AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Essentials

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John Wiley & Sons, May 10, 2012 - Computers - 400 pages
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A four-color, task-based guide to AutoCAD

This Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 and teaches you everything you need to become quickly productive with the software. Learn to draw in 2D, shape complex curves, manage objects with layers, organize with blocks and groups, add dimensions and annotation, work with layouts, model in 3D, create realistic renderings, and more. Whether you're an aspiring CAD/CAM professional, preparing for certification, or updating your skills, this is the fast, thorough grounding you need in AutoCAD.

  • The perfect guide for AutoCAD beginners, this Autodesk Official Training Guide uses approachable real-world exercises to explain AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT
  • Takes a workflow-based approach and presents AutoCAD tasks, tools, and core functionality in the context of designing a house
  • Features hands-on tutorials illustrated with full-color screenshots
  • Covers basic 2D drawing skills, editing entities, working with splines and polylines, using layers and objects, organizing objects with groups and blocks, and using hatch patterns and gradients
  • Examines working with blocks and cross-references, creating and editing text, dimensioning, using constraints and layouts, printing, editing and importing data, modeling in 3D, and presenting the design

AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Essentials helps AutoCAD newcomers understand the software and gain confidence in their skills.


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Basic DrawingSkills
Drawing Lines
Joining Nonparallel Lines
Using Drawing Aids
Orthoand Polar Tracking PolarSnap
Shaping Curves
Controlling Object Visibility
Working with Blocks and Xrefs
Creating and Editing Text
Styling Dimensions Adding Dimensions Using Inquiry Commands Adding Dimension Objects
Keeping In Control with Constraints
Working with Layouts and Annotative Objects
Storing Presenting andExtracting
Editing Table Data
Modeling in

Organizing Objects
Drawing a Chair and Defining It as a Block
Setting Drawing Units
Redefining Blocks
Hatching and Gradients
Navigating 3DModels Using Visual Styles Working with Tiled Viewports Navigating with the ViewCube
Presenting and Documenting
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certification

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About the author (2012)

Scott Onstott is a consultant, lecturer, author, and independent video producer who has 14 years of experience teaching and writing about architectural and design visualization software. He is the author of Enhancing Architectural Drawings and Models with Photoshop as well as AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Essentials, and coauthor of AutoCAD: Professional Tips and Techniques.

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