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Author: Donnie Gladfelter
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Sybex, 2011.
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"The perfect step-by-step introduction to Autodesk's powerful architectural design softwareWith this essential guide, you'll learn how to plan, develop, document, and present a complete AutoCAD project by building a summer cabin from start to finish. You can follow each step sequentially or jump in at any point by downloading the drawing files from the book's companion web site. You'll also master all essential  Read more...
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Gladfelter, Donnie, 1982-
AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012.
Indianapolis, Ind. : Sybex, 2011
(DLC) 2011019560
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donnie Gladfelter
ISBN: 1118139313 9781118139318
OCLC Number: 823377905
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Ch. 1 Getting to Know AutoCAD --
Starting AutoCAD --
Accessing Autodesk Exchange for AutoCAD --
Understanding the Customer Involvement Program --
Exploring the AutoCAD User Interface --
Introducing the AutoCAD Application Window --
Working in the Command-Line Window --
Using the Ribbon --
Displaying the Ribbon Tools --
Using the Ribbon Tools --
Using the Application Menu --
Opening a Drawing with the Application Menu --
Switching between Open Drawings --
Using the Drop-Down Menus --
Using the Toolbars --
Saving Workspaces --
Using the Keyboard --
Using the Mouse --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can --
ch. 2 Learning Basic Commands to Get Started --
Using the Line Command --
Using Coordinates --
Using Relative Coordinates --
Using the Direct Distance Method --
Drawing the Shape --
Using Relative Cartesian Coordinates --
Erasing Lines --
Controlling How the Selection Tools Are Displayed --
Using Relative Polar Coordinates --
Using Direct Input. Using the Offset Command --
Using the Fillet Command --
Completing the Shape --
Offsetting Lines to Mark an Opening --
Extending Lines --
Trimming Lines --
If You Would Like More Practice --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can --
ch. 3 Setting Up a Drawing --
Setting Up the Drawing Units --
Setting Up the Drawing Size --
Using the Grid --
Setting Up Drawing Limits --
Drawing with Grid and Snap --
A Closer Look at Dynamic Input --
Saving Your Work --
A Summary of AutoCAD's Units --
Linear Units --
Angular Units --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can --
ch. 4 Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 1 --
Laying Out the Walls --
Creating Polylines from Existing Objects --
Creating and Editing Polylines --
Creating the Exterior Wall Lines --
Creating the Interior Walls --
Cutting Openings in the Walls --
Creating Doors --
Drawing Swinging Doors --
Copying Objects --
Mirroring Objects --
Scaling the Bathroom Door --
Drawing a Sliding Glass Door. Drawing the Bifold Doors --
If You Would Like More Practice --
An Alternative Sliding Glass Door --
An Addition to the Cabin --
Draw Three Views of a Block --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can --
ch. 5 Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 2 --
Starting and Running Commands --
Drawing the Thresholds --
Drawing the Front Threshold --
Drawing the Back Threshold --
Drawing the Decks and Stairs --
Drawing the Front Deck --
Drawing the Deck Posts --
Drawing the Stairs --
Mirroring the Post and Railing --
Drawing the Back Deck and Stairs --
Using Point Filters to Finish the Deck --
Laying Out the Kitchen --
Drawing the Counter --
Drawing the Stove and Refrigerator --
Completing the Stove with Parametrics --
Drawing the Kitchen Sink --
Constructing the Bathroom --
Setting Running Object Snaps --
Drawing a Shower Unit --
Drawing the Bathroom Sink and Mirror --
Positioning the Toilet and Shelves --
Drawing the Hot Tub --
If You Would Like More Practice. Drawing the Cabin Again --
Drawing Something Else --
Drawing Some Furniture for the Cabin --
Drawing a Gasket --
Drawing a Parking Lot --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can --
ch. 6 Using Layers to Organize Your Drawing --
Using Layers as an Organizing Tool --
Setting Up Layers --
Assigning Linetypes to Layers --
Assigning Objects to Layers --
Turning Off and Freezing Layers --
Drawing the Headers --
Drawing the Roof --
Setting a Linetype Scale Factor --
Drawing the Ridgeline --
Using the Layer Walk Tool --
Setting Properties of Layers and Objects --
Selecting Colors for Layers and Objects --
Assigning a Color or a Linetype to an Object Instead of a Layer --
Making a Color or a Linetype Current --
Using the Action Recorder --
Creating Layer States --
If You Would Like More Practice --
Experimenting with Linetypes and Linetype Scales --
Setting Up Layers for Your Own Trade or Profession --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can. Ch. 7 Combining Objects into Blocks --
Making a Block for a Door --
Inserting the Door Block --
Using Dynamic Blocks --
Understanding and Using Groups --
Finding Blocks in a Drawing --
Using Grips to Detect a Block --
Using the List Command to Detect a Block --
Using the Properties Palette to Examine a Block --
Creating a Window Block --
Inserting the Window Block --
Rotating a Block during Insertion --
Using Snap Tracking to Set the Insertion Point --
Changing a Block's Scale Factor by Using Object Properties --
Finishing the Windows --
Revising a Block --
Sharing Information between Drawings --
Dragging and Dropping between Two Open Drawings --
Copying Objects between Drawings --
Using AutoCAD's DesignCenter --
Other Ways to Share Information between Drawings --
If You Would Like More Practice --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can --
ch. 8 Controlling Text in a Drawing --
Setting Up Text Styles --
Determining Text and Drawing Scale. Defining a Text Style for View Titles --
Placing Titles of Views in the Drawing --
Using Annotative Text --
Defining an Annotative Text Style --
Placing Room Labels in the Floor Plan --
Using Text in a Grid --
Creating a Title Block and Border --
Using Multiline Text --
Finishing the Title Block --
Using Mtext for General Notes --
Using the Spell-Check Feature --
Exploring Other Aspects of Multiline Text --
If You Would Like More Practice --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can --
ch. 9 Using Dynamic Blocks and Tables --
Using Attributes for a Grid --
Defining Blocks with Attributes --
Inserting Blocks with Attributes --
Editing Attribute Text --
Setting Up Multiple Attributes in a Block --
Defining a Block with Multiple Attributes --
Calculating Areas --
Inserting the Room Information Block --
Editing Attributes --
Controlling the Visibility of Attributes --
Exploring Other Uses for Attributes --
Creating a Dynamic Block. Setting Up Parameters and Actions --
Fine-Tuning the Dynamic Block with the Properties Palette --
Inserting a Dynamic Block --
Creating a Table --
Defining a Table Style --
Designing a Table --
Adding Formulas to a Table --
Creating Tables from Attributes --
Modifying the Table Display --
If You Would Like More Practice --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can --
ch. 10 Generating Elevations --
Drawing the South Elevation --
Creating the South Elevation --
Setting Up Lines for the Heights --
Using Construction Lines to Project Elevation Points --
Copying Objects by Using Grips --
Trimming Lines in the Elevation --
Assigning Elevation Layers --
Drawing the Decks in Elevation --
Generating the Other Elevations --
Making the Opposite Elevation --
Revising the New South Elevation --
Making the Front and Back Elevations --
Considering Drawing Scale Issues --
Drawing Interior Elevations --
If You Would Like More Practice --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can. Ch. 11 Working with Hatches, Gradients, and Tool Palettes --
Hatching the South Elevation --
Looking at Hatch Patterns --
Hatching the Rest of the South Elevation --
Adding Special Effects --
Using Hatches in the Floor Plan --
Creating the User-Defined Hatch Pattern --
Controlling the Origin of the Hatch Pattern --
Finishing the Hatches for the Floors --
Modifying the Shape of Hatch Patterns --
Creating and Managing Tool Palettes --
Creating a New Tool Palette --
Setting Up a Palette for Hatches --
Creating a Palette for Commands --
If You Would Like More Practice --
Creating the Hatch Patterns for the Other Elevations --
Creating Your Hatch Palette --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can --
ch. 12 Dimensioning a Drawing --
Introducing Dimension Styles --
Preparing for Dimensioning --
Making a New Dimension Style --
Setting Up the Symbols And Arrows Tab --
Making Changes in the Text Tab --
Working with Settings on the Fit Tab. Setting Up the Primary Units Tab (Architectural) --
Setting Up the Primary Units Tab (Metric) --
Completing the Dimension Style Setup --
Exploring the Alternate Units Tab --
Exploring the Tolerances Tab --
Placing Dimensions on the Drawing --
Placing Horizontal Dimensions --
Using the Dimension Continue Command --
Using the Dimension Baseline Command --
Setting Up Vertical Dimensions --
Finishing the Dimensions --
Using Other Types of Dimensions --
Using Radial Dimensions --
Adding a Diameter Dimension --
Add an Arc Length --
Setting Up Parent and Child Dimensioning Styles --
Using Aligned and Angular Dimensions --
Using Ordinate Dimensions --
Using Leader Lines --
Modifying Dimensions --
Editing Dimension Text Content --
Moving Dimensions --
Adjusting Space between Stacked Dimensions --
Using Dimension Overrides --
Dimensioning Short Distances --
If You Would Like More Practice --
Dimensioning the Garage Addition --
Dimensioning to a Centerline. Further Exercises --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can --
ch. 13 Managing External References --
Drawing a Site Plan --
Using Surveyor's Units --
Drawing the Driveway --
Setting Up an External Reference --
Using the External References Palette --
Moving and Rotating an Xref --
Modifying an Xref Drawing --
Modifying an Xref by Making It the Current Drawing --
Modifying an Xref from within the Host Drawing --
Adding an Image to a Drawing --
Putting Xrefs to Use --
Exploring Additional Xref Features --
Setting the Xref Path --
Binding Xrefs --
Exploring Further on Your Own --
If You Would Like More Practice --
Building Architectural References --
Compare Reference Types --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can --
ch. 14 Using Layouts to Set Up a Print --
Getting Ready --
Preparing the Title Block --
Creating the Title Block Reference --
Defining the Attributes --
Making the Sheet Information Block --
Setting Up a Sheet Template. Setting the Layout Parameters --
Finishing the Sheet Template --
Creating Your First Plan Sheet --
Using Sheet Set Manager --
Creating a New Sheet Set --
Adding Existing Drawings to a Sheet Set --
Creating Drawings with Sheet Set Manager --
Setting Up Layouts --
Referencing the Model --
Creating the Paper Space Viewport --
Setting the Viewport Scale --
Copying the Layouts --
Adjusting a Viewport's Contents --
Setting the Linetype Scale --
Managing the Floor Plan Sheet File --
Managing the Elevations Sheet File --
Setting Up the Site Plan Sheet --
Locking and Turning Off Viewports --
If You Would Like More Practice --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can --
ch. 15 Printing an AutoCAD Drawing --
Using the Plot Dialog Box --
Printer/Plotter --
Paper Size and Number of Copies --
Plot Area --
Plot Scale --
Plot Offset and Plot Options --
The Expanded Plot Dialog Box --
Applying Plot-Style Tables --
Introducing Plot-Style Table Files. Understanding How Plot-Style Table Files Are Organized --
Assigning Plot-Style Tables to Drawings --
Printing a Drawing --
Determining Lineweights for a Drawing --
Setting Other Properties of Layers --
Setting Up the Other Parameters for the Print --
Previewing a Print --
Viewing Plots in Design Review --
Printing a Drawing Using Layouts --
Updating Model File Layer Properties in Sheet Files --
Plotting a Single Layout --
Printing a Drawing with Multiple Viewports --
Printing with a Large-Format Printer --
Publishing Multiple Layouts --
Publishing with Sheet Set Manager --
Going Forward --
If You Would Like More Practice --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can --
ch. 16 Creating 3D Geometry --
Modeling in 3D --
Setting Up the 3D Workspace and Environment --
Making the Walls --
Creating the Door and Window Block-Outs --
Moving and Rotating in 3D --
The First Right-Hand Rule --
Cutting the Openings --
Creating the Floor, Foundation, and Thresholds. Creating the Foundation and Supports --
Building the Windows --
Navigating with the ViewCube --
Adding the Sliding Door --
Building the Decks --
Putting a Roof on the Cabin --
Getting Further Directions in 3D --
Using Other Solid-Modeling Tools --
Using Mesh-Modeling Tools --
Using Surface-Modeling Tools --
If You Would Like More Practice --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can --
ch. 17 Rendering and Materials --
Creating Cameras to Reproduce Views --
Using the Loft Tool --
Creating the Cameras --
Creating a Lighting Scheme --
Creating a Light Source --
Enabling Shadows --
Creating the First Render --
Controlling the Background of the Rendering --
Adding Materials --
Adjusting the Material Mapping --
Rendering to a File --
If You Would Like More Practice --
Are You Experienced? --
Now you can.
Responsibility: Donnie Gladfelter.

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