Inside AutoCAD LT 2006 Volume 1: 2D Drafting
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table of contents
Part I — Introduction to AutoCAD LT
1: AutoCAD LT 2006 Quick Tour
Starting AutoCAD LT 2006, The AutoCAD LT Window, Basic User Interface Tour, Crosshair and Arrow Cursors, Menu Bar, Command Area, Command Prompts, Dynamic Input, UCS Icon, Online Help, Context-Sensitive Help, Info Palette Window, Electronic Documentation, Exiting AutoCAD LT
2: Navigating the AutoCAD LT Interface
Title Bar, Menu Bar, Toolbars, Toolbar Buttons and Macros, The Standard Toolbar, Flyouts, Layer and Object Properties Toolbars, Layers Toolbar, Object Properties Toolbar, Layout Tabs, Scroll Bars, Status Bar, Help Text, Tray, Text Window, Palettes
3: Setting Up New Drawings
Before You Begin, Preparing for Drawing the Yard, Starting New Drawings, Units, Angle, Measure, and Direction, Angle Measure, Angle Direction, Area, Drawing Aids, Setting the Snap and Grid, Create Layers, Naming Layers, Saving Drawings, Automatic Backups,
Part II — Drafting with AutoCAD LT
4: Creating Your First Drawing
Bringing Back the Yard Drawing, Drawing the Lot Boundary, Planning the Next Steps, Changing Layers, Drawing the House Outline, Moving the House into Position, Starting on the Driveway, Finishing the Driveway, Putting Drawings to Paper
5: Adding Details to Drawings
Dividing the Lot, Smoothing Polylines, Grips Editing, Hatching the Lawn , Creating Symbols, Drawing Circles, Creating Arrays, Making Blocks, Adding Many More Trees , Drawing the Pond
6: Making Changes to Drawings
Changing the Look of Lines, Changing the Linetype Scale, Changing Line Lengths, Changing the Look of the Pond, Adding the Fence
7: Adding Notes and Dimensions
Adding Notes to Drawings, Determining the Size of Text, Creating Text Styles, Text Alignment, Changing Existing Text, Placing Rotated Text, Adding More Text, Text Background Color, Reducing Text Display Time, Global Text Modifications, Searching and Replacing Text, Changing Text Size, Changing Text Justification, Setting Properties for Plotted Text, Converting Text to Other Formats , Placing Dimensions in Drawings, Dimensioning the Yard, Vertical and Baseline Dimensions, Aligned and Radial Dimensions
8: Creating Block Libraries and Attributes
Before You Begin, Preparing the Drawing for Blocks, Selecting the Parts, Unit Size Blocks, Drawing the First Block, Defining Attributes, Adding Additional Attributes, Combining Objects and Attributes into Blocks, Inserting Blocks with Attributes, Alternatives to the Insert Command, AutoCAD DesignCenter, Touring the DesignCenter GUI, Shortcut Menus, Inserting Blocks with DesignCenter, Tool Palettes, Adding Blocks to Palettes, Inserting Blocks from Palettes, Creating Additional Blocks, The Remaining Symbols, Drawing the Electrical Schematic, Dynamic Blocks, Working with Dynamic Blocks
9: Bills of Material
Attribute Extraction, Step 1: Creating Template Files, Step 2: Extracting Attribute Data, Step 3: Importing Bills of Material into Excel, Importing Spreadsheet Data into AutoCAD LT, Building Tables, Placing Tables, Populating the Table
10: Isometric Drafting
What Is Isometric Drafting?, Setting Up LT for Isometric Drafting, Drawing Isometric Circles and Arcs, Text and Dimension Styles, Creating Isometric Text Styles, Applying Isometric Text Styles, Creating Isometric Dimension Styles, Applying Isometric Dimension Styles, Isometric Drafting Tutorial, Applying Isometric Dimensions
11: Region Modeling
Regions, Boolean Operations, Creating Waffle Shapes, Measuring Regions, List, Area, and Properties,
A: AutoCAD LT Command Reference
B: System Variables
C: Setting Up Printers and Plotters
System Printers, Output Devices and Drivers, Plotting to Files, The Plotter Manager, Creating Custom Plotter Configurations, Solutions to LT Plotting Problems, Plot Dialog Box Slow to Open, DesignJet 600 Slow to Plot, “Missing Driver” Error, “Requested Resource In Use” Error, Incorrect Limits Plotted, Dots Plot as Diagonal Dots, HPsetup Causes General Protection Fault
D: Compatibility with AutoCAD
Features Missing from AutoCAD LT, Missing 2D Operations, Missing 3D Operations, Other Missing Operations, Specific Commands Missing from LT, Features Unique to LT , Differences in User Interface, Other Differences in User Interface, DWG File Compatibility, Compatibility with Earlier AutoCAD Versions, LT 2000 and Earlier, LT 98 and Earlier, LT 97 and Earlier, LT 95 and Earlier, LT Release 2 and Earlier, LT Release 1
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