What is AutoCAD? With well over 200, 000 copies of the program sold, AutoCAD is the world's most popular computer aided drafting package for the personal computer (PC). It is a fully functional2D CAD program. Full 3D wire frame representa tion was incorporated in the program with the launch of Release 10 in 1988. Its popularity has made AutoCAD the de facto industry standard for PC-CAD with a host of other program developers providing application software confor ming to the AutoCAD format. As a fully functional drafting program, AutoCAD can achieve anything that can be drawn on a drawing board. The main benefits of CAD come more from being able to edit and exchange drawing information rapidly rather than simply replacing the drawing board. Starting to use AutoCAD is a difficult step as it requires a certain amount of new skill development. Once you have made the commitment to learn how to use the program and implement it in your every day work the benefits will soon accrue. You will quickly discover that there are many things that you can do with AutoCAD that you could never do with a drawing board.The layers of a drawing can be considered as a series of transparent sheets each containing parts of the drawing ... all your construction lines, one layer for text and drawing margins, one for floor plan and another for the wiring diagram.
|Author||:||Timothy J. McCarthy|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-03-09|