AutoCAD Book, The

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
James M. Kirkpatrick  
Publisher
Peachpit Press
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
644
Pub.-date
November 2001
ISBN13
9780130940735
ISBN
0130940739


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Description

For freshman-level courses in Computer-Aided Design, and for sophomore-level courses in Electro-Mechanical Design, Technical Illustration, Architectural Drafting, Civil Drafting, and Electronic Drafting.

This versatile text can be used to teach AutoCAD in both lecture and self-paced classes, and is suitable for a wide range of different CAD courses. Application chapters make the book suitable for advanced classes. Unlike other texts-which teach isolated commands-this text enables students to relate commands to producing drawings, presenting topics in the order in which they are actually used. Numerous drawing, plotting and modeling exercises are provided throughout.

Features

  • NEW - Several new modeling exercises.
    • Gives students additional practice in applying principles. New modeling and editing commands are included. Ex.___

  • NEW - Modification of problems throughout-Reflects new commands in Release 2002.
    • Keeps material up to date and helps students acquire AutoCAD 2000 skills. Ex.___

  • NEW - Complete revision or modification of many exercises.
    • Keeps material up to date and gives students experience with drawings that use AutoCAD 2002 commands effectively. Ex.___

  • Coverage of AutoCAD 2002 3D Orbiter and its options.
    • Helps students maximize the benefits of the new release of AutoCAD. Ex.___

  • Prompt-response format for commands.
    • Provides students with a step-by-step approach to learning each new command. Ex.___

  • A wealth of pedagogical aids-e.g., chapter objectives and review questions.
    • Gives students an outline of skills to be mastered and helps them assess their mastery of the material. Ex.___

New to this Edition

  • Several new modeling exercises.
    • Gives students additional practice in applying principles. New modeling and editing commands are included. Ex.___

  • Modification of problems throughout-Reflects new commands in Release 2002.
    • Keeps material up to date and helps students acquire AutoCAD 2000 skills. Ex.___

  • Complete revision or modification of many exercises.
    • Keeps material up to date and gives students experience with drawings that use AutoCAD 2002 commands effectively. Ex.___

Table of Contents

I. PREPARING TO DRAW.

 1. Introduction.
 2. The AutoCAD 2000 Program.
 3. Common Problems and Solutions.
 4. Preparing to Draw with AutoCAD.

II. BASIC AUTOCAD.

 5. Using Raster Images in AutoCAD Drawings.
 6. AutoCAD Text.
 7. Block Diagrams.
 8. Plotting.
 9. Geometric Constructions.
10. Using 2-D Commands to Draw Orthographic Views.
11. Drawings, Formats, Blocks, Attributes, and the Design Center.
12. External References (XREFs).
13. Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
14. Sectional Drawings and Hatching.
15. Isometric Drawing.
16. Basic 3-D and the AutoCAD Design Center.
17. Customizing Toolbars and Menus.

III. ADVANCED AUTOCAD.

18. Advanced 3-D.
19. Advanced 3-D: Blocks, Dview, and 3D Orbit.
20. Using Model Space, Paper Space, and Layouts to Create, Document, and Present 2-D and 3-D Shapes.
21. Advanced Modeling: Solids and Regions.
22. Three-Dimensional Tutorial Exercises, Including Rendering.

IV. APPLICATIONS.

23. Architectural Applications.
24. Civil Applications.
25. Electronic Applications.
26. Electromechanical Packaging Applications.
27. Technical Illustration Applications.
Glossary.
Index.

Back Cover

The AutoCAD® Book: Drawing, Modeling, and Applications Using AutoCAD® 2002 provides a hands-on approach to concepts of AutoCAD® 2002, allowing the users to start drawing early on in the text. The text begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of AutoCAD®, its on-screen appearance and interface, and ways to solve common problems. It then moves from basic AutoCAD® commands to advanced 3-Dimensional activities. The text ends with a series of application chapters, with activities for architectural, civil, electronic, and electromechanical drawing and for technical illustrating.

The text includes the following features to help users learn, practice, and master AutoCAD® skills:

  • An easy-to-fallow "prom ptiresponse" format that takes users step by step through each new command/activity
  • Margin notes that help new AutoCAD® users become more comfortable with the software
  • Practice exercises in every chapter
  • Real-world applications for a variety of fields
  • Numerous figures, screen captures, and illustrations
  • Review questions at the end of every chapter