Harnessing AutoCAD: 2013 and Beyond (with CAD Connect Web Site Printed Access Card)

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Overview

HARNESSING AUTOCAD: 2013 AND BEYOND provides a comprehensive guide to the leading desktop design and drawing software from Autodesk. The book covers both core functionality and commands, features, and interface for the newest release ofAutoCAD, including updated drawing and editing commands and 3D modeling features. Discipline-specific exercises and projects throughout the book help readers hone skills relevant to fields such as architecture; piping; and civil, mechanical, and electrical design. The author employs a step-by-step instructional approach, with chapters that progress from 2D drawing to 3D and solid modeling and customization. Examples, illustrations, and hands-on activities also follow a step-by-step format, combining clear explanations and engaging visuals to support learning and retention. In addition, extensive online resources provide a wealth of information and tools to complement the book, including an additional chapter and appendices, numerous exercises for each discipline, and detailed updates provided for each AutoCAD release.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133946595
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/27/2012
  • Series: Autodesk 2013 Now Available! Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1072
  • Sales rank: 284,731
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

G. V. Krishnan is Director of the Applied Business & Technology Center at the University of Houston (Downtown). He has been teaching basic through advanced AutoCAD courses for than 20 years at one of the nation's largest authorized Autodesk Training Centers.

Thomas A. Stellman conducts AutoLISP seminars, has published in Cadence magazine, and recently retired as project coordinator for a state-of-the-art engineering firm. The author of Delmar's Practical AutoLISP, he has been teaching for more than 20 years.

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Table of Contents

1. Getting Started. 2. Fundamentals I. 3. Fundamentals II. 4. Fundamentals III. 5. Fundamentals IV. 6. Fundamentals V. 7. Dimensioning. 8. Plotting/Printing. 9. Hatching and Boundaries. 10. Block References and Attributes. 11. External References and Images. 12. AutoCAD DesignCenter. 13. Utility Command. 14. Internet Utilities and Drawing Sets. 15. AutoCAD 3D. 16. Rendering. 17. Customizing AutoCAD. 18. The Tablet and Digitizing. 19. Visual LISP.

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