AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013: No Experience Required

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 11, 2012 - Computers - 1104 pages

The ideal introductory resource for Autodesk's powerful architectural design software

With this hands-on guide, you'll learn how to plan, develop, document, and present a complete AutoCAD project by working on summer cabin--a fun practice project that runs throughout the book. You can follow each step sequentially or jump in at any point by downloading the drawing files from the book's companion web site. You'll also master all essential AutoCAD features, get a thorough grounding in the basics, learn the very latest industry standards and techniques, and quickly become productive with AutoCAD.

  • Features concise explanations, focused examples, and step-by-step instructions for learning AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT with a hands-on project
  • Fully revised for the latest AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT as well as emerging techniques and standards in the industry
  • Offers the full range of basics such as the AutoCAD interface, basic commands, and creating drawings, and gradually progresses to more advanced topics, including grouping, elevations, hatches, and using text in drawings
  • Includes a supporting website the contains downloadable tutorial files, so readers can jump in at any point in the book
  • Introduces dimensioning, external references, layouts and printing, and using 3D

AutoCAD2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013: No Experience Required helps you learn to use AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT with ease and confidence.

 

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Contents

Getting to Know AutoCAD 1
1
Learning Basic Commands to Get Started
37
Completing the Shape
64
Setting Up a Drawing
73
Are You Experienced?
100
Part 1
101
Are You Experienced?
173
Part 2
175
Creating a Dynamic Block
508
Generating Elevations
545
Working with Hatches Gradients and Tool Palettes
603
Are You Experienced?
644
Dimensioning a Drawing
645
Managing External References
717
Using Layouts to Set Up a Print
763
Printing a Drawing
849

Laying Out the Kitchen
208
Are You Experienced?
251
Using Layers to Organize Your Drawing
253
Are You Experienced?
322
Combining Objects into Blocks
323
Controlling Text in a Drawing
391
Using Annotative Text
403
Using Dynamic Blocks and Tables
471
Printing a Drawing
875
Creating 3D Geometry
903
Getting Further Directions in 3D
976
Rendering and Materials
985
Adding Materials
1008
Index
1023
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Donnie Gladfelter is a highly visible and respected thought leader in the CAD community. He is well known for the CAD Geek blog (www.thecadgeek.com), has written many articles for the popular AUGIWorld magazine, and is a popular speaker at Autodesk University and other industry events. He has worked with the development team at Autodesk to help shape future versions of AutoCAD, and the company has featured him in numerous video interviews, including their popular ''Ask the Expert" series. Donnie also helps empower CAD professionals locally and across the world as a Business Development Manager for CADD Microsystems, an Autodesk Platinum Partner and Autodesk's 2010 Reseller of the Year.

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