Mastering AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014: Autodesk Official Press

Mastering AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014: Autodesk Official Press

Brian C. Benton

Language: English

Pages: 1248

ISBN: 1118575040

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The ultimate reference and tutorial for AutoCAD software

This Autodesk Official Press book helps you become an AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT expert and has been fully updated to cover all of AutoCAD's new capabilities. Featuring the popular, empowering presentation style of veteran award-winning author George Omura, this indispensable resource teaches AutoCAD essentials using concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects.

  • Introduces you to the basics of the interface and drafting tools
  • Details how to effectively use hatches, fields, and tables
  • Covers attributes, dynamic blocks, curves, and geometric constraints
  • Explores 3D modeling and imaging
  • Discusses customization and integration
  • Helps you prepare for the AutoCAD certification exams
  • Features a website that includes all the project files necessary for the tutorials

This detailed reference and tutorial is the perfect resource for becoming proficient with AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT.

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. 397 Understanding the Components of a Dimension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Dimension Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Setting Up the Primary Unit Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Setting the Height for

Application menu to save the current clip.dwg file under the name MyFirst. For convenience, you can save your files in the My Documents folder. 2. From the Home tab’s Modify panel, click the Erase tool (the one with a pencil eraser touching paper). This activates the Erase command. 22  | Chapter 1  Exploring the Interface Notice that the cursor has turned into a small square. This square is called the pickbox. You also see Select objects: in the Command window and the Dynamic Input

the line you drew isn’t the exact length you want, you can back up during the Line 6. Right-click and select Enter. This terminates the Line command. the first point you selected and click again. You’ve just drawn a line segment, and a second rubber-banding line appears (see the second image in Figure 2.4). command and change it. To do this, type Um. The line you drew previously rubber-bands as if you hadn’t selected the second point to fix its length. The Undo and Redo tools in the Quick

Selection mode. You also see the prompt Specify start point of arc or prompt next to the cursor. Figure 2.11 Samples of standard symbols used in architectural drawings INCANDESCENT LIGHT SQUARE LAV TELEPHONE PEDESTAL LAV BATHTUB SINGLE DOOR BIFOLD DOOR SLIDING DOOR OUTLET KITCHEN SINK TRIPLEX OUTLET ROUND LAV TOILET URINAL DOUBLE DOOR POCKET DOOR WINDOW Examine the Specify start point of arc or [Center]: prompt. The prompt contains two options. The default option is the one

[Chamfer/Elevation/Fillet/Thickness/Width]: enter 0,0m. This places one corner of the rectangle in the origin of the drawing. 4. At the Specify other corner point or [Area/Dimensions/Rotation]: prompt, enter 5. Choose Zoom Extents from the Zoom flyout on the Navigation bar, or type ZmEm. This 6. Use the Zoom Realtime tool in the Zoom flyout to adjust your view so it looks similar to @2f4,1f6m to place the other corner of the rectangle. Metric users should enter @71,46m. This

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