Mastering AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013

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The complete tutorial and reference to the world's leading CAD program

This thoroughly revised and updated edition teaches AutoCAD using explanations, examples, instructions, and hands-on projects for both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. This detailed resource works as both a tutorial and stand-alone reference. It introduces the basics of the interface and drafting tools; explores skills such as using hatches, fields, and tables; details such advanced skills as attributes, dynamic ...

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Overview

The complete tutorial and reference to the world's leading CAD program

This thoroughly revised and updated edition teaches AutoCAD using explanations, examples, instructions, and hands-on projects for both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. This detailed resource works as both a tutorial and stand-alone reference. It introduces the basics of the interface and drafting tools; explores skills such as using hatches, fields, and tables; details such advanced skills as attributes, dynamic blocks, drawing curves, and using solid fills; explains 3D modeling and imaging; and discusses customization and integration.

  • Covers all the new AutoCAD capabilities
  • Written by George Omura, a popular AutoCAD author
  • Offers an essential resource for those preparing for the AutoCAD certification program
  • Includes a DVD with all the project files necessary for the tutorials, a trial version of AutoCAD, and additional tools and utilities

George Omura's engaging writing style makes this reference the perfect reference and tutorial for both novice and experienced CAD users.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118174074
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1200
  • Sales rank: 367,896
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

George Omura is a licensed architect and Autodesk Authorized Author who has more than 30 years of experience in architecture and has been using AutoCAD for more than 20 years. He has worked on design projects ranging from resort hotels to metropolitan transit systems to the San Francisco Library project. He is the all-time bestselling AutoCAD author and was cited as "favorite CAD author" by members of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) in AUGIWorld magazine's "Best of Everything CAD" issue.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxvii

Part 1 The Basics 1

Chapter 1 Exploring the Interface 3

Chapter 2 Creating Your First Drawing 29

Chapter 3 Setting Up and Using the Drafting Tools 79

Chapter 4 Organizing Objects with Blocks and Groups 121

Chapter 5 Keeping Track of Layers and Blocks 153

Part 2 Mastering Intermediate Skills 187

Chapter 6 Editing and Reusing Data to Work Efficiently 189

Chapter 7 Mastering Viewing Tools, Hatches, and External References 233

Chapter 8 Introducing Printing, Plotting, and Layouts 283

Chapter 9 Understanding Plot Styles 315

Chapter 10 Adding Text to Drawings 341

Chapter 11 Using Fields and Tables 379

Chapter 12 Using Dimensions 401

Part 3 Mastering Advanced Skills 449

Chapter 13 Using Attributes 451

Chapter 14 Copying Existing Drawings from Other Sources 477

Chapter 15 Advanced Editing and Organizing 497

Chapter 16 Laying Out Your Printer Output 539

Chapter 17 Making "Smart" Drawings with Parametric Tools 565

Chapter 18 Using Dynamic Blocks 585

Chapter 19 Drawing Curves 617

Chapter 20 Getting and Exchanging Data from Drawings 649

Part 4 3D Modeling and Imaging 681

Chapter 21 Creating 3D Drawings 683

Chapter 22 Using Advanced 3D Features 725

Chapter 23 Rendering 3D Drawings 783

Chapter 24 Editing and Visualizing 3D Solids 855

Chapter 25 Exploring 3D Mesh and Surface Modeling 905

Part 5 Customization and Integration 955

Chapter 26 Customizing Toolbars, Menus, Linetypes, and Hatch Patterns 957

Chapter 27 Managing and Sharing Your Drawings 997

Appendices

Appendix A The Bottom Line 1051

Appendix B Installing and Setting Up the Autodesk AutoCAD Software 1077

Appendix C The Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certification 1109

Appendix D About the Companion DVD 1115

Index 1119

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