AutoCAD is the leading computer aided design software used by architects, engineers and draughts people. The book is an introductory level text and is intended for new users of the software. It will give clear and concise instructions on how to use the package, and will avoid the use of jargon. Readers can quickly grasp the skills needed for AutoCAD and become competent in its application.
Table of Contents
Introducing AutoDesk - the screen, toolbars and tool palettes, the command line window, DesignCenter, interface options, using the mouse 24; the drawing tools - starting a new drawing, units of measurement, templates, lines and blocks, saving and opening files; drawing in 2D - sketches, plans, co-ordinates, worked examples; objects in drawing - dimensions, precision tools, object properties; fills and hatches - textures and surfaces; text - labels and annotations; drawing in 3D - 3D views, 3D co-ordinates, lines and planes, solid objects, surface effects; layouts - layouts, layers and plotting; working with others - sharing data, using data in other applications, protecting and publishing work; scales and standards - setting scales, CAD standards.
Mac Bride is a succressful computer author who brings over 20 years of teaching experience to his writing.