Clear explanations, short tutorials and drawing exercises on an accompanying CD-ROM make this text perfect for beginning students. All components of AutoCAD, fully updated to Release 14, are addressed in a logical easy-to-understand order. The tutorial approach makes this an ideal choice for self-paced learning and independent study. Icons highlight notes, discipline-specific exercises, and new R14 features. An Online Companion provides students with the opportunity to access the Autodesk Press web site for job resources, professional organizations, updates, and more.
Keywords: AutoCAD R14
|Publisher:||Delmar Cengage Learning|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.34(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.49(d)|
Table of ContentsAutoCAD Quick Start. Why CAD?. Components of a CAD System. Your Computer. The Windows Operating System. General AutoCAD Principles. Getting In and Around AutoCAD. Drawing Setup. Drawing. Editing. Constructing Multiview Drawings. Constructing Sectional and Patterned Drawings. Text, Fonts, and Styles. Layers. Introduction to Dimensioning. Dimension Styles and Variables. Dimensioning Practices. Plotting Your Work. Inquiry and Utility Commands. Intermediate Draw Commands. Isometric Drawings. Intermediate Edit Commands. Intermediate Operations. Advanced Operations. Viewports and Working Space. Attributes. External Reference Drawings and OLE Objects. Customizing AutoCAD. Customizing Menus and Icons. Introduction to AutoCAD 3D. Viewing 3D Drawings. The User Coordinate System. Drawing in 3D. Introduction to Solid Modeling. Creating Custom Solids. Modifying Solid Objects. Creating Composite Solid Models. Realistic Rendering. Introduction to AutoLISP. Programming in AutoLISP. Programming Toolbar Macros. Internet Tools. Appendices include Professional CAD Techniques. Command Summary. System Variables. AutoCAD Prototype Drawing Settings. AutoCAD Linetypes. Tables. Glossary. Index.