Inside AutoCAD Release 12

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New Riders Pub., 1992 - AutoCAD. - 1307 pages
This book is a complete tutorial and reference for developing CAD expertise using AutoCAD Release 12.
-- Features application exercises teaching AutoCAD commands and drawing techniques
-- Filled with hundreds of illustrations that show the steps for setting up, creating, and editing drawings
-- Covers advanced topics such as attributes, dimensioning styles, solid modeling, and 3D shading

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Contents

Contents at a Glance Introduction
1
Getting Started
5
Setting Up
25
Getting To Know How AutoCAD Works
37
Setting Up an Electronic Drawing
89
Basic 2D AutoCAD Drafting
143
Drawing Accurately
145
Controlling the Graphic Display
187
Creating Your First Drawings
24
Setting Up AutoCAD for this Books Exercises
25
Getting To Know How AutoCAD Works
37
Setting Up an Electronic Drawing
89
Setting Color and Linetype by Entity
127
How Part Two is Organized
141
Using REDRAW and BLIPMODE for a Clean
184
Basic Drawing and Editing
245

Basic Drawing and Editing
245
Graphic Entities
291
Introduction to Editing
351
Advanced 2D AutoCAD Drafting 9 Advanced Editing
413
Drawing Construction Techniques
471
Grouping Entities into Blocks
509
Construction Techniques with Blocks and Xrefs
563
Sheet Composition Scaling and Plotting
593
Drawing Enhancements
651
Dimensioning 703
705
Advanced AutoCAD Features
740
Attributes and Data Extraction
745
Advanced Dimensioning
795
Data and Image Exchange with Other Applications
847
AutoCAD and 3D Drawing
875
Getting Started with 3D
879
Using 3D Entities
953
Dynamic 3D Displays
1019
Inside Shading and Rendering
1063
Inside Solid Modeling
1095
Appendixes A Installation Configuration and Troubleshooting
1173
B DOS Basics and Performance
1209
Customizing AutoCAD
1237
Table of Contents
1
What You Need To Use this Book
18
Introduction to Editing
351
Drawing Construction Techniques
471
Grouping Entities into Blocks
509
Construction Techniques with Blocks and Xrefs
563
Sheet Composition Sealing and Plotting
593
Drawing Enhancements and Inquiry
651
Understanding Dimensioning 703
705
Dimensioning a Diameter
720
Part Four Advanced AutoCAD Features
740
Advanced Dimensioning
795
Understanding the Benefits of 3D Modeling
874
Drawing 2D Entities in 3D Space
904
Using the SOLID Command To Make a 3D Object
910
Establishing a UCS in 3D
918
Entity Options
928
Editing in 3D
936
Viewing the Table
945
Summary
951
Dynamical Displays
1019
Automating Slide Shows Using Script Files
1051
Inside Solid and Region Modeling
1095
A Installing Configuring
1173
B DOS Basics and Performance
1209
Index
1279
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