Up and Running with AutoCAD 2014, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124104215
  • ISBN-13: 9780124104211
  • DDC: 620.004202
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 784 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Get "Up and Running" with AutoCAD using Gindis's combination of step-by-step instruction, examples, and insightful explanations. The emphasis from the beginning is on core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in architecture, engineering and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Level 1: Chapters 1–10.
2: AutoCAD Fundamentals Part I.
3: AutoCAD Fundamentals Part II.
4: Spotlight on: Architecture.
5: Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Properties.
6: Text, Mtext, Editing, and Style.
7: Hatch Patterns.
8: Spotlight on: Mechanical Engineering.
9: Dimensions.
10: Blocks, Wblocks, Dynamic Blocks, Groups, and Purge.
11: Polar, Rectangular, and Path Arrays.
12: Spotlight on: Electrical Engineering.
13: Basic Printing and Output.
14: Advanced Output—Paper Space.
15: Level 1: Answers to Review Questions.
16: Level 2: Chapters 11–20.
17: Advanced Linework.
18: Advanced Layers.
19: Spotlight on: Interior Design.
20: Advanced Dimensions.
21: Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center, and Express Tools.
22: Advanced Design and File Management Tools.
23: Spotlight on: Civil Engineering.
24: Importing and Exporting Data.
25: External References (Xrefs).
26: Attributes.
27: Spotlight on: Aerospace Engineering.
28: Advanced Output and Pen Settings.
29: Isometric Drawing.
30: Level 2: Answers to Review Questions.
31: Level 3: Chapters 21–30.
32: 3D Basics.
33: Object Manipulation.
34: Spotlight on: Chemical Engineering.
35: Boolean Operations and Primitives.
36: Solid Modeling.
37: Advanced Solids, Faces, and Edges.
38: Spotlight on: Biomedical Engineering.
39: Surfaces and Meshes.
40: Slicing, Sectioning, Layouts, and Vports.
41: Advanced UCS, Views, Text, and Dimensions in 3D.
42: Spotlight on: Drafting, CAD Management, Teaching, and Consulting.
43: Dview, Camera, Walk and Fly, and Path Animation.
44: Lighting and Rendering.
45: Level 3: Answers to Review Questions.
Appendix A Additional Information on AutoCAD.
Appendix B Other CAD Software Design and Analysis Tools and Concepts.
Appendix C File Extensions.
Appendix D Custom Linetypes and Hatch Patterns.
Appendix E Principles of CAD Management.
Appendix F AutoLISP Basics and Advanced Customization Tools.
Appendix G PC Hardware, Printers/Plotters, Networks, and the Cloud.
Appendix H what are Kernels?.
Appendix I Lighting, Rendering, Effects, and Animation.
Appendix J AutoCAD Certification Exams.
Appendix K AutoCAD Employment.
Appendix L AutoCAD Humor, Oddities, Quirks, and Easter Eggs.