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AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies : Autocad for Dummies - Bill Fane

AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies

Autocad for Dummies

By: Bill Fane


Published: 31st May 2013
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Find your way around AutoCAD 2014 with this full-color, For Dummies guide!

Put away that pencil and paper and start putting the power of AutoCAD 2014 to work in your CAD projects and designs. From setting up your drawing environment to using text, dimensions, hatching, and more, this guide walks you through AutoCAD basics and provides you with a solid understanding of the latest CAD tools and techniques. You’ll also benefit from the full-color illustrations that mirror exactly what you’ll see on your AutoCAD 2014 screen and highlight the importance of AutoCAD’s Model view, which shows different line weights for printing in different colors.

  • Covers the latest AutoCAD features and techniques, including creating a basic layout, navigating the AutoCAD 2014 interface, drawing and editing, working with dimensions, plotting, adding text, using blocks, and more
  • Shows you how to make the best use of color in your AutoCAD designs, take advantage of the AutoCAD DesignCenter, and showcase your work to potential clients and customers
  • Includes practical advice and guidance on real-world methods and tips used by architects, engineers, and other CAD professionals to create compelling 3D models and detailed technical drawings

 You’ll quickly get up to speed on all AutoCAD has to offer with AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies in your toolbox.

About the Author

Bill Fane is an Autodesk Authorized Training Center certified instructor who holds 12 U.S. patents. He has spent a lifetime in the engineering field. David Byrnes began his drafting career with a pencil and T-square. He taught AutoCAD for 15 years, and authored five previous editions of AutoCAD For Dummies.



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autocad 2014 for dummies - great guide


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    I am a retired engineer with previous experience of autocad in the working environment. This autocad 2014 version is bringing me up to date.


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    Introduction 1

    Part I: Getting Started with AutoCAD 2014 7

    Chapter 1: Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 9

    Chapter 2: The Grand Tour of AutoCAD 2014 19

    Chapter 3: A Lap around the CAD Track 39

    Chapter 4: Setup for Success 65

    Chapter 5: A Zoom with a View 87

    Part II: Let There Be Lines 97

    Chapter 6: Along the Straight and Narrow 99

    Chapter 7: Dangerous Curves Ahead 111

    Chapter 8: Preciseliness Is Next to CADliness 125

    Chapter 9: Manage Your Properties 143

    Chapter 10: Grabbing Onto Object Selection 165

    Chapter 11: Edit for Credit 177

    Chapter 12: Planning for Paper 209

    Part III: If Drawings Could Talk 223

    Chapter 13: Text with Character 225

    Chapter 14: Entering New Dimensions 259

    Chapter 15: Down the Hatch! 285

    Chapter 16: The Plot Thickens 299

    Part IV: Advancing with AutoCAD 327

    Chapter 17: The ABCs of Blocks 329

    Chapter 18: Everything from Arrays to Xrefs 347

    Chapter 19: Call the Parametrics! 383

    Chapter 20: Drawing on the Internet 409

    Part V: On a 3D Spree 427

    Chapter 21: It’s a 3D World After All 429

    Chapter 22: From Drawings to Models 449

    Chapter 23: It’s Showtime! 471

    Part VI: The Part of Tens 493

    Chapter 24: Ten AutoCAD Resources 495

    Chapter 25: Ten System Variables to Make Your AutoCAD Life Easier 499

    Chapter 26: Ten AutoCAD Secrets 505

    Index 509

    ISBN: 9781118603970
    ISBN-10: 1118603974
    Series: Autocad for Dummies
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 544
    Published: 31st May 2013
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 18.85  x 2.87
    Edition Number: 1