AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible.

Finkelstein, Ellen.
Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2014.
1 online resource (1299 pages)
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The perfect reference for all AutoCAD users AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible is the book you want to have close at hand to answer those day-to-day questions about this industry-leading software. Author and Autodesk University instructor Ellen Finkelstein guides readers through AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 with clear, easy-to-understand instruction and hands-on tutorials that allow even total beginners to create a design on their very first day. Although simple and fundamental enough to be used by those new to CAD, the book is so comprehensive that even Autodesk power users will want to keep a copy on their desks. Here is what you'll find inside the book: Part I: Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Basics Part II: Drawing in Two Dimensions Part III: Working with Data Part IV: Drawing in Three Dimensions Part V: Organizing and Managing Drawings Part VI: Customizing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Part VII: Programming AutoCAD Part VIII: Appendixes Appendix A: Installing and Configuring AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Appendix B: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Resources In addition, the book also explores advanced techniques like programming with AutoLISP and VBA, and demonstrates AutoCAD 2015 customization that can smooth workflow. The companion website contains real-world drawings for each tutorial, plus bonus chapters and video tutorials. If you need to become an AutoCAD guru, AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible is the one resource that will get you there quickly.
Title Page
Copyright Page
About the Authors
Contents at a Glance
Part I: Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Basics
Quick Start: Drawing a Window
Chapter 1: Starting to Draw
Exploring AutoCAD's Advantages
Comparing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT
Starting AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT
Creating a New Drawing
Using the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Interface
Exploring the drawing area
Exploring the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
Using the Application menu
Using the command line and dynamic input tooltip
Exploring the status bar
Creating a New Folder
Using the Interface
Saving a Drawing
Closing a Drawing and Exiting from AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT
Chapter 2: Opening a Drawing
Creating a New Drawing from a Template
Working with Templates
Creating your own templates
Creating a Drawing with Default Settings
Opening an Existing Drawing
Switching among open drawings
Saving a Drawing under a New Name
Chapter 3: Using Commands
Understanding the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Interface
Working with the ribbon
Displaying and using menus
Using shortcut menus
Working with dialog boxes
Using the Quick Access Toolbar
Managing palettes
Using the Tool Palettes window
Using the Command Line and Dynamic Input
Entering commands with Dynamic Input
Understanding command names
Responding to commands
Repeating commands
Using recent input
Canceling commands
Undoing a command
Redoing a command
Using one command within another command
Using Mice and Pucks
Getting Help
Getting help on a command
Using the main Help system
Chapter 4: Specifying Coordinates
Understanding the X,Y Coordinate System
Drawing units
Typing coordinates.
Using the Dynamic Input tooltip to enter coordinates
Working with absolute Cartesian coordinates
Working with relative Cartesian coordinates
Using polar coordinates
Using direct distance entry
Working in orthogonal mode
Working with polar tracking
Displaying Coordinates
Picking Coordinates on the Screen
Using snap settings
Using object snaps
Running object snaps and Object Snap mode
Overriding Coordinate Settings
Locating Points
Using object snap tracking
Using the temporary tracking feature
Finding points with point filters
Finding offset points with the From feature
Chapter 5: Setting Up a Drawing
Choosing Unit Types
Setting the drawing units
Setting the angle type
Setting the angle measure and direction
Drawing Limits
Understanding Scales
Working with scale formats
Using annotative scales
Customizing the scale list
Deciding on a scale and sheet size
Creating a Titleblock
Specifying Common Setup Options
Part II: Drawing in Two Dimensions
Chapter 6: Drawing Simple Lines
Using the LINE Command
Drawing Rectangles
Drawing Polygons
Creating Construction Lines
Creating Rays
Chapter 7: Drawing Curves and Points
Drawing Circles
Understanding the circle options
Creating circles
Drawing Arcs
Understanding arc options
Creating arcs
Creating Ellipses and Elliptical Arcs
Understanding ellipse options
Understanding elliptical arc options
Drawing ellipses and elliptical arcs
Making Donuts
Understanding DONUT options
Drawing donuts
Placing Points
Changing the point style
Creating points
Chapter 8: Viewing Your Drawing
Regenerating and Redrawing the Display
Using the ZOOM Command
Understanding ZOOM options
Using ZOOM Dynamic.
Using the SteeringWheels
Creating Named Views
Saving a view
Displaying a view
Managing named views
Creating animated presentations from named views
Using named views to manage a drawing
Working with Tiled Viewports
Configuring tiled viewports
Using tiled viewports
Saving and restoring viewport configurations
Using Snap Rotation
Understanding User Coordinate Systems
Understanding UCS options
Saving and restoring a custom UCS
Controlling the UCS icon
Creating Isometric Drawings
Understanding isometric planes
Drawing in Isometric mode
Chapter 9: Editing Your Drawing with Basic Tools
Editing a Drawing
Understanding object-selection basics
Erasing objects
Moving objects
Copying objects
Copying and moving objects from one drawing to another
Rotating objects
Scaling objects
Using the CHANGE command
Selecting Objects
Selecting objects after choosing a command
Cycling through objects
Selecting objects before choosing a command
Implied windowing
Customizing the selection process
Chapter 10: Editing Your Drawing with Advanced Tools
Copying and Moving Objects
Mirroring objects
Using the ARRAY command
Offsetting objects
Aligning objects
Resizing commands
Trimming objects
Extending objects
Lengthening and shortening objects
Stretching objects
Using Construction Commands
Breaking objects
Joining objects
Creating chamfered corners
Creating rounded corners
Creating a Revision Cloud
Hiding Objects with a Wipeout
Constraining Objects with Parameters
Using geometric constraints
Auto-constraining objects
Using dimensional constraints
Working with the Parameters Manager
Double-Clicking to Edit Objects
Editing with Grips
Stretching with grips
Moving with grips.
Rotating with grips
Scaling with grips
Mirroring with grips
Customizing grips
Editing with the Quick Properties Palette and the Properties Palette
Using the Quick Properties palette
Using the Properties palette
Working with object selection in the Properties palette
Working with Selection Filters
Using Quick Select to select objects
Using the FILTER command
Naming and editing filters
Using filters
Working with Groups
Creating and modifying groups
Using groups
Chapter 11: Organizing Drawings with Layers and Object Properties
Working with Layers
Understanding layers
Creating new layers
Using layers
Using special layer tools
Modifying layers
Manipulating Object Color, Linetype, Lineweight, and Transparency
Changing an object's color
Changing the current color
Altering an object's linetype
Altering the current linetype
Changing an object's lineweight
Changing the current lineweight
Altering an object's transparency
Altering the current transparency
Working with Linetype Scales
Changing linetype spacing by using a different linetype
Changing linetype spacing by changing the global linetype scale
Altering linetype spacing by changing the object linetype scale
Matching Properties
Chapter 12: Obtaining Information from Your Drawing
Getting Drawing-Level Information
Listing the status of your drawing
Listing system variables
Tracking drawing time
Using Object-Level Information
Listing objects
Finding coordinates
Measuring objects
Getting information from the Properties palette
Getting information from the Quick Properties palette
Accessing Drawing Components
Using the Content Explorer
Finding components with the DesignCenter
Purging unused components
Dividing and Spacing Objects.
Dividing objects
Measuring objects
The AutoCAD Calculator
Calculating numbers
Using coordinates
Using object snaps
Using the scientific calculator
Converting units
Working with QuickCalc variables
Using QuickCalc in the Properties palette
Chapter 13: Creating Text
Creating Single-Line Text
Justifying single-line text
Setting the height
Setting the rotation angle
Adding special characters and formatting
Editing single-line text
Understanding Text Styles
Creating a new text style
Renaming and deleting text styles
Modifying a text style
Making a style current or changing a text object's style
Importing a text style
Creating Multiline Text
Using the In-Place Text Editor
Creating text for different scales
Editing paragraph text
Importing text
Creating Tables
Inserting a table
Specifying a table style
Adding data to a table
Modifying a table
Inserting Fields
Creating fields
Editing and updating fields
Managing Text
Using Quicktext
Using AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT fonts
Turning off text layers
Finding Text in Your Drawing
Checking Your Spelling
Chapter 14: Drawing Dimensions
Working with Dimensions
Understanding the elements of a dimension
Preparing to dimension
Drawing Linear Dimensions
Specifying the dimensioned object
Using dimension options
Creating jogged dimension lines
Drawing Aligned Dimensions
Specifying the dimensioned object
Using the options
Creating Baseline and Continued Dimensions
Drawing baseline dimensions
Drawing continued dimensions
Dimensioning Arcs and Circles
Marking arc and circle centers
Dimensioning arc lengths
Creating radial dimensions
Creating diameter dimensions
Dimensioning Angles
Creating Ordinate Dimensions.
Drawing Leaders.
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