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Advanced AutoCAD® 2018 Exercise Workbook


Advanced AutoCAD® 2018 Exercise Workbook

Cheryl R. Shrock and Steve Heather

 

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Overview

The Advanced AutoCAD® 2018 Exercise Workbook has been helping students, teachers, architects, designers and manufacturers to truly master the software for more than two decades.  And now this work is better than ever, with the inclusion of both inch and metric measurements side-by-side.

 

The 2018 version of the software boasts the new feature of being able to import SHX fonts when importing documents into AutoCAD®. With past versions, you could only import SHX fonts as objects that were included in the PDF, which meant that users could not alter the text in any way. In this 2018 version of the software, the text is fully editable – the same as TrueType text and fonts. That’s a tremendous advantage for architects and designers, who use SHX fonts extensively in their drawings. In this book, these new features are explained and thoroughly illustrated so they can be combined with existing AutoCAD® options, and users can maximize the full power of this versatile software.

 

Written by Cheryl Shrock and Steve Heather, two bestselling authors and official Beta Testers of AutoCAD® software, this is an invaluable resource for the thousands of students, designers, architects, and manufacturers who are just learning AutoCAD®, or getting up to speed with the latest version of the software.

 

New and Improved Features

  • Introduces the ability to import SHX fonts when importing a PDF document into AutoCAD.
  • Also covers the new ability to convert single rows of text into paragraphs.
  • Provides instruction on exciting new AutoCAD features released early to beta testers.
  • All exercises include metric equivalents alongside the original imperial (inch) measurements.

 


To download a file containing the supplied preset drawings mentioned and used in this book click here.

 

If you like this book, also check out the new

Beginning AutoCAD 2018 Exercise Workbook and

the AutoCAD 3D Modeling Exercise Workbook

Cheryl Shrock

 

Cheryl Shrock is a retired Professor and Chairperson of Computer Aided Design at Orange Coast College in California. She developed the world-reknowned AutoCAD® Exercise Workbooks for classroom and self-study use as a result of both her teaching skills and extensive industry experience. An acclaimed AutoCAD expert, she is an Autodesk® registered author.

 

 

Steve Heather

Steve Heather is a former Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Aided Design in England. For the past 8 years, he has been a Beta Tester for Autodesk®, testing the latest AutoCAD® software. Previous to teaching, and for more than 30 years, Heather worked as a Precision Engineer in the aerospace and defense industries. In addition to co-authoring the Beginning and Advanced AutoCAD® Exercise Workbooks and the AutoCAD Pocket Reference, he also is author of AutoCAD 3D Modeling and the Engineers Precision Data Pocket Reference and is a key engineering consultant and contributor to the Machinery's Handbook. Steve welcomes emails about his books at steve.heather@live.com.

 

Meet Author Steve Heather!

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Contents

Introduction

 

23 Lessons, including full instructions and illustrations

 

15 Architectural, Electro-Mechanical, and Mechanical Projects

 

3 Appendixes

 

Index