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Beginning AutoCAD 2007

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ISBN-10: 0750683236

ISBN-13: 9780750683234

Edition: 2006

Authors: Bob McFarlane

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Beginning AutoCAD 2007is a course based on learning and practising the essentials of 2D drawing using AutoCAD. Bob McFarlane's hands-on approach is uniquely suited to independent learning and use on courses. The focus on 2D drawing in one book ensures the reader gets a thorough grounding in the subject, with a greater depth of coverage than tends to be available from general introductions to AutoCAD. As a result, this book provides a true, step-by-step, detailed exploration of the AutoCAD functions required at each stage of producing a 2D drawing - an approach often not found in the many software reference guides available. The emphasis on learning through doing makes this book ideal for…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 390
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

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Using the book
The AutoCAD 2007 graphics screen
Drawing and Erasing and using the Selection Set
The 2D drawing aids
Saving and Opening drawings
Standard sheet 1
Line and Circle object creation
Object snap
Creating Arcs, Donuts, Ellipses, Points and Polygons
Creating a working drawing
Using the Modify commands 1
The MODIFY commands 2
Viewing drawings
Drawing assistance and information
Additional draw and modify commands
The array command
Changing object properties
Text tables
Using various units and paper sizes
Multilines, complex lines and groups
Blocks and attributes
Wblocks and external references
Dynamic blocks
The Design Center
Pictorial drawings
Model and paper space
Templates, standards and sheets
Toolbars and tool palettes
File formats and plotting
'electronic' AutoCAD
Additional activities