Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2013

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SDC Publications, May 23, 2012 - Computers - 647 pages
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 A Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2013 provides a step-by-step introduction to AutoCAD with commands presented in the context of each tutorial. In fifteen clear and comprehensive chapters, author Shawna Lockhart guides readers through all the important commands and techniques in AutoCAD 2013, from 2D drawing to solid modeling and finally finishing with rendering. In each lesson, the author provides step-by-step instructions with frequent illustrations showing exactly what appears on the AutoCAD screen. Later, individual steps are no longer provided, and readers are asked to apply what they've learned by completing sequences on their own. A carefully developed pedagogy reinforces this cumulative-learning approach and supports readers in becoming skilled AutoCAD users.

A Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2013 begins with three Getting Started chapters that include information to get readers of all levels prepared for the tutorials. The author includes tips that offer suggestions and warnings as you progress through the tutorials. Key Terms and Key Commands are listed at the end of each chapter to recap important topics and commands learned in each tutorial. Also, a glossary of terms and Commands Summary lists the key commands used in the tutorials. Each chapter concludes with end of chapter problems providing challenges to a range of abilities in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering as well as architectural problems.

 

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Contents

Sizing Your Drawing
32
Copying Text
38
Setting a Style Current
44
General exercises with no icon are general in SLockhartBooksgmail
51
Basic Construction Techniques
55
Basic Editing and Plotting Techniques
91
Geometric
129
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164
Dimensioning 275 Introduction 275 Terminology and Conventions 275 Objectives 275 Semiautomatic Dimensioning 276 Starting 277 Dimensionin...
169
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Template Drawings and More Plotting
191
2D Orthographic
241
Advanced Dimensioning
323
Section and Auxiliary Views
347
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Using Filleton Solids 482 Using Chamfer on Solids 482 Using Slice 483 Creating the Hole 490 Placing Views to Create a Drawing 492 Adding the C...
504
Solid Modeling for Section and Auxiliaries
543
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561
Glossary
599
AutoCAD Command Summary
615
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