AutoCAD 2017 for Engineers & Designers, 23ed: Basic and Intermediate

Author : Prof. Sham Tickoo
Price : Rs 799.00
ISBN 13 : 9789351199465
ISBN 10 : 9351199460
Pages : 1104
Type : Paperbound

AutoCAD 2017 for Engineers & Designers, 23ed: Basic and Intermediate

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Auto CAD 2017 for Engineers and Designers –Basic and Intermediate, 23rd Edition textbook introduces the readers to AutoCAD 2017, one of the world’s leading designing and drafting packages. In this textbook, the author has explained the concepts, tools and commands in detail with the help of examples. The author has laid special emphasis on the applications of tools and commands to solve the designing and drafting problems. The chapters in the textbook are structured in pedagogical sequence that helps the readers understand the concepts faster and learn the capabilities of the software easily and effectively.

Chapter 1: Introduction to AutoCAD

  • AutoCAD Screen Components 1-2
  • Start Tab 1-2
  • Drawing Area 1-2
  • Command Window 1-2
  • Navigation Bar 1-5
  • ViewCube 1-6
  • In-canvas Viewport Controls 1-6
  • Status Bar 1-6
  • Invoking Tools in AutoCAD 1-10
  • Keyboard 1-10
  • Ribbon 1-11
  • Application Menu 1-12
  • Tool Palettes 1-13
  • Menu Bar 1-13
  • Toolbar 1-13
  • Shortcut Menu 1-13
  • File Tabs 1-14
  • AutoCAD Dialog Boxes 1-17
  • Starting a New Drawing 1-18
  • Open a Drawing 1-19
  • Start from Scratch 1-20
  • Use a Template 1-20
  • Use a Wizard 1-20
  • Saving Your Work 1-25
  • Save Drawing As Dialog Box 1-26
  • Automatic Timed Save 1-28
  • Creating Backup Files 1-28
  • Changing Automatic Timed Saved and Backup Files into AutoCAD Format 1-28
  • Using the Drawing Recovery Manager to Recover Files 1-29
  • Closing a Drawing 1-29
  • Opening an Existing Drawing 1-30
  • Opening an Existing Drawing Using the Select File Dialog Box 1-30
  • Opening an Existing Drawing Using the Startup Dialog Box 1-33
  • Opening an Existing Drawing Using the Drag and Drop Method 1-33
  • Quitting AutoCAD 1-34
  • Creating and Managing Workspaces 1-34
  • Creating a New Workspace 1-34
  • Modifying the Workspace Settings 1-34
  • AutoCAD Help 1-35
  • Autodesk Cloud 1-37
  • Autodesk Exchange Apps 1-39
  • Design Feed 1-41
  • BIM 360 1-45
  • Additional Help Resources 1-45
  • Self-Evaluation Test 1-45
  • Review Questions 1-46

 

Chapter 2: Getting Started with AutoCAD

  • Dynamic Input Mode 2-2
  • Enable Pointer Input 2-2
  • Enable Dimension Input where possible 2-3
  • Show command prompting and command input near the crosshairs 2-4
  • Show additional tips with command prompting 2-5
  • Drafting Tooltip Appearance 2-5
  • Drawing Lines in AutoCAD 2-6
  • The Close Option 2-7
  • The Undo Option 2-8
  • Invoking Tools Using Dynamic INPUT/Command Prompt 2-8
  • Coordinate Systems 2-8
  • Absolute Coordinate System 2-9
  • Relative Coordinate System 2-12
  • Relative Polar Coordinates 2-15
  • Direct Distance Entry 2-18
  • Erasing Objects 2-20
  • Canceling and Undoing Operation 2-21
  • Object Selection Methods 2-21
  • Window Selection Method 2-21
  • Crossing Selection Method 2-22
  • Lasso Selection Method 2-23
  • Drawing a Circle 2-24
  • Basic Display Commands 2-28
  • Zooming Drawings 2-28
  • Setting Units Type and Precision 2-29
  • Specifying the Format 2-30
  • Specifying the Angle Format 2-30
  • Setting the Direction for Angle Measurement 2-31
  • Specifying Units for the Drawing or the Block to be Inserted 2-32
  • Sample Output
  • Specifying Units for Lighting 2-32
  • Setting the Limits of a Drawing 2-34
  • Setting Limits 2-35
  • Limits for Architectural Drawings 2-35
  • Limits for Metric Drawings 2-37
  • Introduction to Plotting Drawings 2-38
  • Modifying AutoCAD Settings by Using the Options Dialog Box 2-40
  • Self-Evaluation Test 2-44
  • Review Questions

 

Chapter 3: Getting Started with Advanced Sketching

  • Drawing Arcs 3-2
  • Drawing Rectangles 3-10
  • Drawing Ellipses 3-14
  • Drawing Regular Polygons 3-18
  • Drawing Polylines 3-20
  • Drawing Donuts 3-25
  • Placing Points 3-26
  • Changing the Point Style and Size 3-26
  • Placing Multiple Points 3-27
  • Placing Points at Equal Distance 3-28
  • Placing Points at Specified Intervals 3-28
  • Drawing an Infinite Line 3-28
  • Drawing Construction Lines 3-28
  • Drawing Ray 3-31
  • Writing a Single Line Text 3-31
  • Self-Evaluation Test 3-32
  • Review Questions

 

Chapter 4: Working with Drawing Aids

  • Introduction 4-2
  • Understanding the Concept and Use of Layers 4-2
  • Working with Layers 4-3
  • Creating New Layers 4-4
  • Making a Layer Current 4-4
  • Controlling the Display of Layers 4-5
  • Arranging Layers in Increasing Order 4-9
  • Arranging Layers in Increasing Order with Respect to First Digit 4-10
  • Merging Layers 4-11
  • Deleting Layers 4-12
  • Managing the Display of Columns 4-12
  • Selective Display of Layers 4-13
  • Layer States 4-15
  • Reconciling New Layers 4-16
  • Isolating and Unisolating Layers 4-16
  • Controlling the Layer Settings
  • Object Properties 4-22
  • Changing the Color 4-22
  • Changing the Linetype 4-22
  • Changing the Lineweight 4-23
  • Changing the Plot Style 4-24
  • Changing Object Properties using the Properties Palette 4-24
  • Changing Object Properties using the Quick Properties Palette 4-25
  • Global and Current Linetype Scaling 4-26
  • LTSCALE Factor for Plotting 4-26
  • Changing the Linetype Scale Using the Properties Palette 4-27
  • Working with the DesignCenter 4-27
  • Drafting Settings Dialog Box 4-28
  • Setting Grid 4-29
  • Setting Snap 4-30
  • Snap Type 4-30
  • Drawing Straight Lines Using the Ortho Mode 4-31
  • Working with Object Snaps 4-32
  • Running Object Snap Mode 4-44
  • Overriding the Running Snap 4-45
  • Cycling through Snaps 4-45
  • Setting the Priority for Coordinate Entry 4-46
  • Using AutoTracking 4-47
  • Object Snap Tracking 4-47
  • Polar Tracking 4-48
  • AutoTrack Settings 4-48
  • Function and Control Keys 4-49
  • Self-Evaluation Test 4-49
  • Review Questions

 

Chapter 5: Editing Sketched Objects-I

  • Creating a Selection Set 5-2
  • Editing Sketches 5-7
  • Moving Sketched Objects 5-7
  • Copying Sketched Objects 5-8
  • Creating Multiple Copies 5-9
  • Creating an Array of Selected Objects 5-9
  • Creating a Single Copy 5-10
  • Pasting Contents from the Clipboard 5-11
  • Pasting Contents Using the Original Coordinates 5-11
  • Offsetting Sketched Objects 5-11
  • Through Option 5-12
  • Erase Option 5-12
  • Layer Option 5-13
  • Rotating Sketched Objects 5-13
  • Scaling the Sketched Objects 5-15
  • Filleting the Sketches 5-17
  • Chamfering the Sketches
  • Blending the Curves
  • Trimming the Sketched Objects
  • Extending the Sketched Objects
  • Stretching the Sketched Objects
  • Lengthening the Sketched Objects
  • Arraying the Sketched Objects
  • Rectangular Array
  • Polar Array
  • Path Array
  • Mirroring the Sketched Objects
  • Text Mirroring
  • Breaking the Sketched Objects
  • Placing Points at Specified Intervals
  • Dividing the Sketched Objects
  • Joining the Sketched Objects
  • Self-Evaluation Test
  • Review Questions

 

Chapter 6: Editing Sketched Objects-II

  • Introduction to Grips
  • Types of Grips
  • Adjusting Grip Settings
  • Editing Objects by Using Grips
  • Stretching the Objects by Using Grips (Stretch Mode)
  • Moving the Objects by Using Grips (Move Mode)
  • Rotating the Objects by Using Grips (Rotate Mode)
  • Scaling the Objects by Using Grips (Scale Mode)
  • Mirroring the Objects by Using Grips (Mirror Mode)
  • Editing a Polyline by Using Grips
  • Loading Hyperlinks
  • Editing Gripped Objects
  • Changing the Properties Using the Properties Palette
  • Matching the Properties of Sketched Objects
  • Quick Selection of Sketched Objects
  • Cycling Through Selection
  • Managing Contents Using the Design Center
  • Folders Tab
  • Open Drawings Tab
  • History Tab
  • Autodesk Seek design content Link
  • Making Inquiries About Objects and Drawings
  • Measuring Area of Objects
  • Measuring the Distance between Two Points
  • Identifying the Location of a Point
  • Listing Information about Objects
  • Listing Information about all Objects in a Drawing
  • Checking Time-Related Information
  • Obtaining Drawing Status Information
  • Displaying Drawing Properties
  • Basic Display Options
  • Redrawing the Screen
  • Regenerating Drawings
  • Zooming Drawings
  • Panning Drawings
  • Creating Views
  • Understanding the Concept of Sheet Sets
  • Creating a Sheet Set
  • Adding a Subset to a Sheet Set
  • Adding Sheets to a Sheet Set or a Subset
  • Archiving a Sheet Set
  • Resaving all Sheets in a Sheet Set
  • Placing Views on a Sheet of a Sheet Set
  • Self-Evaluation Test
  • Review Questions

 

Chapter 7: Creating Texts and Tables

  • Annotative Objects
  • Annotation Scale
  • Assigning Annotative Property and Annotation Scales
  • Customizing Annotation Scale
  • Multiple Annotation Scales
  • Assigning Multiple Annotation Scales Manually
  • Assigning Multiple Annotation Scales Automatically
  • Controlling the Display of Annotative Objects
  • Creating Text
  • Writing Single Line Text
  • Entering Special Characters
  • Creating Multiline Text
  • Editing Text
  • Editing Text Using the DDEDIT Command
  • Editing Text Using the Properties Palette
  • Modifying the Scale of the Text
  • Aligning Text
  • Inserting Table in the Drawing
  • Creating a New Table Style
  • Setting a Table Style As Current
  • Modifying a Table Style
  • Modifying Tables
  • Creating Text Styles
  • Creating Annotative Text
  • Checking Spelling
  • Text Quality and Text Fill
  • Finding and Replacing Text
  • Creating Title Sheet Table in a Sheet Set
  • Self-Evaluation Test
  • Review Questions

 

Chapter 8: Basic Dimensioning, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

  • Need for Dimensioning
  • Dimensioning in AutoCAD
  • Fundamental Dimensioning Terms
  • Dimension Line
  • Dimension Text
  • Arrowheads
  • Extension Lines
  • Leader
  • Center Mark and Centerlines
  • Alternate Units
  • Tolerances
  • Limits
  • Associative Dimensions
  • Definition Points
  • Annotative Dimensions
  • Selecting Dimensioning Tools
  • Dimensioning a Number of Objects Together
  • Creating Linear Dimensions
  • Creating Aligned Dimensions
  • Creating Arc Length Dimensions
  • Creating Rotated Dimensions
  • Creating Baseline Dimensions
  • Creating Continued Dimensions
  • Creating Angular Dimensions
  • Creating Diameter Dimensions
  • Creating Jogged Dimensions
  • Creating Radius Dimensions
  • Creating Jogged Linear Dimensions
  • Generating Center Marks and Centerlines
  • Creating Associative Center marks
  • Creating Associative Centerlines
  • Creating Ordinate Dimensions
  • Maintaining Equal Spacing between Dimensions
  • Creating Dimension Breaks
  • Creating Inspection Dimensions
  • Working with True Associative Dimensions
  • Removing the Dimension Associativity
  • Converting a Dimension into a True Associative Dimension
  • Drawing Leaders
  • Multi leaders
  • Drawing Multi leaders
  • Adding Leaders to Existing Multileader
  • Removing Leaders from Existing Multileader
  • Aligning Multi leaders
  • Collecting Multiple Leaders
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Geometric Characteristics and Symbols
  • Adding Geometric Tolerance
  • Complex Feature Control Frames
  • Combining Geometric Characteristics
  • Composite Position Tolerancing
  • Using Feature Control Frames with Leaders
  • Projected Tolerance Zone
  • Creating Annotative Dimensions, Tolerances, Leaders and Multi leaders
  • Self-Evaluation Test
  • Review Questions

 

Chapter 9: Editing Dimensions

  • Editing Dimensions Using Editing Tools
  • Editing Dimensions by Stretching
  • Editing Dimensions by Trimming and Extending
  • Flipping Dimension Arrow
  • Modifying the Dimensions
  • Editing the Dimension Text
  • Updating Dimensions
  • Editing Dimensions with Grips
  • Editing Dimensions Using the Properties Palette
  • Model Space and Paper Space Dimensioning
  • Self-Evaluation Test
  • Review Questions

 

Chapter 10: Dimension Styles, Multileader Styles and System Variables

  • Using Styles and Variables to Control Dimensions
  • Creating and Restoring Dimension Styles
  • New Dimension Style Dialog box
  • Controlling the Dimension Text Format
  • Fitting Dimension Text and Arrowheads
  • Formatting Primary Dimension Units
  • Formatting Alternate Dimension Units
  • Formatting the Tolerances
  • Dimension Style Families
  • Using Dimension Style Overrides
  • Comparing and Listing Dimension Styles
  • Using Externally Referenced Dimension Styles
  • Creating and Restoring Multileader Styles
  • Modify Multileader Style Dialog Box
  • Self-Evaluation Test
  • Review Questions

 

Chapter 11: Adding Constraints to Sketches

  • Introduction
  • Adding Geometric Constraints
  • Applying the Horizontal Constraint
  • Applying the Vertical Constraint
  • Applying the Coincident Constraint
  • Applying the Fix Constraint
  • Applying the Perpendicular Constraint
  • Applying the Parallel Constraint
  • Applying the Collinear Constraint
  • Applying the Concentric Constraint
  • Applying the Tangent Constraint
  • Applying the Symmetric Constraint
  • Applying the Equal Constraint
  • Applying the Smooth Constraint
  • Controlling the Display of Constraints
  • Applying Constraints Automatically
  • Applying Dimensional Constraints
  • Converting a Dimensional Constraint into an Annotational Constraint
  • Concept of a Fully-Defined Sketch
  • Under-defined
  • Fully-defined
  • Over-defined
  • Controlling the Display of the Dimensional Constraint
  • Working with Equations
  • Adding Equations while Applying Dimensional Constraints
  • Adding Equations Using the Parameters Manager
  • Self-Evaluation Test
  • Review Questions

 

Chapter 12: Hatching Drawings

  • Hatching
  • Hatch Patterns
  • Hatch Boundary
  • Hatching Drawings Using the Hatch Tool
  • Panels in the Hatch Creation Tab
  • Creating Annotative Hatch
  • Hatching the Drawing Using the Tool Palettes
  • Drag and Drop Method
  • Select and Place Method
  • Modifying the Properties of the Predefined Patterns available
  • in the Tool Palettes
  • Hatching Around Text, Dimensions, and Attributes
  • Editing Hatch Patterns
  • Using the Hatch Editor Tab
  • Using the Edit Hatch Tool
  • Using the Properties Tool
  • Editing the Hatch Boundary
  • Using Grips
  • Trimming the Hatch Patterns
  • Using AutoCAD Editing Tools
  • Hatching Blocks and Xref Drawings
  • Creating a Boundary Using Closed Loops
  • Other Features of Hatching
  • Self-Evaluation Test
  • Review Questions

 

Chapter 13: Model Space Viewports, Paper Space Viewports and Layouts

  • Model Space and Paper Space/Layouts
  • Model Space Viewports (Tiled Viewports)
  • Creating Tiled Viewports
  • Making a Viewport Current
  • Joining Two Adjacent Viewports
  • Splitting and Resizing Viewports in Model Space
  • Paper Space Viewports (Floating Viewports)
  • Creating Floating Viewports
  • Creating Rectangular Viewports
  • Creating Polygonal Viewports
  • Converting an Existing Closed Object into a Viewport
  • Temporary Model Space
  • Editing Viewports
  • Controlling the Display of Objects in Viewports
  • Locking the Display of Objects in Viewports
  • Controlling the Display of Hidden Lines in Viewports
  • Clipping Existing Viewports
  • Maximizing Viewports
  • Controlling the Properties of Viewport Layers
  • Controlling the Layers in Viewports Using Layer Properties Manager
  • Paper Space Line type Scaling (PSLTSCALE System variable)
  • Inserting Layouts
  • Importing Layouts to Sheet Sets
  • Inserting a Layout Using the Wizard
  • Defining Page Settings
  • Working with the MVSETUP Command
  • Converting the Distance Between Model Space and Paper Space
  • Controlling the Display of Annotative Objects in Viewports
  • Self-Evaluation Test
  • Review Questions

 

Chapter 14: Plotting Drawings

  • Plotting Drawings in AutoCAD
  • Plotting Drawings Using the Plot Dialog Box
  • Adding Plotters
  • Editing the Plotter Configuration
  • Importing PCP/PC2 Configuration Files
  • Setting Plot Parameters
  • Working with Page Setups
  • Using Plot Styles
  • Adding a Plot Style
  • Plot Style Table Editor
  • Applying Plot Styles
  • Setting the Current Plot Style
  • Plotting Sheets in a Sheet Set
  • Self-Evaluation Test
  • Review Questions

 

 

Chapter 15: Template Drawings

  • Creating Template Drawings
  • Standard Template Drawings
  • Loading a Template Drawing
  • Customizing Drawings with Layers and Dimensioning Specifications
  • Customizing a Drawing with Layout
  • Customizing Drawings with Viewports
  • Customizing Drawings According to Plot Size and Drawing Scale
  • Self-Evaluation Test
  • Review Questions

 

Chapter 16: Working with Blocks

  • The Concept of Blocks
  • Converting Entities into a Block
  • Inserting Blocks
  • Creating and Inserting Annotative Blocks
  • Block Editor
  • Dynamic Blocks
  • Adding Parameter and Action Simultaneously Using Parameter Sets
  • Inserting Blocks Using the Design Center
  • Using Tool Palettes to Insert Blocks
  • Inserting Blocks in the Drawing
  • Modifying Properties of the Blocks in the Tool Palettes
  • Adding Blocks in Tool Palettes
  • Drag and Drop Method
  • Shortcut Menu
  • Modifying Existing Blocks in the Tool Palettes
  • Layers, Colors, Line types and Line weights for Blocks
  • Nesting of Blocks
  • Inserting Multiple Blocks
  • Creating Drawing Files Using the Write Block Dialog box
  • Defining the Insertion Base Point
  • Editing Blocks
  • Editing Blocks in Place
  • Exploding Blocks Using the XPLODE Command
  • Renaming Blocks
  • Deleting Unused Blocks
  • Applying Constraints to Blocks
  • Self-Evaluation Test
  • Review Questions

 

Chapter 17: Defining Block Attributes

  • Understanding Attributes
  • Defining Attributes
  • Editing Attribute Definition
  • Using the Properties Palette
  • Inserting Blocks with Attributes
  • Managing Attributes
  • Extracting Attributes
  • Controlling the Attribute Visibility
  • Editing Block Attributes
  • Editing Attributes Using the Enhanced Attribute Editor
  • Editing Attributes Using the Edit Attributes Dialog Box
  • Global Editing of Attributes
  • Redefining a Block with Attributes
  • In-place Editing of Blocks with Attributes
  • Inserting Text Files in the Drawing
  • Self-Evaluation Test
  • Review Questions

 

 

Chapter 18: Understanding External References

  • External References
  • Dependent Symbols
  • Managing External References in a Drawing
  • The Overlay Option
  • Attaching Files to a Drawing
  • Working with Underlays
  • Editing an Underlay
  • Opening an Xreffed Object in a Separate Window
  • Using the Design Center to Attach a Drawing as an Xref
  • Adding Xref Dependent Named Objects
  • Clipping External References
  • Displaying Clipping Frame
  • Demand Loading
  • Editing References In-Place
  • Self-Evaluation Test
  • Review Questions

 

 

Chapter 19: Working with Advanced Drawing Options

  • Understanding the Use of Multilines
  • Defining the Multiline Style
  • Drawing Multilines
  • Editing Multilines by Using Grips
  • Editing Multilines by Using Dialog Box
  • Cross Intersection (CC/OC/MC)
  • Tee Intersection (CT/OT/MT)
  • Corner Joint (CJ)
  • Adding and Deleting Vertices (AV/DV)
  • Cutting and Welding Multilines (CS/CA/WA)
  • Creating Revision Clouds
  • Rectangular Revision Cloud
  • Polygonal Revision Cloud
  • Freehand Revision Cloud
  • Creating Wipeouts
  • Creating NURBS
  • Editing Splines
  • Editing Splines using 3D Edit Bar
  • Self-Evaluation Test
  • Review Questions

 

Chapter 20: Grouping and Advanced Editing of Sketched Objects

  • Grouping Sketched Objects Using the Object Grouping Dialog Box
  • Grouping Sketched Objects Using the Group Button
  • Selecting Groups
  • Changing Properties of an Object 2
  • Exploding Compound Objects
  • Editing Polylines
  • Editing Single Polyline
  • Editing Multiple Polylines
  • Undoing Previous Commands
  • Reversing the Undo Operation
  • Renaming Named Objects
  • Removing Unused Named Objects
  • View items you can purge
  • View items you cannot purge
  • Setting Selection Modes Using the Options Dialog Box
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Students of engineering, architecture and designing. Also useful for Engineers, Designers and Architects.

 

Prof. Sham Tickoo is professor of Manufacturing Engineering at Purdue University Calumet, USA where he has taught design, drafting, CAD and other engineering courses for over nineteen years. Before joining Purdue University, Prof. Tickoo has worked as a machinist, quality control engineer, design engineer, engineering consultant and software developer. He has received a US patent for his invention Self Adjusting Cargo Organizer for Vehicles. Professor Tickoo also leads the team of authors at CADCIM Technologies to develop world-class teaching and learning resources for Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and related technologies.