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AutoCAD 2002: No Experience Required

ISBN: 978-0-7821-4016-3
688 pages
September 2001
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AutoCAD 2002: No Experience Required is your step-by-step introduction to the latest version of AutoCAD, the drafting and design program that has become the industry standard in architecture, landscaping, engineering, and construction. Inside, practical examples and straightforward explanations show you exactly what you need to know to create, develop, and complete a sophisticated AutoCAD project.

Gain the AutoCAD Skills That Matter Most

  • Finding your way around AutoCAD
  • Understanding basic commands
  • Applying AutoCAD's coordinate systems
  • Setting up a drawing
  • Mastering drawing strategies
  • Accessing right-click context menus
  • Employing Polar and Object Snap Tracking
  • Setting up layers, colors, and linetypes
  • Using blocks and Wblocks
  • Dragging AutoCAD objects from one drawing to another
  • Generating elevations
  • Working with hatches and fills
  • Controlling text in a drawing
  • Dimensioning a drawing
  • Managing external references
  • Using layouts and printing an AutoCAD drawing
  • Sharing drawings on the Internet
  • Viewing 3D models dynamically with 3D Orbit
  • Rendering a 3D model
  • Setting up attributes
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Getting to Know AutoCAD.

Chapter 2: Basic Commands to Get Started.

Chapter 3: Setting Up a Drawing.

Chapter 4: Gaining Drawing Strategies: Part 1.

Chapter 5: Gaining Drawing Strategies: Part 2.

Chapter 6: Using Layers to Organize Your Drawing.

Chapter 7: Grouping Objects into Blocks.

Chapter 8: Generating Elevations.

Chapter 9: Working with Hatches and Fills.

Chapter 10: Controlling Text in a Drawing.

Chapter 11: Dimensioning a Drawing.

Chapter 12: Managing External References.

Chapter 13: Using Layouts to Set Up a Print.

Chapter 14: Printing an AutoCAD Drawing.

Chapter 15: Making the Internet Work With AutoCAD.

Appendix A Look at Drawing in 3D.

Appendix B An Introduction to Attributes.



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Author Information

David Frey has been teaching AutoCAD to AEC design professionals, engineers, and high school students and teachers for nine years. His books for Sybex include two previous best-selling editions of AutoCAD: No Experience Required and AutoCAD 2000 Visual JumpStart. David holds a Master’s degree in architecture from UC Berkeley.
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