Up and Running with AutoCAD 2011: 2D Drawing and Modeling

Paperback | August 9, 2010

byElliot GindisEditorElliot Gindis

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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2011: 2D Drawing and Modeling provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of AutoCAD. These concepts have been distilled down to basic, easy to understand explanations for the benefit of beginner students. Each chapter explains the new concept or command and why it is important. Readers are given the chance to apply just-learned knowledge to a real-life exercise, drawing, or model. They can also test their knowledge with end-of-chapter quizzes and drawing exercises. The book is organized into two parts: Level 1 and Level 2. Level 1 offers a wide breadth of knowledge on many topics. Its 10 chapters comprise the complete essential knowledge set of an intermediate user. Students can then work on, if not necessarily set up and manage, moderate to complex drawings. Level 2 is meant for advanced users who are CAD managers, full-time AutoCAD draftspersons, architects, or self-employed and must do everything themselves. The goal here is depth, and several features not deemed critically important in Level 1 are revisited to explore additional advanced options. Also introduced are advanced topics necessary to set up and manage complex drawings. Strips away complexities, both real and perceived and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts. Explains "why" something is done, not just "how": the theory behind each concept or command is discussed prior to engaging AutoCAD, so the student has a clear idea of what they are attempting to do. All basic commands are documented step-by-step: what the student types in and how AutoCAD responds is spelled out in discrete and clear steps with numerous screen shots. Extensive supporting graphics screen shots and a summary with a self-test section and topic specific drawing exercises are included at the end of each chapter. Additional practice is gained through projects that the students work on as they progress through the chapters. Also available in a comprehensive volume that includes coverage of 3D drawing and modeling in AutoCad. ISBN for comprehensive volume is 978-0-12-375717-3

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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2011: 2D Drawing and Modeling provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of AutoCAD. These concepts have been distilled down to basic, easy to understand explanations for the benefit of beginner students. Each chapter explains the new concept or command and why it is important. Readers are given th...

Elliot Gindis has used and taught AutoCAD in the New York City area since 1996, logging in well over 20,000 hours of screen time as a designer and consultant in a wide variety of architecture and engineering fields. From 1999 to 2008 he was on staff at the Pratt Institute of Design and as visiting instructor at the New York Institute o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:510 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 9, 2010Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123757150

ISBN - 13:9780123757159

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Table of Contents

Part One Beginner to Intermediate

Chapter One AutoCAD Fundamentals 1

Chapter Two AutoCAD Fundamentals 2

Chapter Three Layers, Colors, Linetypes and Properties

Chapter Four DText, MText, Style and Editing

Chapter Five Bhatch

Chapter Six Dimensions

Chapter Seven Blocks and Wblocks

Chapter Eight Polar and Rectangular Arrays, Polygon and Circle/TTR

Chapter Nine Isometric

Chapter Ten Basic Printing and Output

Part II Intermediate to Advanced

Chapter Eleven Advanced Linework

Chapter Twelve Advanced Layers

Chapter Thirteen Advanced Dimensions

Chapter Fourteen Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center & Exp. Tools

Chapter Fifteen Miscellaneous Topics

Chapter Sixteen Importing and Exporting Data

Chapter Seventeen External References

Chapter Eighteen Paper Space

Chapter Nineteen Attributes

Chapter Twenty Advanced Output and Pen Settings