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Beginning AutoCAD 2005

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Beginning AutoCAD 2005

Bob McFarlane

ISBN 0750667206
Pages 456

Beginning AutoCAD 2005 is 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 anyone involved in engineering, construction or architecture ???where the focus is on productivity and practical skills. The author has also matched the coverage to the requirements of City and Guilds, Edexcel (BTEC) and SQA syllabuses.

New features in AutoCAD 2005 are covered in this book including: Drafting Tools; Drawing Management; Drawing Output; Plot and Publish Tools; Productivity Tools; Sheet Set Manager, and Tool Palette Enhancements. The result is a useful refresher course for anyone using AutoCAD at this level, and those upgrading to the new software release. The course is also designed to be fully relevant to anyone using other recent releases, including AutoCAD 2004.

Bob McFarlane is Curriculum Manager for CAD and New Media at Motherwell College, Scotland, and an Autodesk Educational Developer.

Preface Acknowledgments 1. Using the Book 2. The AutoCAD 2005 graphics screen 3. Drawing, erasing and the selection set 4. The 2D drawing aids 5. Saving and Opening drawings 6. Standard sheet 1 7. Line creation and co-ordinate entry 8. Circle creation 9. Object snap 10. Arc, donut and ellipse creation 11. Layers and standard sheet 2 12. User exercise 1 13. Fillet and chamfer 14. The offset, extend, trim and change commands 15. User exercise 2 16. Text 17. Dimensioning 18. Dimension styles 1 19. Modifying objects 20. Grips 21. Drawing assistance 22. Viewing a drawing 23. Hatching 24. Point, polygon and solid 25. Polylines 26. Modifying polylines 27. Divide, measure and break 28. Lengthen, align and stretch 29. Obtaining information from a drawing 30. Text fonts and styles 31. Multiline Text, Text Tables and Fields 32. The array command 33. Changing properties 34. User exercise 3 35. Dimension styles 2 36. Drawing with various units and paper sizes 37. Multilines, complex lines and groups 38. Blocks 39. Wblocks 40. Attributes 41. External references 42. Pictorial drawings 43. Model space and paper space 44. Templates 45. CAD standards 46. The AutoCAD Design Center 47. Toolbars and tool palettes 48. Sheet sets 49. ‘Electronic???AutoCAD Activities Index Index.