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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2010

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.

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 reader works on as they progresses through the chapters

  • Explains the why and how of AutoCAD commands:  all concepts are explained first in theory and then covered in step-by-step detail
  • Extensive use of screen shots, chapter summaries, and a self-test section at the end of each chapter
  • Includes drawing examples and exercises, and two running projects that the reader works on as he/she progresses through the chapters
  • Each chapter features a "Spotlight On..." section, highlighting the use of AutoCAD in various industries 
  • Fully updated for AutoCAD 2010 release, including introduction of the ribbon menu structure in chapter 1
  • Strips away complexities, both real and perceived, and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts; using the author's extensive multi-industry knowledge of what is widely used in practice, the material is presented by immediately immersing the reader in practical, critically essential knowledge
  • Audience

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

    Paperback, 520 Pages

    Published: November 2009

    Imprint: Academic Press

    ISBN: 978-0-12-375719-7


    • Part One Beginner to Intermediate

      Chapter One AutoCAD Fundamentals 1

      Chapter Two AutoCAD Fundamentals 2

      Chapter Three Layers, Colors, Linetypes and Properties

      Chapter Four DText, MText, Style and Editing

      Chapter Five Bhatch

      Chapter Six Dimensions

      Chapter Seven Blocks and Wblocks

      Chapter Eight Polar and Rectangular Arrays, Polygon and Circle/TTR

      Chapter Nine Isometric

      Chapter Ten Basic Printing and Output

      Part II Intermediate to Advanced

      Chapter Eleven Advanced Linework

      Chapter Twelve Advanced Layers

      Chapter Thirteen Advanced Dimensions

      Chapter Fourteen Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center & Exp. Tools

      Chapter Fifteen Miscellaneous Topics

      Chapter Sixteen Importing and Exporting Data

      Chapter Seventeen External References

      Chapter Eighteen Paper Space

      Chapter Nineteen Attributes

      Chapter Twenty Advanced Output and Pen Settings


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