Preface; What's new in AutoCAD 2002; System requirements and installation; Using the book; AutoCAD 2002 graphics screen; Drawing, erasing and the selection set; The 2D drawing aids; Saving and opening drawings; Standard sheet 1; Line creation and coordinate entry; Circle creation; Object snap; Arc, donut and ellipse creation; Layers and standard sheet 2; User exercise 1; Fillet and chamfer; Offset, extend, trim and change commands; User exercise 2; Text; Dimensioning; Dimension styles 1; Modifying objects; Grips; Drawing assistance; Viewing a drawing; Hatching; Point, polygon and solid; Polylines and splines; Modifying polylines and splines; Divide, measure and break; Lengthen, align and stretch; Obtaining information from a drawing; Text fonts and styles; Multiline text; The ARRAY command; Changing properties; User exercise 3; Dimension styles 2; Drawing with different sizes; Multilines, complex lines and groups; Blocks; WBLOCKS; Attributes; External reference; Isometric drawings; Model space and paper space; Templates and standards; AutoCAD Design Center; The TODAY window; 'Electronic' AutoCAD; Activities; Index.
*Introduces new features in AutoCAD 2002 *Provides a thorough grounding in 2D draughting skills *A self-paced learning experience introducing AutoCAD from square one
Bob McFarlane MSc BSc ARCST CEng FIED RCADDes MIMechE MBCS FRSA
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