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AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies : For Dummies - Bill Fane

AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies

For Dummies


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Bring your design vision to life with this full-color guide to AutoCAD 2013!

Used by everyone from engineers and architects to interior designers and draftspeople, AutoCAD 2013 is the world’s leading 2D and 3D technical drawing program. But, with so many options and features available, finding your way around AutoCAD can be a challenge, even for experienced CAD professionals. AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies is here to help. You’ll learn to build a solid foundation for all your projects, use standard CAD techniques, get familiar with new tools and features, and start sharing your models and designs in no time with this easy-to-follow guide.

  • Covers the latest AutoCAD features and techniques, including creating a basic layout, navigating the AutoCAD Ribbon, drawing and editing, working with dimensions, adding text, creating 3D models, and more
  • Walks readers through setting up a drawing environment, applying visual styles, managing data across several drawings, and showcasing your designs to potential clients and customers
  • Features full-color illustrations that mirror what you’ll see on your AutoCAD 2013 screens plus a companion website with downloadable drawing files so you can put your CAD skills to the test
Whether you’re an AutoCAD amateur or a modeling master, AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies has something for you.

About the Author

David Byrnes is a structural and civil drafter for a major international engineering company. Bill Fane is a retired professional engineer and Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) certified instructor.



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    Informative with step by step instructions. Requires some understanding of PC's

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    Introduction 1

    Part I: AutoCAD 101 11

    Chapter 1: Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 13

    Chapter 2: Le Tour de AutoCAD 2013 23

    Chapter 3: A Lap around the CAD Track 55

    Chapter 4: Setup for Success 85

    Chapter 5: Planning for Paper 109

    Part II: Let There Be Lines 123

    Chapter 6: Manage Your Properties 125

    Chapter 7: Preciseliness Is Next to CADliness 147

    Chapter 8: Along the Straight and Narrow 163

    Chapter 9: Dangerous Curves Ahead 177

    Chapter 10: Get a Grip on Object Selection 193

    Chapter 11: Edit for Credit 215

    Chapter 12: A Zoom with a View 243

    Part III: If Drawings Could Talk 261

    Chapter 13: Text with Character 263

    Chapter 14: Entering New Dimensions 297

    Chapter 15: Down the Hatch! 323

    Chapter 16: The Plot Thickens 337

    Part IV: Advancing with AutoCAD 367

    Chapter 17: The ABCs of Blocks 369

    Chapter 18: Everything from Arrays to Xrefs 387

    Chapter 19: Call the Parametrics! 421

    Chapter 20: Drawing on the Internet 449

    Part V: On a 3D Spree 469

    Chapter 21: It?s a 3D World After All 471

    Chapter 22: From Drawings to Models 491

    Chapter 23: On a Render Bender 515

    Part VI: The Part of Tens 537

    Chapter 24: Ten Great AutoCAD Resources 539

    Chapter 25: Ten (Or So) Differences between AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 543

    Chapter 26: Ten System Variables to Make Your Life Easier 547

    Index 553

    ISBN: 9781118281123
    ISBN-10: 1118281128
    Series: For Dummies
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 592
    Published: 20th April 2012
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 18.8  x 3.51
    Edition Number: 1