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AutoCAD 2002 complete
Burchard, Bill.
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Albany, NY : Thomson Learning : Autodesk Press, [2002]

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xiv, 826 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
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This highly engaging, fast-paced manual is written by experts who will power readers through the ins and outs of using AutoCAD 2002 while sharing first-hand knowledge of how it is being used in today's professional marketplaces to generate 2D drawings as well as create and render sophisticated 3D models. Extraordinarily complete, yet markedly concise, AutoCAD 2002: Complete is an essential how-to book and long-lasting reference that begins by leading readers to a solid understanding of how to start new projects, control the drawing environment, and organize drawings using AutoCAD's layers. Numerous step-by-step examples and hands-on exercises allow readers to move quickly into creating and editing 2D drawings, including annotating, hatching, dimensioning and plotting. The book then expands upon this expertise by introducing and explaining clearly, yet succinctly how to take full advantage of AutoCAD's 3D modeling tools to generate first-quality drawings, surfaces, solid models and renderings. A final chapter is also included to help readers navigate through advanced topics with emphasis on developing in demand skills such as photo-realistic rendering, object linking and embedding (OLE), plus working with external databases. All topics are introduced in a logical and progressive sequence, enabling novices to advance quickly to proficiency. And, because examples and exercises increase in number and variety as topics become more complex, readers with prior experience using earlier AutoCAD releases (or other CAD applications) can zero-in easily on the specific AutoCAD 2002 tools and techniques that interest to them.

Table of Contents

Starting New Projects with AutoCAD
1 Before the Drawing Begins: Planning and Organizing Projects
2 Starting a Drawing in AutoCAD
3 Controlling the AutoCAD Drawing Environment
4 Organizing a Drawing with Layers
5 Using Linetypes and Lineweights Effectively Creating and EditingDrawings
6 Accuracy in Creating Drawings with AutoCAD
7 Creating Elementary Objects
8 Creating Polylines and Splines
9 Understanding the Query Features in AutoCAD
10 Basic Object Editing
11 Advanced Geometry Editing
12 Applying AutoCAD Design Center
13 Creating and Using Blocks
14 Working with Drawings and External References Productively Annotating, Hatching, Dimensioning, and Plotting
15 Text Annotation
16 Drawing Hatch Patterns
17 Productive Dimensioning
18 Advanced Dimensioning
19 Paper Space Layouts
20 Productive Plotting
21 Advanced Plotting AutoCAD in 3D
22 Introduction to 3D
23 Drawing in 3D AutoCAD
24 Surfacing in 3D
25 Solid Modeling
26 Rendering in 3D Advanced Concepts
27 Effective Applications for OLE Objects in AutoCAD
28 Using External Databases