Table of Contents


About the Author


Level 1 Chapters 1–10

Chapter 1. AutoCAD Fundamentals

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

Chapter 2. AutoCAD Fundamentals

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

Chapter 3. Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Properties

3.1. Introduction to Layers

3.2. Introduction to Linetypes

3.3. Introduction to Properties

3.4. In-Class Drawing Project: Floor Plan Layout

Spotlight On: Architecture

Chapter 4. Text, Mtext, Editing, and Style

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

Chapter 5. Hatch Patterns

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

Chapter 6. Dimensions

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

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

7.1. Introduction to Blocks

7.2. Insert

7.3. Purge


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"This beginner's guide to two dimensional drawing with AutoCAD 2012 provides step-by-step instructions for performing common tasks with this industry leading drafting and design application. Beginning with an overview of the software environment and basic commands, the work covers layers and line types, text and dimensioning, blocks and groups, and basic printing and outputs. Chapters also cover additional topics such as options and shortcuts, design and file management tools, importing and exporting data, and external preferences. Chapters include illustrations and code examples as well as summaries, exercises, and study questions." --Reference and Research Book News, Inc.