Beginning AutoCAD 2004

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Elsevier, 2004 - AutoCAD. - 374 pages
'Beginning AutoCAD 2004' is a course based on learning and practising the essentials of 2D drawing using AutoCAD. Bob McFarlane’s hands-on approach is uniquely suited to independent learning and use on courses. As a result, this book provides a true, step-by-step, detailed exploration of the AutoCAD functions required at each stage of producing a 2D drawing - an approach often not found in the many software reference guides available.The emphasis on learning through doing makes this book ideal for anyone involved in engineering, construction or architecture - where the focus is on productivity and practical skills.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Using the book
1
Chapter 2 The AutoCAD 2004 graphics screen
2
Chapter 3 Drawing erasing and the selection set
16
Chapter 4 The 2D drawing aids
28
Chapter 5 Saving and opening drawings
33
Chapter 6 Standard sheet 1
39
Chapter 7 Line creation and coordinate input
41
Chapter 8 Circle creation
49
Chapter 26 Modifying polylines and splines
187
Chapter 27 Divide measure and break
194
Chapter 28 Lengthen align and stretch
197
Chapter 29 Obtaining information from a drawing
203
Chapter 30 Text fonts and styles
209
Chapter 31 Multiline text
219
Chapter 32 The ARRAY command
227
Chapter 33 Changing properties
235

Chapter 9 Object snap
53
Chapter 10 Arc donut and ellipse creation
63
Chapter 11 Layers and standard sheet 2
68
Chapter 12 User exercise 1
84
Chapter 13 Fillet and chamfer
86
Chapter 14 The offset extend trim and change commands
91
Chapter 15 User exercise 2
99
Chapter 16 Text
101
Chapter 17 Dimensioning
108
Chapter 18 Dimension styles 1
114
Chapter 19 Modifying objects
126
Chapter 20 Grips
137
Chapter 21 Drawing assistance
144
Chapter 22 Viewing a drawing
150
Chapter 23 Hatching
156
Chapter 24 Point polygon and solid
173
Chapter 25 Polylines and splines
178
Chapter 34 User exercise 3
244
Chapter 35 Dimension styles 2
246
Chapter 36 Drawing with different sizes
258
Chapter 37 Multilines complex lines and groups
264
Chapter 38 Blocks
272
Chapter 39 Wblocks
286
Chapter 40 Attributes
293
Chapter 41 External references
300
Chapter 42 Isometric drawings
304
Chapter 43 Model space and paper space
309
Chapter 44 Templates and standards
319
Chapter 45 The AutoCAD Design Centre
332
Chapter 46 Electronic AutoCAD
345
Chapter 47 Obtaining a CAD qualification
351
Activities
353
Index
373
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McFarlane of Motherwell College, UK

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