AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies
Bring your design vision to life with this full-color guide to AutoCAD 2013!
Used by everyone from engineers and architects to interior designers and draftspeople, AutoCAD 2013 is the world’s leading 2D and 3D technical drawing program. But, with so many options and features available, finding your way around AutoCAD can be a challenge, even for experienced CAD professionals. AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies is here to help. You’ll learn to build a solid foundation for all your projects, use standard CAD techniques, get familiar with new tools and features, and start sharing your models and designs in no time with this easy-to-follow guide.
Whether you’re an AutoCAD amateur or a modeling master, AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies has something for you.
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Let There Be Lines 123
The Part of Tens 537
AutoCAD 101 11
Le Tour de AutoCAD 2013
A Lap around the CAD Track
Following the Plot
Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 13 Chapter 2 Le Tour de AutoCAD 2013 23 Chapter 3 A Lap around the CAD Track 55 Chapter 4 Setup f...
Text with Character
Entering New Dimensions
The Plot Thickens
Text with Character 263 Chapter 14 Entering New Dimensions 297 Chapter 15 Down the Hatch 323 Chapter 16 The Plot Thickens 337 Part IV Adva...
Everything from Arrays to Xrefs
The ABCs of Blocks 369 Chapter 18 Everything from Arrays to Xrefs 387 Chapter 19 Call the Parametrics
Understanding Dimensional Constraints
Drawing on the Internet
Let There Be Lines
Manage Your Properties
Preciseliness Is Next to CADliness
Grab an object and make it snappy 154 Other Practical Precision Procedures
Preciseliness Is Next to CADliness 147 Chapter 8 Along the Straight and Narrow 163 Chapter 9 Dangerous Curves Ahead
Get a Grip on Object Selection
Edit for Credit
A Zoom with a View
Get a Grip on Object Selection 193 Chapter 11 Edit for Credit 215 Chapter 12 A Zoom with a View 243 Part III If Drawings Could Talk
Drawing on the Internet 449 Part V On a 3D Spree
Navigating the 3D Waters
From Drawings to Models
Its a 3D World After All 471 Chapter 22 From Drawings to Models 491 Chapter 23 On a Render Bender
The Part of Tens
AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT
Ten Great AutoCAD Resources 539 Chapter 25 Ten Or So Differences between AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 543 Chapter 26 Ten System Variables t...