Beginning AutoCAD 2005

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Routledge, 2005 - Computers - 406 pages
Beginning AutoCAD 2005 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. The focus on 2D drawing in one book, ensures the reader gets a thorough grounding in the subject, with a greater depth of coverage than tends to be available from general introductions to AutoCAD. 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. The author has also matched the coverage to the requirements of City and Guilds, Edexcel (BTEC) and SQA syllabuses.

New features in AutoCAD 2005 are covered in this book including: Drafting Tools; Drawing Management; Drawing Output; Plot and Publish Tools; Productivity Tools; Sheet Set Manager, and Tool Palette Enhancements. The result is a useful refresher course for anyone using AutoCAD at this level, and those upgrading to the new software release. The course is also designed to be fully relevant to anyone using other recent releases, including AutoCAD 2004.

Bob McFarlane is Curriculum Manager for CAD and New Media at Motherwell College, Scotland, and an Autodesk Educational Developer.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Using the book
1
Chapter 2 The AutoCAD 2005 graphics screen
2
Chapter 3 Drawing erasing and the selection set
14
Chapter 4 The 2D drawing aids
23
Chapter 5 Saving and opening drawings
29
Chapter 6 Standard sheet 1
36
Chapter 7 Line creation and coordinate entry
38
Chapter 8 Circle creation
46
Chapter 27 Divide measure and break
193
Chapter 28 Lengthen align and stretch
196
Chapter 29 Obtaining information from a drawing
202
Chapter 30 Text fonts and styles
208
Chapter 31 Multiline Text Text Tables and Fields
218
Chapter 32 The array command
233
Chapter 33 Changing properties
241
Chapter 34 User exercise 3
250

Chapter 9 Object snap
50
Chapter 10 Arc donut and ellipse creation
60
Chapter 11 Layers and standard sheet 2
65
Chapter 12 User exercise 1
83
Chapter 13 Fillet and chamfer
85
Chapter 14 The offset extend trim and change commands
90
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
145
Chapter 22 Viewing a drawing
151
Chapter 23 Hatching
157
Chapter 24 Point polygon and solid
174
Chapter 25 Polylines
179
Chapter 26 Modifying polylines
187
Chapter 35 Dimension styles 2
252
Chapter 36 Drawing with various units and paper sizes
264
Chapter 37 Multilines complex lines and groups
270
Chapter 38 Blocks
281
Chapter 39 Wblocks
294
Chapter 40 Attributes
301
Chapter 41 External references
309
Chapter 42 Pictorial drawings
314
Chapter 43 Model space and paper space
322
Chapter 44 Templates
333
Chapter 45 CAD standards
343
Chapter 46 The AutoCAD Design Center
347
Chapter 47 Toolbars and tool palettes
359
Chapter 48 Sheet sets
364
Chapter 49 Electronic AutoCAD
369
Activities
377
Index
405
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Bob McFarlane MSc BSc ARCST CEng FIED RCADDes MIMechE MBCS FRSA

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