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Introduction to AutoCAD 2013

2D and 3D Design

By Alf Yarwood

Routledge – 2013 – 448 pages

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    978-0-415-53762-9
    August 28th 2012

Description

Master the complexities of the world's bestselling 2D and 3D software with Alf Yarwood's Introduction to AutoCAD 2013. Ideally suited to new users of AutoCAD, this book will be a useful resource for drawing modules in both vocational and introductory undergraduate courses in engineering and construction.

Alf Yarwood has once again produced a comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to the latest release of AutoCAD. Covering all the basic principles and acting as an introduction to 2D drawing, it also contains extensive coverage of all 3D topics, including 3D solid modelling and rendering.

A fold-out list of frequently used keyboard shortcuts will help you perform actions quickly while working through the book, and an appendix of ribbon references clearly describes all the software tools that are used throughout the book.

Reviews

'Good clear explanations, examples and screen shots. The book includes 3D modelling and rendering and is not too expensive. Covers levels 1 to 3 City and Guilds CAD course.' Hilary Hill, Alton College

'Up to date information on new features of AutoCAD13 simply explained with good sets of exercises.' Wayne Savory, Coleg Sir Gar

'The fact that the book assumes no prior knowledge is great, as is the overall presentation.' Paul Smith, University of Portsmouth

Contents

Part A - 2D Design

1. Introducing AutoCAD 2013

2. Calling tools

3. Introducing drawing

4. Draw tools, Object Snap and Dynamic Input

5. Zoom, Pan and templates

6. The Modify tools

7. Dimensions and Text

8. Orthographic and isometric

9. Hatching

10. Blocks and Inserts

11. Other types of file format

12. Sheet Sets

13. Introducing 3D modelling

14. 3D models in viewports

15. The modification of 3D models

16. Rendering

17. Building drawing

18. Three Dimensional Space

19. Editing 3D solid models

20. Other features of 3D modelling

Part 3 - Internet tools and Design

21. Internet tools and Help

22. Design and AutoCAD 2013

Appendix A List of tools

Appendix B Some the set variables

Appendix C Ribbon toolpanelicons

Index

Name: Introduction to AutoCAD 2013: 2D and 3D Design (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Alf Yarwood. Master the complexities of the world's bestselling 2D and 3D software with Alf Yarwood's Introduction to AutoCAD 2013. Ideally suited to new users of AutoCAD, this book will be a useful resource for drawing modules in both vocational...
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