Beginning AutoCAD 2006

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Routledge, Aug 14, 2006 - Computers - 376 pages
Beginning AutoCAD 2006 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 2006 are covered in this book including: DYN (dynamic input showing coordinate position and lengths – an important new feature of the latest AutoCAD software), as well as new commands in the Modify and Dimension tool set. 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 2005.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Using the book
1
Chapter 2 The AutoCAD 2006 graphics screen
2
Chapter 3 Drawing and erasing objects and using the selection set
13
Chapter 4 The 2D drawing aids
21
Chapter 5 Saving and opening drawings
29
Chapter 6 Standard sheet 1
34
Chapter 7 Line and circle object creation
38
Chapter 8 Object snap
48
Chapter 21 Additional draw and modify commands
187
Chapter 22 The array command
194
Chapter 23 Changing object properties
201
Chapter 24 Text tables
210
Chapter 25 Tolerances
217
Chapter 26 Using various units and paper sizes
225
Chapter 27 Multilines complex lines and groups
231
Chapter 28 Blocks and attributes
241

Chapter 9 Creating arcs donuts ellipses points and polygons
54
Chapter 10 Layers
62
Chapter 11 Creating a working drawing
78
Chapter 12 Using the Modify commands 1
80
Chapter 13 Text
90
Chapter 14 Dimensioning
113
Chapter 15 The MODIFY commands 2
129
Chapter 16 Grips
139
Chapter 17 Viewing drawings
146
Chapter 18 Hatching
152
Chapter 19 Drawing assistance and information
165
Chapter 20 Polylines
175
Chapter 29 Wblocks and external references
261
Chapter 30 Dynamic blocks
271
Chapter 31 The Design Center
281
Chapter 32 Pictorial drawings
292
Chapter 33 Model and paper space
300
Chapter 34 Templates standards and sheets
309
Chapter 35 Toolbars and tool palettes
323
Chapter 36 File formats
329
Activities
335
Index
361
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Bob McFarlane MSc BSc ARCST CEng FIED RCADDes MIMechE MBCS FRSA

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