Taking the reader step by step through the features of AutoCAD 2005, Alf Yarwood provides a practical, structured course of work matched to the latest release of this software. After introducing first principles and the creation of 2D technical drawings, the author goes on to demonstrate construction of 3D solid model drawings and rendering of 3D models. In particular, editing tools, Sheet Sets (an important new feature of the latest AutoCAD software), the increased use of palettes, as well as an outline of the enhancements found in AutoCAD 2005 specifically, are covered in detail. Worked examples and exercises are included throughout the text, to enable the reader to apply theory to real-world engineering practice, along with revision notes and exercises at the end of chapters for the reader to check their understanding of the material they have covered. Introduction to AutoCAD 2005 contains hundreds of drawings and screen-shots to illustrate the stages within the design process. Readers can also visit a companion website and make use of a full colour AutoCAD Gallery, where they can edit drawings from the exercises found within the text, and see solutions to all exercises featured in the book. Further exercises in 3D work are also available to download. Details of enhancements to AutoCAD 2005 over previous releases are given in the text, along with illustration of how AutoCAD fits into the design process as a whole. Appendices with full glossaries of tools and abbreviations, most frequently used set variables, and general computer terms are also included. Suitable to new users of AutoCAD, or anyone wishing to update their knowledge from previous releases of the software, this book is also applicable to introductory level undergraduate courses and vocational courses in engineering and construction. Further Education students in the UK will find this an ideal textbook to cater for the relevant CAD units of BTEC Higher National and BTEC National Engineering schemes from Edexcel, and the City & Guilds 4351 qualification. * Written for the latest release of the AutoCAD software, AutoCAD 2005, by a member of the Autodesk Developer Network * New in this edition: in-depth coverage of 3D drawing ensures a complete match to latest syllabus requirements * Accompanying website features a full colour AutoCAD gallery, where students can edit AutoCAD images on screen, work through drawing exercises featured in the book and additional 3D drawing work, and see specimen answers
Beginning AutoCAD 2005
Author: Bob McFarlane, Robert McFarlane
Beginning AutoCAD 2005 is a course based on learning and practising the essentials of 2D drawing using AutoCAD. Bob McFarlane’s hands-on approach is uniquely suited to independent learning and use on courses. The focus on 2D drawing in one book, ensures the reader gets a thorough grounding in the subject, with a greater depth of coverage than tends to be available from general introductions to AutoCAD. As a result, this book provides a true, step-by-step, detailed exploration of the AutoCAD functions required at each stage of producing a 2D drawing an approach often not found in the many software reference guides available. The author has also matched the coverage to the requirements of City and Guilds, Edexcel (BTEC) and SQA syllabuses.New features in AutoCAD 2005 are covered in this book including- Drafting Tools; Drawing Management; Drawing Output; Plot and Publish Tools; Productivity Tools; Sheet Set Manager, and Tool Palette Enhancements. The result is a useful refresher course for anyone using AutoCAD at this level, and those upgrading to the new software release. The course is also designed to be fully relevant to anyone using other recent releases, including AutoCAD 2004.Bob McFarlane is Curriculum Manager for CAD and New Media at Motherwell College, Scotland, and an Autodesk Educational Developer. A complete course on 2D design with AutoCAD in one book – ideal for independent learning Exercises included throughout to aid student learning and self assessment Focus exclusively on 2D material provides a thorough introduction to the basics of CAD drawing and design.
Introduction to AutoCAD 2005 is an ideal book for new and existing users of AutoCAD who wish to use the software in a professional manner.
AutoCAD 2005 30-Day Trial Version included on the enclosed CD-ROM. Continue your AutoCAD education with this companion to the "Beginning" workbook. Completely updated for AutoCAD 2005 and 2005 LT software, this workbook includes 20 non-intimidating, easy to follow lessons and 3 on-the-job type projects in Architecture, Electro-mechanica... more »l and Mechanical fields. It includes step-by-step instructions on how to create customized borders, title blocks, page setups, Isometric drawings, DesignCenter, Xref, Attributes, Ordinate dimensioning, Geometric Tolerances and more. It also provides the basics for 3D solid modeling, such as using solid primitives, Boolean operations, extrude, slice, rotate, revolve, dimension and print.
Using AutoCAD 2005
Author: Ralph Grabowski
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This book explains how to use all the commands required for working with multiple drawings, creating 3D designs and renderings, and programming and customizing AutoCAD 2005.
AutoCAD 2005 For Dummies
Author: Mark Middlebrook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Shows how to use the leading technical drawing software-AutoCAD-and its less-expensive sister product, AutoCAD LT, in the friendly, easy-to-understand For Dummies style Shows first-time AutoCAD users how to create precise and efficient 2-D technical drawings and get started with 3-D technical drawings Topics covered include creating a basic layout; drawing and editing; writing text in drawings; plotting, creating, and editing external reference files; CAD standards; and drawing on the Internet Explores new features in the latest version of AutoCAD, including text improvements, streamlined Plot and Page Setup dialogue boxes, increased emphasis on tool palettes, better tools for transmitting sets of electronic files, and much more Includes a new chapter on sheet sets and a new collection of features for creating, managing, and publishing all of the drawings that make up a project
Completely updated for AutoCAD 2005 and 2005 LT software, this workbook is ideal for classroom instruction or as a self-study tutorial. Providing only what you need without all of the jargon, it includes 30 lessons with step by step instructions followed by exercises designed for practicing the commands learned within the lesson. Each lesson starts very simple and progresses to more complex. The approach taken is to familiarize users with the drawing commands first, and then teach users to create their own setup drawings. Each lesson is explained clearly and in a non-intimidating manner.
Inside AutoCAD 2005
Author: David Harrington
Publisher: New Riders Pub
If you've ever worked on a complex architectural or engineering project, you already know what until now drafting software has failed to grasp-namely, that a complete set of plans can encompass hundreds of pages. With the release of AutoCAD 2005, you can finally combine multiple pages (and multiple drawings) in a single file. Big news when it comes to design and drafting workflows! Here to get you taking advantage of AutoCAD 2005's enhanced functionality fast is the original book on the topic-fine-tuned, focused, and thoroughly revised to help intermediate and advanced AutoCAD users just like yourself. AuthorDavid Harringtonstarts with what matters most: a guided tour of all that's new in AutoCAD 2005--including the ability to convey markup and review information in a format even nondrafters can understand. He then goes on to cover every phase of the AutoCAD workflow. Throughout, the volume combines text, tutorials, and a CD packed with lesson files to take an in-depth approach to the most important AutoCAD tasks.
Author: Timothy Sean Sykes
We've fully updated our best-selling AutoCAD series to include all the marvels associated with the 2008 release! Our basic text includes 27 lessons designed to quickly and easily bring you up to speed with 2-D drawing and internet capabilities (including complete coverage of AutoCAD's dynamic tools - like blocks and dynamic input - and the new annotation and leader tools, and the new dashboard!). Lessons are clearly marked for purpose and content, and as always, provide our famous hands-on, step-by-step instructional technique that has helped so many students master this fabulous design package. All instructions come in an easy to follow format, which clearly presents the task at hand. Lessons contain tips, tricks, and projects developed by the author through years of experience as a designer and CAD guru. The new books are fully indexed and contain links to end-of-lesson reviews and additional exercises to enhance your understanding of the material. Finally, our premier 3D text still leads all others in providing the easiest and most enjoyable path into the coveted world of 3-dimensional graphics! The author's friendly style and mastery of the material makes readers and students alike feel as though he's sitting at their elbow while they work. Indeed, his availability to his students/readers makes him unique in the textbook world! Timothy Sean Sykes turns AutoCAD into a fun learning experience!
Now revised and updated for the latest program versions, this bestseller is a comprehensive reference and tutorial for architects, engineers, drafters, and others using the leading computer-assisted design software, AutoCAD, or its "lite" version, AutoCAD LT Begins with AutoCAD basics, including the AutoCAD interface and commands, and progresses to complex topics such as programming and customization No AutoCAD experience is required to use this book, and a Quick Start guide shows beginning AutoCAD users how to create a technical drawing their very first day More than 150 tutorials use drawings collected from AutoCAD pros, giving readers valuable, real-world experience Includes coverage of AutoCAD LT, the world's most popular inexpensive 2D technical drawing program The CD-ROM contains before and after real-world drawings, bonus appendices, freeware and shareware programs, the book in searchable PDF format, and a 30-day trial version of AutoCAD software System requirements: For Windows 2000 or XP - PC with Pentium processor running at 200 MHz or faster; at least 64MB of total RAM installed; recommend at least 128MB; Ethernet network interface card (NIC) or modem with speed of at least 28,800 bps; a CD-ROM drive. CD includes real-world drawings for the exercises; bonus chapters, freeware & shareware programs, a 30-day trial version of AutoCAD software, and more.
The perfect reference for all AutoCAD users AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible is the book you want to have close at hand to answer those day-to-day questions about this industry-leading software. Author and Autodesk University instructor Ellen Finkelstein guides readers through AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 with clear, easy-to-understand instruction and hands-on tutorials that allow even total beginners to create a design on their very first day. Although simple and fundamental enough to be used by those new to CAD, the book is so comprehensive that even Autodesk power users will want to keep a copy on their desks. Here is what you'll find inside the book: Part I: Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Basics Part II: Drawing in Two Dimensions Part III: Working with Data Part IV: Drawing in Three Dimensions Part V: Organizing and Managing Drawings Part VI: Customizing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Part VII: Programming AutoCAD Part VIII: Appendixes Appendix A: Installing and Configuring AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Appendix B: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Resources In addition, the book also explores advanced techniques like programming with AutoLISP and VBA, and demonstrates AutoCAD 2015 customization that can smooth workflow. The companion website contains real-world drawings for each tutorial, plus bonus chapters and video tutorials. If you need to become an AutoCAD guru, AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible is the one resource that will get you there quickly.
The First Choice for AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Novices—from the Leading AutoCAD Publisher! AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005: No Experience Required is your step-by-step introduction to the latest versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, the world's leading customizable CAD software. Inside this perfectly paced guide are the clear-cut explanations and practical tutorials that you need to complete even the most elaborate AutoCAD projects. Discover AutoCAD 2005's newest features as you plan and develop a complete project. Follow the tutorials sequentially or begin at any chapter by downloading the drawing files from the Sybex website. Either way, you'll develop a solid grounding in the essentials and learn how to use AutoCAD's productivity tools to get your work done efficiently. Gain the Imperative AutoCAD Skills Find your way around AutoCAD and LT Understand the basic commands and how to set up a drawing Apply AutoCAD's coordinate systems Master drawing strategies Employ Polar and Object Snap Tracking Set up and manage layers, colors, and linetypes Use blocks and Wblocks Drag AutoCAD objects from one drawing to another Generate elevations and orthographic views Work with hatches and fills Control text in a drawing Manage external references Set up layouts and print an AutoCAD drawing Use AutoCAD's enhanced tool palettes Create and render a 3D model Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
No other AutoCAD reference guide on the market is more up-to-date or provides details for as many commands and functions as this comprehensive resource. Ideal for beginner through advanced students as well as programmers and managers alike, The Illustrated AutoCAD 2005 Quick Reference catalogs all AutoCAD commands in alphabetical order, briefly describing the function of each command and its options. Every listing includes cross-references to related commands, system variables, and/or files, taking the guesswork out of executing AutoCAD commands to their potential. All methods of accessing each command are featured, as well as commands not documented by Autodesk.
Introducing AutoCAD 2006
Author: G. V. Krishnan, Thomas A. Stellman
Publisher: AutoDesk Press
Introducing AutoCAD 2006 presents an organized assemblage of concise instructions for learning how to use today's leading desktop design and drawing software! Written specifically for first-time users of AutoCAD, this up-to-date manual sets novices up for success with its abundant easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations that relay the key AutoCAD commands and capabilities from basic installation through 2D drawing. State-of-the-art AutoCAD 2006 functionality is featured, including progressive examples of prompt-response sequences, accompanied by illustrations that reinforce understanding. A vast assortment of discipline-specific exercises and projects in this edition guide new users to proficient use of AutoCAD 2006.