For freshman-level courses in Computer-Aided Design, and for sophomore-level courses in Electro-Mechanical Design, Technical Illustration, Architectural Drafting, Civil Drafting, and Electronic Drafting. This versatile text can be used to teach AutoCAD in both lecture and self-paced classes, and is suitable for a wide range of different CAD courses. Application chapters make the book suitable for advanced classes. Unlike other texts-which teach isolated commands-this text enables students to relate commands to producing drawings, presenting topics in the order in which they are actually used. Numerous drawing, plotting and modeling exercises are provided throughout.
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The AutoCAD ® Book: Drawing, Modeling, and Applications Using AutoCAD ® 2002 provides a hands-on approach to concepts of AutoCAD® 2002, allowing the users to start drawing early on in the text. The text begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of AutoCAD®, its on-screen appearance and interface, and ways to solve common problems. It then moves from basic AutoCAD® commands to advanced 3-Dimensional activities. The text ends with a series of application chapters, with activities for architectural, civil, electronic, and electromechanical drawing and for technical illustrating.
The text includes the following features to help users learn, practice, and master AutoCAD® skills:
The popularity of AutoCAD has generated numerous books and manuals—most of which are similar to the reference manual that accompanies the AutoCAD software. However, AutoCAD is difficult to learn using just a reference manual or a book structured like one. The AutoCAD ® Book: Drawing, Modeling, and Applications Using AutoCAD 2002 ® was written in response to the need for a book with an easy-to-follow format designed for people with various educational backgrounds and at differing levels of computer experience. It was developed by people who teach AutoCAD in the classroom setting and who use AutoCAD to produce drawings for manufacturing and construction.
Using the "hands-on" approach to the AutoCAD computer package is the fastest and most effective method of learning to use this powerful and exciting drawing tool. Therefore, this text teaches students to use AutoCAD by drawing with it.
All the material in this textbook has been carefully class-tested. People who have used the book have learned quickly to become productive with AutoCAD, and they are pleased with the clarity of the presentation and the fact that it assumes no familiarity with computers. Many have even been inspired to create menus and customize AutoCAD for their specific situations.
This new edition covers AutoCAD 2002. Some of the features of this edition are
The AutoCAD ® Book: Drawing, Modeling, and Applications Using AutoCAD 2002 ® is divided into four parts: Part I—Preparing to Draw, Part II—Basic AutoCAD, Part III—Advanced AutoCAD, and Part IV—Applications.
Part I (Chapters 1-4)
Chapter 1 outlines the types of drawings to be covered in the book; Chapter 2 describes the AutoCAD program for Windows and its uses and the equipment necessary to use AutoCAD to its fullest extent; Chapter 3 is devoted to solving common problems associated with AutoCAD; and Chapter 4 moves the reader directly into the settings needed to make drawings that are accurate and easy to produce.
Part II (Chapters 5-17)
These drawing chapters show readers step by step how to produce several different types of drawings, including orthographic, sectional, isometric, 3-D, and plan views. Dimensioning, tolerancing, geometric constructions, attributes, block diagrams, and printing are also covered in these chapters. Chapter 5 describes how to use raster images in AutoCAD drawings. Chapter 17 describes how to customize AutoCAD menus and toolbars, and introduces AutoLISP
Part III (Chapters 18-22)
These chapters cover advanced 3-D commands, 3D Orbit, SHADE, and an introduction to advanced modeling. This part also covers how to use paper space/model space for documenting and plotting drawings.
Part IV (Chapters 23-27)
Chapters 23 through 27 provide many exercises in the application of AutoCAD. Areas covered include the following:
Each chapter in The AutoCAD ® Book: Drawing, Modeling, and Applications Using AutoCAD 2002 ® features
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Book Description Peachpit Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130940739