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Main Title Autocad 2013 for dummies /
Author Byrnes, David,
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Fane, Bill.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 797945875
ISBN 9781118281123; 1118281128
Subjects Computer-aided design. ; Technology.
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Cheat Sheet http://www.dummies.com/cheatsheet/autocad2013
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ELBM  T385.B945 2012 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/20/2018
Collation xviii, 572 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Notes Includes index.
Contents Notes Machine generated contents note: What's Not (And What Is) in This Book -- Mac attack! -- Who Do We Think You Are? -- How This Book Is Organized -- pt. I AutoCAD 101 -- pt. II Let There Be Lines -- pt. III If Drawings Could Talk -- pt. IV Advancing with AutoCAD -- pt. V On a 3D Spree -- pt. VI The Part of Tens -- But wait ... there's more! -- Icons Used in This Book -- A Few Conventions --- Just in Case -- Commanding from the keyboard -- Tying things up with the Ribbon -- Where to Go from Here -- pt. I AutoCAD 101 -- ch. 1 Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT -- Why AutoCAD? -- The Importance of Being DWG -- Seeing the LT -- Checking System Requirements -- Suddenly, It's 2013! -- ch. 2 Le Tour de AutoCAD 2013 -- AutoCAD Does Windows (And Office) -- And They're Off: AutoCAD's Opening Screens -- Running with Ribbons -- Getting with the Program -- Looking for Mr. Status Bar -- Let your fingers do the talking: The command window -- The key(board) to AutoCAD success. Contents note continued: Keeping tabs on palettes -- Down the main stretch: The drawing area -- Fun with Fl -- ch. 3 A Lap around the CAD Track -- A Simple Setup -- Drawing a (Base) Plate -- Drawing rectangles on the right layers -- Circling your plate -- Nuts to you -- Getting a Closer Look with Zoom and Pan -- Modifying to Make It Merrier -- Hip-hip-array! -- Stretching out -- Crossing your hatches -- Following the Plot -- ch. 4 Setup for Success -- A Setup Roadmap -- Choosing your units -- Weighing up your scales -- Thinking annotatively -- Thinking about paper -- Defending your border -- A Template for Success -- Making the Most of Model Space -- Setting your units -- Making the drawing area snap-py (and grid-dy) -- Setting linetype and dimension scales -- Entering drawing properties -- Making Templates Your Own -- ch. 5 Planning for Paper -- Setting Up a Layout in Paper Space -- Will that be tabs or buttons? -- View layouts Quick(View)ly -- Creating a layout. Contents note continued: Copying and changing layouts -- Lost in paper space -- Spaced out -- A view(port) for drawing in -- About Paper Space Layouts and Plotting -- pt. II Let There Be Lines -- ch. 6 Manage Your Properties -- Managing Your Properties -- Layer one on me! -- Accumulating properties -- Creating new layers -- Manipulating layers -- Using Named Objects -- Using AutoCAD DesignCenter -- Copying layers between drawings -- ch. 7 Preciseliness Is Next to CADliness -- Controlling Your Precision -- Keyboard capers: Coordinate input -- Understanding AutoCAD's coordinate systems -- Grab an object and make it snappy -- Other Practical Precision Procedures -- ch. 8 Along the Straight and Narrow -- Introducing the AutoCAD Drawing Commands -- The Straight and Narrow: Lines, Polylines, and Polygons -- Toeing the line -- Connecting the lines with polyline -- Squaring off with rectangles -- Choosing your sides with polygon -- ch. 9 Dangerous Curves Ahead -- (Throwing) Curves. Contents note continued: Going full circle -- Arc-y-ology -- Solar ellipses -- Splines: The sketchy, sinuous curves -- Donuts: The circles with a difference -- Revision clouds on the horizon -- Scoring Points -- ch. 10 Get a Grip on Object Selection -- Commanding and Selecting -- Command-first editing -- Selection-first editing -- Direct object manipulation -- Choosing an editing style -- Grab It -- One-by-one selection -- Selection boxes left and right -- Perfecting Selecting -- AutoCAD Groupies -- Object Selection: Now You See It -- Get a Grip -- About grips -- A gripping example -- Move it! -- Copy, or a kinder, gentler Move -- A warm-up stretch -- ch. 11 Edit for Credit -- Your AutoCAD Toolkit -- The Big Three: Move, Copy, and Stretch -- Base points and displacements -- Move -- Copy -- Copy between drawings -- Stretch -- More Manipulations -- Mirror -- Rotate -- Scale -- Array -- Offset -- Slicing, Dicing, and Splicing -- Trim and Extend -- Break. Contents note continued: Fillet and Chamfer and Blend -- Join -- When Editing Goes Bad -- ch. 12 A Zoom with a View -- Zoom and Pan with Glass and Hand -- The wheel deal -- Navigating your drawing -- Controlling your cube -- Time to zoom -- A View by Any Other Name -- Looking Around in Layout Land -- Degenerating and Regenerating -- pt. III If Drawings Could Talk -- ch. 13 Text with Character -- Getting Ready to Write -- Simply stylish text -- Taking your text to new heights -- One line or two? -- Your text will be justified -- Using the Same Old Line -- Turning On Your Annotative Objects -- Saying More in Multiline Text -- Making it with Mtext -- It slices; it dices ... -- Doing a number on your Mtext lists -- Line up in columns --- now! -- Modifying Mtext -- Gather Round the Tables -- Tables have style, too -- Creating and editing tables -- Take Me to Your Leader -- Electing a leader -- Multi options for multileaders -- ch. 14 Entering New Dimensions -- How Do You Measure Up? Contents note continued: A Field Guide to Dimensions -- The lazy drafter jumps over to the quick dimension commands -- Dimension associativity -- Where, oh where, do my dimensions go? -- The Latest Styles in Dimensioning -- Creating and managing dimension styles -- Let's get stylish! -- Adjusting style settings -- Size Matters -- Details at other scales -- Editing Dimensions -- Editing dimension geometry -- Editing dimension text -- Controlling and editing dimension associativity -- ch. 15 Down the Hatch! -- Batten Down the Hatches! -- Don't Count Your Hatches -- Size Matters! -- We can do this the hard way -- ... or we can do this the easy way -- Annotative versus non-annotative -- Pushing the Boundary (Of) Hatch -- Your hatching has no style! -- Hatch from scratch -- Editing Hatch Objects -- ch. 16 The Plot Thickens -- You Say Printing, We Say Plotting -- The Plot Quickens -- Plotting success in 16 steps -- Get with the system -- Configure it out -- Preview one, two. Contents note continued: Instead of fit, scale it -- Plotting the Layout of the Land -- Plotting Lineweights and Colors -- Plotting with style -- Plotting through thick and thin -- Plotting in color -- It's a (Page) Setup! -- Continuing the Plot Dialog -- The Plot Sickens -- pt. IV Advancing With AutoCAD -- ch. 17 The ABCs of Blocks -- Rocking with Blocks -- Creating Block Definitions -- Inserting Blocks -- Attributes: Fill-in-the-Blank Blocks -- Creating attribute definitions -- Defining blocks that contain attribute definitions -- Inserting blocks that contain attribute definitions -- Edit attribute values -- Extracting data -- Exploding Blocks -- Purging Unused Block Definitions -- ch. 18 Everything from Arrays to Xrefs -- Arraying Associatively -- Comparing the old and new ARRAY commands -- Hip, hip, array! -- Associatively editing -- Going External -- Becoming attached to your xrefs -- Layer-palooza -- Creating and editing an external reference file. Contents note continued: Forging an xref path -- Managing xrefs -- Blocks, Xrefs, and Drawing Organization -- Mastering the Raster -- Attaching a raster image -- Maintaining your image -- You Say PDF, We Say DWF -- Theme and Variations: Dynamic Blocks -- Now you see it -- Lights! Parameters!! Actions!!! -- Manipulating dynamic blocks -- ch. 19 Call the Parametrics! -- Maintaining Design Intent -- Defining terms -- Forget about drawing with precision! -- Constrain yourself -- Understanding Geometric Constraints -- Applying a little more constraint -- AutoConstrain yourself! -- Understanding Dimensional Constraints -- Practice a little constraint -- Making your drawing even smarter -- Using the Parameters Manager -- Dimensions or constraints --- have it both ways! -- ch. 20 Drawing on the Internet -- The Internet and AutoCAD: An Overview -- You send me -- Send it with eTransmit -- Rapid eTransmit -- FTP for you and me -- Bad reception? -- Help from the Reference Manager. Contents note continued: Design Web Format --- Not Just for the Web -- All about DWF and DWFx -- Autodesk Design Review 2013 -- The Drawing Protection Racket -- Autodesk Weather Forecast: Increasing Cloud -- Working Solidly in the Cloud -- Free AutoCAD! -- Going once, going twice, going 123D -- Your head planted firmly in the cloud -- The pros -- The cons -- Cloudy with a shower of DWGs -- AutoCAD 2013 cloud connectivity -- Tomorrow's Forecast -- pt. V On a 3D Spree -- ch. 21 It's a 3D World After All -- Understanding 3D Digital Models -- Tools of the Trade -- Warp speed ahead -- Entering the third dimension -- Untying the Ribbon and opening some palettes -- Modeling from Above -- Using 3D coordinate input -- Using point filters -- Object snaps and object snap tracking -- Changing Planes -- Displaying the UCS icon -- Adjusting the UCS -- Navigating the 3D Waters -- Orbit a go-go -- Taking a spin around the cube -- Grabbing the SteeringWheels -- Visualizing 3D Objects. Contents note continued: ch. 22 From Drawings to Models -- Is 3D for Me? -- Getting Your 3D Bearings -- Creating a better 3D template -- Seeing the world from new viewpoints -- From Drawing to Modeling in 3D -- Drawing basic 3D objects -- Gaining a solid foundation -- Drawing solid primitives -- Adding the Third Dimension to 2D Objects -- Creating 3D objects from 2D drawings -- Modifying 3D Objects -- Selecting subobjects -- Working with gizmos -- More 3D variants of 2D commands -- Editing solids -- ch. 23 On a Render Bender -- Get the 2D Out of Here! -- A different point of view -- But wait! There's more! -- AutoCAD's top model -- But wait! There's less! -- Do You See What I See? -- Visualizing the Digital World -- Adding Lighting -- Default lighting -- User-defined lights -- Sunlight -- Creating and Applying Materials -- Defining a Background -- Rendering a 3D Model -- pt. VI The Part of Tens -- ch. 24 Ten Great AutoCAD Resources -- Autodesk Feedback Community. Contents note continued: Autodesk Discussion Groups -- Autodesk's Own Bloggers -- Autodesk University -- The Autodesk Channel on YouTube -- The World Wide (CAD) Web -- Your Local ATC -- Your Local User Group -- AUGI -- Books -- ch. 25 Ten (Or So) Differences between AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT -- Price -- 3D Abilities -- Customization Options -- Network Licensing -- Express Tools -- Parametrics -- Standards Checking -- Data Extraction -- MLINE versus DLINE -- Profiles -- Reference Manager -- And The Good News Is -- ch. 26 Ten System Variables to Make Your Life Easier -- APERTURE -- DIMASSOC -- MENUBAR -- MIRRTEXT -- OSNAPZ -- PICKBOX -- REMEMBERFOLDERS -- ROLLOVERTIPS -- TOOLTIPS -- VISRETAIN -- And the Bonus Round. If you're just learning AutoCAD, this friendly guide is perfect for you. You'll get up to speed on all the basics and start creating 2D and 3D technical drawings sooner than you might imagine.
Place Published Hoboken, NJ
Title Ser Add Ent --For dummies.
PUB Date Free Form 2012
Series Title Untraced For dummies
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Cataloging Source RDA
LCCN 2012936846
Merged OCLC records 802295973; 867607577
OCLC Time Stamp 20181114053638
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 12666cam 2200673 i 45010