoCAD 2000 covers fundamental commands and concepts in-depth through numerous step by step project exercises, preparing users to master the more advanced design powers of AutoCAD 2000. If you only need one AutoCAD resource - this is the one!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766812321
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
BK&CD ROM
Pages:
1472
Product dimensions:
7.49(w) x 9.14(h) x 2.63(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Highlights & Features of AutoCAD 2000, Enhancements & Where To Find Them. How To Use This Book. Style Conventions. Draw From Experience. Getting Started. Introduction. Hardware Configuration. Starting AutoCAD Release 14 For Windows. AutoCAD Screen. Input Methods. Using Dialog Boxes. Getting Help. Beginning a New Drawing. Opening an Existing Drawing. Saving Changes & Quitting a Drawing. Warnings. FUNDAMENTALS I: Introduction. Draw Commands. Coordinate Systems. Drawing Exercises. Object Selection. Modify Commands. Project Exercise. Drawing Exercises. FUNDAMENTALS II: Introduction. Display Control. Wild Cards & Named Objects. Creating & Modifying Layer Structure. Make Object=S Layer Current. Setting Linetype Scale Factor. Undo, U, & Redo Commands. FUNDAMENTALS III: Draw Commands. Placing Text. Drawing Exercises. Creating Objects From Existing Objects. Modifying Objects. Project Exercise. Drawing Exercises. FUNDAMENTALS IV: Draw Commands. Additional Object. election. Object Selection Settings. Modify Commands. Project Exercise. Drawing Exercises. FUNDAMENTALS V: Creating a Region. Placing & Editing Text. Crating & Modifying Multi-Line Styles. Editing Multi-Lines. Editing Spline Curves Grips. Group Command. Filter-Selection Set. Zoom-Additional Options. Inquiry Commands. Setting & Modifying System Variables. Undo, U, & Redo Commands. Project Exercise. Drawing Exercise. DIMENSIONING: Introduction. Drawing Dimensions. Dimension Terminology. Associative/Normal Dimensions. Dimensioning Commands. Editing Dimension Text Dimensioning Styles. Dimension Style Dialog Box. Dimstyle Command. Dimoverride. Project Exercise. Drawing Exercises PLOTTING AND PRINTING: Introduction. Planning For Plotting. Plotting Options. Batch Plotting. Postscript Support Drawing Exercises. HATCHING. What is Hatching?. Defining Hatch Boundary. Bhatch Versus Hatch. Bhatch Command Hatch Command. Solid Fill. Editing Hatches. Project Exercise. Drawing Exercises. BLOCKS AND ATTRIBUTES: Introduction. Creating of Blocks. Inserting Blocks. Nested Blocks. Explode Command. Minsert Command. Inserting Unit Blocks. Creating One Drawing From Another- Wblock Command. Base Command. Attributes. Divide & Measure Commands. Project Exercises. Drawing Exercises. EXTERNAL REFERENCES: Introduction. Using External References External References Dependent Symbols. Xref Manager. Xref Command. Management of External References. Binding Depending Symbols To The Current Drawing. Spatial Clipping. Spatial & Layer Indices. Demand Loading. Bind Type. Project Exercise. Drawing Exercise. DRAWING ENVIRONMENTS: Introduction. Setting Up Viewports. Setting Tilemode System Variable. Setting Up Tiled Viewports by Vports Command. Setting Up Untiled Viewports by Mview Command. Switching Between Mspace & Pspace Environment. Controlling The Layers in The Untiled Viewports. Setting Paper. Space Linetype Scaling. Dimensioning in Model & Paper Space. Plotting From Model & Paper Space. Drawing Exercises. UTILITY COMMANDS: Getting To Know The Geometric Calculator (CAL). Managing Named Objects. Deleting Unused Named Objects. Utility Display Commands. Object Properties. Using Filters - X, Y, & Z Coordinates. Shell Command. Multiple Viewports Setup (MVSETUP Command). Object Linking & Embedding. Setting AutoCAD Preferences. Exporting Data. Attaching Raster Image. Importing 3dstudio File. Importing Windows Metafile. Image Manager. File Interoperability. Launching Internet Browser. SPECIAL FEATURES: Introduction. Making a Slide With Mslide Command. Viewing a Slide With Mview Command. Creating Slide Libraries. Scripts. AUTOCAD 3D: What is 3D?. Coordinate Systems. Viewing in 3D. Creating 3D Objects. Creating Meshes. Editing in 3D. Creating Solid Shapes. Creating Composite Solids. Editing 3D Solids. Mass Properties of a Solid. Hide Command. Placement of Multiview on Paper Space. Lining Up Orthographic Views. Setting Up. Project Exercise. Drawing Exercises. RENDERING: Introduction. Shade Command. Render Command. Setting Up Lights. Setting Up a Scene. Assigning Materials. Landsacpe Library. Setting Up Rendering Preferences. Save The Image. THE TABLET AND DIGITIZING: Introduction. Tablet Operation. Custom Menus. Tablet Command. Tablet Mode & Sketching. CUSTOMIZING AUTOCAD: Introduction. External Commands & Aliases. Customizing Menus. DIESEL Customizing Tablet Menus. Dialog Control Language. Exercises. Customizing Hatch Paterns. Customizing Shapes & Text Fonts. Customizing Linetypes. Autolisp. Appendix A File Handling. Appendix B Quick Reference of Key-in Commands. Appendix C AutoCAD Menus. Appendix D File Types Used by AutoCAD. Appendix E Error Messages. Appendix G Recovery of Damaged Drawings. Appendix H System Variables. Appendix I Hatch & Fill Patterns. Appendix J Fonts. Appendix K Linetypes.

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >