Learn mechanical drafting with ease using Getting Started with DraftSight

September 2013 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Getting Started with DraftSight, a step-by-step guide that includes instructions on how to create drawing entities with precision, how to structure projects, follow standards, build simple and complex projects, and create and apply components.

About the Author:

João Santos is the manager and main instructor at QualiCAD, one of the most important Portuguese ATCs (Autodesk Authorized Training Center), based in Lisbon. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he has been teaching AutoCAD for more than 25 years, and, has most recently covered the topic of AutoCAD clones such as DraftSight, ZW CAD, ProgeCAD, and BitCAD. He is the author and co-author of more than 40 Portuguese AutoCAD and 3ds Max books.

Getting Started with DraftSight addresses all of the main phases involved in executing and printing a mechanical project. These concepts and commands can be easily applied to other areas. This guide begins with a look at the very basic concepts, and then explores all of the drawing steps that are necessary for printing a full scale mechanical drawing. The illustrative examples will help readers to understand the design process and teaches them how to utilize DraftSight features in mechanical design projects. Finally, this book also provides an understanding of applying fills, patterns, dimensions, as well as the process of defining and printing sheets.

With Getting Started with DraftSight, readers will learn how to specify and document parts, and print drawings with the help of DraftSight. Towards the end of this book, they will be introduced to some advanced concepts such as additional layer commands, and methods to reference other drawings or images, which can be very useful when dealing with complex projects.

Getting Started with DraftSight covers the following topics:

Chapter 1: Introduction to DraftSight

Chapter 2: Drawing with Precision

Chapter 3: Starting to Create Projects

Chapter 4: Structuring Projects and Following Standards

Chapter 5: Inquiring Projects and Modifying Properties

Chapter 6: Creating Complex Projects

Chapter 7: Creating and Applying Components

Chapter 8: Applying Fills and Patterns

Chapter 9: Documenting Projects

Chapter 10: Printing Efficiently

Chapter 11: Advanced Tools

Getting Started with DraftSight is for readers who want to create accurate 2D drawings in the DWG file format. It is also a great resource for architectural, engineering, or design students and professionals. Readers of this book will need to have a basic knowledge of CAD. For more details, visit the book page at http://www.packtpub.com/getting-started-with-draftsight/book

Getting Started with DraftSight
Learn how to dimension and prepare sheets for printing with fully illustrated exercises

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/getting-started-with-draftsight/book

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