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AutoCAD 2008 Tutorial - 2D and 3D Design


 









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Preface
Registered Trademarks
PART I 2D Design
1. Introducing AutoCAD 2008
Aim of this chapter
Opening AutoCAD 2008
The mouse as a digitiser
Palettes
The DASHBOARD palette
Dialogs
Buttons in the status bar
The AutoCAD coordinate system
Drawing templates
Method of showing entries in the command palette
Tools and tool icons
Another AutoCAD workspace
The DASHBOARD
Revision notes
2. Introducing drawing
Aims of this chapter
The 2D Drafting & Annotation workspace
Drawing with the Line tool
Drawing with the Circle tool
The Erase tool
Undo and Redo tools
Drawing with the Polyline tool
Revision notes
Exercises
3. Draw tools, Osnap and AutoSnap
Aims of this chapter
Introduction
The Arc tool
The Ellipse tool
Saving drawings
Osnap, AutoSnap and Dynamic Input
Object Snaps (Osnaps)
Using AutoSnap
Dynamic Input
Examples of using other Draw tools
The Polyline Edit tool
Transparent commands
The set variable PELLIPSE
Revision notes
Exercises
4. Zoom, Pan and templates
Aims of this chapter
Introduction
The Aerial View window
The Pan tool
Drawing templates
Revision notes
5. The Modify tools
Aim of this chapter
Introduction
The Copy tool
The Mirror tool
The Offset tool
The Array tool
The Move tool
The Rotate tool
The Scale tool
The Trim tool
The Stretch tool
The Break tool
The Join tool
The Extend tool
The Chamfer and Fillet tools
Revision notes
Exercises
6. Dimensions and Text
Aims of this chapter
Introduction
The Dimension tools
Adding dimensions using the tools
Adding dimensions from the command line
The Arc Length tool
The Jogged tool
Dimension tolerances
Text
Symbols used in text
Checking spelling
Revision notes
Exercises
7. Orthographic and isometric
Aim of this chapter
Orthographic projection
First angle and third angle
Sectional views
Isometric drawing
Examples of isometric drawings
Revision notes
Exercises
8. Hatching
Aim of this chapter
Introduction
Revision notes
Exercises
9. Blocks and Inserts
Aims of this chapter
Introduction
Blocks
Inserting blocks into a drawing
The Explode tool
The Purge tool
Using the DesignCenter
Wblocks
Revision notes
Exercises
10. Other types of file format
Aims of this chapter
Object linking and embedding
DXF (Data Exchange Format) files
Raster images
External References (Xrefs)
Dgnimport and Dgnexport
Multiple Document Environment (MDE)
Revision notes
Exercises
11. Sheet sets
Aims of this chapter
Sheet sets
A sheet set for 62 Pheasant Drive
62 Pheasant Drive DWF
Revision notes
Exercises
12. Building drawing
Aim of this chapter
Building drawings
Floor layouts
Revision notes
Exercises
PART II 3D Design
13. Introducing 3D modelling
Aims of this chapter
Introduction
The 3D Modeling workspace
Methods of calling tools for 3D modelling
The Polysolid tool
2D outlines suitable for 3D models
The Extrude tool
The Revolve tool
Other tools from the 3D Make control panel
The Chamfer and Fillet tools
Constructing 3D surfaces using the Extrude tool
The Sweep tool
The Loft tool
Revision notes
Exercises
14. 3D models in viewports
Aim of this chapter
Setting up viewport systems
Revision notes
Exercises
15. The modification of 3D models
Aims of this chapter
Creating 3D model libraries
Constructing a 3D model
The 3D Array tool
The Mirror 3D tool
The Rotate 3D tool
The Slice tool
The Section tool
Views of 3D models
The Helix tool
Using DYN
3D Surfaces
Revision notes
Exercises
16. Rendering
Aims of this chapter
Setting up a new 3D template
The Render tools and dialogs
The Lights tools
Setting rendering background colour
First example rendering a 3D model
Adding a material to a model
The 3D Orbit tool
Producing hardcopy
Other forms of hardcopy
Saving and opening 3D model drawings
Exercises
17. 3D space
Aims of this chapter
3D space
The User Coordinate System (UCS)
The variable UCSFOLLOW
The UCS icon
Examples of changing planes using the UCS
Saving UCS views
Constructing 2D objects in 3D space
The Surfaces tools
Surface meshes
The Edgesurf tool
The Rulesurf tool
The Tabsurf tool
Revision notes
Exercises
18. Editing 3D solid models
Aims of this chapter
The Solid Editing tools
Examples of more 3D models
Exercises
19. Other features of 3D modelling
Aims of this chapter
Raster images in AutoCAD drawings
Printing/Plotting
Polygonal viewports
Exercises
20. Internet tools and Help
Aim of this chapter
Emailing drawings
Creating a web page
The eTransmit tool
Help
The InfoCenter
21. Design and AutoCAD 2008
Ten reasons for using AutoCAD
The place of AutoCAD 2008 in designing
A design chart
Enhancements in AutoCAD 2008
Annotation scaling
Multileaders
System requirements for running AutoCAD 2008
Appendix A Printing/Plotting
Introduction
An example of a printout
Appendix B List of tools
Introduction
2D tools
3D tools
Internet tools
Appendix C Some of the set variables
Introduction
Some of the set variables
Index







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