Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2013
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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Attributes and Fields 207
Creating Default Layers 219
Adding a Title Block and Text to Paper Space 230
Scaling Dimension Features
Setting the Current Style
Sizing Your Drawing
Setting a Style Current
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Basic Construction Techniques
Basic Editing and Plotting Techniques
Dimensioning 275 Introduction 275 Terminology and Conventions 275 Objectives 275 Semiautomatic Dimensioning 276 Starting 277 Dimensionin...
Template Drawings and More Plotting
Section and Auxiliary Views
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...
Solid Modeling for Section and Auxiliaries
AutoCAD Command Summary