AutoCAD LT for Windows 95: Basics Through Advanced

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Prentice Hall, 1998 - Computers - 740 pages
This book is designed in the format of a workbook. It takes users through the systematic use of AutoCAD LT with emphasis on the proper use of drafting standards in several key disciplines. Contains the detailed use of AutoCAD LT commands combined with reference to related drafting standards. Contains screen displays and illustrations correlating the commands and practices. Practice exercises presented in each chapter. Tips, helpful hints, and cautions to help the reader learn AutoCAD in a professional manner. Correlated drafting projects in several disciplines follow each chapter test series. Disciplines include mechanical, architectural/construction, electrical/electronic, civil, pipe drafting, and graphic design. For mechanical, architectural and electrical drafters, and graphic designers.

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Contents

Contents
1
T Chapter
9
About AutoCAD LT ll
11
Multiple Choice
33
Working with an Unlimited Drawing Area
39
More AutoCAD LT Drawing Aids
56
Multiple Choice
74
Drawing Basic Objects
83
Placing Text on a Drawing
319
Creating Multiline Text
333
Editing Existing Text
341
Mirroring Objects with Text
347
Multiple Choice
353
Purging Hatch Pattem Definitions 380
362
Using the HATCH Command
375
Editing Hatch Pattems and Using the HATCHEDIT Command
381

Using Template Drawings
93
Drawing Polygons
107
Matching
113
Drawing Display Control
121
Using the PAN Command Options and Scrolling
130
Creating Named Views
138
h a p t er 5
145
Layer Control at the Command Line
158
Plotting Line Widths Assigned to Layer Colors
165
Projects
171
Reference Points and Other Point Objects
188
Drawing Inquiry Tools and Making Calculations
194
Adjusting Snap Angle and Origin
206
Ti Chapter 7
215
Copying Objects
224
Changing an Object
232
Editing with Grips
244
Trimming and Extending Objects
252
Drawing Fillets and Chamfers
259
Using the Windows Clipboard
266
T Chapter 8
279
Editing Polylines
285
Drawing and Editing Spline Curves
298
Drawing Double Lines
308
Multiple Choice
314
h a p t er 11
392
Managing Dimension Styles
405
Q Q
432
Multiple Choice
441
h a gt e r 12
447
Working with Blocks
461
Using Block Attributes
475
Using ClipArt
492
h a pte r 1 3 _g
499
Multiview Drawing Layout
510
Working with Floating Model Space Viewports 5
518
Customizing the User Coordinate System
540
Setting Up 3D Viewing Angles
548
Simulating 3D Surfaces
556
Tiled Viewports and 3D Drawings
569
Multiple Choice
576
Automating AutoCAD LT Using Command Scripts
612
Customizing the AutoCAD LT Menu System
628
Creating Custom Linetypes
650
Multiple Choice
660
dB _B ___
677
Tl A gp e n it i x C
697
FT G I 0 s s a
715
357
723
Copyright

About the author (1998)

David Madsen is the former Department Chair of Drafting Technology and an instructor at Clackamas Community College, an authorized AutoCAD. training center in Oregon City, Oregon. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Design Drafting Association.

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