Introduction to AutoCAD 2008
2D and 3D DesignBy
- Alf Yarwood, Member of the Autodesk Developer Network
Taking the reader step-by-step through the features of AutoCAD, Alf Yarwood provides a practical, structured course of work matched to the latest release of this software. After introducing first principles and the creation of 2D technical drawings, he goes on to demonstrate the construction of 3D solid and surface model drawings and rendering in the second part. All the new features of the 2008 software release are taken into account, in particular the new workspace for 2D drafting, faster rendering, new rendering methods, more materials, and improved lighting methods. The 2D chapters are also suitable for those learning how to use AutoCAD LT 2008.Introduction to AutoCAD 2008 includes:
- Hundreds of full-colour drawings and screen shots illustrating the stages within the design process
- Worked examples and exercises throughout the text, linking the use of AutoCAD to real-world engineering practice
- Start of chapter learning outcome summaries and end of chapter revision notes and exercises to check the readers' understanding
First year undergraduate engineering, construction and architecture students, all using CAD. Students taking vocational courses in engineering drawing and design. Professional engineers learning AutoCAD for the first time.
Published: May 2007
- Preface. Acknowledgements. Part A â 2D Design: Introducing AutoCAD 2008Introducing drawingOsnap, AutoSnap and Draw toolsZoom, Pan and templatesThe Modify toolsDimensions and TextOrthographic and isometricHatchingBlocks and InsertsOther types of file formatSheet SetsBuilding drawingPart B â 3D Design: Introducing 3D modelling3D models in viewportsThe modification of 3D modelsRenderingThree Dimensional SpaceEditing 3D solid modelsOther features of 3D modellingInternet tools and HelpDesign and AutoCAD 2008Appendix A Printing/ PlottingAppendix B List of toolsAppendix C Some of the set variablesIndex.