Successful CAD Manager's Handbook / Edition 1

Successful CAD Manager's Handbook / Edition 1

by Ralph Grabowski, Richard Huber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0827352336

ISBN-13: 9780827352339

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: Cengage Learning

From setting up a CAD system to maximizing CAD efficiency, this definitive and comprehensive book is your best source for essential CAD information. With details on creating prototype drawings, layering, symbols, networking, customizing, and more. Plus eight specific CAD software packages and their features are covered in-depth. Includes a gallery listing with

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From setting up a CAD system to maximizing CAD efficiency, this definitive and comprehensive book is your best source for essential CAD information. With details on creating prototype drawings, layering, symbols, networking, customizing, and more. Plus eight specific CAD software packages and their features are covered in-depth. Includes a gallery listing with brief descriptions of available CAD software and third-party Autodesk products, plus sample AutoCAD certification exam questions and exercises. Keyword: CAD Manager

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827352339
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1The Role of the CAD Manager: Reasons to avoid and adopt computer-aided design1
2Selecting the Software and Hardware: Six cardinal rules for purchasing CAD hardware and software11
3Overcoming Problems with CAD: Dealing with CAD after it is introduced to your office21
4Colors and Layer Names: Selecting a color and layering convention33
5Symbols and Filenames: Creating a standard for filenames and subdirectories47
6Fonts, Linetypes, and Hatch Patterns: Standardizing and scaling text fonts, linetypes, and patterns61
7Setting Up Dimensions: A look at the complexity of dimension styles71
8Preparing the Prototype Drawing: Setting up an office standard for eight CAD packages81
9Writing a CAD Standard: The table of contents for the in-house CAD standard143
10Input, Output: Scanning paper drawings and plotting drawings153
11Working with a Service Bureau: Services and prices provided by service bureaus167
12Data Exchange: The pitfalls of exchanging drawings with other CAD packages173
13Networking CAD: Connecting CAD workstations together187
14Maximizing CAD Efficiency: Seven areas where CAD packages can be customized195
App. A: Gallery of CAD Software: Descriptions of 26 CAD packages211
App. B: CAD Software Sources: A listing of CAD software products from 152 vendors239
App. C: CAD Layer Standards: The layer standards based on AIA and CSI255
App. D: The AutoCAD Certification Exam: A sample examination for certifying CAD operators263
Index275

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