Mastering AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011 by George Omura

By George Omura

Transcend AutoCAD necessities to create remarkable 2nd and 3D technical drawingsAutoCADis the prime drawing software program utilized by layout and drafting pros to create 2nd and 3D technical drawings. learning AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT publications you thru AutoCAD necessities utilizing concise causes, targeted examples, step by step directions, and hands-on initiatives for either AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.You'll comprehend the fundamentals of the interface and drafting instruments, in addition to easy methods to successfully use hatches, fields, and tables.Details attributes, dynamic blocks, drawing curves, and reliable fills, in addition to exploring 3D modeling and imaging Explores the totally revised 3D rendering beneficial properties and the recent 3D floor modeling instruments Covers the hot 2nd positive factors just like the up-to-date Hatch tools,  item transparency and Isolate/Hide items Discusses customization and integration, in addition to necessary instruments and utilities incorporates a searchable PDF of the complete booklet, an ordeal model of AutoCAD, and before-and-after instructional records observed by way of a DVD with greater than a dozen video tutorials, this e-book may help you grasp AutoCAD and convey your technical drawings to life.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics will not be incorporated as a part of e-book file.For teachers: educating vitamins can be found for this identify.

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When a feature is discussed that is available only in AutoCAD 2011, you’ll see the AutoCAD Only icon. You’ll also see warning messages when tutorials vary between AutoCAD 2011 and LT. If only minor differences occur, you’ll see either a warning message or directions embedded in the tutorial indicating the differences between the two programs. In the few instances in which LT has a feature that isn’t available in AutoCAD 2011, you’ll see the LT Only icon. I’ve also provided work-around instructions wherever possible when LT doesn’t offer a feature found in AutoCAD 2011.

You’ll learn more about the UCS icon in a moment (see the section “Using the UCS Icon”). In the upper-right corner, you see the ViewCube. The ViewCube is primarily for 3D modeling, and you’ll learn more about it in Chapter 21. You’ll also see a navigation bar along the right edge of the AutoCAD window. This bar offers tools you can use to get around in your drawing. Basic tools like Zoom and Pan can be found here as well as some advanced tools for viewing 3D models. Just below the drawing area in the lower-left corner are the Model and Layout tabs.

You can always open the Initial Setup dialog box from the User Preferences tab of the Options dialog box. See Appendix B for more on the Options dialog box. 1 shows a typical layout of the AutoCAD program window. You can organize the AutoCAD window into any arrangement you want and save it as a workspace. You can save and recall a workspace at any time using the Workspace Switching tool in the Quick Access toolbar (you’ll learn more about this tool in the next chapter). 1 is called the 2D Drafting & Annotation workspace, which is one of several workspaces built into AutoCAD.

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