AutoCAD® 2012 Beginning and Intermediate

Paperback & DVD: 978 1 936420 20 9 / $39.95
Published: October 2011  

E-Book: 978 1 936420 51 3 / $39.95
Published: October 2012  

Publisher: Mercury Learning & Information
400 pp., 7" x 9"
Unlike many AutoCAD competitors, this book covers only the basics and uses “mixed units”-inches, meters, feet, kilometers, etc., to illustrate the myriad drawing and editing tools for this popular application. Use the DVD to set up drawing exercises and projects, see all of the book’s figures in color, and draw with a trial version of AutoCAD 2012. AutoCAD 2012 Beginning and Intermediate includes 50 exercises or “mini-workshops,” that complete small projects from concept through actual plotting. Solving all of the workshops will simulate the creation of two full projects (architectural and mechanical) from beginning to end, without overlooking any of the basic commands and functions in AutoCAD 2012.

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Table of Contents:
1) AutoCAD 2012 Basics
2) Precise Drafting in AutoCAD 2012
3) Modifying Commands
4) Construction Commands
5) Layers and Inquiry Commands
6) Blocks and Hatch
7) Text and Tables
8) Dimensioning
9) Plotting
10) Projects