Designed for introductory AutoCAD users, Discovering AutoCAD 2005 offers 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. The 2005 edition features its own website containing supplemental drawing projects, Internet activities, self-scoring quizzes and more!
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 Other Tools for Collaboration. Part III: Isometric Drawing and Three-Dimensional Modeling 11. Isometric Drawing 12. Wireframe Models 13. Surface Models 14. Solid Models Appendices Appendix A Drawing Projects Appendix B Creating Customized Toolbars Appendix C Menus and Macros Appendix D Data Exchange Formats