This is either a lecture or self-paced book on drawing that has enough exercises for several semester-length courses using the AutoCAD(R) 2005 program. Individual commands are explained as they are used to make a recognizable drawing; not as isolated descriptions that have little connection to where they are used. The exciting improved concepts from AutoCAD(R) 2004 such as gradient hatch, and plotting rendered drawings directly from AutoCAD, are covered along with commands new to AutoCAD 2005, including TABLE, SHEET SETS, and PALETTE customizing. The new chapter with sketches that can be used for approximately 200 exercises is a welcome source of problems for the busy instructor. These problems range from simple to complex.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)