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For introductory courses in AutoCAD

Discovering AutoCAD 2011 presents a hands-on, activity-based approach to the use of AutoCAD as a drafting tool—complete with techniques, tips, shortcuts, and insights that improve efficiency. Topics and tasks are carefully grouped to lead students logically through the AutoCAD command set, with the level of difficulty increasing steadily as skills are acquired through experience and practice. Straightforward explanations focus on what is relevant to actual drawing procedures, and illustrations show exactly what to expect on the computer screen. This edition features Web-based exercises, projects, and new test questions for each chapter.

Hallmark Features:

  • Lessons are broken down into tasks listed at the beginning of each section, introducing students to the AutoCAD commands using a structured, intuitive approach and helping students anticipate what information will be needed at each new phase of the learning process.
  • General Procedure boxes appear as new commands are introduced, providing a simple overview of basic command procedures in a step-by-step format.
  • Detailed graphics appear throughout the text, demonstrating what students should expect to see on their screens and encouraging self-paced study.
  • Unique icons and typeface appear within the chapter, identifying hands-on AutoCAD instructions.
  • Drawing problems appear at the end of the chapter, helping students apply newly learned techniques immediately to realistic drawing situations. This includes drawing suggestions, timesaving tips, and explanations of how to use techniques in actual situations.
  • High-quality working drawings accompany drawing problems, appearing in a large, clearly dimensioned format on each right-hand page. This includes mechanical, architectural, civil, and electrical drawings.
  • Drawing projects appear in Appendix A, giving students additional review and practice. This appendix provides 3D models of 36 objects drawn in 2D in earlier chapters.

Description

  • Copyright 2011
  • Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 10-7/8"
  • Pages: 624
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-512204-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-512204-4

Discovering AutoCAD 2011 presents a hands-on, activity-based approach to the use of AutoCAD as a drafting tool–complete with techniques, tips, shortcuts, and insights that improve efficiency. Topics and tasks are carefully grouped to lead students logically through the AutoCAD command set, with the level of difficulty increasing steadily as skills are acquired through experience and practice. Straightforward explanations focus on what is relevant to actual drawing procedures, and illustrations show exactly what to expect on the computer screen. This edition features Web-based exercises, projects, and new test questions for each chapter.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Part I: Basic Two-Dimensional Entities

1 Lines

2. Circles and Drawing Aids

3. Layers, Colors, and Linetypes

4. Template Drawings

5. Arcs and Polar Arrays

6. Object Snap

Part II: Text, Dimensions, and Other Complex Entities

7. Text

8. Dimensions

9. Polylines

10. Blocks, Attributes, and External References

Part III: Isometric Drawing and Three-Dimensional Modeling

11. Isometric Drawing

12. Wireframe Models

13. Solid Models

14. More Modeling Techniques and Commands

Appendices

Appendix A: Drawing Projects

Appendix B: Creating Customized Toolbars

Appendix C: Menus, Macros and the CUI Dialog

Appendix D: Data Exchange Formats

Appendix E: Additional Tools for Collaboration

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