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Designed for introductory AutoCAD users, Discovering AutoCAD 2024 presents a hands-on, activity-based approach to the use of AutoCAD 2024 as a drafting toolcomplete with techniques, tips, shortcuts, and insights that improve efficiency. Topics and tasks are carefully grouped to lead students logically through the AutoCAD command set, with the level of difficulty increasing steadily as skills are acquired through experience and practice. Straightforward explanations focus on what is relevant to actual drawing procedures, and illustrations show exactly what to expect on the computer screen. This edition features updates for the latest release of AutoCAD 2024, projects, and test questions for each chapter.
Part One Basic Two-Dimensional Entities
Chapter 1 Lines and Essential Tools
Chapter 2 Circles and Drawing Aids
Chapter 3 Layers, Colors, and Linetypes
Chapter 4 Templates, Copies, and Arrays
Chapter 5 Arcs and Polar Arrays
Chapter 6 Object Snaps and Resized Objects
Part Two Text, Dimensions, and Other Complex Entities
Chapter 7 Text
Chapter 8 Dimensions
Chapter 9 Polylines
Chapter 10 Blocks, Attributes, and External References
Part Three Isometric Drawing and Three-Dimensional Modeling
Chapter 11 Isometric Drawing
Chapter 12 3D Modeling
Chapter 13 More Modeling Techniques and Commands
Appendix A Drawing Projects
Appendix B Creating Custom Ribbon Panels
Appendix C Menus, Macros, and the CUI
Appendix D and Glossary are available online at peachpit.com/Discoverautocad2024.