AutoCAD 2010 For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 13, 2009 - Computers - 456 pages
AutoCAD is the hot computer-aided design software known for both its powerful tools and its complexity. AutoCAD 2010 for Dummies is the bestselling guide that walks you through this complicated program so you can build complex 3D technical drawings, edit like a pro, enter new dimensions, and plot with style.

AutoCAD 2010 for Dummies helps you navigate the program, use the AutoCAD Design Center, create a basic layout and work with dimension, and put your drawings on the Internet. You’ll soon be setting up the AutoCAD environment, using the AutoCAD Ribbon, creating annotation and dimension drawings, exploring 3D models, and cruising comfortably through AutoCAD 2010.

  • Understand object selection and learn all about commanding and selecting, one-by-one selection, and perfecting selecting
  • Use the AutoCAD tool kit and learn to copy between drawings, manipulate images, and polish your properties
  • Turn on your annotative objects and say more in multiline text
  • Understand the anatomy of a dimension, then draw and edit your own
  • Get up to speed on how to create block definitions, insert blocks, and more
  • Discover techniques for setting up a layout in paper space
  • Push the boundary of hatch and define hatch objects
  • Learn to design in Web format and draw on the Internet

With AutoCAD, the only limits are your imagination. AutoCAD 2010 for Dummies prepares you to use this powerful software to design and document your ideas in 2D and 3D.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
AutoCAD 101
9
Le Tour de AutoCAD 2010
21
Getting with the Program
31
A Lap around the CAD Track
51
Following the Plot
72
A Setup Roadmap
78
Setup for Success
79
Edit for Credit
197
A Zoom with a View
223
If Drawings Could Talk
239
Gather Round the Tables
265
Entering New Dimensions
273
Drawing Dimensions
288
Down the Hatch
297
Editing Hatch Objects
308

Planning for Paper
101
Planning for Paper
103
Manage Your Properties
117
Let There Be Lines
118
Preciseliness Is Next to CADliness
139
Down the Straightaway
151
Dangerous Curves Ahead
165
Dangerous Curves Ahead
167
Geta Grip on Object Selection
179
Get a Grip on Object Selection
181
Advancing with AutoCAD
337
Going Dynamic and External
355
Call the Parametrics
377
Drawing on the Internet
397
Drawing on the Internet
399
The Part of Tens
413
The Part of Tens
415
Index
427
Index
431
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

David Byrnes is a senior civil engineer and structural drafter with a major international engineering company. He taught CAD and 3D modeling at the Emily Carr University of Art & Design for 15 years and has contributed to or coauthored more than a dozen AutoCAD books.

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