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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

A godsend for busy managers, this handbook covers all of the technical and practical information needed to effectively manage the setup, implementation, and use of a complete CAD system. Highly respected CAD manager and author Ralph Grabowski offers sage advice on choosing the right hardware and software, archiving and accessing entire libraries of CAD drawings, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827352339
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph Grabowski is the editor of upFront.eZine, the weekly e-newsletter that reports on the business of CAD [computer-aided design]. Ralph has been writing about CAD since 1985, and is the author of over 100 books and e-books on CAD, graphics, and the Internet. His favorite hobby is digital photography, but also enjoys reading non-fiction, exploring new cities, and spending time with his family. He received his B.A.Sc. degree in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia. His industry blog is well known and respected in the industry. He has successfully served as both author and compositor for his books for several years.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The Role of the CAD Manager: Reasons to avoid and adopt computer-aided design 1
2 Selecting the Software and Hardware: Six cardinal rules for purchasing CAD hardware and software 11
3 Overcoming Problems with CAD: Dealing with CAD after it is introduced to your office 21
4 Colors and Layer Names: Selecting a color and layering convention 33
5 Symbols and Filenames: Creating a standard for filenames and subdirectories 47
6 Fonts, Linetypes, and Hatch Patterns: Standardizing and scaling text fonts, linetypes, and patterns 61
7 Setting Up Dimensions: A look at the complexity of dimension styles 71
8 Preparing the Prototype Drawing: Setting up an office standard for eight CAD packages 81
9 Writing a CAD Standard: The table of contents for the in-house CAD standard 143
10 Input, Output: Scanning paper drawings and plotting drawings 153
11 Working with a Service Bureau: Services and prices provided by service bureaus 167
12 Data Exchange: The pitfalls of exchanging drawings with other CAD packages 173
13 Networking CAD: Connecting CAD workstations together 187
14 Maximizing CAD Efficiency: Seven areas where CAD packages can be customized 195
App. A: Gallery of CAD Software: Descriptions of 26 CAD packages 211
App. B: CAD Software Sources: A listing of CAD software products from 152 vendors 239
App. C: CAD Layer Standards: The layer standards based on AIA and CSI 255
App. D: The AutoCAD Certification Exam: A sample examination for certifying CAD operators 263
Index 275
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