Mastering AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019 by Omura and Benton

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Mastering AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019

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Contents of Mastering AutoCAD 2019

  • Chapter 1: Exploring the Interface
  • Taking a Guided Tour
  • Working with AutoCAD
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 2: Creating Your First Drawing
  • Getting to Know the Home Tab’s Draw and Modify Panels
  • Starting Your First Drawing
  • Specifying Exact Distances with Coordinates
  • Interpreting the Cursor Modes and Understanding Prompts
  • Selecting Objects
  • Editing with Grips
  • Understanding Dynamic Input
  • Displaying Data in a Text Window
  • Displaying the Properties of an Object
  • Getting Help
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 3: Setting Up and Using the Drafting Tools
  • Setting Up a Work Area
  • Exploring the Drawing Process
  • Planning and Laying Out a Drawing
  • Using the AutoCAD Modes as Drafting Tools
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 4: Organizing Objects with Blocks and Groups
  • Creating and Using a Symbol
  • Modifying a Block
  • Understanding the Annotation Scale
  • Grouping Objects
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 5: Keeping Track of Layers and Blocks
  • Organizing Information with Layers
  • Keeping Track of Blocks and Layers
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 6: Editing and Reusing Data to Work Efficiently
  • Creating and Using Templates
  • Copying an Object Multiple Times
  • Developing Your Drawing
  • Finding an Exact Distance Along a Curve
  • Changing the Length of Objects
  • Creating a New Drawing by Using Parts from Another Drawing
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 7: Mastering Viewing Tools, Hatches, and External References
  • Assembling the Parts
  • Taking Control of the AutoCAD Display
  • Using Hatch Patterns in Your Drawings
  • Understanding the Boundary Hatch Options
  • Using External References
  • Editing Xrefs in Place
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 8: Introducing Printing, Plotting, and Layouts
  • Plotting the Plan
  • Understanding the Plotter Settings
  • Plotting Using Layout Views
  • Adding an Output Device
  • Storing a Page Setup
  • Using Electronic Plots
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 9: Adding Text to Drawings
  • Preparing a Drawing for Text
  • Setting the Annotation Scale and Adding Text
  • Understanding the Text Style Dialog Box Options
  • Exploring Text Formatting in AutoCAD
  • What Do the Fonts Look Like?
  • Adding Simple Single Line Text Objects
  • Using the Check Spelling Feature
  • Substituting Fonts
  • Finding and Replacing Text
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 10: Using Fields and Tables
  • Using Fields to Associate Text with Drawing Properties
  • Adding Tables to Your Drawing
  • Editing the Table Line Work
  • Adding Formulas to Cells
  • Importing and Exporting Tables
  • Creating Table Styles
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 11: Using Dimensions
  • Understanding the Components of a Dimension
  • Creating a Dimension Style
  • Drawing Linear Dimensions
  • Editing Dimensions
  • Dimensioning Nonorthogonal Objects
  • Using the Dimension Tool
  • Adding a Note with a Leader Arrow
  • Applying Ordinate Dimensions
  • Adding Tolerance Notation
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 12: Using Attributes
  • Creating Attributes
  • Editing Attributes
  • Extracting and Exporting Attribute Information
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 13: Copying Existing Drawings from Other Sources
  • Methods for Converting Paper Drawings to AutoCAD Files
  • Importing a Raster Image
  • Working with a Raster Image
  • Working with PDF Files
  • Coordinating Geographic Locations
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 14: Advanced Editing and Organizing
  • Using External References
  • Managing Layers
  • Using Advanced Tools: Filter and Quick Select
  • Using the QuickCalc Calculator
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 15: Laying Out Your Printer Output
  • Understanding Model Space and Paper Space
  • Working with Paper Space Viewports
  • Creating Odd Shaped Viewports
  • Understanding Line weights, Line types, and Dimensions in Paper Space
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 16: Making “Smart” Drawings with Parametric Tools
  • Why Use Parametric Drawing Tools?
  • Connecting Objects with Geometric Constraints
  • Controlling Sizes with Dimensional Constraints
  • Using Formulas to Control and Link Dimensions
  • Editing the Constraint Options
  • Putting Constraints to Use
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 17: Using Dynamic Blocks
  • Exploring the Block Editor
  • Creating a Dynamic Block
  • Using Constraints in Dynamic Blocks
  • Adding a List of Predefined Options
  • Creating Multiple Shapes in One Block
  • Rotating Objects in Unison
  • Filling in a Space Automatically with Objects
  • Including Block Information with Data Extraction
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 18: Drawing Curves
  • Introducing Polylines
  • Editing Polylines
  • Creating a Polyline Spline Curve
  • Using True Spline Curves
  • Marking Divisions on Curves
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 19: Getting and Exchanging Data from Drawings
  • Finding the Area of Closed Boundaries
  • Getting General Information
  • Using the DXF File Format to Exchange CAD Data with Other Programs
  • Using AutoCAD Drawings in Page Layout Programs
  • Using OLE to Import Data
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 20: Creating 3D Drawings
  • Getting to Know the 3D Modeling Workspace
  • Drawing in 3D Using Solids
  • Creating 3D Forms from 2D Shapes
  • Isolating Coordinates with Point Filters
  • Moving Around Your Model
  • Getting a Visual Effect
  • Turning a 3D View into a 2D AutoCAD Drawing
  • Using the Point Cloud Feature
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 21: Using Advanced 3D Features
  • Setting Up AutoCAD for This Chapter
  • Mastering the User Coordinate System
  • Understanding the UCS Options
  • Using Viewports to Aid in 3D Drawing
  • Using the Array Tools
  • Creating Complex 3D Surfaces
  • Creating Spiral Forms
  • Creating Surface Models
  • Moving Objects in 3D Space
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 22: Editing and Visualizing 3D Solids
  • Understanding Solid Modeling
  • Creating Solid Forms
  • Creating Complex Solids
  • Editing Solids
  • Streamlining the 2D Drawing Process
  • Visualizing Solids
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 23: Exploring 3D Mesh and Surface Modeling
  • Creating a Simple 3D Mesh
  • Editing Faces and Edges
  • Creating Mesh Surfaces
  • Converting Meshes to Solids
  • Understanding 3D Surfaces
  • Editing Surfaces
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 24: Customizing Toolbars, Menus, Line types, and Hatch Patterns
  • Using Workspaces
  • Customizing the User Interface
  • Creating Macros in Tools and Menus
  • Editing Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Saving, Loading, and Unloading Your Customizations
  • Understanding the DIESEL Macro Language
  • Creating Custom Line types
  • Creating Hatch Patterns
  • The Bottom Line
  • Chapter 25: Managing and Sharing Your Drawings
  • Sharing Drawings Online
  • Publishing Your Drawings
  • Sharing Views for Commenting
  • Adding Hyperlinks to Drawings
  • Managing Your Drawings with Design Center and the Tool Palettes
  • Comparing Drawing Versions to Discover Changes
  • Establishing Office Standards
  • Converting Multiple Layer Settings
  • The Bottom Line

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