Autocad 2013 for Dummies

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-05-08
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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AutoCAD For Dummies, in FULL COLOR, shows first-time AutoCAD users how to create complex technical drawings in a gentle and humorous way. Topics covered include creating a basic layout; using AutoCAD DesignCenter; drawing and editing; working with dimensions; plotting; using blocks; adding text to drawings; and sharing their drawings via the Internet. The full color allows readers to discern the importance of AutoCAD's Model view, which shows different line weights for printing in different colors. In addition, the interface is easier to understand in color than in black and white, because AutoCAD makes extensive use of color in its interface. The next version of the book updates the new features that improve ease-of-use and performance that matter to beginners and gets them working in AutoCAD right away!

Author Biography

David Byrnes is a structural and civil drafter for a major international engineering company. Bill Fane is a retired professional engineer and Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) certified instructor.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: AutoCAD 101 11

Chapter 1: Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 13

Chapter 2: Le Tour de AutoCAD 2013 23

Chapter 3: A Lap around the CAD Track 55

Chapter 4: Setup for Success 85

Chapter 5: Planning for Paper 109

Part II: Let There Be Lines 123

Chapter 6: Manage Your Properties 125

Chapter 7: Preciseliness Is Next to CADliness 147

Chapter 8: Along the Straight and Narrow 163

Chapter 9: Dangerous Curves Ahead 177

Chapter 10: Get a Grip on Object Selection 193

Chapter 11: Edit for Credit 215

Chapter 12: A Zoom with a View 243

Part III: If Drawings Could Talk 261

Chapter 13: Text with Character 263

Chapter 14: Entering New Dimensions 297

Chapter 15: Down the Hatch! 323

Chapter 16: The Plot Thickens 337

Part IV: Advancing with AutoCAD 367

Chapter 17: The ABCs of Blocks 369

Chapter 18: Everything from Arrays to Xrefs 387

Chapter 19: Call the Parametrics! 421

Chapter 20: Drawing on the Internet 449

Part V: On a 3D Spree 469

Chapter 21: It’s a 3D World After All 471

Chapter 22: From Drawings to Models 491

Chapter 23: On a Render Bender 515

Part VI: The Part of Tens 537

Chapter 24: Ten Great AutoCAD Resources 539

Chapter 25: Ten (Or So) Differences between AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 543

Chapter 26: Ten System Variables to Make Your Life Easier 547

Index 553

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