This book guides the new AutoCAD user through the important features of the programming language to produce drawings quickly and accurately. It is intended to be an instructional book. It starts by explaining what AutoCAD is and how it fits into the general CAD field, and how it compares with other micro-based CAD systems. A variety of aspects are covered, from starting up, cursor display control, drawing and editing, to printing, plotting and increasing the productivity of AutoCAD. Particular guidance is given on potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. Worked examples throughout the text illustrate various commands and are coordinated to produce a recognisable drawing by the end of the book. The author is a lecturer in CAD at the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He has extensive experience in training students in the use of AutoCAD.
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allows Arc/Close/Halfwidth/Length/Undo/Width/<Endpoint of line ASCII attribute AutoCAD command AutoCAD drawing AutoCAD Express Autodesk AUTOEXEC.BAT AutoLISP axis Block name BYLAYER Chapter circle colour configuration copy create current layer cursor default defined DEFUN dialogue box dimension line Dimension text disk display drawing file ellipses end points Enhanced Graphics Adapter Enter selection entities ERASE exit extension line origin function give graphics GRID HATCH Hewlett-Packard hidden line removal hidden lines icon menu input Insertion point intersec of Pick isometric projection Layer EIFFEL Layer Name LINE From point linetype main menu Make/Set/New/ON/OFF/Colour/Ltype/Freeze/Thaw mode move the cursor object snap option Ortho OSNAP PEDIT Pick point PLINE plotter polyline press ENTER prompt pull-down menu REDRAW root menu Rotation angle scale factor screen menu script Second point Select objects SETQ SETVAR slide space sub-menu undo units variable vertex vertical viewport Window First corner