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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2016


Author: Elliot Gindis

Publisher: Academic Press

Publish Date: 16th July 2015

ISBN-13: 9780128035733

Pages: 730

Language: English



Get up and running with AutoCAD using Gindis’ combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations. The emphasis from the beginning is on core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments About the Author Previous Textbooks By Elliot Gindis Preface What is AutoCAD? About This Book Teaching Methods Text Organization What Your Goal Should Be Level 1: Chapters 1–10 Level 1. Chapters 1–10 Chapter 1. AutoCAD Fundamentals—Part I Learning Objectives 1.1 Introduction and Basic Commands 1.2 The Autocad Environment 1.3 Interacting with Autocad 1.4 Practicing the Create Objects Commands 1.5 VIEW OBJECTS 1.6 Practicing the Edit/Modify Objects Commands 1.7 Selection Methods 1.8 Drawing Accuracy—Part 1 1.9 Drawing Accuracy—Part 2 1.10 OSNAP Drafting Settings 1.11 Summary Chapter 2. AutoCAD Fundamentals—Part II Learning Objectives 2.1 Grips 2.2 Units and Scale 2.3 Snap and Grid 2.4 Cartesian Coordinate System 2.5 Geometric Data Entry 2.6 Inquiry Commands 2.7 Additional Drafting Commands 2.8 Summary Chapter 3. Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Properties Learning Objectives 3.1 Introduction to Layers 3.2 Introduction to Linetypes 3.3 Introduction to Properties 3.4 In-Class Drawing Project: Floor Plan Layout 3.5 Summary Chapter 4. Text, Mtext, Editing, and Style Learning Objectives 4.1 Introduction to Text and Mtext 4.2 Text 4.3 Mtext 4.4 Style 4.5 Spell Check 4.6 In-Class Drawing Project: Adding Text and Furniture to Floor Plan Layout 4.7 Summary Chapter 5. Hatch Patterns Learning Objectives 5.1 Introduction to Hatch 5.2 Hatch Procedures 5.3 Working with Hatch Patterns 5.4 Gradient and Solid Fill 5.5 Hatching Using the Ribbon 5.6 In-Class Drawing Project: Adding Hatch to Floor Plan Layout 5.7 Summary Chapter 6. Dimensions Learning Objectives 6.1 Introduction to Dimensions 6.2 Types of Dimensions 6.3 Editing Dimensions 6.4 Customizing Dimensions 6.5 In-Class Drawing Project: Adding Dimensions to Floor Plan Layout 6.6 Summary Chapter 7. Blocks, Wblocks, Dynamic Blocks, Groups, and Purge Learning Objectives 7.1 Introduction to Blocks 7.2 Insert 7.3 Purge 7.4 Wblocks 7.5 Dynamic Blocks 7.6 Groups 7.7 Summary Chapter 8. Polar, Rectangular, and Path Arrays Learning Objectives 8.1 Polar Array 8.2 Rectangular Array 8.3 Path Array 8.4 In-Class Drawing Project: Mechanical Device 8.5 Summary Chapter 9. Basic Printing and Output Learning Objectives 9.1 Introduction to Printing and Plotting 9.2 The Essentials 9.3 The Plot Dialog Box 9.4 Page Setup Manager 9.5 Summary Chapter 10. Advanced Output—Paper Space Learning Objectives 10.1 Introduction to Paper Space 10.2 Paper Space Concepts 10.3 Summary Level 1: Answers to Review Questions Level 1. Answers to Review Questions Chapter 1 Review Questions Chapter 2 Review Questions Chapter 3 Review Questions Chapter 4 Review Questions Chapter 5 Review Questions Chapter 6 Review Questions Chapter 7 Review Questions Chapter 8 Review Questions Chapter 9 Review Questions Chapter 10 Review Questions Level 2: Chapters 11–20 Level 2. Chapters 11–20 Chapter 11. Advanced Linework Learning Objectives 11.1 Introduction to Advanced Linework 11.2 Pline (Polyline) 11.3 Xline (Construction Line) 11.4 Ray 11.5 Spline 11.6 Mline (Multiline) 11.7 Sketch 11.8 Level 2 Drawing Project (1 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan 11.9 Summary Chapter 12. Advanced Layers Learning Objectives 12.1 Introduction to Advanced Layers 12.2 Script Files 12.3 Layer State Manager 12.4 Layer Filtering 12.5 Level 2 Drawing Project (2 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan 12.6 Summary Chapter 13. Advanced Dimensions Learning Objectives 13.1 Introduction to Advanced Dimensions 13.2 Dimension Style Manager 13.3 Introduction to Constraints 13.4 Geometric Constraints 13.5 Dimensional Constraints 13.6 Dimension-Driven Design 13.7 Level 2 Drawing Project (3 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan 13.8 Summary Chapter 14. Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center, and Express Tools Learning Objectives 14.1 Options 14.2 Shortcuts 14.3 Customize User Interface 14.4 Design Center 14.5 Express Tools 14.6 Level 2 Drawing Project (4 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan 14.7 Summary Chapter 15. Advanced Design and File Management Tools Learning Objectives 15.1 Introduction to Advanced Design and File Management Tools 15.2 Align 15.3 Action Recording 15.4 Audit and Recover 15.5 Blend 15.6 Break and Join 15.7 CAD Standards 15.8 Calculator 15.9 Defpoints 15.10 Divide and Point Style 15.11 Donut 15.12 Draw Order 15.13 eTransmit 15.14 Filter 15.15 Hyperlink 15.16 Lengthen 15.17 Object Snap Tracking (Otrack) 15.18 Overkill 15.19 Point and Node 15.20 Publish 15.21 Raster 15.22 Revcloud 15.23 Sheet Sets 15.24 Selection Methods 15.25 Stretch 15.26 System Variables 15.27 Tables 15.28 Tool Palette 15.29 UCS and Crosshair Rotation 15.30 Window Tiling 15.31 Wipeout 15.32 Level 2 Drawing Project (5 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan 15.33 Summary Chapter 16. Importing and Exporting Data Learning Objectives 16.1 Introduction to Importing and Exporting Data 16.2 Importing and Exporting to and from Ms Office Applications 16.3 Screen Shots 16.4 JPGs 16.5 PDFs 16.6 Other CAD Software 16.7 Exporting and the Save as Feature 16.8 Inserting and OLE 16.9 Level 2 Drawing Project (6 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan 16.10 Summary Chapter 17. External References (Xrefs) Learning Objectives 17.1 Introduction to Xrefs 17.2 Using Xrefs 17.3 Layers in Xrefs 17.4 Editing and Reloading Xrefs 17.5 Multiple Xrefs 17.6 Ribbon and Xrefs 17.7 Level 2 Drawing Project (7 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan 17.8 Summary Chapter 18. Attributes Learning Objectives 18.1 Introduction to Attributes 18.2 Creating the Design 18.3 Creating the Attribute Definitions 18.4 Creating the Attribute Block 18.5 Attribute Properties and Editing 18.6 Attribute Extraction 18.7 Invisible Attributes 18.8 Level 2 Drawing Project (8 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan 18.9 Summary Chapter 19. Advanced Output and Pen Settings Learning Objectives 19.1 Introduction to Advanced Output and Pen Settings 19.2 Setting Standards 19.3 The CTB File 19.4 Additional CTB File Features 19.5 Lineweight Settings 19.6 Level 2 Drawing Project (9 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan 19.7 Summary Chapter 20. Isometric Drawing Learning Objectives 20.1 Introduction to Isometric Perspective 20.2 Basic Technique 20.3 Ellipses in Isometric Drawing 20.4 Text and Dimensions in Isometric Drawing 20.5 Level 2 Drawing Project (10 of 10): Architectural Floor Plan 20.6 Summary Level 2: Answers to Review Questions Level 2. Answers to Review Questions Chapter 11 Review Questions Chapter 12 Review Questions Chapter 13 Review Questions Chapter 14 Review Questions Chapter 15 Review Questions Chapter 16 Review Questions Chapter 17 Review Questions Chapter 18 Review Questions Chapter 19 Review Questions Chapter 20 Review Questions Level 3: Chapters 21–30 Level 3. Chapters 21–30 Chapter 21. 3D Basics Learning Objectives 21.1 Axes, Planes, and Faces 21.2 3D Workspaces, Ribbon, Toolbars, and 3D Options 21.3 Entering and Exiting 3D 21.4 Projecting Into 3D 21.5 3D Dynamic Views 21.6 Extrude 21.7 Visual Styles: Hide and Shade 21.8 Viewcube and Navigation Bar 21.9 Summary Chapter 22. Object Manipulation Learning Objectives 22.1 Introduction to Object Manipulation 22.2 Summary Chapter 23. Boolean Operations and Primitives Learning Objectives 23.1 Introduction to Boolean Operations 23.2 Introduction to Primitives 23.3 Applying Primitives 23.4 Summary Chapter 24. Solid Modeling Learning Objectives 24.1 Introduction to Solid Modeling 24.2 Summary Chapter 25. Advanced Solids, Faces, and Edges Learning Objectives 25.1 Introduction to Advanced Solids, Faces, and Edges 25.2 Working with Faces 25.3 Working with Edges 25.4 Summary Chapter 26. Surfaces and Meshes Learning Objectives 26.1 Introduction to Surfaces and Meshes 26.2 Surfacing Commands 26.3 Smooth Mesh Primitives 26.4 Summary Chapter 27. Slicing, Sectioning, Layouts, and Vports Learning Objectives 27.1 Introduction to Slicing, Sectioning, Layouts, and Vports 27.2 Slicing and Sectioning 27.3 Layouts and Details 27.4 Flatten and Flatshot 27.5 Vports 27.6 Summary Chapter 28. Advanced UCS, Views, Text, and Dimensions in 3D Learning Objectives 28.1 Introduction to Advanced UCS, Views, Text, and Dimensions in 3D 28.2 Advanced UCS 28.3 Views and View Manager 28.4 Text and Dimensions in 3D 28.5 Summary Chapter 29. Dview, Camera, Walk and Fly, Path Animation Learning Objectives 29.1 Dynamic View 29.2 Cameras 29.3 Walk and Fly 29.4 Path Animation 29.5 Summary Chapter 30. Lighting and Rendering Learning Objectives 30.1 Introduction to Lighting and Rendering 30.2 Lighting 30.3 Materials and Rendering 30.4 Summary Level 3: Answers to Review Questions Level 3. Answers to Review Questions Chapter 21 Review Questions Chapter 22 Review Questions Chapter 23 Review Questions Chapter 24 Review Questions Chapter 25 Review Questions Chapter 26 Review Questions Chapter 27 Review Questions Chapter 28 Review Questions Chapter 29 Review Questions Chapter 30 Review Questions Appendix A. Additional Information on AutoCAD A.1 Who Makes AutoCAD? A.2 What is AutoCAD LT? A.3 How is AutoCAD Purchased and How Much Does it Cost? A.4 Are There Significant Differences Between AutoCAD Releases? A.5 Is There an AutoCAD for the MAC? A.6 A Brief History of Autodesk and AutoCAD A.7 AutoCAD Releases A.8 Major Autodesk Products A.9 Autocad-Related Websites Appendix B. Other CAD Software, Design and Analysis Tools, and Concepts B.1 MicroStation B.2 ArchiCAD B.3 TurboCAD B.4 Other Design Software Appendix C. File Extensions C.1 AutoCAD Primary Extensions C.2 AutoCAD Secondary Extensions C.3 Miscellaneous Software Extensions Appendix D. Custom Linetypes and Hatch Patterns D.1 Linetype Definitions (Basic) D.2 Linetypes (String Complex and Shape Complex) D.3 Hatch Pattern Definitions (Basic) Appendix E. Principles of CAD Management E.1 Part 1. Know the Seven Golden Rules of AutoCAD E.2 Part 2. Know the Capabilities and Limitations of AutoCAD E.3 Part 3. Maintain an Office CAD Standard E.4 Part 4. Be an Effective Teacher and Hiring Manager E.5 Part 5. Stay Current and Competent Appendix F. AutoLISP Basics and Advanced Customization Tools F.1 Overview 1. AutoLISP F.2 Overview 2. Visual LISP F.3 Overview 3. VBA, .NET, Active X, and ObjectARX F.4 AutoLISP Fundamentals F.5 Variables and Comments F.6 Advanced Features and the Vlide Command Appendix G. PC Hardware, Printers/Plotters, Networks, and the Cloud G.1 PC Hardware G.2 Printers and Plotters G.3 Networks G.4 The Cloud Appendix H. What Are Kernels? Appendix I. Lighting, Rendering, Effects, and Animation Appendix J. 3D Printing J.1 Overview and History J.2 Printing Process – Part 1 (Creating the Model) J.3 Printing Process – Part 2 (Exporting and Preparing the Model) J.4 Printing Process – Part 3 (Printing the Model) J.5 Printing Process – Part 4 (Finishing Model) J.6 Applications, Related Issues, and the Future of 3D Printing Appendix K. AutoCAD Certification Exams Appendix L. AutoCAD Employment Appendix M. AutoCAD Humor, Oddities, Quirks, and Easter Eggs M.1 Oddities and Quirks M.2 Easter Eggs Appendix N. The Future of AutoCAD N.1 2D Design, AutoCAD, and Verticals N.2 3D Design and Solid Modeling N.3 Merging of Industries N.4 Revit and BIM N.5 The Future of AutoCAD Index