AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press
Learn crucial AutoCAD tools and techniques with this Autodesk Official Press Book
Quickly become productive using AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 with this full color Autodesk Official Press guide. This unique learning resource features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials. Following a quick discussion of concepts and goals, each chapter moves on to an approachable hands-on exercise designed to reinforce real-world tactics and techniques. Compelling, full-color screenshots illustrate tutorial steps, and chapters conclude with related and more open-ended projects to further reinforce the chapter's lessons.
Starting and ending files for the exercises are also available for download, so you can compare your results with those of professionals. You'll follow a workflow-based approach that mirrors the development of projects in the real world, learning 2D drawing skills, editing entities, working with splines and polylines, using layers and objects, creating and editing text, dimensioning, modeling in 3D, and much more.
- Hands-on exercises and their downloadable tutorial files are based on the real-world task of drawing a house
- Covers crucial features and techniques, including 2D drawing working with layers, organizing objects with groups and blocks, using hatch patterns and gradients, using constraints and layouts, importing data, 3D modeling, and
- Includes content to help prepare you for Autodesk's AutoCAD certification program
AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 Essentials is the Autodesk Official Press guide that helps you quickly and confidently learn the newest version of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.
Chapter 1 Get ting Started 1
Chapter 2 Basic Drawing Skills 15
Chapter 3 Using Drawing Aids 41
Chapter 4 Editing Entities 57
Chapter 5 Shaping Curves 85
Chapter 6 Controlling Object Visibility and Appearance 105
Chapter 7 Organizing Objects 129
Chapter 8 Hatching and Gradients 153
Chapter 9 Working with Blocks and Xrefs 171
Chapter 10 Creating and Editing Text 193
Chapter 11 Dimensioning 207
Chapter 12 Keeping In Control with Constraints 227
Chapter 13 Working with Layouts and Annotative Objects 241
Chapter 14 Printing and Plotting 263
Chapter 15 Working with Data 289
Chapter 16 Navigating 3D Models 317
Chapter 17 Modeling in 3D 337
Chapter 18 Presenting and Documenting 3D Design 365
Appendix Autodesk AutoCAD 2014 Certif ication 389
Scott Onstott is a consultant, lecturer, author, and independent video producer with 15 years of experience teaching and writing about architectural and design visualization software. He is the author of the two previous editions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Essentials and Enhancing Architectural Drawings and Models with Photoshop, and coauthor of AutoCAD: Professional Tips and Techniques.