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Learning AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD LT 2010

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Learn AutoCAD from the source!

This beautiful full-color Official Training Guide from Autodesk is the perfect resource for architects, engineers, designers, and students who need a thorough guide to AutoCAD. With training provided by experts who helped create the software, the book thoroughly covers AutoCAD principles and fundamentals, including 2D drawing, design, drafting, annotations, hatching, and more. And it's packed with screen shots and real-world examples that both instruct and inspire. Practical for both self-paced learners and instructor-led study, this guide also provides essential AutoCAD certification preparation.

  • Covers the most essential issues of AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD 2010 LT for architects, engineers, designers, and students; this Autodesk Official Training Guide is created by the makers of the software

  • Offers Autodesk's proven AutoCAD techniques, workflows, and content tailored to those developing their skills as well as professionals preparing for AutoCAD certification

  • Teaches 2D drawing, design, drafting, dimensioning, annotations, hatching, and more

  • Demonstrates best practices for working with drawing objects such as splines and polylines, as well as using drawing templates

  • The beautiful full-color book features real-world designs, examples, and screen shots

This unparalleled book contains everything you need to know about AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD LT 2010!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. Chapter 01: Taking the AutoCAD Tour
    1. Lesson 01 | Navigating the Working Environment
    2. Lesson 02 | Working with Files
    3. Lesson 03 | Displaying Objects
    4. Exercise | Create Layouts
    5. Exercise | Hands-on Tour
  8. Chapter 02: Create Basic Drawings
    1. Lesson 04 | Inputting Data
    2. Exercise | Input Data
    3. Lesson 05 | Creating Basic Objects
    4. Exercise | Create Basic Objects
    5. Lesson 06 | Using Object Snaps
    6. Exercise | Use Object Snaps
    7. Lesson 07 | Using Polar Tracking and PolarSnap
    8. Exercise | Use Polar Tracking and PolarSnap
    9. Lesson 08 | Using Object Snap Tracking
    10. Exercise | Use Object Snap Tracking
    11. Lesson 09 | Working with Units
    12. Exercise | Use Architectural Units
    13. Exercise | Use Surveyor's Units
    14. Challenge Exercise | Architectural
    15. Challenge Exercise | Mechanical
  9. Chapter 03: Manipulating Objects
    1. Lesson 10 | Selecting Objects in the Drawing
    2. Practice Exercise | Windows Polygon Selection
    3. Practice Exercise | Crossing Polygon Selection
    4. Practice Exercise | Fence Selection
    5. Practice Exercise | Other Selection Options
    6. Exercise | Select Objects
    7. Lesson 11 | Changing an Object's Position
    8. Practice Exercise | Move Objects
    9. Exercise | Move Objects
    10. Lesson 12 | Creating New Objects from Existing Objects
    11. Practice Exercise | Copy Objects
    12. Exercise | Copy Objects
    13. Lesson 13 | Changing the Angle of an Object's Position
    14. Practice Exercise | Rotate Objects
    15. Exercise | Rotate Objects
    16. Lesson 14 | Creating a Mirror Image of Existing Objects
    17. Practice Exercise | Mirror Objects
    18. Exercise | Mirror Objects in the Drawing
    19. Lesson 15 | Creating Object Patterns
    20. Practice Exercise | Creating an Array of Objects
    21. Exercise | Array Objects in the Drawing
    22. Lesson 16 | Changing an Object's Size
    23. Practice Exercise | Scaling Objects
    24. Exercise | Scale Objects Using the Copy Option
    25. Challenge Exercise | Grips
    26. Challenge Exercise | Architectural
    27. Challenge Exercise | Mechanical
  10. Chapter 04: Drawing Organization and Inquiry Commands
    1. Lesson 17 | Using Layers
    2. Practice Exercise | Layer Tools
    3. Exercise | Work with Layers
    4. Lesson 18 | Changing Object Properties
    5. Practice Exercise | Changing Object Properties
    6. Exercise | Change Object Properties
    7. Lesson 19 | Quick Properties
    8. Exercise | Use Quick Properties
    9. Lesson 20 | Matching Object Properties
    10. Practice Exercise | Match an Object's Properties
    11. Exercise | Match Object Properties
    12. Lesson 21 | Using the Properties Palette
    13. Exercise | Manipulate Object Properties
    14. Lesson 22 | Using Linetypes
    15. Practice Exercise | Add Linetypes to Your Drawing
    16. Exercise | Use Linetypes
    17. Lesson 23 | Using Inquiry Commands
    18. Practice Exercise | Acquiring Distance and Coordinates
    19. Practice Exercise | Obtaining Object Information
    20. Exercise | Obtain Geometric Information
    21. Exercise | Measure Objects
    22. Challenge Exercise | Architectural
    23. Challenge Exercise | Mechanical
  11. Chapter 05: Altering Objects
    1. Lesson 24 | Trimming and Extending Objects to Defined Boundaries
    2. Exercise | Trim and Extend Objects
    3. Lesson 25 | Creating Parallel and Offset Geometry
    4. Exercise | Create Parallel and Offset Geometry
    5. Lesson 26 | Joining Objects
    6. Exercise | Join Objects
    7. Lesson 27 | Breaking an Object into Two Objects
    8. Exercise | Break Objects
    9. Lesson 28 | Applying a Radius Corner to Two Objects
    10. Exercise | Create a Filleted Corner
    11. Lesson 29 | Creating an Angled Corner Between Two Objects
    12. Exercise | Create a Chamfered Corner
    13. Lesson 30 | Changing Part of an Object' s Shape
    14. Exercise | Stretch Objects
    15. Challenge Exercise | Architectural
    16. Challenge Exercise | Mechanical
  12. Chapter 06: Working with Layouts
    1. Lesson 31 | Using Layouts
    2. Practice Exercise | Create a New Layout
    3. Exercise | Create Layouts
    4. Lesson 32 | Using Viewports
    5. Practice Exercise | Setting Viewport Scale Factor
    6. Practice Exercise | Manipulating Viewports
    7. Exercise | Create and Manipulate Viewports
    8. Challenge Exercise | Architectural
    9. Challenge Exercise | Mechanical
  13. Chapter 07: Annotating the Drawing
    1. Lesson 33 | Creating Multiline Text
    2. Exercise | Create Multiline Text
    3. Lesson 34 | Creating Single Line Text
    4. Exercise | Create Single Line Text
    5. Lesson 35 | Editing Text
    6. Exercise | Edit Text
    7. Lesson 36 | Using Text Styles
    8. Exercise | Use Text Styles
    9. Challenge Exercise | Architectural
    10. Challenge Exercise | Mechanical
  14. Chapter 08: Dimensioning
    1. Lesson 37 | Creating Dimensions
    2. Exercise | Create Dimensions
    3. Lesson 38 | Using Dimension Styles
    4. Exercise | Modify a Dimension Style
    5. Lesson 39 | Using Multileaders
    6. Exercise | Use Multileaders
    7. Lesson 40 | Editing Dimensions
    8. Exercise | Edit Dimensions
    9. Challenge Exercise | Architectural
    10. Challenge Exercise | Mechanical
  15. Chapter 09: Hatching Objects
    1. Lesson 41 | Hatching Objects
    2. Exercise | Create Hatch
    3. Exercise | Create Fills and Gradients
    4. Lesson 42 | Editing Hatch Objects
    5. Exercise | Edit Hatch Patterns and Fills
    6. Challenge Exercise | Architectural
    7. Challenge Exercise | Mechanical
  16. Chapter 10: Working with Reusable Content
    1. Lesson 43 | Using Blocks
    2. Exercise | Create and Insert Blocks
    3. Lesson 44 | Working with DesignCenter
    4. Exercise | Using DesignCenter
    5. Lesson 45 | Using Tool Palettes
    6. Exercise | Add Content from Tool Palettes
    7. Challenge Exercise | Architectural
    8. Challenge Exercise | Mechanical
  17. Chapter 11: Creating Additional Drawing Objects
    1. Lesson 46 | Working with Polylines
    2. Exercise | Create and Modify Polylines
    3. Lesson 47 | Creating Splines
    4. Exercise | Create a Spline
    5. Lesson 48 | Creating Ellipses
    6. Exercise | Create Ellipses
    7. Lesson 49 | Using Tables
    8. Exercise | Create a Dimension Table
    9. Challenge Exercise | Architectural
    10. Challenge Exercise | Mechanical
  18. Chapter 12: Plotting Your Drawings
    1. Lesson 50 | Using Page Setups
    2. Exercise | Create and Activate Page Setups
    3. Lesson 51 | Plotting Drawings
    4. Exercise | Plot a Drawing
  19. Chapter 13: Creating Drawing Techniques
    1. Lesson 52 | Creating Drawing Templates
    2. Exercise | Create a Drawing Template
  20. Appendix A: Additional Resources
  21. Index