AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, May 8, 2012 - Computers - 572 pages
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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.

  • Covers the latest AutoCAD features and techniques, including creating a basic layout, navigating the AutoCAD Ribbon, drawing and editing, working with dimensions, adding text, creating 3D models, and more
  • Walks readers through setting up a drawing environment, applying visual styles, managing data across several drawings, and showcasing your designs to potential clients and customers
  • Features full-color illustrations that mirror what you’ll see on your AutoCAD 2013 screens plus a companion website with downloadable drawing files so you can put your CAD skills to the test

Whether you’re an AutoCAD amateur or a modeling master, AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies has something for you.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Let There Be Lines 123
5
The Part of Tens 537
6
AutoCAD 101 11
13
Le Tour de AutoCAD 2013
23
A Lap around the CAD Track
55
AutoCAD 101 11
60
Following the Plot
80
Entering New Dimensions
297
Down the Hatch
323
The Plot Thickens
337
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...
367
Everything from Arrays to Xrefs
387
The ABCs of Blocks 369 Chapter 18 Everything from Arrays to Xrefs 387 Chapter 19 Call the Parametrics
421
Understanding Dimensional Constraints
435
Drawing on the Internet
449

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...
109
Let There Be Lines
123
Preciseliness Is Next to CADliness
147
Grab an object and make it snappy 154 Other Practical Precision Procedures
159
Preciseliness Is Next to CADliness 147 Chapter 8 Along the Straight and Narrow 163 Chapter 9 Dangerous Curves Ahead
177
Get a Grip on Object Selection
193
Edit for Credit
215
A Zoom with a View
243
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
261
Text with Character
263
Drawing on the Internet 449 Part V On a 3D Spree
469
Navigating the 3D Waters
484
From Drawings to Models
491
Its a 3D World After All 471 Chapter 22 From Drawings to Models 491 Chapter 23 On a Render Bender
515
The Part of Tens
537
AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT
543
Ten Great AutoCAD Resources 539 Chapter 25 Ten Or So Differences between AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 543 Chapter 26 Ten System Variables t...
547
Index
553
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About the author (2012)

David Byrnes is a structural and civil drafter for a major international engineering company. Bill Fane is a retired professional engineer and Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) certified instructor.

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