Synopses & Reviews
This second volume in the Using AutoCAD set explains how to use all the commands required for working with multiple drawings, creating 3D designs and renderings, and programming and customizing using AutoCAD« 2005. Intended for intermediate-to-advanced users, this book's tutorial-style approach takes readers in-depth through every option of the featured AutoCAD commands. Readers are then given opportunities to practice and apply the commands to the principles of advanced drafting, 3D design, externally referenced drawings, layouts, and AutoLISP«. Plentiful drawing problems and end-of-chapter review questions give users a hands-on experience that will speed them to proficiency using Autodesk's newest release for design and drafting.
Providing readers with the intermediate and advanced capabilities of AutoCAD
Providing readers with the intermediate and advanced capabilities of AutoCADÂ® 2004, this book covers all functions and commands necessary for advanced drafting, as well as advanced features such as customizing, 3D design, externally referenced drawings, layouts, and AutoLISPÂ®. Step-by-step tutorials and a logical order to the featured instruction make it easy for readers to use and apply AutoCAD and its commands. Discipline-specific information and tutorials in the areas of advanced drafting and three-dimensional design will appeal to a wide variety of readersÂ' interests.
About the Author
Ralph Grabowski is the editor of upFront.eZine, the weekly e-newsletter that reports on the business of CAD [computer-aided design]. Ralph has been writing about CAD since 1985, and is the author of over 100 books and e-books on CAD, graphics, and the Internet. His favorite hobby is digital photography, but also enjoys reading non-fiction, exploring new cities, and spending time with his family. He received his B.A.Sc. degree in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Table of Contents
Unit 1 - Advanced Drafting Chapter 1 - Drawing with Advanced Objects Chapter 2 - Working with Multiple Drawings Chapter 3 - Managing Sheet Sets Chapter 4 - Accessing the Internet Unit 2 - Connecting with other Programs Chapter 5 - Importing and Exporting Files Chapter 6 - Attaching Attribute Data Chapter 7 - Introducing Database Links Chapter 8 - Isometric Drawing Unit 3 - Three Dimensional Design Chapter 9 - Viewing in 3D Chapter 10 - Basic 3D Drafting and Editing Chapter 11 - 3D Surface Modeling Chapter 12 - Creating Solid Models Chapter 13 - Editing Solid Models Unit 4 - Rendering and Imaging Chapter 14 - Hiding, Shading, and Rendering Chapter 15 - Placing Raster Images Unit 5 - Customizing and Programing Chapter 16 - Toolbar Customization Chapter 17 - Accelerators, AliasesandScripts Chapter 18 - AutoLISP Programming