By Bill Fane, David Byrnes

Find your manner round AutoCAD 2014 with this full-color, For Dummies guide!

Put away that pencil and paper and begin placing the facility of AutoCAD 2014 to paintings on your CAD initiatives and designs. From constructing your drawing setting to utilizing textual content, dimensions, hatching, and extra, this advisor walks you thru AutoCAD fundamentals and gives you with a superb knowing of the newest CAD instruments and strategies. You’ll additionally enjoy the full-color illustrations that replicate precisely what you’ll see in your AutoCAD 2014 monitor and spotlight the significance of AutoCAD’s version view, which exhibits assorted line weights for printing in numerous colors.

  • Covers the newest AutoCAD positive aspects and strategies, together with making a uncomplicated format, navigating the AutoCAD 2014 interface, drawing and modifying, operating with dimensions, plotting, including textual content, utilizing blocks, and more
  • Shows you ways to make the simplest use of colour on your AutoCAD designs, make the most of the AutoCAD DesignCenter, and show off your paintings to power consumers and customers
  • Includes sensible recommendation and information on real-world equipment and information utilized by architects, engineers, and different CAD pros to create compelling 3D versions and specific technical drawings

 You’ll quick wake up to hurry on all AutoCAD has to provide with AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies on your toolbox.

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There are far more copies of AutoCAD in use than all other CAD programs combined. ) and, if necessary, maximize its screen display. AutoCAD has so many tools and palettes that you’ll always want to use it in full-screen mode. Follow these steps: 1. Double-click the AutoCAD shortcut on the Windows desktop. AutoCAD 2014 English, if you are using Windows XP or Windows 7. If you’re using Windows 8, click AutoCAD 2014 – English on the start screen. The exact wording of the selections vary between the different versions of AutoCAD and Windows, but it isn’t difficult to figure out what you’re looking for.

Save As: Save the current drawing to a new filename and/or location, and make the newly named or located file the current drawing. Export: Save the current drawing to a large variety of file formats, including Design Web Format (DWF), PDF, and several other CAD file formats. Publish: Send a 3D model to an outside 3D printing service, or create an archived sheet set. ) Use eTransmit to create a package that includes all files referenced by the selected drawings, or e-mail the current drawing by using your configured e-mail client.

0000>: Press Enter Many figures in this book also show AutoCAD command-line sequences that demonstrate AutoCAD’s prompts and sample responses. Using aliases Many AutoCAD commands have aliases — these shortcut versions have fewer letters than their full commands, in case you like to type commands at the AutoCAD command line. In this book, we show aliases in uppercase as part of the command names. To start a command, you have to type only its uppercase letters. For example, to draw a line, type either LINE (the official command for the Line command), or just L (its alias) and then press Enter to execute the command.

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