Beginning AutoCAD 2005
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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Using the book
The AutoCAD 2005 graphics screen
Drawing erasing and the selection set
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A3DIM A3SHEET standard sheet active allows the user alter AutoCAD base point block box respond pick centre point chamfer chapter circle centre co-ordinate colour command line enter created default Design Center dialogue box respond dimension style displayed draughting endpoint erase exercise fillet grid grip hatching icon and pick insertion point isometric keyboard layer OUT current Layer Properties Manager layout left-click linetype Manager dialogue box menu bar select Midpoint icon named folder object snap objects respond pick offset Open your A3SHEET option prompt Specify Palettes Window paper space pick OK prompt pick point point and enter point respond polyline prompt Enter prompt Select objects prompt Specify second Properties Manager dialogue radius Refer to Figure respond Snap right-click prompt rotation angle scale factor scroll and pick Select objects respond shape Sheet Set Specify next point square Styles dialogue box text item text style toolbar trim viewport width window zoom