AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 Essentials

Scott Onstott

ISBN: 9788126569298

432 pages

INR 699

Description

AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 Essentials provides a full-color, task-based approach to mastering this powerful software. Straightforward, easy-to-follow instruction pairs with real-world, hands-on exercises to help you quickly get up to speed with core features and functions; screenshots illustrate tutorial steps to help you follow along, and each chapter concludes with a more open-ended project so you can dive in and explore a specific topic in-depth.

Introduction

 

Chapter 1 Getting Started

Sign In to Autodesk 360 on the Start Tab  

Exercise 1.1: Configure Autodesk 360 

Explore the AutoCAD 2018 for Windows User Interface 

Exercise 1.2: Explore the Graphical User Interface 

Exercise 1.3: Control the AutoCAD Ribbon 

Set Drawing Units 

Exercise 1.4: Set the AutoCAD Drawing Units 

 

Chapter 2 Gaining Basic Drawing Skills

Navigate 2D Drawings 

Exercise 2.1: Navigate a Drawing

Draw Lines and Rectangles 

Exercise 2.2: Draw Lines 

Exercise 2.3: Draw Rectangles

Cancel, Erase, and Undo 

Exercise 2.4: Correct Mistakes

Use Coordinate Systems 

Exercise 2.5: Use Absolute Coordinates 

Exercise 2.6: Use Relative Coordinates

Exercise 2.7: Use Polar Coordinates

Draw Circles, Arcs, and Polygons

Exercise 2.8: Create Circles 

Exercise 2.9: Create Arcs 

Exercise 2.10: Draw Polygons 

Use Fillet and Chamfer 

Exercise 2.11: Join Nonparallel Lines 

Exercise 2.12: Join Crossed Lines with Fillet 

 

Chapter 3 Using Drawing Aids

Use Grid and Snap 

Exercise 3.1: Draw with Grid and Snap

Employ Ortho and Polar Tracking 

Exercise 3.2: Draw with Ortho and Polar Tracking 

Use Polar Snap 

Exercise 3.3: Draw with Polar Snap

Select Running Object Snaps 

Exercise 3.4: Draw with Running Object Snaps 

Harness the From Snap

Exercise 3.5: Use the From Snap

Apply Object Snap Tracking 

Exercise 3.6: Use Object Snap Tracking 

 

Chapter 4 Editing Entities

Create Selection Sets

Exercise 4.1: Create a Selection Set at the Select Objects: Prompt 

Exercise 4.2: Create a Selection Set Before Deciding on a Command 

Use Move and Copy 

Exercise 4.3: Move and Copy 

Use Rotate and Scale

Exercise 4.4: Rotate and Scale

Work with Arrays 

Exercise 4.5: Create a Rectangular Array

Exercise 4.6: Create a Polar Array  

Use Trim and Extend

Exercise 4.7: Trim and Measure 

Use Lengthen and Stretch 

Exercise 4.8: Lengthen and Stretch

Use Offset and Mirror

Exercise 4.9: Offset and Mirror

Edit with Grips 

Exercise 4.10: Edit with Grips 

 

Chapter 5 Shaping Curves

Draw and Edit Curved Polylines 

Exercise 5.1: Draw and Edit Curved Polylines 

Draw Ellipses

Exercise 5.2: Draw Ellipses 

Shape Splines

Exercise 5.3: Work with Control Vertices

Exercise 5.4: Work with Fit Points

Blend Between Objects with Splines

Exercise 5.5: Blend Splines 

 

Chapter 6 Controlling Object Visibility and Appearance

Change Object Properties 

Exercise 6.1: Edit Object Properties 

Set the Current Layer 

Exercise 6.2: Choose the Current Layer

Alter the Layer Assignments of Objects

Exercise 6.3: Assign Layers 

Control Layer Visibility 

Exercise 6.4: Toggle Layer Status

Exercise 6.5: Isolate Layers 

Exercise 6.6: Save Layer States 

Apply Line type 

Exercise 6.7: Use Line type 

Assign Properties by Object or by Layer

Exercise 6.8: Assign Properties 

Manage Layer Properties 

Exercise 6.9: Control Layer Properties 

Isolate Objects 

Exercise 6.10: Isolate and Hide Individual Objects 

 

Chapter 7 Organizing Objects

Define Blocks 

Exercise 7.1: Draw a Chair and Define It as a Block

Exercise 7.2: Draw a Door and Define It as a Block 

Insert Blocks 

Exercise 7.3: Use Blocks 

Edit Blocks 

Exercise 7.4: Edit Block Definitions 

Exercise 7.5: Assign Floating Properties 

Exercise 7.6: Nest Blocks 

Exercise 7.7: Explode Blocks 

Redefine Blocks 

Exercise 7.8: Redefine Block Definitions 

Work with Groups 

Exercise 7.9: Create Groups 

 

Chapter 8 Hatching and Gradients

Specify Hatch Areas

Exercise 8.1: Pick Points to Determine Boundaries

Exercise 8.2: Select Objects to Define Boundaries 

Associate Hatches with Boundaries

Exercise 8.3: Associate Boundaries 

Hatch with Patterns

Exercise 8.4: Specify Properties

Exercise 8.5: Separate Hatch Areas 

Hatch with Gradients 

Exercise 8.6: Create Gradients 

 

Chapter 9 Working with Blocks and Xrefs

Work with Global Blocks 

Exercise 9.1: Write a Local Block Definition to a File 

Exercise 9.2: Insert a Drawing as a Local Block 

Exercise 9.3: Redefine Local Blocks with Global Blocks 

Access Content Globally 

Exercise 9.4: Access Global Content 

Store Content on Tool Palettes 

Exercise 9.5: Add to the Tool Palettes

Reference External Drawings and Images

Exercise 9.6: Use Xrefs 

 

Chapter 10 Creating and Editing Text

Style Text 

Exercise 10.1: Create Text Styles

Write Lines of Text 

Exercise 10.2: Create Text to Fit

Exercise 10.3: Justify Text 

Exercise 10.4: Transform and Create Text 

Write and Format Paragraphs Using MTEXT 

Exercise 10.5: Write and Format with MTEXT 

Edit Text 

Exercise 10.6: Edit Content and Properties 

Exercise 10.7: Work with Columns

Recognize and Combine Text 

Exercise 10.8: Import, Recognize, and Combine Text from PDF 

 

Chapter 11 Dimensioning

Style Dimensions 

Exercise 11.1: Create Dimension Styles

Add Dimensions 

Exercise 11.2: Use Inquiry Commands 

Exercise 11.3: Add Dimension Objects 

Exercise 11.4: Add and Style Multi leaders 

Edit Dimensions 

Exercise 11.5: Alter Dimension Objects

 

Chapter 12 Keeping In Control with Constraints

Work with Geometric Constraints

Exercise 12.1: Use Geometric Constraints 

Apply Dimensional Constraints 

Exercise 12.2: Create Dimensional Constraints 

Constrain Objects Simultaneously with Geometry and Dimensions

Exercise 12.3: Use Simultaneous Constraints 

Make Parametric Changes to Constrained Objects 

Exercise 12.4: Alter Constraint Parameters 

 

Chapter 13 Working with Layouts and Annotative Objects

Create Annotative Styles and Objects

Exercise 13.1: Work with Annotative Text 

Exercise 13.2: Work with Annotative Dimensions

Create Layouts 

Exercise 13.3: Configure Layouts

Adjust Floating Viewports

Exercise 13.4: Work on Layout1  

Exercise 13.5: Work on Layout2

Override Layer Properties in Layout Viewports 

Exercise 13.6: Override Layer Properties 

Draw on Layouts 

Exercise 13.7: Lay Out Geometry

 

Chapter 14 Printing and Plot ting

Configure Output Devices 

Exercise 14.1: Set Up a System Printer 

Exercise 14.2: Set Up an AutoCAD Plotter 

Create Plot Style Tables 

Exercise 14.3: Create a Named Plot Style Table 

Use Plot Style Tables 

Exercise 14.4: Configure New Drawings for Named Plot Style Tables 

Exercise 14.5: Assign Plot Styles by Layer or by Object 

Plot in Model Space

Exercise 14.6: Plot from Model Space

Plot Layouts in Paper Space 

Exercise 14.7: Plot from Paper Space

Export to an Electronic Format

Exercise 14.8: Export to DWF

Exercise 14.9: Export to PDF

Exercise 14.10: Share Design Views

 

Chapter 15 Working with Data

Geolocate Projects 

Exercise 15.1: Geolocate a Drawing 

Import Sketch Up Models 

Exercise 15.2: Import a Sketch Up Model 

Define Attributes and Blocks 

Exercise 15.3: Define Attributes and a Block 

Insert Attributed Blocks 

Exercise 15.4: Insert Block References with Attributes 

Edit Table Styles and Create Tables

Exercise 15.5: Alter a Table Style and Make a Table 

Use Fields in Table Cells 

Exercise 15.6: Create Fields 

Edit Table Data 

Exercise 15.7: Alter Table Data 

 

Chapter 16 Navigating 3D Models

Use Visual Styles 

Exercise 16.1: Explore Visual Styles 

Work with Tiled Viewports 

Exercise 16.2: Tile Viewports

Navigate with the View Cube 

Exercise 16.3: Use the View Cube to Navigate 

Orbit in 3D 

Exercise 16.4: Orbit 

Use Cameras

Exercise 16.5: Utilize Virtual Cameras 

Navigate with Steering Wheels 

Exercise 16.6: Use Steering Wheels to Navigate 

Save Views

Exercise 16.7: Save Views 

 

Chapter 17 Modeling in 3D

Create Surface Models 

Exercise 17.1: Make Planar Surfaces 

Exercise 17.2: Revolve a 2D Profile to Create a 3D Model 

Exercise 17.3: Sweep Out 3D Geometry

Exercise 17.4: Extrude 2D Geometry into 3D 

Edit Surface Models 

Exercise 17.5: Trim Surfaces with Other Surfaces

Exercise 17.6: Project Edges on Surfaces 

Exercise 17.7: Trim Surfaces with Edges 

Create Solid Models

Exercise 17.8: Extrude Solid Objects

Exercise 17.9: Loft Solid Objects

Edit Solid Models 

Exercise 17.10: Perform Boolean Operations 

Exercise 17.11: Edit Solids 

Smooth Mesh Models 

Exercise 17.12: Create, Edit and Smooth Mesh 

Live-Section Models

Exercise 17.13: Create and Edit a Section Plane 

 

Chapter 18 Presenting and Documenting 3D Design

Assign Materials 

Exercise 18.1: Apply Materials 

Place and Adjust Lights 

Exercise 18.2: Add Artificial Lights 

Exercise 18.3: Simulate Natural Light 

Create Renderings

Exercise 18.4: Make Realistic Renderings in the Cloud

Document Models with Drawings 

Exercise 18.5: Document Models

Appendix A Making Isometric Drawings

Appendix B Autodesk„¢ AutoCAD,¢ 2018 Certification

Index

Configure Output Devices 

Exercise 14.1: Set Up a System Printer 

Exercise 14.2: Set Up an AutoCAD Plotter 

Create Plot Style Tables 

Exercise 14.3: Create a Named Plot Style Table 

Use Plot Style Tables 

Exercise 14.4: Configure New Drawings for Named Plot Style Tables 

Exercise 14.5: Assign Plot Styles by Layer or by Object 

Plot in Model Space

Exercise 14.6: Plot from Model Space

Plot Layouts in Paper Space 

Exercise 14.7: Plot from Paper Space

Export to an Electronic Format

Exercise 14.8: Export to DWF

Exercise 14.9: Export to PDF

Exercise 14.10: Share Design Views

Chapter 15 Working with Data

Geolocate Projects 

Exercise 15.1: Geolocate a Drawing 

Import Sketch Up Models 

Exercise 15.2: Import a Sketch Up Model 

Define Attributes and Blocks 

Exercise 15.3: Define Attributes and a Block 

Insert Attributed Blocks 

Exercise 15.4: Insert Block References with Attributes 

Edit Table Styles and Create Tables

Exercise 15.5: Alter a Table Style and Make a Table 

Use Fields in Table Cells 

Exercise 15.6: Create Fields 

Edit Table Data 

Exercise 15.7: Alter Table Data 

Chapter 16 Navigating 3D Models

Use Visual Styles 

Exercise 16.1: Explore Visual Styles 

Work with Tiled Viewports 

Exercise 16.2: Tile Viewports

Navigate with the View Cube 

Exercise 16.3: Use the View Cube to Navigate 

Orbit in 3D 

Exercise 16.4: Orbit 

Use Cameras

Exercise 16.5: Utilize Virtual Cameras 

Navigate with Steering Wheels 

Exercise 16.6: Use Steering Wheels to Navigate 

Save Views

Exercise 16.7: Save Views 

Chapter 17 Modeling in 3D

Create Surface Models 

Exercise 17.1: Make Planar Surfaces 

Exercise 17.2: Revolve a 2D Profile to Create a 3D Model 

Exercise 17.3: Sweep Out 3D Geometry

Exercise 17.4: Extrude 2D Geometry into 3D 

Edit Surface Models 

Exercise 17.5: Trim Surfaces with Other Surfaces

Exercise 17.6: Project Edges on Surfaces 

Exercise 17.7: Trim Surfaces with Edges 

Create Solid Models

Exercise 17.8: Extrude Solid Objects

Exercise 17.9: Loft Solid Objects

Edit Solid Models 

Exercise 17.10: Perform Boolean Operations 

Exercise 17.11: Edit Solids 

Smooth Mesh Models 

Exercise 17.12: Create, Edit and Smooth Mesh 

Live-Section Models

Exercise 17.13: Create and Edit a Section Plane 

Chapter 18 Presenting and Documenting 3D Design

Assign Materials 

Exercise 18.1: Apply Materials 

Place and Adjust Lights 

Exercise 18.2: Add Artificial Lights 

Exercise 18.3: Simulate Natural Light 

Create Renderings

Exercise 18.4: Make Realistic Renderings in the Cloud

Document Models with Drawings 

Exercise 18.5: Document Models

 

Appendix A Making Isometric Drawings

Appendix B Autodesk„¢ AutoCAD, ¢ 2018 Certification

Index