Introduction to AutoCAD 2012

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Alf Yarwood continues his bestselling treatment of this leading software with a comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to the latest release of AutoCAD. It covers all the requirements of City & Guilds courses in Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Engineering and the drawing modules in BTEC National and Higher National Engineering. After beginning with the basic principles and an introduction to 2D technical drawing, he continues with extensive coverage of all 3D topics such as 3D solid modelling and rendering, taking into account all the new features of the 2012 AutoCAD software. The full-colour, clear presentation makes this the best choice for all beginning students of AutoCAD. A free companion website is available at and provides worked solutions, AutoCAD drawing files of stages and results for the exercises in the book, as well as further exercises and multiple-choice questions and answers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080969473
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/3/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 454
  • 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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