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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2015

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2015
  • Author : Elliot Gindis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-07-04
  • Total pages :842
  • ISBN : 9780128011881
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Summary : Get "Up and Running" with AutoCAD using Gindis’ combination of step-by-step instruction, examples, and insightful explanations. The emphasis from the beginning is on core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in architecture, engineering, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom. All basic commands are documented step-by-step: what the student inputs and how AutoCAD responds is spelled out in discrete and clear steps with numerous screen shots Extensive supporting graphics and a summary with a self-test section and topic specific drawing exercises are included at the end of each chapter Fully covers the essentials of both 2D and 3D in one easy-to-read volume New to this Edition: More end-of-chapter exercises from both architecture and engineering disciplines provide practice in applying newly acquired AutoCAD skills All discussions and screen shots updated for the current release of AutoCAD An expanded appendix that discusses the future of AutoCAD, computer aided design and other topics A companion website containing video lectures for each chapter for additional instruction and to make the material easy to follow. Visit www.vtcdesign.com

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2016

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2016
  • Author : Elliot Gindis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-07-11
  • Total pages :730
  • ISBN : 9780128035733
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Summary : Get up and running with AutoCAD using Gindis’ combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations. The emphasis from the beginning is on core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom. Strips away complexities and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts. Fully covers the essentials of both 2D and 3D in one affordable easy to read volume All basic commands are documented step-by-step: what the student needs to type in and how AutoCAD responds is all spelled out in discrete and clear steps with screen shots added as needed. Companion website with full series of video lectures that follow all 30 chapters New to Up and Running with AutoCAD 2016: New end-of-chapter exercises, with a special focus on Level II and III (3D) sections Addition of several new civil engineering drawing examples to address that special interest of users. An expanded and clarified treatment of Materials and Rendering (Chapter 30). New Appendix titled "3D Printing Technologies" to address this growing technology field.

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017
  • Author : Elliot Gindis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-18
  • Total pages :776
  • ISBN : 9780128110591
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Summary : Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017: 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling presents Gindis’ combination of step-by-step instruction, examples, and insightful explanations. The emphasis from the beginning is on core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom. Strips away complexities and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts Teaches only what is essential in operating AutoCAD, thereby immediately building student confidence Fully covers the essentials of both 2D and 3D in one affordable easy to read volume Presents basic commands in a documented, step-by-step guide on what to type in and how AutoCAD responds Includes several complementary video lectures by the author that accompany both 2D and 3D sections

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2018

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2018
  • Author : Elliot J Gindis,Robert C Kaebisch
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-08-11
  • Total pages :582
  • ISBN : 9780128141113
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Summary : Up and Running with AutoCAD 2018: 2D Drafting and Design provides a combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations on the topic. It emphasizes core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor who presents topics that work in the industry and classroom. The book has been pared down to focus on 2D drafting and design, making it appropriate for a one-semester course. Strips away complexities and reduces AutoCAD to basic, easy-to-understand concepts Teaches the essentials of operating AutoCAD first, immediately building student confidence Documents all basic commands, giving the student what they need to type in and how AutoCAD responds Includes new exercises and projects for the AutoCAD 2018 version Offers online bonus content on AutoCAD 3D basics

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2020

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2020
  • Author : Elliot J. Gindis,Robert C. Kaebisch
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-07-16
  • Total pages :592
  • ISBN : 9780128198636
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Summary : Up and Running with AutoCAD 2020 uses a combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations to emphasize core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a reference, the book is written with the user in mind by long-time professional AutoCAD instructors based on what works in the industry and the classroom. The book focuses on 2D drafting and design, making it more appropriate for a one-semester course. Strips away complexities and reduces learning AutoCAD to easy-to-understand concepts Teaches the essentials of AutoCAD first, immediately building student confidence Provides all basic commands documented step-by-step: What the student inputs and how AutoCAD responds is spelled out in discrete and clear steps with numerous screenshots Presents extensive supporting graphics and a summary with a self-test section and topic specific drawing exercises at the end of each chapter Covers the essentials of 2D AutoCAD, updated for the 2020 release

Mastering AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015

Mastering AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015
  • Author : George Omura,Brian C. Benton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-14
  • Total pages :1080
  • ISBN : 9781118862223
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Summary : The ultimate reference and tutorial for AutoCAD software This Autodesk Official Press book employs concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects to help you master both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. This detailed guide works well as both a tutorial and stand-alone reference, and is the perfect resource regardless of your level of expertise. Part I introduces the basics of the interface and drafting tools Part II moves into such intermediate skills as effectively using hatches, fields, and tables Part III details such advanced skills as attributes, dynamic blocks, drawing curves and solid fills Part IV explores 3D modeling and imaging Part V discusses customization and integration The supporting website includes all the project files necessary for the tutorials as well as video tutorials and other bonus content.

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2019

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2019
  • Author : Elliot J. Gindis,Robert C. Kaebisch
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-08-02
  • Total pages :614
  • ISBN : 9780128166239
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Summary : Up and Running with AutoCAD 2019: 2D Drafting and Design focuses on 2D drafting and design, making it more appropriate for a one-semester course. The book provides step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations. From the beginning, the book emphasizes core concepts and the practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom. Strips away complexities and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand, basic concepts Teaches the essentials of operating AutoCAD first, immediately building student confidence Documents commands in a step-by-step explanation, including what the student needs to type in and how AutoCAD responds Includes new exercises and projects for the AutoCAD 2019 version Offers online bonus content on AutoCAD 3D basics

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2015

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2015
  • Author : Shawna Lockhart
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-06-13
  • Total pages :704
  • ISBN : 9781585038749
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Summary : Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2015 provides a step-by-step introduction to AutoCAD with commands presented in the context of each tutorial. In fifteen clear and comprehensive chapters, author Shawna Lockhart guides readers through all the important commands and techniques in AutoCAD 2015, from 2D drawing to solid modeling and finally finishing with rendering. In each lesson, the author provides step-by-step instructions with frequent illustrations showing exactly what appears on the AutoCAD screen. Later, individual steps are no longer provided, and readers are asked to apply what they've learned by completing sequences on their own. A carefully developed pedagogy reinforces this cumulative-learning approach and supports readers in becoming skilled AutoCAD users. Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2015 begins with three Getting Started chapters that include information to get readers of all levels prepared for the tutorials. The author includes tips that offer suggestions and warnings as you progress through the tutorials. Key Terms and Key Commands are listed at the end of each chapter to recap important topics and commands learned in each tutorial. Also, a glossary of terms and Commands Summary list the key commands used in the tutorials. Each chapter concludes with end of chapter problems providing challenges to a range of abilities in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering as well as architectural problems.

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Essentials

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Essentials
  • Author : Eric Chappell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-07-08
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781118871027
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Summary : This book uses full-color screenshots and tutorials based on real workflows to teach you the fundamentals of industry-leading civil engineering software. In each chapter, you will progress from guided tutorials to open-ended civil projects, and can download before and after project files to check your work or jump directly to the section of the book you need. As an Autodesk Official Press book, this resource is approved as a study guide for Civil 3D certification exams. Skills you will learn as you work through this comprehensive book include: working with field survey data, point data, and stakeout data; modeling terrain and boundaries using surfaces and parcels; using profiles, alignments, corridors, and quantities; creating construction documentation and project visualizations. --

AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 Essentials

AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 Essentials
  • Author : Scott Onstott
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-05-29
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9781119059202
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Summary : Learn AutoCAD 2016 quickly and painlessly with this practical hands-on guide AutoCAD 2016 Essentials gets you up to speed quickly, with hands-on instruction on the program's core features and functions. This new edition provides more manufacturing and landscape examples, a stronger emphasis on skills rather than tools, starting and ending files for every exercise, and a more clearly defined layout that separates the step-by-step instructions from the "why" discussion. Based on the real-world task of designing a house, the hands-on exercises help you quickly develop confidence and become productive with the software as you master the major 2D functions and move into 3D modeling. From layout to presentation, this in-depth guide takes you through the entire design process, and provides downloadable data so you can compare your work to the pros. If you're preparing for AutoCAD certification, this book is the ideal study guide — and the only one officially endorsed by Autodesk. This book is your unique learning resource that features concise, straightforward explanations and hands-on exercises. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts, and then briskly moves into an approachable, practical tutorial that helps you gain confidence in your new AutoCAD 2016 skills. Master the AutoCAD interface and basic 2D drawing skills Work with splines, polylines, hatch patterns, and gradients Organize objects with layers, groups, blocks, and cross-referencing Use constraints and layouts, print and export, model in 3D, and much more If you're a design professional, AutoCAD is need-to-know software. You have to be comfortable with it to be productive. AutoCAD 2016 Essentials gets you up and running quickly, with patient instruction and plenty of hands-on practice.

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2014

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2014
  • Author : Elliot Gindis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-07-24
  • Total pages :784
  • ISBN : 9780124104211
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Summary : Get "Up and Running" with AutoCAD using Gindis’s combination of step-by-step instruction, examples, and insightful explanations. The emphasis from the beginning is on core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in architecture, engineering and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom. Strips away complexities, both real and perceived, and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts Teaches only what is essential to operating AutoCAD first, thereby immediately building student confidence All basic commands are documented step-by-step; what the student needs to type in and how AutoCAD responds is spelled out in discrete and clear steps with screen shots added as needed New to this edition: New and improved features include better integration with the AutoCAD certification exams, new Spotlight On sections, an expanded appendix, and more content on programming 3D portion of the book has been expanded and improved, with new exercises, new features and a redone section on rendering All discussions and screen shots have been updated for the current release of AutoCAD

AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015: No Experience Required

AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015: No Experience Required
  • Author : Donnie Gladfelter
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-06-11
  • Total pages :1032
  • ISBN : 9781118862391
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Summary : Learn AutoCAD by example with this tutorial-based guide from Autodesk Official Press Whether you are just starting out or an experienced user wanting to brush up on your skills, this Autodesk Official Press book provides you with concise explanations, focused examples, and step-by-step instructions through a hands-on tutorial project that runs throughout the book. As you progress through the project, the book introduces you to the Microsoft Windows-based AutoCAD interface and then guides you through basic commands and creating drawings. A downloadable file is available from the website so that you can compare your work to the author's, and if necessary, start fresh with an intact drawing. Once you've completed the project, you will have proficiency in AutoCAD skills including: Grouping, elevations, and hatches Using text in drawings Dimensioning External references Layouts and printing Using 3D Author Donnie Gladfelter (aka "The CAD Geek"), is a top-rated trainer at CADD Microsystems and has worked with the Autodesk development team to help shape the product features. He is an AutoCAD Mentor All Star and has been a popular speaker at Autodesk University for more than seven years.

Learning AutoCAD 360

Learning AutoCAD 360
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:1137389145
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Summary : AutoCAD 360 is free CAD software that allows you to view, edit, and share drawings from your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. Get up and running fast with this powerhouse application, in these tutorials from Jim LaPier. He reviews the web, mobile, and Windows desktop versions of AutoCAD 360, and shows how to use its drawing, editing, and annotation tools to take your work into the field or into the cloud to collaborate with others.

Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2015

Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2015
  • Author : Daniel John Stine
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9781585038718
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Summary : Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2015 is an introductory level tutorial which uses residential design exercises as the means to teach you AutoCAD 2015. Each book comes with a disc containing numerous video presentations in which the author shows and explains the many tools and techniques used in AutoCAD 2015. After completing this book you will have a well-rounded knowledge of Computer Aided Drafting that can be used in the industry and the satisfaction of having completed a set of residential drawings. This textbook starts with a basic introduction to AutoCAD 2015. The first three chapters are intended to get you familiar with the user interface and the most common menus and tools. Throughout the rest of the book you will design a residence through to its completion. Using step-by-step tutorial lessons, the residential project is followed through to create elevations, sections, details, etc. Throughout the project, new AutoCAD commands are covered at the appropriate time. Focus is placed on the most essential parts of a command rather than an exhaustive review of every sub-feature of a particular command. The Appendix contains a bonus section covering the fundamental principles of engineering graphics that relate to architecture. The disc that comes with this book contains extensive video instruction as well as bonus chapters that cover must know commands, sketching exercises, a roof study workbook and much more. About the Videos The videos contained on the included disc make it easy to see the menu selections and will make learning AutoCAD straightforward and simple. At the start of each chapter you are prompted to watch a video that previews the topics that will be covered in the proceeding chapter. This allows you to become familiar with the menu selections and techniques before you begin the tutorial. By watching these videos you will be more confident in what you are doing and have a better understanding of the desired outcome of each lesson.

AutoCAD Electrical 2015 Black Book

AutoCAD Electrical 2015 Black Book
  • Author : Gaurav Verma,Matt Weber
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-09
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 1499505345
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Summary : The AutoCAD Electrical 2015 Black Book, is written to help professionals as well as learners in performing various tedious jobs in Electrical control designing. The book follows a step by step methodology. This book is more concentrated on making you able to use tools at right places. The book covers almost all the information required by a learner to master the AutoCAD Electrical. The book starts with basics of Electrical Designing, goes through all the Electrical controls related tools and ends up with practical examples of electrical schematic and panel designing. Chapter on Reports makes you comfortable in creating and editing electrical component reports. Some of the salient features of this book are: In-Depth explanation of concepts Every new topic of this book starts with the explanation of the basic concepts. In this way, the user becomes capable of relating the things with real world. Topics Covered Every chapter starts with a list of topics being covered in that chapter. In this way, the user can easy find the topic of his/her interest easily. Instruction through illustration The instructions to perform any action are provided by maximum number of illustrations so that the user can perform the actions discussed in the book easily and effectively. There are about 1000 illustrations that make the learning process effective. Tutorial point of view The book explains the concepts through the tutorial to make the understanding of users firm and long lasting. Each chapter of the book has tutorials that are real world projects. Project Free projects and exercises are provided to students for practicing. For Faculty If you are a faculty member, then you can ask for video tutorials on any of the topic, exercise, tutorial, or concept. For Any query or suggestion If you have any query or suggestion please let us know by mailing us on [email protected] Your valuable constructive suggestions will be incorporated in our books and your name will be addressed in special thanks area of our books.

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016
  • Author : Cyndy Davenport,Ishka Voiculescu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-08-19
  • Total pages :1128
  • ISBN : 9781119059479
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Summary : Utilize AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 for a real-world workflow with these expert tricks and tips Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 is a complete, detailed reference and tutorial for Autodesk's extremely popular and robust civil engineering software. With straightforward explanations, real-world examples, and practical tutorials, this invaluable guide walks you through everything you need to know to be productive. The focus is on real-world applications in professional environments, with all datasets available for download, and thorough coverage helps you prepare for the AutoCAD Civil 3D certification exam with over an hour's worth of video on crucial tips and techniques. You'll learn how to navigate the software and use essential tools, and how to put it all together in the context of a real-world project. In-depth discussion covers surveying, alignments, surface, grading, cross sections and more, and instructor support materials provide an ideal resource for training and education. This book will take you from beginner to pro, so you can get the most out of AutoCAD Civil 3D every step of the way. Understand key concepts and get acquainted with the interface Create, edit, and display all elements of a project Learn everything you need to know for the certification exam Download the datasets and start designing right away With expert insight, tips, and techniques, Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 helps you become productive from the very beginning.

An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design

An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design
  • Author : Sean Moran
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-03-30
  • Total pages :390
  • ISBN : 9780128003824
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Summary : An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design is a guide to process plant design for both students and professional engineers. The book covers plant layout and the use of spreadsheet programmes and key drawings produced by professional engineers as aids to design; subjects which are usually learned on the job rather than in education. You will learn how to produce smarter plant design through the use of computer tools, including Excel and AutoCAD, "What If Analysis", statistical tools, and Visual Basic for more complex problems. The book also includes a wealth of selection tables, covering the key aspects of professional plant design which engineering students and early-career engineers tend to find most challenging. Professor Moran draws on over 20 years' experience in process design to create an essential foundational book ideal for those who are new to process design, compliant with both professional practice and the IChemE degree accreditation guidelines. Explains how to deliver a process design that meets both business and safety criteria Covers plant layout and the use of spreadsheet programmes and key drawings as aids to design Includes a comprehensive set of selection tables, covering those aspects of professional plant design which early-career designers find most challenging

Mastering AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016

Mastering AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016
  • Author : George Omura
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-05-11
  • Total pages :1080
  • ISBN : 9781119044833
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Summary : The bestselling AutoCAD reference, with all new bonus video content Mastering AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 is a complete tutorial and reference, helping you design accurately and efficiently while getting the most out of the AutoCAD 2016 software. Concise explanations and focused examples strengthen your understanding of AutoCAD concepts, while step-by-step instruction and hands-on projects help you develop the skills you need for real-world projects. This new edition covers the latest AutoCAD capabilities, and gives you access to videos demonstrating crucial techniques. The companion website provides all of the project files necessary for the tutorials, and features additional video tutorials and other bonus content. You'll start with the basics of AutoCAD drafting, and gradually build your skills to an advanced level as you learn 3D modeling and imaging. Whether you're preparing for the Autodesk certification or just want to be an AutoCAD guru, this book provides the comprehensive information you need. Get acquainted with the AutoCAD 2016 interface and drafting tools Work with hatches, fields, tables, dynamic blocks, solid fills, and more Build an accurate, scalable 3D model of your design for reference Customize your AutoCAD and integrate it with other software Packed with expert tips, tricks, techniques, and tutorials, Mastering AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 is your essential guide to get up to speed quickly.

AutoCAD 2021 A Project Based Tutorial

AutoCAD 2021 A Project Based Tutorial
  • Author : Tutorial Books
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-15
  • Total pages :242
  • ISBN : 1393444261
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Summary : Learn to design Home Plans in AutoCAD In this book, you will discover the process evolved in modeling a Home in AutoCAD from scratch to a completed two storied home. You will start by creating two-dimensional floor plans and elevations. Later, you will move on to 3D modeling and create exterior and interior walls, doors, balcony, windows, stairs, and railing. You will learn to create a roof on top of the home. You will add materials to the 3D model, create lights and cameras, and then render it. Also, you will learn to prepare the model for 3D printing.

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2021

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2021
  • Author : Elliot J. Gindis,Robert C. Kaebisch
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-25
  • Total pages :862
  • ISBN : 9780128231180
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Summary : Up and Running with AutoCAD 2021: 2D and 3D Drawing, Design and Modeling presents a combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations. The book emphasizes core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor. Strips away complexities and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand, basic concepts Teaches the essentials of operating AutoCAD that build student confidence Documents commands with step-by-step explanations, including what the student needs to type in and how AutoCAD responds Includes new exercises and projects for the AutoCAD 2021 version

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2013

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2013
  • Author : Elliot Gindis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-31
  • Total pages :752
  • ISBN : 9780123978660
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Summary : Up and Running with AutoCAD 2013 by Elliot Gindis is an easy-to-learn introduction to AutoCAD featuring step-by-step instructions that explain both the why and the how for using this industry standard software package. The book strips away complexities, both real and perceived, and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts. All concepts are explained first in theory, and then shown in practice, helping the reader understand what it is they are doing and why, before they do it. The book is divided into three parts, guiding students through the subject matter from the beginning stages of using the software through advanced AutoCAD, including 3D features. Chapters deal with topics such as: layers, colors, linetypes, and properties; text, Mtext, editing, and style; blocks, Wblocks, dynamic blocks, groups, and purge; importing and exporting data; Boolean operations; Dview, walk and fly, animation, and action recording; and lighting and rendering. Also included is an extensive Appendix for each part, detailing additional useful CAD-related information not often found in other text books. In addition, the book contains supporting graphics (screen shots); a summary with a self-test section at the end of each chapter; drawing examples and exercises; and two running "projects" that the student works on as he/she progresses through the chapters . This book will appeal to beginner through advanced users of AutoCAD; architectural engineers, drafting, civil/construction engineers, and mechanical engineers; and students taking drafting/engineering drawing courses in engineering and engineering technology programs. Strips away complexities, both real and perceived and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts Teaches only what is essential to operating AutoCAD first, thereby immediately building student confidence All basic commands are documented step-by-step, meaning that what the student needs to type in and how AutoCAD responds is all spelled out in discrete and clear steps with screen shots added as needed Using the author’s extensive multi-industry knowledge of what is important and widely used in practice versus what is not, the material is presented by immediately immersing the student in practical, critically essential knowledge, with no padding of text or filler material All concepts are explained first in theory, and only then is AutoCAD introduced and the actual "button pushing" discussed. This is one of the key concepts in having students understand exactly what it is they are doing and why, before they do it