AutoCAD Essentials is a unique learning resource that features concise, straightforward explanations and real world, hands on exercises and tutorials to teach new users the software's core features and functions. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts and learning goals and then briskly moves into an approachable hands-on exercise that readers can follow to gain confidence using the software. Each chapter features compelling full-color screenshots to illustrate tutorial steps and chapters conclude with a related and more open-ended project to further reinforce the chapter's lessons.
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 2 Basic Drawing Skills
Chapter 3 Using Drawing Aids
Chapter 4 Editing Entities
Chapter 5 Shaping Curves
Chapter 6 Controlling Object Visibility and Appearance
Chapter 7 Organizing Objects
Chapter 8 Hatching and Gradients
Chapter 9 Working with Blocks and Xrefs
Chapter 10 Creating and Editing Text
Chapter 11 Dimensioning
Chapter 12 Keeping In Control with Constraints
Chapter 13 Working with Layouts and Annotative Objects
Chapter 14 Printing and Plot ting
Chapter 15 Storing, Presenting, and Extracting Data
Chapter 16 Navigating 3D Models
Chapter 17 Modeling in 3D
Chapter 18 Presenting and Documenting 3D Design
Appendix Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certification
AutoCAD Essentials concise discussions and real world tutorials make it the perfect resource for architects, other professionals and students needing to quickly learn the software.
Scott Onstott is a consultant, former university professor, author and independent video producer who has more than 12 years of experience teaching and writing about AutoCAD and other architectural and design visualization software. He's a columnist at Photoshop User magazine as well as a frequent contributor to such popular industry websites.