AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 No Experience Required: Autodesk Official Press

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Hands–on AutoCAD training in a tutorial–driven beginner′s guide AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016: No Experience Required is your ultimate beginner′s guide to the leading drawing and design software. Using a continuous tutorial approach, this book walks you step–by–step through the entire design process from setup to printing. Follow the tutorial from start to finish, or jump in at any time to pick up new skills. The companion website features downloadable tutorial files that allow you to join the project at each progress point, and the short discussions and intensively hands–on instruction allow you to instantly see the results of your work. You′ll start by learning the basics as you create a simple 2D drawing, and then gradually build upon your skills by adding detail, dimensions, text, and more. You′ll learn how to create an effective presentation layout, and how to turn your drawing into a 3D model that can help you pinpoint design flaws and features. AutoCAD′s newest commands and capabilities are reinforced throughout, so you can gain confidence and build a skillset to be proud of.
  • Get acquainted with the AutoCAD 2016 interface and basic commands
  • Create accurate drawings and elevations to communicate your design
  • Add detail to your plans with groupings, hatches, text, and dimensions
  • Lay your design out for printing, or go 3D to create a walk–through model
AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016: No Experience Required gets you started, so you can begin designing today.
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ISBN-13: 9781119059554
ISBN-10: 1119059550
Pagini: 1008
Dimensiuni: 188 x 234 x 50 mm
Greutate: 1.29 kg
Editura: Sybex
Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

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This book is for AutoCAD novices, students, teachers (instructor materials will be available) who want to learn the product′s essential functions by designing a summer cabin. It will give readers the skills needed to work in AutoCAD 2016 immediately and prepare them to delve into the more advanced topics and projects covered in such books as Mastering AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016. This book will have exceptionally wide appeal as it covers both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT (7 million users combined).

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AutoCAD® 2016 and AutoCAD LT® 2016
If you′re ready to learn the most powerful, popular architectural design software, there′s no better place to begin than with this tutorial–based guide. You′ll learn to use the interface, basic commands, and all the tools as you construct a real project, adding more complex skills as you go. You′ll start with a simple 2D drawing, then add detail, dimensions, annotative text, and more, turning your drawing into a 3D model and finally laying it out for printing.
Already familiar with AutoCAD? The downloadable files on the companion website let you step in at any point to discover the latest features and sharpen your skills. Each chapter contains suggestions for extra practice and summarizes what you′ve learned, helping you build solid skills you can use now.
  • Explore the AutoCAD 2016 interface and learn the basic commands
  • Set up a drawing, learn to use AutoCAD units, and start creating walls and doors
  • Add details such as decks, stairs, kitchen appliances, and bathroom fixtures
  • Organize your drawing with layers
  • Generate elevations and work with hatches, gradients, and tool palettes
  • Dimension your drawing, create a 3D model, and master rendering


Introduction xix
Chapter 1 Getting to Know AutoCAD for Windows 1
Starting AutoCAD for Windows 2
Exploring the User Interface 2
Using the Start Tab 2
Introducing Workspaces 5
Exploring the Drafting & Annotation Workspace 6
Putting the User Interface to Work 11
Using the Ribbon 12
Using File Tabs to Manage Drawings 16
Working in the Command–Line Interface 17
Understanding the Status Bar 21
Using the Application Menu 23
Using the Keyboard 28
Using the Mouse 29
If You Would Like More Practice 29
Finding Tools in the User Interface 31
Are You Experienced? 32
Chapter 2 Learning Basic Commands to Get Started 33
Using the Line Tool 33
Using Coordinates 38
Using Relative Coordinates 42
Using the Direct Distance Method 44
Drawing the Shape 44
Using Relative Cartesian Coordinates 45
Erasing Lines 46
Using Relative Polar Coordinates 47
Using Direct Input 48
Using the OFFSET Command 49
Using the FILLET Command 52
Completing the Shape 56
Offsetting Lines to Mark an Opening 56
Extending Lines 57
Trimming Lines 59
If You Would Like More Practice 63
Are You Experienced? 64
Chapter 3 Setting Up a Drawing 65
Setting Up the Drawing Units 66
Setting Up the Drawing Size 71
Using the Grid 72
Setting Up Drawing Limits 75
Drawing with Grid and Snap 78
Taking a Closer Look at Dynamic Input 82
Saving Your Work 85
Saving Drawings to Your Hard Drive or Network Drive 85
Saving Drawings to A360 Drive 88
Understanding AutoCAD Units 90
Exploring Options for Linear Units 90
Exploring Options for Angular Units 91
Are You Experienced? 92
Chapter 4 Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 1 93
Laying Out the Walls 94
Creating Polylines from Existing Objects 95
Creating the Exterior Wall Lines 99
Creating the Interior Walls 103
Cutting Openings in the Walls 117
Creating Doors 127
Drawing Swinging Doors 127
Copying Objects 138
Mirroring Objects 140
Scaling the Bathroom Door 143
Drawing a Sliding–Glass Door 145
Drawing the Bifold Doors 157
Reviewing Drawing Strategies Used in This Chapter 162
If You Would Like More Practice 163
An Alternative Sliding–Glass Door 163
An Addition to the Cabin 164
Three Views of a Block 165
Are You Experienced? 167
Chapter 5 Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 2 169
Starting and Running Commands 170
Drawing the Thresholds 172
Drawing the Front Threshold 17 3
Drawing the Back Threshold 178
Drawing the Decks and Stairs 180
Drawing the Front Deck 180
Drawing the Deck Posts 183
Drawing the Stairs 188
Mirroring the Post and Railing 189
Drawing the Back Deck and Stairs 193
Using Point Filters to Finish the Deck 199
Laying Out the Kitchen 202
Drawing the Counter 203
Drawing the Stove and Refrigerator 208
Completing the Stove with Parametrics 210
Drawing the Kitchen Sink 223
Constructing the Bathroom 226
Setting Running Object Snaps 227
Drawing a Shower Unit 228
Drawing the Bathroom Sink and Mirror 230
Positioning the Toilet and Shelves 234
Drawing the Hot Tub 237
If You Would Like More Practice 241
Drawing the Cabin Again 241
Drawing Something Else 241
Drawing Furniture for the Cabin 241
Drawing a Gasket 242
Drawing a Parking Lot 244
Are You Experienced? 246
Chapter 6 Using Layers to Organize Your Drawing 247
Using Layers as an Organizing Tool 248
Setting Up Layers 250
Assigning Linetypes to Layers 262
Assigning Objects to Layers 266
Turning Off and Freezing Layers 282
Drawing the Headers 286
Drawing the Roof 290
Setting a Linetype Scale Factor 296
Drawing the Ridgeline 299
Using the Layer Walk Tool 300
Setting Properties of Layers and Objects 302
Assigning a Color or a Linetype to an Object Instead of a Layer302
Making a Color or a Linetype Current 303
Using the Action Recorder 304
If You Would Like More Practice 307
Creating a Layer State 308
Setting Up Layers for Your Trade or Profession 312
Are You Experienced? 312
Chapter 7 Combining Objects into Blocks 313
Making a Block for a Door 313
Inserting the Door Block 321
Understanding and Using Groups 327
Finding Blocks in a Drawing 330
Using Grips to Detect a Block 330
Using the LIST Command to Detect a Block 331
Using the Properties Palette to Examine a Block 333
Creating a Window Bloc 334
Inserting the Window Block 339
Rotating a Block During Insertion 340
Using Snap Tracking to Set the Insertion Point 343
Changing a Block s Scale Factor by Using Object Properties 346
Finishing the Windows 348
Revising a Block 352
Sharing Information Between Drawings 355
Copying Objects Between Drawings 355
Using the AutoCAD DesignCenter 357
Other Ways to Share Information Between Drawings 363
If You Would Like More Practice 371
Are You Experienced? 373
Chapter 8 Controlling Text in a Drawing 375
Setting Up Text Styles 376
Determining the Text and Drawing Scales 377
Defining a Text Style for View Titles 378
Placing Titles of Views in the Drawing 382
Using Annotative Text 387
Defining an Annotative Text Style 387
Placing Room Labels in the Floor Plan 390
Using Text in a Grid 402
Creating a Border and Title Block 413
Using Multiline Text 430
Finishing the Title Block 430
Using Mtext for General Notes 434
Using the Spell Check Feature 443
Exploring Other Aspects of Multiline Text 446
If You Would Like More Practice 451
Are You Experienced? 452
Chapter 9 Using Dynamic Blocks and Tables 453
Using Attributes for a Grid 454
Defining Blocks with Attributes 459
Inserting Blocks with Attributes 461
Editing Attribute Text 464
Setting Up Multiple Attributes in a Block 465
Defining a Block with Multiple Attributes 470
Calculating Areas 471
Inserting the Room Information Block 475
Editing Attributes 481
Controlling the Visibility of Attributes 485
Exploring Other Uses for Attributes 489
Creating a Dynamic Block 490
Setting Up Parameters and Actions 492
Fine–Tuning the Dynamic Block with the Properties Palette 496
Inserting a Dynamic Block 500
Creating a Table 506
Defining a Table Style 507
Designing a Table 511
Adding Formulas to a Table 515
Creating Tables from Attributes 519
Modifying the Table Display 525
If You Would Like More Practice 528
Are You Experienced? 528
Chapter 10 Generating Elevations 529
Drawing the South Elevation 530
Creating the South Elevation 530
Setting Up Lines for the Heights 533
Using Construction Lines to Project Elevation Points 534
Copying Objects by Using Grips 536
Trimming Lines in the Elevation 539
Assigning Elevation Layers 544
Drawing the Decks in Elevation 546
Generating the Other Elevations 561
Making the Opposite Elevation 562
Revising the New South Elevation 565
Making the Front and Back Elevations 571
Considering Drawing Scale Issues 582
Drawing Interior Elevations 583
If You Would Like More Practice 583
Are You Experienced? 585
Chapter 11 Working with Hatches, Gradients, and Tool Palettes 587
Hatching the South Elevation 588
Looking at Hatch Patterns 592
Hatching the Rest of the South Elevation 594
Using Hatches in the Floor Plan 607
Creating the User–Defined Hatch Pattern 608
Controlling the Origin of the Hatch Pattern 610
Finishing the Hatches for the Floors 612
Modifying the Shape of Hatch Patterns 614
Creating and Managing Tool Palettes 616
Creating a New Tool Palette 616
Setting Up a Palette for Hatches 620
Creating a Palette for Commands 622
If You Would Like More Practice 624
Creating the Hatch Patterns for the Other Elevations 624
Are You Experienced? 626
Chapter 12 Dimensioning a Drawing 627
Introducing Dimension Styles 627
Preparing for Dimensioning 628
Creating a Text Style for Dimensions 630
Making a New Dimension Style 631
Setting Up the Primary Units Tab (Architectural) 636
Setting Up the Primary Units Tab (Metric) 637
Completing the Dimension Style Setup 639
Exploring the Alternate Units and Tolerances Tabs 641
Placing Dimensions on the Drawing 643
Placing Dimensions 644
Using the Dimension Continue Command 646
Using the Dimension Baseline Command 649
Setting Up Vertical Dimensions 650
Finishing the Dimensions 653
Placing Other Types of Dimensions 654
Placing Radial Dimensions 655
Placing a Diameter Dimension 657
Placing an Arc Length 658
Setting Up Parent and Child Dimensioning Styles 659
Using Aligned and Angular Dimensions 661
Using Leader Lines 664
Modifying Dimensions 670
Editing Dimension Text Content 670
Moving Dimensions 673
Adjusting Space Between Stacked Dimensions 676
Using Dimension Overrides 677
Dimensioning Short Distances 679
If You Would Like More Practice 683
Dimensioning the Garage Addition 683
Dimensioning to a Centerline 685
Practicing on Your Own 688
Are You Experienced? 689
Chapter 13 Managing External References 691
Drawing a Site Plan 692
Using Surveyor s Units 693
Drawing the Driveway 697
Setting Up an External Reference 705
Using the External References Palette 705
Organizing the Drawing Objects 711
Moving and Rotating an Xref 713
Modifying an Xref Drawing 714
Modifying an Xref by Making It the Current Drawing 714
Modifying an Xref from Within the Host Drawing 718
Adding an Image to a Drawing 723
Putting Xrefs to Use 727
Exploring Additional Xref Features 729
Setting the Xref Path 729
Changing Path Types 731
Binding Xrefs 732
Exploring on Your Own 735
If You Would Like More Practice 736
Building Architectural References 736
Comparing Reference Types 737
Are You Experienced? 737
Chapter 14 Using Layouts to Set Up a Print 739
Preparing the Title Block 740
Creating the Title Block Drawing 740
Sizing and Cleaning Up the Title Block 743
Defining the Title Block Attributes 745
Setting Up a Sheet Template 750
Finishing the Sheet Template 755
Creating Plan Sheets 758
Creating the Cover Sheet 758
Generating Floor Plan Sheets 760
Composing the Floor Plan Sheets 765
Creating Elevation Sheets 770
Composing the South Elevation 771
Composing the Other Elevations 772
Using Sheet Set Manager 775
Creating a New Sheet Set 775
Adding Drawings to a Sheet Set 779
Defining Sheet Properties 781
If You Would Like More Practice 786
Are You Experienced? 787
Chapter 15 Printing a Drawing 789
Using the Plot Dialog Box 790
Assigning Lineweights to a Drawing 795
Assigning Lineweights to Layers 796
Updating Xref Layer Definitions 802
Plotting from Model Space 804
Configuring the Plot 804
Previewing a Print 807
Plotting a Drawing Using Layouts 809
Publishing a Single Layout 809
Publishing Multiple Layouts 811
Publishing with Sheet Set Manager 814
A Few Words About Plot Styles 817
Introducing Plot Style Table Files 817
Understanding How Plot Style Table Files Are Organized 818
Going Forward 822
If You Would Like More Practice 822
Are You Experienced? 823
Chapter 16 Creating 3D Geometry 825
Modeling in 3D 826
Setting Up the 3D Workspace and Environment 826
Making the Walls 831
Creating the Door and Window Block–Outs 835
Moving and Rotating in 3D 840
Using the First Right–Hand Rule 840
Cutting the Openings 845
Creating the Floor, Foundation, and Thresholds 847
Creating the Foundation and Supports 849
Building the Windows 851
Navigating with the ViewCube 865
Adding the Sliding Door 868
Building the Decks 871
Putting a Roof on the Cabin 889
Getting Further Directions in 3D 902
Using Other Solid Modeling Tools 902
Using Mesh Modeling Tools 906
Using Surface Modeling Tools 907
If You Would Like More Practice 909
Are You Experienced? 910
Chapter 17 Rendering and Materials 911
Creating Cameras to Reproduce Views 912
Using the Loft Tool 912
Creating the Cameras 917
Creating a Lighting Scheme 922
Creating a Light Source 922
Enabling Shadows 926
Creating the First Render 927
Controlling the Background of the Rendering 930
Adding Materials 933
Adjusting the Material Mapping 939
Rendering to a File 943
If You Would Like More Practice 947
Are You Experienced? 947
Index 949

Notă biografică

Donnie Gladfelter is the man behind the CAD Geek blog (, which gets more than 10,000 visitors each month. A columnist for AUGIWorld Magazine, a top–rated speaker at Autodesk University and other industry events, and a trainer at CADD Microsystems, Donnie is a respected thought leader in the CAD community. He has worked with the development team at Autodesk, and is often featured in their popular "Ask the Expert" series.