Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2000, A

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For courses in AutoCAD and Computer-Aided Drawing.A Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2000 provides a step-by-step introduction to AutoCAD, with commands taught "in context." Lockhart begins this book providing step-by-step instructions using commands and techniques. Later, individual steps are no longer provided, and readers are asked to apply what they have learned by completing sequences on their own. Carefully developed pedagogy reinforces the cumulative learning approach and supports readers in becoming skilled AutoCAD users.

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PREFACE

AutoCAD is the most widely used design and drafting software in the world. AutoCAD 2000® provides you with the capability to create complex and accurate drawings. Its position as the industry standard makes it an essential tool for anyone preparing for a career in engineering, design, or technology.

Because it is the industry standard, AutoCAD is the ideal cornerstone for your design and drafting skill set. With knowledge of AutoCAD, you will find it easy to add any number of a wide rang of applications to create a complete design environment suited to your needs.

This tutorial-based guide will guide you step-by-step in using AutoCAD 2000 running under a Windows® or Windows NT® operating system. You will learn to create 2D and 3D models and the engineering drawings that describe them. Written for the novice user, this guide uses a proven tutorial approach that steps you through the creation of actual drawings and models. Information about AutoCAD is presented in a need-to-know fashion that makes it easy to remember. Tips and shortcuts are included where appropriate to help you become an efficient and proficient AutoCAD user. A Command Summary and Glossary make it easy to review what you've learned and to use the manual as a reference.

This manual may be used in conjunction with a basic engineering graphics course, introductory engineering, introductory architecture and/or design courses, or independently for self-study. Completing this entire set of tutorials provides a solid groundwork enabling you to apply AutoCAD in a professional setting including creating standard template files; using blocks, attributes, and Xrefs; managing dimension styles; printing and plotting standard drawing views; generating and rendering 3D solid models; applying other Windows software along with AutoCAD to create a parts list; customizing your AutoCAD toolbars, using geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols, and even publishing your drawings on the World Wide Web. Features

To facilitate your study of AutoCAD 2000 this tutorial guide includes:

Step-by-step tutorials written for the novice user A complete chapter on configuring AutoCAD for performance and use with these tutorials. Organization that parallels an introductory engineering graphics course TIPs offering suggestions and warnings as you progress through the tutorials Exercises at the end of each tutorial providing challenges to a range of abilities in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering as well as architecture Key Term and Key Command summaries to recap important topics and commands learned in each tutorial Overview

The tutorials proceed in a logical fashion to guide you from drawing basic shapes to building three-dimensional models. Later tutorials introduce techniques for automatically generating 2D drawing views from your solid models and advanced dimensioning including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols. The final tutorial shows you how to create photorealistic renderings from your models.

Part 1, Getting Started, first helps you configure AutoCAD's environment and menus for the step-by-step instructions in this guide. Next, it takes you on a guided tour of the AutoCAD 2000 screen display, help facility, and keyboard/mouse usage conventions. Both of the Getting Started chapters address operations under Windows and Windows NT.

Part 2, Tutorials, introduces AutoCAD 2000 in the context of technical drawing.

Tutorials 1 and 2 introduce AutoCAD's basic drawing commands and build proficiency with the menus, toolbars, and drawing aids. Tutorials 3 and 4 introduce editing commands and geometric constructions and provide instruction on plotting a model space drawing. Tutorial 5 focuses on good drawing management with template drawings, layers, and plotting using layouts. Tutorial 6 is devoted to the concepts of projecting orthographic views. Tutorial 7 introduces dimensioning and the use of dimension styles. Tutorial 8 shows how to use blocks and how to create custom toolbars Tutorials 9,10, and 11 teach 3D solid modeling from a single part, to editing parts, and finally to adding parts to an assembly, respectively. You also learn to check for interferences between parts using the software. Tutorial 12 introduces how to create section views using both 2D and 3D techniques. You may undertake the 2D portion of the tutorial any time after Tutorial 6, and the 31) portion any time after Tutorial 10. Tutorial 13 introduces how to create auxiliary views using both 21) and 3D techniques. You may undertake the 2D portion of the tutorial any time after Tutorial 6, and the 31) portion any time after Tutorial 10. Tutorial 14 is devoted to advanced topics in dimensioning and tolerancing, such as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). It may be completed immediately after Tutorial 7 if desired. Tutorial 15 shows how to render and shade 3D models. This tutorial may be completed any time after Tutorial 9 and then used to render models created in the later tutorials.

The Glossary defines key terms used in the tutorials. The Command Summary lists the key commands used in the tutorials, defines them, and recaps their toolbar icon, menu location, and keyboard equivalent.

The Index identifies topics and helps you locate them throughout the manual.

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Contact your local PH rep for exam copies, or request by email at engineering@prenhall Acknowledgments

I wish to thank the individuals who contributed to the conceptualization and implementation of these tutorials. Thanks to my many teaching colleagues who responded to inquiries and helped to shape the tutorials in this book. I cannot list all of the individuals who have made contributions of their encouragement, assistance, and ideas for this text, but I am grateful to the people listed below for their help in this and previous editions. Special thanks go to James G. Raschka, Reuben Aronovitz, John Matson, Craig L. Miller, Michael H. Gregg, Steve Bachman, Tom Bryson, Karen Coen-Brown, Mary Ann Koen, D. Krall, Kim Manner, John Walker, Danny Hubbard, Marc Finseth, Janet Drumm, Denise Olson, Cindy Johnson, and the many fine people at Autodesk; to Shannon Kyles and James Bethune, authors of previous editions of tutorial guides from which some material was adapted for this manual; and to James Earle, for permission to reprint several exercises from his text.

My sincere appreciation for testing the exercises and developing solutions for the instructors manual go to Mr. Edward C. Livingston, Daniel A. Ball, Chris S. Beale, Autumn Bernal, Amanda R. Bonner, Steven C. Boyd, Bryan E. Brady, Tom Brown, Brandon W Christoffersen, Boone F Cliff, Levi K. Dixon, Trevor A. Dougal, Douglas 0. Evans, Jacob Floyd, Richard A. Gunter, Tyler G. Haney, James Eric Hardy, Brent J. Hassard, Jacob R. Hoadley, Alexander K. Holtry, Evan L. Huff, Kevin D. Hyer, Neil D. Jenkins, Crystal Jordan, Zev N. Kronenberg, Brian Liebrecht, Chantel N. Link, Lindsay Lloyd, David A. Norton, Andrew M. Peters, Camron W. Phillips, Jerame L. Smith, Curtis D. Spivey, Megan J. Stallings, James M. Stoddard, Michael Vasquez, Travis L. Wintrode, Sarah V Winslow, John R. Wonderlich, and Tasha Yano. Editing, testing, and producing step-by-step tutorials requires expert publishing assistance and I would be remiss if I did not thank those who worked to make this book complete, technically accurate, and pleasing to look at especially Eric Svendsen, Kristen Blanco, Dawn Murrin, Joe Russo, Vince O'Brien, Erik Unhjem, Lynn Steines, George Dickson, and Meredith Short for their enthusiasm, efficiency, and professionalism throughout this project.

Finally, I would like to thank my children, Catey and Nick Lockhart, for their love and support and patience in being picked up late from appointments and eating a steady diet of frozen pizza while their mom worked late. And last, but not least, I would like to thank all of the great students I have had the pleasure to teach at Montana State University and from whom I am still learning.

Shawna D. Lockhart

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A Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD Release 2000 provides a step-by-step introduction to AutoCAD, with commands taught "in context." In 15 clear and comprehensive sessions, author Shawna Lockhart guides readers through all the important commands and techniques in AutoCAD Release 2000, as well as some popular AutoCAD add-ons. In each lesson, the author provides step-by-step instructions for using the programs' commands and techniques. Later, individual steps are no longer provided, and readers are asked to apply what they've learned by completing sequences on their own. Carefully developed pedagogy reinforces this cumulative-learning approach, and support readers in becoming skilled AutoCAD users.

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