1st Edition

AutoCAD 2023 Instructor A Student Guide for In-Depth Coverage of AutoCAD's Commands and Features

By James Leach, Shawna Lockhart Copyright 2022
    1250 Pages
    by SDC Publications

    This book is your AutoCAD 2023 Instructor. The objective of this book is to provide you with extensive knowledge of AutoCAD, whether you are taking an instructor-led course or learning on your own.

    AutoCAD 2023 Instructor maintains the pedagogy and in-depth coverage that have always been the hallmark of the Leach texts. As the top-selling university textbook for more than a decade, the AutoCAD Instructor series continues to deliver broad coverage of AutoCAD in a structured, easy-to-comprehend manner.

    AutoCAD 2023 Instructor is command-oriented, just like AutoCAD. Chapters are structured around related commands, similar to the organization of AutoCAD’s menu system.

    The sequence of chapters starts with fundamental drawing commands and skills and then progresses to more elaborate procedures and specialized applications. The writing style introduces small pieces of information explained in simple form, and then builds on that knowledge to deliver more complex drawing strategies, requiring a synthesis of earlier concepts. Over 2000 figures illustrate the commands, features, and ideas.

    AutoCAD 2023 Instructor is an ideal reference guide, unlike tutorial-oriented books where specific information is hard to relocate. Because these chapters focus on related commands, and complete coverage for each command is given in one place, the commands, procedures, and applications are easy to reference. Tabbed pages help locate tables, lists, appendices, and the comprehensive index.

    1. Getting Started

    2. Working with Files

    3. Draw Command Concepts

    4. Selection Sets

    5. Helpful Commands

    6. Basic Drawing Setup

    7. Object Snap and Object Snap Tracking

    8. Draw Commands I

    9. Modify Commands I

    10. Viewing Commands

    11. Layers and Object Properties

    12. Advanced Drawing Setup

    13. Layouts and Viewports

    14. Printing and Plotting

    15. Draw Commands II

    16. Modify Commands II

    17. Inquiry Commands

    18. Text and Tables

    19. Grip Editing

    20. Advanced Selection Sets

    21. Blocks, DesignCenter, and Tool Palettes

    22. Block Attributes and Data Links

    23. Internet Tools and Collaboration

    24. Multiview Drawing

    25. Pictorial Drawings

    26. Section Views

    27. Auxiliary Views

    28. Dimensioning

    29. Dimension Styles and Variables

    30. Xreferences

    31. Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)

    32. Advanced Layouts, Annotative Objects, and Plotting

    33. 3D Basics, Navigation, and Visual Styles

    34. User Coordinate Systems

    35. Solid Model Construction

    36. Solid Model Editing

    37. Creating 2D Drawings from 3D Models



    Chapter Exercise Index


    James Leach, Shawna Lockhart