AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 No Experience Required

ISBN-10: 1118281748
ISBN-13: 9781118281741
Edition: 2012
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Description: AutoCAD: No Experience Required teaches AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT essentials to new users with concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and a hands-on tutorial project that runs throughout the book. The opening chapters  More...

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Book details

List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/19/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1104
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 3.916
Language: English

AutoCAD: No Experience Required teaches AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT essentials to new users with concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and a hands-on tutorial project that runs throughout the book. The opening chapters introduce readers to the AutoCAD interface, basic commands, and creating drawings. The middle chapters build upon the basics and introduce more advanced features and skills, such as grouping, elevations, hatches, and using text in drawings. The final chapters round out a beginner’s skill set by introducing dimensioning, external references, layouts and printing, and using 3D. The book’s supporting website features downloadable tutorial files so readers can jump in at any point.

Introduction
Get ting to Know AutoCAD
Starting AutoCAD
Accessing the Welcome Screen
Understanding the Customer Involvement Program
Exploring the User Interface
Introducing the Application Window
Working in the Command-Line Interface
Using the Ribbon
Displaying the Ribbon Tools
Using the Ribbon Tools
Using the Application Menu
Opening a Drawing with the Application Menu
Switching Between Open Drawings
Using the Drop-Down Menus
Using the Toolbars
Saving Workspaces
Using the Keyboard
Using the Mouse
Are You Experienced?
Now you can…
Learning Basic Commands to Get Started
Using the Line Command
Using Coordinates
Using Relative Coordinates
Using the Direct Distance Method
Drawing the Shape
Using Relative Cartesian Coordinates
Erasing Lines
Controlling How the Selection Tools Are Displayed
Using Relative Polar Coordinates
Using Direct Input
Using the Offset Command
Using the Fillet Command
Completing the Shape
Offsetting Lines to Mark an Opening
Extending Lines
Trimming Lines
If You Would Like More Practice…
Are You Experienced?
Now you can…
Set ting Up a Drawing
Setting Up the Drawing Units
Setting Up the Drawing Size
Using the Grid
Setting Up Drawing Limits
Drawing with Grid and Snap
Taking a Closer Look at Dynamic Input
Saving Your Work
Saving Drawings to Your Hard Drive or Network Drive
Saving Drawings to Autodesk 360 Storage
Understanding AutoCAD Units
Linear Units
Angular Units
Are You Experienced?
Now you can…
Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 1
Laying Out the Walls
Creating Polylines from Existing Objects
Creating and Editing Polylines
Creating the Exterior Wall Lines
Creating the Interior Walls
Cutting Openings in the Walls
Creating Doors
Drawing Swinging Doors
Copying Objects
Mirroring Objects
Scaling the Bathroom Door
Drawing a Sliding Glass Door
Drawing the Bifold Doors
If You Would Like More Practice…
An Alternative Sliding Glass Door
An Addition to the Cabin
Three Views of a Block
Are You Experienced?
Now you can…
Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 2
Starting and Running Commands
Drawing the Thresholds
Drawing the Front Threshold
Drawing the Back Threshold
Drawing the Decks and Stairs
Drawing the Front Deck
Drawing the Deck Posts
Drawing the Stairs
Mirroring the Post and Railing
Drawing the Back Deck and Stairs
Using Point Filters to Finish the Deck
Laying Out the Kitchen
Drawing the Counter
Drawing the Stove and Refrigerator
Completing the Stove with Parametrics
Drawing the Kitchen Sink
Constructing the Bathroom
Setting Running Object Snaps
Drawing a Shower Unit
Drawing the Bathroom Sink and Mirror
Positioning the Toilet and Shelves
Drawing the Hot Tub
If You Would Like More Practice…
Drawing the Cabin Again
Drawing Something Else
Drawing Some Furniture for the Cabin
Drawing a Gasket
Drawing a Parking Lot
Are You Experienced?
Now you can…
Using Layers to Organize Your Drawing
Using Layers as an Organizing Tool
Setting Up Layers
Assigning Linetypes to Layers
Assigning Objects to Layers
Turning Off and Freezing Layers
Drawing the Headers
Drawing the Roof
Setting a Linetype Scale Factor
Drawing the Ridgeline
Using the Layer Walk Tool
Setting Properties of Layers and Objects
Selecting Colors for Layers and Objects
Assigning a Color or a Linetype to an Object Instead of a Layer
Making a Color or a Linetype Current
Using the Action Recorder
Creating Layer States
If You Would Like More Practice…
Experimenting with Linetypes and Linetype Scales
Setting Up Layers for Your Own Trade or Profession
Are You Experienced?
Now you can…
Combining Objects into Blocks
Making a Block for a Door
Inserting the Door Block
Using Dynamic Blocks
Understanding and Using Groups
Finding Blocks in a Drawing
Using Grips to Detect a Block
Using the List Command to Detect a Block
Using the Properties Palette to Examine a Block
Creating a Window Block
Inserting the Window Block
Rotating a Block during Insertion
Using Snap Tracking to Set the Insertion Point
Changing a Block’s Scale Factor by Using Object Properties
Finishing the Windows
Revising a Block
Sharing Information between Drawings
Dragging and Dropping between Two Open Drawings
Copying Objects between Drawings
Using the AutoCAD DesignCenter
Using Other Ways to Share Information between Drawings
If You Would Like More Practice…
Are You Experienced?
Now you can…
Controlling Text in a Drawing
Setting Up Text Styles
Determining Text and Drawing Scale
Defining a Text Style for View Titles
Placing Titles of Views in the Drawing
Using Annotative Text
Defining an Annotative Text Style
Placing Room Labels in the Floor Plan
Using Text in a Grid
Creating a Title Block and Border
Using Multiline Text
Finishing the Title Block
Using Mtext for General Notes
Using the Spell-Check Feature
Exploring Other Aspects of Multiline Text
If You Would Like More Practice…
Are You Experienced?
Now you can…
Using Dynamic Blocks and Tables
Using Attributes for a Grid
Defining Blocks with Attributes
Inserting Blocks with Attributes
Editing Attribute Text
Setting Up Multiple Attributes in a Block
Defining a Block with Multiple Attributes
Calculating Areas
Inserting the Room Information Block
Editing Attributes
Controlling the Visibility of Attributes
Exploring Other Uses for Attributes
Creating a Dynamic Block
Setting Up Parameters and Actions
Fine-Tuning the Dynamic Block with the Properties Palette
Inserting a Dynamic Block
Creating a Table
Defining a Table Style
Designing a Table
Creating Tables from Attributes
Modifying the Table Display
If You Would Like More Practice…
Are You Experienced?
Now you can…
Generating Elevations
Drawing the South Elevation
Creating the South Elevation
Setting Up Lines for the Heights
Using Construction Lines to Project Elevation Points
Copying Objects by Using Grips
Trimming Lines in the Elevation
Assigning Elevation Layers
Drawing the Decks in Elevation
Generating the Other Elevations
Making the Opposite Elevation
Revising the New South Elevation
Making the Front and Back Elevations
Considering Drawing Scale Issues
Drawing Interior Elevations
If You Would Like More Practice…
Are You Experienced?
Now you can…
Working with Hatches, Gradients, and Tool Palettes
Hatching the South Elevation
Looking at Hatch Patterns
Hatching the Rest of the South Elevation
Adding Special Effects
Using Hatches in the Floor Plan
Creating the User-Defined Hatch Pattern
Controlling the Origin of the Hatch Pattern
Finishing the Hatches for the Floors
Modifying the Shape of Hatch Patterns
Creating and Managing Tool Palettes
Creating a New Tool Palette
Setting Up a Palette for Hatches
Creating a Palette for Commands
If You Would Like More Practice…
Creating the Hatch Patterns for the Other Elevations
Creating Your Hatch Palette
Are You Experienced?
Now you can…
Dimensioning a Drawing
Introducing Dimension Styles
Preparing for Dimensioning
Making a New Dimension Style
Setting Up the Symbols And Arrows Tab
Making Changes in the Text Tab
Working with Settings on the Fit Tab
Setting Up the Primary Units Tab (Architectural)
Setting Up the Primary Units Tab (Metric)
Completing the Dimension Style Setup
Exploring the Alternate Units Tab
Exploring the Tolerances Tab
Placing Dimensions on the Drawing
Placing Horizontal Dimensions
Using the Dimension Continue Command
Using the Dimension Baseline Command
Setting Up Vertical Dimensions
Finishing the Dimensions
Using Other Types of Dimensions
Using Radial Dimensions

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