For courses and self-study in AutoCad LT, this integrated text and CD-ROM package takes the beginner in AutoCAD to basic proficiency in 2-dimensional drawing in record time and with as much fun as possible. The combination of text, hands-on sessions, questions, tests, drawing exercises, and drawing resources aims to give students intensive skills practice and provides extensive support to help them create their own drawings and projects. The text is light-hearted in tone and features user-friendly illustrations to help ensure that even the most reticent will become involved immediately. The user-friendly, instructional framework includes lists of key ideas found in the coming chapters; stylized print to emphasize key concepts; hundreds of visual aids to clarify discussions; tip boxes that offer useful insights into the program; clear, concise command sequences; "In A Nutshell" sections that summarize chapter essentials; hands-on exercises to review new ideas; and assignments to challenge students' understanding. 6
Table of Contents
1. The Big Picture: Ready... 2. Always Be Prepared: ...Set... 3. Every Journey Begins with a Single Line: ...Go! 4. Alterations Done Here: Modifying. 5. WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get): Viewing. 6. A New Slant on Your ABCs: Text. 7. How Big Was the One That Got Away? Dimensions. 8. Living in a Material World: Hatching. 9. Paperless Society: Plotting. 10. Building a Better Mousetrap: Advanced Creation and Editing. 11. Cloning Dolly and Beyond: Symbol Creation and Application. 12. Virtual Cut and Paste: Advanced Viewing and Plotting. Appendix A: Put It There! Installing CD-ROM Files. Appendix B: Taking a Shortcut: Identifying Aliases and Commands. Appendix C: You Sure Can Pick 'Em: Selecting Objects Options. Appendix D: Adding Printer/Plotters and Plot Style Tables. Index.