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AutoCAD 2006 and AutoCAD LT 2006 bible

Author: Ellen Finkelstein
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT provides a tutorial on the basics of creating drawings, using commands, and specifying coordinates, and covers more complex 2D and 3D drawing techniques, including using layers, creating dimensions, 3D coordinates, solids, and rendering.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Finkelstein
ISBN: 0764596756 9780764596759
OCLC Number: 62793528
Description: 1208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for computer disc: IBM-PC or compatible.; System requirements: IBM-PC or compatible (Pentium/800 MHz or faster); 521MB RAM minimum (1024MB recommended); Windows 2000 (with Service Pack 4 or later), or XP (with Service Pack 1 or later); AutoCAD 2006 or AutoCAD LT 2006 installed (included, see separate installation requirements); Ethernet network interface card (NIC) or modem with a speed of at least 28.8 kbps; graphics card (1024x768 or greater resolution); CD-ROM drive.
Contents: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Basics --
Quick Start: Drawing a Window --
Starting to Draw --
AutoCAD's Advantages --
Comparing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT --
Starting AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT --
Creating a New Drawing --
Using the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Interface --
Creating a New Folder --
Using the Interface --
Saving a Drawing --
Closing a Drawing and Exiting from AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT --
Opening a Drawing --
Creating a New Drawing from a Template --
Working with Templates --
Opening a Drawing with Default Settings --
Opening an Existing Drawing --
Using an Existing Drawing as a Prototype --
Saving a Drawing Under a New Name --
Using Commands --
The AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Interface --
The Command Line and Dynamic Input --
Command Techniques --
Of Mice and Pucks --
Getting Help --
Specifying Coordinates --
Understanding the X, Y Coordinate System --
Typing Coordinates --
Displaying Coordinates --
Picking Coordinates on the Screen --
Overriding Coordinate Settings --
Locating Points --
Setting Up a Drawing --
Choosing Unit Types --
Drawing Limits --
Understanding Scales --
Creating a Title Block --
Specifying Common Setup Options --
Customizing with the MVSETUP Command --
Using the Setup Wizards --
Drawing in Two Dimensions --
Drawing Simple Lines --
Using the LINE Command --
Drawing Rectangles --
Drawing Polygons --
Creating Construction Lines --
Creating Rays --
Drawing Curves and Points --
Drawing Circles --
Drawing Arcs --
Creating Ellipses and Elliptical Arcs --
Making Donuts --
Placing Points --
Viewing Your Drawing --
Regenerating and Redrawing the Display --
Panning --
Using the ZOOM Command --
Using Aerial View --
Saving Named Views --
Working with Tiled Viewports --
Using Snap Rotation --
Understanding User Coordinate Systems --
Creating Isometric Drawings --
Editing Your Drawing: Basic Tools --
Editing a Drawing --
Selecting Objects --
Editing Your Drawing: Advanced Tools --
Copying and Moving Objects --
Resizing Commands --
Using Construction Commands --
Creating a Revision Cloud --
Hiding Objects with a Wipeout --
Double-Clicking to Edit Objects --
Grips --
Editing with the Properties Palette --
Selection Filters --
Groups --
Organizing Drawings with Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Lineweights --
Working with Layers --
Changing Object Color, Linetype, and Lineweight --
Working with Linetype Scales --
Importing Layers and Linetypes from Other Drawings --
Matching Properties --
Obtaining Information from Your Drawing --
Drawing-Level Information --
Object-Level Information --
Measurement Commands --
AutoCAD's Calculator --
Creating Text --
Creating Single-Line Text --
Understanding Text Styles --
Creating Multiline Text --
Creating Tables --
Inserting Fields --
Managing Text --
Finding Text in Your Drawing --
Checking Your Spelling --
Customizing the spelling dictionary --
Drawing Dimensions --
Working with Dimensions --
Drawing Linear Dimensions --
Drawing Aligned Dimensions --
Creating Baseline and Continued Dimensions --
Dimensioning Arcs and Circles --
Dimensioning Angles --
Creating Ordinate Dimensions --
Drawing Leaders --
Using Quick Dimension --
Editing Dimensions --
Creating Dimension Styles and Tolerances --
Understanding Dimension Styles --
Defining a New Dimension Style --
Changing Dimension Styles --
Creating Geometric Tolerances --
Drawing Complex Objects --
Creating and Editing Polylines --
Drawing and Editing Splines --
Creating Regions --
Creating Boundaries --
Creating Hatches --
Creating and Editing Multilines --
Creating Dlines --
Using the SKETCH Command --
Digitizing Drawings with the TABLET Command --
Plotting and Printing Your Drawing --
Preparing a Drawing for Plotting or Printing --
Creating a Layout in Paper Space --
Working with Plot Styles --
Plotting a Drawing --
Working with Data --
Working with Blocks and Attributes --
Combining Objects into Blocks --
Inserting Blocks and Files into Drawings --
Managing Blocks --
Creating and Using Dynamic Blocks --
Using Windows Features --
Working with Attributes --
Referencing Other Drawings --
Understanding External References --
Editing an Xref within Your Drawing --
Controlling Xref Display --
Managing Xrefs --
Working with External Databases --
Understanding External Database Access --
Preparing for Database Connectivity --
Connecting to Your Database --
Linking Data to Drawing Objects --
Creating Labels --
Querying with the Query Editor --
Working with Query Files --
Drawing in Three Dimensions --
Specifying 3D Coordinates --
Working with 3D Coordinates --
Using Elevation and Thickness --
Working with the User Coordinate System --
Viewing 3D Drawings --
Working with the Standard Viewpoints --
Using DDVPOINT --
Working with the Tripod and Compass --
Displaying a Quick Plan View --
Shading Your Drawing --
Using 3D Orbit --
Using Tiled Viewports --
Defining a Perspective View --
Laying Out 3D Drawings --
Creating 3D Surfaces --
Drawing Surfaces with 3DFACE --
Drawing Surfaces with PFACE --
Creating Polygon Meshes with 3DMESH --
Drawing Standard 3D Shapes --
Drawing a Revolved Surface --
Drawing an Extruded Surface --
Drawing Ruled Surfaces --
Drawing Edge Surfaces --
Creating Solids and Editing in 3D --
Drawing Standard Shapes --
Creating Extruded Solids --
Drawing Revolved Solids --
Creating Complex Solids --
Sectioning and Slicing Solids --
Using Editing Commands in 3D --
Editing Solids --
Listing Solid Properties --
Rendering in 3D --
Understanding Rendering --
Creating Lights --
Creating Scenes --
Working with Materials --
Using Backgrounds --
Doing the Final Render --
Organizing and Managing Drawings --
Keeping Control of Your Drawings --
Accessing Drawing Components with the DesignCenter --
Accessing Drawing Content with Tool Palettes --
Setting Standards for Drawings --
Organizing Your Drawings --
Working with Sheet Sets --
Maintaining Security --
Keeping Track of Referenced Files --
Handling Errors and Crashes --
Managing Drawings from Prior Releases --
Working with Other Applications --
Importing and Exporting Other File Formats --
Working with Raster Images --
Pasting, Linking, and Embedding Objects --
Getting on the Internet --
Sending Drawings --
Opening Drawings from the Web --
Creating Object Hyperlinks --
Publishing Drawings --
Customizing AutoCAD --
Customizing Commands, Toolbars, and Tool Palettes --
Working with Customizable Files --
Creating Keyboard Shortcuts for Commands --
Customizing Toolbars --
Customizing Tool Palettes --
Creating Macros and Slide Shows with Script Files --
Creating Macros with Script Files --
Creating Slide Shows --
Creating Slide Libraries --
Creating Your Own Linetypes and Hatch Patterns --
Creating Linetypes --
Creating Hatch Patterns --
Creating Shapes and Fonts --
Creating Shapes --
Creating Fonts --
Customizing Menus --
Working with the Customization File --
Customizing a Menu --
Programming AutoCAD --
Understanding AutoLISP and Visual LISP Basics --
Introducing Visual LISP --
Getting Help in Visual LISP --
Working with AutoLISP Expressions --
Using AutoLISP on the Command Line --
Creating AutoLISP Files --
Exploring AutoLISP Further --
Creating Variables --
Working with AutoCAD Commands --
Working with Lists --
Setting Conditions --
Managing Drawing Objects --
Getting Input from the User --
Putting on the Finishing Touches --
Exploring Advanced AutoLISP Topics --
Understanding Local and Global Variables --
Working with Visual LISP ActiveX Functions --
Debugging Code --
Programming with Visual Basic for Applications --
Starting to Work with VBA --
Writing VBA Code --
Getting User Input --
Creating Dialog Boxes --
Modifying Objects --
Debugging and Trapping Errors --
Moving to Advanced Programming --
Installing and Configuring AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT --
Installing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT --
Configuring and Using Workspaces --
Configuring AutoCAD --
Starting AutoCAD Your Way --
Configuring a Plotter --
AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Resources --
Discovering AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT --
Accessing Technical Support --
Autodesk User Groups --
System Requirements --
Using the CD-ROM with Microsoft Windows --
Troubleshooting.
Responsibility: Ellen Finkelstein.
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A guide to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT provides a tutorial on the basics of creating drawings, using commands, and specifying coordinates, and covers more complex 2D and 3D drawing techniques, including using layers, creating dimensions, 3D coordinates, solids, and rendering.

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