AutoCADĀ 2005 and AutoCAD LTĀ 2005: No Experience Required

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 14, 2006 - Computers - 688 pages
The First Choice for AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Novices—from the Leading AutoCAD Publisher!

AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005: No Experience Required is your step-by-step introduction to the latest versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, the world's leading customizable CAD software. Inside this perfectly paced guide are the clear-cut explanations and practical tutorials that you need to complete even the most elaborate AutoCAD projects.

Discover AutoCAD 2005's newest features as you plan and develop a complete project. Follow the tutorials sequentially or begin at any chapter by downloading the drawing files from the Sybex website. Either way, you'll develop a solid grounding in the essentials and learn how to use AutoCAD's productivity tools to get your work done efficiently.

  • Gain the Imperative AutoCAD Skills
  • Find your way around AutoCAD and LT
  • Understand the basic commands and how to set up a drawing
  • Apply AutoCAD's coordinate systems
  • Master drawing strategies
  • Employ Polar and Object Snap Tracking
  • Set up and manage layers, colors, and linetypes
  • Use blocks and Wblocks
  • Drag AutoCAD objects from one drawing to another
  • Generate elevations and orthographic views
  • Work with hatches and fills
  • Control text in a drawing
  • Manage external references
  • Set up layouts and print an AutoCAD drawing
  • Use AutoCAD's enhanced tool palettes
  • Create and render a 3D model

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Getting to Know AutoCAD
1
CHAPTER 2 Basic Commands to Get Started
23
CHAPTER 3 Setting Up a Drawing
51
Part 1
73
Part 2
125
CHAPTER 6 Using Layers to Organize Your Drawing
169
CHAPTER 7 Grouping Objects into Blocks
215
CHAPTER 8 Generating Elevations
275
CHAPTER 10 Controlling Text in a Drawing
347
CHAPTER 11 Dimensioning a Drawing
405
CHAPTER 12 Managing External References
457
CHAPTER 13 Using Layouts to Set Up a Print
493
CHAPTER 14 Printing an AutoCAD Drawing
545
APPENDIX A Look at Drawing in 3D
581
GLOSSARY
627
Index
640

CHAPTER 9 Working with Hatches and Fills
311

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About the author (2006)

David Frey has been working in the fields of architecture and construction for more than 20 years and has taught AutoCAD to architects, engineers, teachers, and students for 12 years. David is the author of four previous best-selling editions of AutoCAD: No Experience Required.

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