AutoCAD 2011 : A Problem-Solving Approach

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-13
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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AUTOCAD 2011: A PROBLEM SOLVING APPROACH is the ideal book for a progression from the rudiments of AutoCADr to the advanced concepts of 3D modeling and customization. This is a comprehensive resource with problems in each chapter that will challenge you, whether you are a student or already a professional, to think beyond step-by-step approaches and will teach you the "whys" and "hows" behind using AutoCADr 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 AutoCADr 2011 commands and enhancements will enable you to take maximum advantage of Autodesk'sr newest and most essential software features.

Table of Contents

Introduction to AutoCAD
Getting Started with AutoCAD
Starting with the Advanced Sketching
Working with Drawing Aids
Editing Sketched Objects-I
Editing Sketched Objects-II
Creating Text and Tables
Basic Dimensioning, Geometric Dimensioning, and Tolerancing
Editing Dimensions
Dimension Styles, Multileader Styles, and System Variables
Adding Constraints to Sketches
Model Space Viewports, Paper Space Viewports, and Layouts
Template Drawings
Plotting Drawings
Hatching Drawings
Working with Blocks
The Concept of Blocks
Formation of Blocks
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 Embedding
Technical Drawing with AutoCAD
Isometric Drawings
The User Coordinate System
Getting Started with 3D
Creating Solid Models
What is Solid Modeling?
Creating Predefined Solid
Modifying 3D Objects
Editing 3D Objects
Mesh Modeling
Rendering and Animating Designs
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