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1 Table of Contents Part I Introduction to C Introducing C About C... 4 Benefits of Using C....4 Impressive Compatibility... 4 Familiar User Interface Drafting Tools Collaboration Flexible Viewing Organized Layouts Solid Modeling Application Programming Interfaces Platforms....6 C System Requirements Language Support Demo Version What s Different in C for Mac....7 Application Programming Interfaces.... 7

2 iv Inside C A Quick Tour Through C Starting C on Windows Starting C 2013 on Windows Starting C 2013 on Mac OS X The C Window Quick User Interface Tour The Crosshair and Other Cursors The Menu Bar The Command Window...21 Options Toolbar Clicking Toolbar Buttons Droplists Palettes Tool Matrix Turning Off the CS Icon...33 Other UI Elements Online Help Exiting C Basic CAD Concepts Vector Entities Alternative Ways to Specify Entities Specifying Coordinates Keyboard Input Specifying Coordinates D Cartesian Coordinates D Cartesian Coordinates Polar Coordinates Cylindrical Coordinates Spherical Coordinates Point Filters Direct Distance Entry Mouse Input Selecting Entities....47

3 Table of Contents v Grips Editing...48 Moving and Stretching with Grips Erasing with Grips Selecting Multiple Entities Selecting Multiple Entities by Rectangle Selecting Entities by Location Selecting Entities by Properties AutoCAD Command Compatibility Part II 2D Architectural Drafting Starting New Drawings Before You Begin Preparing C for Drawing Starting C With a New Drawing...59 Saving Drawings Setting Up Units...63 Limiting the Drawing Boundary Setting the Snap and Grid SPacing Snap Spacing Grid Spacing Seeing the Entire Drawing Adding Layers Creating Layers by Naming THem...71 Making Automatic Backups...75 Summary Drawing Walls Bringing Back the Office Drawing Drawing Walls Drawing Lines with Absolute Coordinates Drawing Lines with Relative Coordinates Using Entity Snaps Drawing Rectangles....88

4 vi Inside C 2013 Drawing PolyLines Drawing Internal Walls Changing Layers Quickly Drawing Walls with RichLines Placing RichLines Zooming In and Out Defining RichLine Styles Erasing Entities Oops! Unerasing Entities Replacing RichLines Thickening Walls Changing the Lineweight Widening Polylines Offsetting Lines Trimming Lines Summary Printing Drawings Printing the Office Drawing Draft Prints for Windows Printing the Office Drawing Manually on Windows Printer/Plotter Options Paper Size Option Print Scale Options Specifying a Custom Print Scale Print Range Options Printing Named Views Printing a Windowed Selection Geometry Orientation Print Offset Other Options Additional Buttons Additional Options Shaded Views PrintStyle Table Printing the Office Drawing Again on Windows Draft Prints with Mac OS X

5 Printing the Office Drawing Manually on MAC OS X Printer Options Detailed Print Configuration for Mac OS X Print Range How to Create and Print a Named View How to Print a Specified Window Print Scale How to Create a Custom Plot Scale Print Offset Print Configuration Print Styles Options Saving Settings as Presets How to Save Print Settings OS X Options Printing the Office Drawing with Print Configurations Creating Print Configurations Borrowing Print Configurations Using Print Configurations Previewing the Print Creating Print Configurations Assigning Print Styles Creating Print Styles Print Style Options Applying Print Styles Print Stamps Defining Print Stamps Using Print Stamps Summary Table of Contents vii 7 Adding Symbols Drawing a Desk Symbol Drawing a Unit-size Desk Converting Symbols Into Blocks Inserting Blocks into Drawings Chair Block Rounding Corners

6 viii Inside C 2013 Mirroring Arms and Backs Making Window and Door Blocks Drawing Door Symbols Placing Furnishings Sourcing Blocks from the Internet Source of Blocks from Web Sites Downloading and Inserting Blocks Downloading Blocks Inserting Downloaded Blocks Extracting Blocks From Drawings Export Block Summary Text and Attributes Placing Simple Text Settings Text Styles Editing Text Switching to Dialog Box Editing Editing Text with Properties Placing Paragraph Text Modifying Paragraph Text Facilities Management Stage 1: Defining Attributes Stage 2: Adding Attributes to Blocks Editing Attribute Data Stage 3: Extracting Attributes Opening Data in Spreadsheets Summary Placing Dimensions Linear Dimensions Horizontal Dimensions Vertical Dimensions Scaling Dimensions Dimensioning Entities

7 Parallel Dimensioning Continued Dimensions Baseline Dimensions Radial Dimensions Diameter Dimensions Modifying Dimension Styles Dimension Style Guide Summary Table of Contents ix Part III 2D & 3D Mechanical Design Scan and Trace Importing Scanned Images About Path Types Examining the Attached Image Rotating Entities Scaling Entities Tracing Over Scanned Images Layers and Rectangles Drawing the Side View Drawing the Front View Chamfering Entities Drawing Linestyles Dual Dimensioning Summary Isometric Drafting Setting Up an Isometric Template Isometric Text Styles Isometric Dimension Styles Drawing in Isometric Mode Drawing Isometric Boxes Drawing Irregular Boxes

8 x Inside C 2013 Placing Isometric Text Placing Isometric Dimensions Summary Solid Modeling Drawing 3D Solid Primitives Viewing in 3D Adding More Solids Extruding 2D Objects to Create 3D Solids Drawing Cylinders Applying Boolean Operations Subtracting Solids Joining Solids Analyzing Solid Models Summary Multiple Viewports, Multiple Drawings Multiple Viewports Sheets Creating Additional Viewports Attaching Multiple Drawings Updating Referenced Drawings Summary

9 Table of Contents xi Part IV Appendices A Alphabetical Command Summary B Command Aliases C Keyboard Shortcuts Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Function Keys for Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac OS X Function Keys for Mac OS X D Button Clicks & Double Clicks Mouse Buttons Primary Buttons Shift+Buttons Ctrl+Button Shift+Ctrl+Buttons Double-click Roller Wheel Double Click Actions Middle button...368

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