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Instant AutoCAD: Essentials Using AutoCAD LT 2002
     

Instant AutoCAD: Essentials Using AutoCAD LT 2002

by Stephen J. Ethier, Christine A. Ethier
 

ISBN-10: 0130943304

ISBN-13: 9780130943309

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This introductory text is part of a series of books designed to take the beginner in AutoCAD® to basic proficiency in record time and with as much fun as possible. With frequent Hands-On sessions to illustrate basic concepts and lots of questions, tests, and exercises, the learner is bound to understand AutoCAD®'s concepts more

Overview

This introductory text is part of a series of books designed to take the beginner in AutoCAD® to basic proficiency in record time and with as much fun as possible. With frequent Hands-On sessions to illustrate basic concepts and lots of questions, tests, and exercises, the learner is bound to understand AutoCAD®'s concepts more easily than ever before. And, with a conversational tone and many friendly illustrations, even the most reticent will become involved immediately.

The text contains a number of features that make the basic ideas more concrete and clear. These include:


• a list of Key Concepts at the start of each chapter
• an In a Nutshell conclusion for each chapter
• brief Hands-On labs throughout each chapter to reinforce newly learned concepts, making use of an integrated learner-friendly dialog box especially designed for this textbook
• a Testing ...testing...1, 2, 3 section of fill-in-the-blank, true-false, multiple choice, and matching questions at the end of each chapter
• a What? question section at the end of each chapter
• a Let's Get Busy! list of related assignments at the end of each chapter
• a number of Tip boxes to introduce important ideas
• font enlargement of key ideas
• hundreds of drawings, menus, and icons to add clarity
• an appendix section with a listing of all the aliases and commands for AutoCAD LT® 2002
• an accompanying CD-ROM filled with Exercises, Template files, and Symbol files in such areas as Architecture, Machine Design,Electrical, Electronics, Landscape, Piping, and Welding

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130943309
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Essential Series
Edition description:
BOOK & CD-ROM
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

 1. The Big Picture: Ready…


 2. Always Be Prepared: …Set…


 3. Every Journey Begins with a Single Line: …Go!


 4. Alterations Done Here: Modifying.


 5. WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get): Viewing.


 6. A New Slant on Your ABCs: Text.


 7. How Big Was the One That Got Away? Dimensions.


 8. Living in a Material World: Hatching.


 9. Paperless Society: Plotting.


10. Building a Better Mousetrap: Advanced Creation and Editing.


11. Cloning Dolly and Beyond: Symbol Creation and Application.


12. Virtual Cut and Paste: Advanced Viewing and Plotting.


Appendix A: Put It There! Installing CD-ROM Files.


Appendix B: Taking a Shortcut: Identifying Aliases and Commands.


Appendix C: You Sure Can Pick 'Em: Selecting Objects Options.


Appendix D: Adding Printer/Plotters and Plot Style Tables.


Index.

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