Harnessing AutoCAD R14 Windows

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Harnessing AutoCAD, fully updated to Release 14, provides a wealth of information about AutoCAD fundamentals. Our best-selling book, Harnessing AutoCAD breaks down every AutoCAD command, conveniently summarizing its entry options, and reinforces this knowledge through numerous illustrations, examples and step-by-step exercises. The exercises for each chapter are introduced by an overview, and followed by input methods and drawing set-up. Especially tricky commands and useful tips are clearly indicated as "Points ...
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Overview

Harnessing AutoCAD, fully updated to Release 14, provides a wealth of information about AutoCAD fundamentals. Our best-selling book, Harnessing AutoCAD breaks down every AutoCAD command, conveniently summarizing its entry options, and reinforces this knowledge through numerous illustrations, examples and step-by-step exercises. The exercises for each chapter are introduced by an overview, and followed by input methods and drawing set-up. Especially tricky commands and useful tips are clearly indicated as "Points of Interest." Each chapter concludes with review questions designed to allow users to check their progress and put newly learned commands to use. As Harnessing AutoCAD progresses, users learn 2D and 3D concepts and commands as well as customizing features. An Online Companion™ is also available and provides students with the opportunity to access the Autodesk Press web site for job resources, professional organizations, updates, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766801240
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1248
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 2.05 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Highlights & Features of This New Edition. R14 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. Cusotmizing 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.
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