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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

Select type: E-Book



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.



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