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Overview

Master the complexities of the world’s bestselling 2D and 3D software with Alf Yarwood’s new Introduction to AutoCAD 2012. Ideally suited to new users of AutoCAD, this book will be a useful resource for drawing modules in both vocational and introductory undergraduate courses in engineering and construction.

Alf Yarwood has once again produced a comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to the latest release of AutoCAD. Covering all the basic principles and acting as an introduction to 2D drawing, it also contains extensive coverage of all 3D topics, including 3D solid modelling and rendering.

A fold-out list of frequently used keyboard shortcuts will help you perform actions quickly while working through the book, and an appendix of ribbon references clearly describes all the software tools that are used throughout the book.

Further education students in the UK will find this an invaluable textbook for City and Guilds AutoCAD qualifications as well as the relevant Computer Aided Drawing units of BTEC National Engineering, Higher National Engineering and Construction courses from Edexcel. Students enrolled in Foundation Degree courses containing CAD modules will also find this a very useful reference and learning aid.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080969473
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/3/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 2.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Part A - 2D design:

  1. Introducing AutoCAD 2012
  2. Introducing drawing
  3. Osnap, AutoSnap and Dyn;
  4. Zoom, Pan and templates
  5. The Modify tools
  6. Dimensions and Text
  7. Orthographic and isometric
  8. Hatching
  9. Blocks and Inserts
  10. Other types of file format
  11. Sheet Sets Part B - 3D design
  12. Introducing 3D modelling
  13. 3D models in viewports
  14. The modification of 3D models
  15. Rendering
  16. Building drawing
  17. Three Dimensional Space
  18. Editing 3D solid models
  19. Other features of 3D modelling
  20. Internet tools and Help
  21. Design and AutoCAD 2012
    Appendix A - Printing/ Plotting
    Appendix B - List of tools
    Appendix C - Some of the set variables Index
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