AutoCAD and Its Applications: Advanced, AutoCAD 2000

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Goodheart-Willcox, 2000 - AutoCAD. - 640 pages
These editions of AutoCAD and its Applications provide instruction for mastering AutoCAD "RM" 2000 commands and drawing and dimensioning techniques! The AutoCAD 2000 title offers a Basics and Advanced edition. This allows for manageable texts in both size and content, as well as flexibility to meet the needs of various course structures. Content of the Basics edition provides comprehensive coverage of introductory and two-dimensional AutoCAD drafting, while the Advanced edition covers three-dimensional and other advanced functions. Both texts cover topics in an easy-to-understand sequence, and progress in a manner that allows students to become comfortable with AutoCAD. In-depth discussions of every major new and existing AutoCAD feature, command, and option are provided. Hundreds of exercises, questions, and drawing problems assist learning. No AutoCAD book surpasses the depth of coverage provided by this title!

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Contents

THREEDIMENSIONAL CONSTRUCTION AND DISPLAY
15
and Constructions
41
3D Surface Models
50
3D Constructions
57
Understanding User Coordinate Systems
69
Additional Ways to Change the UCS
79
Using Model Space Viewports
95
Drawing in Multiple Viewports
105
Creating Surface Finishes with Materials
351
Mapping Textures to Objects
363
Landscaping the Model
369
Advanced Rendering
376
AutoCAD and the Internet
385
Introduction to dbConnect
403
Customizing the AutoCAD Environment
455
Customizing Toolbars
477

ThreeDimensional Surface
111
Surfacing Around Holes
121
Viewing and Displaying
175
ThreeDimensional Text and Dimensioning
205
lUIIP41 Introduction to Shading and Rendering
215
Solid Model Construction and Features
243
Solid Model Editing
263
PRESENTATION GRAPHICS AND RENDERING
305
Rendering with AutoCAD
323
Rendering the Model
338
Creating Views and Scenes
345
Customizing Screen and Button Menus
499
m Creating Button Menus
505
Introduction to AutoLISP
557
AutoLISPBeyond the Basics
574
Locating AutoCADs AutoLISP Files
582
Introduction to Dialog Control Language DCL
591
Working with DCL
598
APPENDIX Common File Extensions
608
jPpg New and Advanced Application System Variables
617
INDEX
629
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About the author (2000)

Shumaker manages the Autodesk Premier Training Center at Clackamas Community College.

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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