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Autodesk AutoCAD 2013: Fundamentals

Published April 9, 2012
479 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-714-8


Key Features

  • Designed for new users of AutoCAD 2013
  • Uses a tutorial style that progresses with each chapter
  • Teaches you to use AutoCAD as a tool for mechanical drafting

In Detail

Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Fundamentals is designed to be used during instructor led training in a eight week course. It is an introductory level textbook intended for new AutoCAD 2013 users. This book covers all the fundamental skills necessary for effectively using AutoCAD and will provide a strong foundation for advancement.

This textbook applies the use of AutoCAD as it pertains to mechanical drafting. Knowing how to draw a line in AutoCAD is not the same as understanding which line type is required when creating technical drawings. This text not only provides the necessary information to operate AutoCAD 2013 but also provides the skills to use AutoCAD as a tool to work proficiently as a mechanical drafter or designer.

Table of Contents

  1. The AutoCAD Environment
  2. View Commands
  3. Drawing Lines
  4. Draw Commands
  5. Modify Commands
  6. Selecting Objects
  7. Object Properties
  8. Drafting Settings and Object Snaps
  9. Dimensions
  10. Text Tools
  11. Titleblocks and Templates
  12. Viewports and Layouts
  13. Toolbars and Profiles


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Exercise Files
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