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Introduction to AutoCAD 2013

Introduction to AutoCAD 2013

A Modern Perspective

Paul Richard, Jim Fitzgerald

Nov 2012, Paperback, 960 pages
ISBN13: 9780132954754
ISBN10: 0132954753
 
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INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD 2013: A MODERN PERSPECTIVE addresses advances in technology and introduces students to 2- dimensional drawing skills and commands using the current release of AutoCAD. It continuously builds on concepts covered in previous chapters, contains exercises combined with in-text notes, and offers examples that provide the “how and why” of AutoCAD fundamentals. Projects are included at the end of each chapter and provide hands-on experience creating various types of mechanical, architectural, civil and electrical drawings.

Part One An Introduction to AutoCAD

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to AutoCAD CHAPTER 2 Quick Start Tutorial

Part Two Drafting Skills:Drawing with AutoCAD

CHAPTER 3 Controlling the Drawing DisplayCHAPTER 4 Basic Drawing Commands

CHAPTER 5 Drawing Tools and Drafting Settings

CHAPTER 6 Managing Object Properties

Part Three Understanding Editing Techniques: Basics Through Advanced

CHAPTER 7 Basic Editing Techniques

CHAPTER 8 Advanced Editing Techniques

Part Four Working with Complex Objects

CHAPTER 9 Drawing and Editing Complex Objects

CHAPTER 10 Pattern Fills and Hatching

Part Five Annotating Drawings

CHAPTER 11 Adding TextCHAPTER 12 Working with Tables

CHAPTER 13 Dimensioning Drawings Part Six Outputting Your Work

Part Six Outputting Your Work

CHAPTER 14 Managing Paper Space Layouts

CHAPTER 15 Plotting and Publishing

Part Seven Advanced Drawing and Construction Methods

CHAPTER 16 Blocks and Block Attributes

CHAPTER 17 Working with External References

CHAPTER 18 Drawing Management Tools and Utilities

APPENDIX A Drafting Standards Overview

APPENDIX B Command Reference

APPENDIX C Command Aliases

APPENDIX D System Variables

APPENDIX E Express Tools

Glossary

Index

This text is appropriate for Introductory and Intermediate AutoCAD courses.

This modern text addresses advances in technology and introduces students to 2- dimensional drawing skills and commands using the current release of AutoCAD. It continuously builds on concepts covered in previous chapters, contains exercises combined with in-text notes, and offers examples that provide the “how and why” of AutoCAD fundamentals. Projects are included at the end of each chapter and provide hands-on experience creating various types of mechanical, architectural, civil and electrical drawings.

Hallmark Features

AutoCAD’s 2-D tools—are presented from the basic concepts to the most powerful tools used in design and engineering.

  • Presents material (in seven parts) that advances with complexity.
  • Introduces AutoCAD, drafting skills, editing techniques, working with complex objects, annotating drawings, outputting your work, and advanced drawing and construction methods.

Advanced drawing and construction methods—appear in Part Seven on the text.

  • Explains blocks and block attributes, working with external references, and file management and object linking and embedding.

A “Quick Start” chapter—appears early in the text (see Chapter 2).

  • Allows students to get up to speed in no time to create and even plot AutoCAD drawings.
  • References corresponding chapters later in the book, allowing readers to delve into topics at their own pace and level.

Chapter Objectivesprovide a bulleted list of key concepts for each chapter.

  • Provides students with a roadmap of important concepts and practices that will be introduced in the chapter.

Key Termshighlight important vocabulary throughout.

  • Defines key terms in the margins and in more detail in the Glossary at the end of the book.

Command Grids—appear in the margin alongside the discussion of the command.

  • Presents a visual of the action options using either: Standard Toolbar, Pull-Down Menu, Command Line, or Command Alias, ensuring that students are in the right place at the right time, correctly following the authors’ direction.

Discipline Iconsidentify whether the project applies to a General, Mechanical, Architectural, Electrical, Plumbing/HVAC, or Civil field.

  • Enables instructors to quickly select homework assignments that will appeal to the varying interests of their students.
  • Allows students to work on projects that have the most interest and relevance to their own course of study.

Icon Flagshighlight features that are new to the 2011 version of the AutoCAD software.

  • Creates a quick “study guide” for instructors and students who need to familiarize themselves with the newest features of the software.

Tips, Notes, and For More Details Boxesappear throughout the text.

  • Highlights additional information for students.

In-text exercises—appear throughout the chapters.

  • Provides students with step-by-step walk-through activities.
  • Gives students immediate practice and reinforcement of newly learned skills.

Chapter projects organized by discipline—provide additional challenges that require students to use all the commands and skills they have learned.

  • Offers projects from a variety of disciplines including mechanical, architectural, electrical, civil and more!

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