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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2013
 
 

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2013, 3rd Edition

2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling

 
Up and Running with AutoCAD 2013, 3rd Edition,ISBN9780123984166
 
 
 

Academic Press

9780123984166

9780123978660

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276 X 216

An easy-to-learn introduction to AutoCAD featuring step-by-step instruction that explains both the "why" and the "how" for using this industry standard software package

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Key Features

  • Strips away complexities, both real and perceived and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts
  • Teaches only what is essential to operating AutoCAD first, thereby immediately building student confidence
  • All basic commands are documented step-by-step, meaning that what the student needs to type in and how AutoCAD responds is all spelled out in discrete and clear steps with screen shots added as needed
  • Using the author’s extensive multi-industry knowledge of what is important and widely used in practice versus what is not, the material is presented by immediately immersing the student in practical, critically essential knowledge, with no padding of text or filler material
  • All concepts are explained first in theory, and only then is AutoCAD introduced and the actual "button pushing" discussed. This is one of the key concepts in having students understand exactly what it is they are doing and why, before they do it

Description

Gindis introduces AutoCAD with step by step instructions, stripping away complexities to  begin working in AutoCAD immediately.  All concepts are explained first in theory, and then shown in practice, helping the reader understand what it is they are doing and why, before they do it.

Divided into three parts, the book covers beginning through advanced AutoCAD, including 3D features. 

Also included is an extensive Appendix

for each part, detailing additional useful CAD-related information not often found

in other text books

The book contains supporting graphics (screen shots) and a summary with a self-test section at the end of each chapter. Also included are drawing examples and exercises, and two running “projects” that the student works on as he/she progresses through the chapters .

 

Readership

Beginner through advanced users of AutoCAD.  Architectural engineers, drafting, civil/construction engineers, mechanical engineers.  Students taking drafting/engineering drawing courses in engineering and engineering technology programs. 

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2013, 3rd Edition

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Preface

LEVEL 1: Chapters 1–10

Chapter 1. AutoCAD Fundamentals

Learning Objectives

1.1 Introduction and Basic Commands

1.2 The AutoCAD Environment

1.3 Interacting with AutoCAD

1.4 Practicing the Create Objects Commands

1.5 View Objects

1.6 Practicing the Edit/Modify Objects Commands

1.7 Selection Methods

1.8 Drawing Accuracy—Part 1

1.9 Drawing Accuracy—Part 2

1.10 Osnap Drafting Settings

Summary

Chapter 2. AutoCAD Fundamentals

Learning Objectives

2.1 Grips

2.2 Units and Scale

2.3 Snap and Grid

2.4 Cartesian Coordinate System

2.5 Geometric Data Entry

2.6 Inquiry Commands

2.7 Additional Drafting Commands

Summary

Chapter 3. Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Properties

Learning Objectives

3.1 Introduction to Layers

3.2 Introduction to Linetypes

3.3 Introduction to Properties

3.4 In-Class Drawing Project: Floor Plan Layout

Summary

Spotlight On: Architecture

Chapter 4. Text, Mtext, Editing, and Style

Learning Objectives

4.1 Introduction to Text and Mtext

4.2 Text

4.3 Mtext

4.4 Style

4.5 Spell Check

4.6 In-Class Drawing Project: Adding Text and Furniture to Floor Plan Layout

Summary

Tips

Chapter 5. Hatch Patterns

Learning Objectives

5.1 Introduction to Hatch

5.2 Hatch Procedures

5.3 Working with Hatch Patterns

5.4 Gradient and Solid Fill

5.5 In-Class Drawing Project: Adding Hatch to Floor Plan Layout

Summary

Chapter 6. Dimensions

Learning Objectives

6.1 Introduction to Dimensions

6.2 Types of Dimensions

6.3 Editing Dimensions

6.4 Customizing Dimensions

6.5 In-Class Drawing Project: Adding Dimensions to Floor Plan Layout

Summary

Spotlight On: Mechanical Engineering

Chapter 7. Blocks, Wblocks, Dynamic Blocks, Groups, and Purge

Learning Objectives

7.1 Introduction to Blocks

7.2 Insert

7.3 Purge

7.4 Wblocks

7.5 Dynamic Blocks

7.6 Groups

Summary

Chapter 8. Polar, Rectangular, and Path Arrays

Learning Objectives

8.1 Polar Array

8.2 Rectangular Array

8.3 Path Array

8.4 In-Class Drawing Project: Mechanical Device

Summary

Chapter 9. Basic Printing and Output

Learning Objectives

9.1 Introduction to Printing and Plotting

9.2 The Essentials

9.3 The Plot Dialog Box

9.4 Page Setup Manager

Summary

Spotlight On: Interior Design

Chapter 10. Advanced Output—Paper Space

Learning Objectives

10.1 Introduction to Paper Space

10.2 Paper Space Concepts

Summary

Level 1. Answers to Review Questions

LEVEL 2: Chapters 11–20

Chapter 11. Advanced Linework

Learning Objectives

11.1 Introduction to Advanced Linework

11.2 Pline (Polyline)

11.3 Xline (Construction Line)

11.4 Ray

11.5 Spline

11.6 Mline (Multiline)

11.7 Sketch

11.8 Level 2 Drawing Project (1 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan

Summary

Chapter 12. Advanced Layers

Learning Objectives

12.1 Introduction to Advanced Layers

12.2 Script Files

12.3 Layer State Manager

12.4 Layer Filtering

12.5 Level 2 Drawing Project (2 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan

Summary

Chapter 13. Advanced Dimensions

Learning Objectives

13.1 Introduction to Advanced Dimensions

13.2 Dimension Style Manager

13.3 Introduction to Constraints

13.4 Geometric Constraints

13.5 Dimensional Constraints

13.6 Dimension-Driven Design

13.7 Level 2 Drawing Project (3 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan

Summary

Spotlight On: Electrical Engineering

Chapter 14. Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center, and Express Tools

Learning Objectives

14.1 Options

14.2 Shortcuts

14.3 Customize User Interface

14.4 Design Center

14.5 Express Tools

14.6 Level 2 Drawing Project (4 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan

Summary

Chapter 15. Advanced Design and File Management Tools

Learning Objectives

15.1 Introduction to Advanced Design and File Management Tools

15.2 Align

15.3 Audit and Recover

15.4 Blend

15.5 Break and Join

15.6 Cad Standards

15.7 Calculator

15.8 Defpoints

15.9 Divide and Point Style

15.10 Donut

15.11 Draw Order

15.12 eTransmit

15.13 Filter

15.14 Hyperlink

15.15 Lengthen

15.16 Object Tracking (OTRACK)

15.17 Overkill

15.18 Point and Node

15.19 Publish

15.20 Raster

15.21 Revcloud

15.22 Sheet Sets

15.23 Selection Methods

15.24 Stretch

15.25 System Variables

15.26 Tables

15.27 Tool Palette

15.28 UCS and Crosshair Rotation

15.29 Window Tiling

15.30 Wipeout

15.31 Level 2 Drawing Project (5 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan

Summary

Chapter 16. Importing and Exporting Data

Learning Objectives

16.1 Introduction to Importing and Exporting Data

16.2 Importing and Exporting to and from MS Office Applications

16.3 Screen Shots

16.4 JPG

16.5 PDFs

16.6 Other Cad Software

16.7 Exporting and the Save as Feature

16.8 Inserting and OLE

16.9 Level 2 Drawing Project (6 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan

Summary

Spotlight On: Aerospace Engineering

Chapter 17. External References (Xrefs)

Learning Objectives

17.1 Introduction to Xrefs

17.2 Using Xrefs

17.3 Layers in Xrefs

17.4 Editing and Reloading Xrefs

17.5 Multiple Xrefs

17.6 Ribbon and Xrefs

17.7 Level 2 Drawing Project (7 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan

Summary

Chapter 18. Attributes

Learning Objectives

18.1 Introduction to Attributes

18.2 Creating the Design

18.3 Creating the Attribute Definitions

18.4 Creating the Attribute Block

18.5 Attribute Properties and Editing

18.6 Attribute Extraction

18.7 Invisible Attributes

18.8 Level 2 Drawing Project (8 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan

Summary

Chapter 19. Advanced Output and Pen Settings

Learning Objectives

19.1 Introduction to Advanced Output and Pen Settings

19.2 Setting Standards

19.3 The CTB File

19.4 Additional CTB File Features

19.5 The LWT Option

19.6 Level 2 Drawing Project (9 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan

Summary

Spotlight On: Civil Engineering

Chapter 20. Isometric Drawing

Learning Objectives

20.1 Introduction to Isometric Perspective

20.2 Basic Technique

20.3 Ellipses in isometric Drawing

20.4 Text and Dimensions in Isometric Drawing

20.5 Level 2 Drawing Project (10 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan

Summary

Level 2. Answers to Review Questions

LEVEL 3: Chapters 21–30

Chapter 21. 3D Basics

Learning Objectives

21.1 Axes, Planes, and Faces

21.2 3D Workspaces, Ribbon, Toolbars, and 3D Options

21.3 Entering and Exiting 3D

21.4 Projecting into 3D

21.5 3D Dynamic Views

21.6 Extrude

21.7 Visual Styles: Hide and Shade

21.8 View Cube and Navigation Bar

Summary

Chapter 22. Primitives

Learning Objectives

22.1 Introduction to Primitives

22.2 Applying Primitives

Summary

Chapter 23. Object Manipulation

Learning Objectives

23.1 Introduction to Object Manipulation

Summary

Chapter 24. Boolean Operations

Learning Objectives

24.1 Introduction to Boolean Operations

Summary

Chapter 25. Solid Modeling

Learning Objectives

25.1 Introduction to Solid Modeling

Summary

Chapter 26. Advanced Solids, Faces, and Edges

Learning Objectives

26.1 Introduction to Advanced Solids, Faces, and Edges

26.2 Working with Faces

26.3 Working with Edges

Summary

Chapter 27. Surfaces and Meshes

Learning Objectives

27.1 Introduction to Surfaces and Meshes

27.2 Surfacing Commands

27.3 Smooth Mesh Primitives

Summary

Chapter 28. UCS, Vports, Text, and Dimensions in 3D

Learning Objectives

28.1 Introduction to UCS, Vports, Text, and Dimensions in 3D

28.2 Advanced UCS

28.3 Views and View Manager

28.4 Vports

28.5 Text and Dimensions in 3D

Summary

Chapter 29. Dview, Walk and Fly, Animation, and Action Recording

Learning Objectives

29.1 Dynamic View

29.2 Cameras

29.3 Walk and Fly

29.4 Path Animation

29.5 Action Recording

Summary

Chapter 30. Lighting and Rendering

Learning Objectives

30.1 Introduction to Lighting and Rendering

30.2 Lighting

30.3 Materials and Rendering

Summary

Level 3. Answers to Review Questions

Appendix A: Additional Information on AutoCAD

Who Makes AutoCAD?

What Is AutoCAD Lt?

How Is AutoCAD Purchased and How Much Does It Cost?

Are There Significant Differences between AutoCAD Releases?

Is There an AutoCAD for the Mac?

A Brief History of Autodesk and AutoCAD

AutoCAD Releases

Major Autodesk Products

AutoCAD-Related Websites

Appendix B: Other CAD Software and Design and Analysis Tools and Concepts

MicroStation

ArchiCAD

TurboCAD

Other Design Software

CATIA

NX

Pro/Engineer

Solidworks

Inventor

IronCAD

Solid Edge

NASTRAN

ANSYS

ALGOR

Fluent

Appendix C: File Extensions

AutoCAD Primary Extensions

AutoCAD Secondary Extensions

Miscellaneous Software Extensions

Appendix D: Custom Linetypes and Hatch Patterns

Linetype Definitions (Basic)

Linetypes (String Complex and Shape Complex)

Hatch Pattern Definitions (Basic)

Appendix E: Principles of CAD Management

Part 1. Know the Seven Golden Rules of AutoCAD

Part 2. Know the Capabilities and Limitations of AutoCAD

Part 3. Maintain an Office cad Standard

Part 4. Be an Effective Teacher and Hiring Manager

Part 5. Stay Current and Competent

Appendix F: AutoLISP Basics and Advanced Customization Tools

Overview 1. AutoLISP

Overview 2. Visual Lisp

Overview 3. VBA, .NET, Active X, and ObjectARX

AutoLISP Fundamentals

Variables and Comments

Advanced Features and the Vlide Command

Appendix G: PC Hardware, Printers and Plotters, and Networks

PC Hardware

Printers and Plotters

Networks

Appendix H: What Are Kernels?

Appendix I: Lighting, Rendering, Effects, and Animation

Appendix J: AutoCAD Certification Exams

Appendix K: AutoCAD Employment

Appendix L: AutoCAD Humor, Oddities, Quirks, and Easter Eggs

Real AutoCAD Users

The AutoCAD Monkey Joke That Never Goes Away

Oddities and Quirks

Easter Eggs

Index

 
 
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