Beginning AutoCAD 2004

Beginning AutoCAD 2004

by Bob McFarlane

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Beginning AutoCAD 2004 by Bob McFarlane

Beginning AutoCAD 2004 is a course based on learning and practising the essentials of 2D drawing using AutoCAD. Bob McFarlane’s hands-on approach is uniquely suited to independent learning and use on courses. The focus on 2D drawing in one book, ensures the reader gets a thorough grounding in the subject, with a greater depth of coverage than tends to be available from general introductions to AutoCAD. As a result, this book provides a true, step-by-step, detailed exploration of the AutoCAD functions required at each stage of producing a 2D drawing – an approach often not found in the many software reference guides available.

The emphasis on learning through doing makes this book ideal for anyone involved in engineering, construction or architecture – where the focus is on productivity and practical skills. The author has also matched the coverage to the requirements of City and Guilds, Edexcel (BTEC) and SQA syllabuses.

New features in AutoCAD 2004 are covered in this book, making it a useful refresher course for anyone using AutoCAD at this level, and those upgrading to the new software release. The course is also designed to be fully relevant to anyone using other recent releases, including AutoCAD 2002.

Bob McFarlane is Curriculum Manager for CAD and New Media at Motherwell College, Scotland, and an Autodesk Educational Developer.

• A complete course on 2D design with AutoCAD in one book - ideal for independent learning
• Exercises included throughout to aid student learning and self assessment
• Focus on 2D drawing techniques provides in-depth coverage to this key introductory-level use of AutoCAD

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750664516
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 7.94(w) x 10.72(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Bob has been writing AutoCAD books since 1993, the first being published for AutoCAD Release 12. Outside of work, Bob’s interests include Bonsai trees, stamp collecting, remote control aircraft and kite flying. At present Bob spend most of his time with his wife Helen, his children Linda and Stephen and his granddaughter Ciara.

Table of Contents

Using the book.
AutoCAD 2004 graphics screen and terminology.
Drawing, erasing and the selection set.
The 2D drawing aids.
Saving and opening drawings.
Standard sheet 1.
Line creation and co-ordinate entry.
Circle creation.
Object snap.
Arc, donut and ellipse creation.
Layers and standard sheet 2.
User exercise 1.
Fillet and chamfer.
Offset, extend, trim and change commands.
User exercise 2.
Dimension styles 1.
Modifying objects.
Drawing assistance.
Viewing a drawing.
Point, polygon and solid.
Polylines and splines.
Modifying polylines and splines.
Divide, measure and break.
Lengthen, align and stretch.
Obtaining information from a drawing.
Text fonts and styles.
Multiline text.
The array command.
Changing properties.
User exercise 3.
Dimension styles 2.
Drawing to different sizes.
Multilines, complex lines and groups.
External references.
Isometric drawings.
Model space and paper space.
Templates and Standards.
The AutoCAD Design Center.
‘Electronic’ AutoCAD.
Obtaining a CAD qualification.

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