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AutoCAD 2004 and AutoCAD LT 2004: No Experience Required

AutoCAD 2004 and AutoCAD LT 2004: No Experience Required

David Frey

ISBN: 978-0-782-15175-6

Feb 2006

704 pages

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AutoCAD 2004 and AutoCAD LT 2004: No Experience Required is your step-by-step introduction to the latest versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, the industry-leading design and drafting programs used by architects, engineers, drafters, and design teams worldwide. Inside this perfectly-paced guide are the clear-cut explanations and practical, step-by-step tutorials that you need to create, develop, and complete even the most elaborate AutoCAD projects.
  • Gain the Imperative AutoCAD Skills
  • Finding your way around AutoCAD and LT
  • Understanding basic commands
  • Applying AutoCAD's coordinate systems
  • Setting up a drawing
  • Mastering drawing strategies
  • 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 and orthographic views
  • Working with hatches and fills
  • Controlling text in a drawing
  • Managing external references
  • Setting up layouts and printing an AutoCAD drawing
  • Using AutoCAD's tool palettes
  • Creating and rendering a 3D model
  • Setting up attributes


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.

Appendix A: A Look at Drawing in 3D.

Appendix B: An Introduction to Attributes.



These are the AutoCAD files you create as you work your way through the book, with the addition of a few text files and a couple of image files. Read the TXT file titled Chapters 12_13 Notes for an explanation of how the External Referenced files have been saved and organized.

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Bonus Chapter: Making the Internet Work With AutoCAD
The following link is for downloading the bonus chapter from AutoCAD 2004 and AutoCAD LT 2004: No Experience Required.

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Web Supplement: Setting up a Title Block with Attributes
We have also included the chapter "Setting up a Title Block with Attributes" as a PDF. This chapter is a supplement to Appendix B, "An Introduction to Attributes." It will supplement your knowledge of attributes a powerful AutoCAD feature.

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Combined Errata

Page 134

"Steps 1 through 3 for LT Users" sidebar: In step three, after you type 12 (enter), you must then press Enter again to end the tracking process and begin the line 12 inches to the left of the top of the left jamb line.