Master the complexities of the world's bestselling 2D and 3D software with Alf Yarwood's Introduction to AutoCAD 2013. Ideally suited to new users of AutoCAD, this book will be a useful resource for drawing modules in both vocational and introductory undergraduate courses in engineering and construction.
Alf Yarwood has once again produced a comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to the latest release of AutoCAD. Covering all the basic principles and acting as an introduction to 2D drawing, it also contains extensive coverage of all 3D topics, including 3D solid modelling and rendering.
A fold-out list of frequently used keyboard shortcuts will help you perform actions quickly while working through the book, and an appendix of ribbon references clearly describes all the software tools that are used throughout the book.
Table of Contents
Part A: 2D Design 1. Introducing AutoCAD 2013 2. Calling tools 3. Introducing drawing 4. Draw tools, Object Snap and Dynamic Input 5. Zoom, Pan and templates 6. The Modify tools 7. Dimensions and Text 8. Orthographic and isometric 9. Hatching 10. Blocks and Inserts 11. Other types of file format 12. Sheet Sets Part B: 3D Design 13. Introducing 3D modelling 14. 3D models in viewports 15. The modification of 3D models 16. Rendering 17. Building drawing 18. Three Dimensional Space 19. Editing 3D solid models 20. Other features of 3D modelling Part C: Internet tools and Design 21. Internet tools and Help 22. Design and AutoCAD 2013 Appendix A List of tools Appendix B Some the set variables Appendix C Ribbon tool panel icons Appendix D 3D Views Appendix E Keyboard shortcuts Index
Alf Yarwood is an Autodesk authorized author and a member of the Autodesk Advanced Developer Network.
'Good clear explanations, examples and screen shots. The book includes 3D modelling and rendering and is not too expensive. Covers levels 1 to 3 City and Guilds CAD course.' Hilary Hill, Alton College
'Up to date information on new features of AutoCAD13 simply explained with good sets of exercises.' Wayne Savory, Coleg Sir Gar
'The fact that the book assumes no prior knowledge is great, as is the overall presentation.' Paul Smith, University of Portsmouth