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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2014

2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling

Get "Up and Running" with AutoCAD using Gindis’s combination of step-by-step instruction, examples, and insightful explanations. The emphasis from the beginning is on core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in architecture, engineering and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom.


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.

Paperback, 784 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-410492-1



    LEVEL 1 - Chapters 1-10

    CHAPTER 1 - AutoCAD Fundamentals: Part I
    CHAPTER 2 - AutoCAD Fundamentals: Part II

    SPOTLIGHT ON: Architecture

    CHAPTER 3 - Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Properties
    CHAPTER 4 - Text, Mtext, Editing, and Style
    CHAPTER 5 - Hatch Patterns

    SPOTLIGHT ON: Mechanical Engineering

    CHAPTER 6 - Dimensions 
    CHAPTER 7 - Blocks, Wblocks, Dynamic Blocks, Groups, and Purge
    CHAPTER 8 - Polar, Rectangular, and Path Arrays

    SPOTLIGHT ON: Electrical Engineering

    CHAPTER 9 - Basic Printing and Output
    CHAPTER 10 - Advanced Output - Paper Space

    Level 1 - Answers to Review Questions

    LEVEL 2 - Chapters 11-20

    CHAPTER 11 - Advanced Linework
    CHAPTER 12 - Advanced Layers

    SPOTLIGHT ON: Interior Design

    CHAPTER 13 - Advanced Dimensions
    CHAPTER 14 - Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center, and Express Tools
    CHAPTER 15 - Advanced Design and File Management Tools

    SPOTLIGHT ON: Civil Engineering

    CHAPTER 16 - Importing and Exporting Data
    CHAPTER 17 - External References (Xrefs)
    CHAPTER 18 - Attributes

    SPOTLIGHT ON: Aerospace Engineering

    CHAPTER 19 - Advanced Output and Pen Settings
    CHAPTER 20 - Isometric Drawing

    Level 2 - Answers to Review Questions

    LEVEL 3 - Chapters 21-30

    CHAPTER 21 - 3D Basics
    CHAPTER 22 - Object Manipulation

    SPOTLIGHT ON: Chemical Engineering

    CHAPTER 23 - Boolean Operations and Primitives
    CHAPTER 24 - Solid Modeling
    CHAPTER 25 - Advanced Solids, Faces, and Edges

    SPOTLIGHT ON: Bio-Medical Engineering

    CHAPTER 26 - Surfaces and Meshes
    CHAPTER 27 - Slicing, Sectioning, Layouts and Vports
    CHAPTER 28 - Advanced UCS, Views, Text and Dimensions in 3D

    SPOTLIGHT ON: CAD Management

    CHAPTER 29 - Dview, Cameras, Walk and Fly, Path Animation
    CHAPTER 30 - Lighting and Rendering

    Level 3 - Answers to Review Questions


    APPENDIX A - Additional Information on AutoCAD 
    APPENDIX B - Other CAD Software and Design and Analysis
    APPENDIX C - File Extensions
    APPENDIX D - Custom Linetypes and Hatch Patterns
    APPENDIX E - Principles of CAD Management
    APPENDIX F - AutoLISP Basics and Advanced Customization Tools
    APPENDIX G - PC Hardware, Printers and Plotters, and 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



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