Master the art of 2D and 3D technical drawing with Alf Yarwood’s comprehensive and highly practical introductory guide
Taking the reader step by step through the features of AutoCAD, Alf Yarwood provides a practical, structured course of work matched to the latest release of this software. Introducing first principles and the creation of 2D technical drawings, the author goes on to demonstrate construction of 3D solid model drawings and rendering of 3D models – in particular, DYN (dynamic input showing coordinate position and lengths – an important new feature of the latest AutoCAD software), and new commands in the Modify and Dimension tool sets are introduced. Other enhancements found with AutoCAD 2006 are also covered in detail. Worked examples and exercises are included throughout the text, to enable the reader to apply theory into real-world engineering practice, along with revision notes and exercises at the end of chapters for the reader to check their understanding of the material they have covered.
Introduction to AutoCAD 2006 contains hundreds of drawings and screen-shots to illustrate the stages within the design process. Readers can also visit a companion website and make use of a full colour AutoCAD Gallery, where they can modify drawings from the exercises found within the text, and see solutions to all exercises featured in the book. Further exercises in 3D work are also available to download.
Details of enhancements to AutoCAD 2006 over previous releases are given in the text, along with illustration of how AutoCAD fits into the design process as a whole. Appendices with full glossaries of tools and abbreviations, most frequently used set variables, and general computer terms are also included.
Suitable to new users of AutoCAD, or anyone wishing to update their knowledge from previous releases of the software, this book is also applicable to introductory level undergraduate courses and vocational courses in engineering and construction.
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|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
Table of Contents
Introducing AutoCAD 2006; Introducing drawing; Osnap, AutoSnap and Draw tools; Zoom, Pan and templates; The Modify tools; Dimensions and Text; Orthographic and isometric; Hatching; Blocks and Inserts; Other types of file format; Sheet sets; Building drawing; Introducing 3D modelling; 3D models in viewports; The modification of 3D models; Rendering; Three-dimensional space; 3D Surface models; Editing 3D solid models: More 3D models; Other features of 3D modelling; Internet tools; Design and AutoCAD 2006; Appendices: Printing/Plotting; List of tools; Some of the set variables; Computing terms. Index. Each chapter includes aims, revision notes and exercises.