AutoCAD 2010 : A Problem-Solving Approach

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-26
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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This text is your comprehensive resource for a progression from the rudiments of AutoCAD® to the advanced concepts of 3D modeling and customization, Problems in each chapter challenge students and professionals to think beyond step-by-step approaches and teach the "whys" and "hows" behind using AutoCAD® to solve drafting and design problems. Catering to the basic needs of beginners as well as to the advanced requirements of industry professionals, detailed explanations of AutoCAD® 2010 commands enable users to take maximum advantage of Autodesk's® newest and most essential software features.

Table of Contents

Autocad Part I
Introduction to AutoCAD
Getting Started with AutoCAD
Starting with the Advanced Sketching
Working with Drawing Aids
Editing Sketched Objects
Editing Sketched Objects II
Creating Text and Tables
Basic Dimensioning, Geometric Dimensioning, and Tolerancing
Editing Dimensions
Dimension Styles, Multileader Styles, and System Variables
Model Space Viewports, Paper Space Viewports, and Layouts
Plotting Drawings
Hatching Drawings
Working with Blocks
Autocad Part II
Defining Block Attributes
Understanding External References
Working with Advanced Drawing Options
Grouping and Advanced Editing of Sketched Objects
Working with Data Exchange and Object Linking and
Technical Drawing with AutoCAD
Isometric Drawings
The User Coordinate System
Getting Started with 3D
Creating Solid Models
Modifying 3D Objects
Editing and Dynamic Viewing of 3D Objects
Rendering and Animating Designs
Accessing External Database
Template Drawings
AUTOCAD Part III (Customizing)
Script Files and Slide Shows
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