AutoCAD 2018 Tutorial First Level 2D Fundamentals

Author: Randy Shih

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630571229

Category: Computers

Page: 448

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The primary goal of AutoCAD 2018 Tutorial First Level 2D Fundamentals is to introduce the aspects of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD). This text is intended to be used as a training guide for students and professionals. This text covers AutoCAD 2018 and the lessons proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic shapes to making multiview drawings. This textbook contains a series of eleven tutorial style lessons designed to introduce beginning CAD users to AutoCAD 2018. It takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important 2D CAD techniques and concepts. This text is also helpful to AutoCAD users upgrading from a previous release of the software. The new improvements and key enhancements of the software are incorporated into the lessons. The 2D-CAD techniques and concepts discussed in this text are also designed to serve as the foundation to the more advanced parametric feature-based CAD packages such as Autodesk Inventor. The basic premise of this book is that the more designs you create using AutoCAD 2018, the better you learn the software. With this in mind, each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. This book is intended to help readers establish a good basis for exploring and growing in the exciting field of Computer Aided Engineering.
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AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial

First Level, 2D Fundamentals

Author: Randy H. Shih

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781585034987

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals contains a series of eleven tutorial style lessons designed to introduce students to AutoCAD 2010. The new improvements and key enhancements of the software are incorporated into the lessons. Students will learn to use the AutoCAD Heads-up DesignTM interface, which means the students will learn to focus on the design, not on the keyboard. This book also includes a multimedia DVD with video presentations of the tutorial exercises found in the text! AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination The content of AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals covers the performance tasks that have been identified by Autodesk as being included on the AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination. Special reference guides show students where the performance tasks are covered in the book. If you are teaching an introductory level AutoCAD course and you want to prepare your students for the AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination this is the only book that you need. If your students are not interested in the AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination you will know that your students will be studying the performance tasks that have been identified by Autodesk as important enough to include on the certification examination. Table of Contents AutoCAD Certified Associate Examination Reference Guide Introduction: Getting Started 1. AutoCAD Fundamentals 2. Basic Object Construction Tools 3. Geometric Construction and Editing Tools 4. Object Properties and Organization 5. Orthographic Views in Multiview Drawings 6. Basic Dimensioning and Notes 7. Templates and Plotting 8. Parametric Drawing Tools 9. Auxiliary Views and Editing with GRIPS 10. Section Views 11. Assembly Drawings and Blocks
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Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2013

Author: Shawna Lockhart

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585037214

Category: Computers

Page: 647

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A Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2013 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 2013, 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. A Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2013 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 lists 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.
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AutoCAD 2015 Tutorial - Second Level: 3D Modeling

Author: Randy Shih

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585038652

Category: Computers

Page: 332

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The primary goal of AutoCAD 2015 Tutorial - Second Level: 3D Modeling is to introduce the aspects of computer based three dimensional modeling. This text is intended to be used as a training guide for both students and professionals. The chapters in this book cover AutoCAD 2015 and proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing 3D wire frame models, 3D surface models, and 3D solid models to making multiview drawings and rendering images. The text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important 3D modeling techniques and concepts. This book contains a series of twelve tutorial style chapters designed to introduce CAD users to 3D modeling with AutoCAD 2015. Users upgrading from a previous release of the AutoCAD software will also find this text helpful. The basic premise of this book is that the more 3D designs you create using AutoCAD 2015 the better you learn the software. With this in mind each tutorial introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous chapters. By going through this book readers will establish a good basis for exploring and growing in the exciting field of Computer Aided Engineering.
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AutoCAD 2019 Instructor

A Student Guide for In-Depth Coverage of AutoCAD's Commands and Features

Author: James Leach,Shawna Lockhart,Eric Tilleson

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630571849

Category: Computers

Page: 1252

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This book is your AutoCAD 2019 Instructor. The objective of this book is to provide you with extensive knowledge of AutoCAD, whether you are taking an instructor-led course or learning on your own. AutoCAD 2019 Instructor maintains the pedagogy and in-depth coverage that have always been the hallmark of the Leach texts. As the top-selling university textbook for almost a decade, the AutoCAD Instructor series continues to deliver broad coverage of AutoCAD in a structured, easy-to-comprehend manner. AutoCAD 2019 Instructor is command-oriented, just like AutoCAD. Chapters are structured around related commands, similar to the organization of AutoCAD’s menu system. The sequence of chapters starts with fundamental drawing commands and skills and then progresses to more elaborate procedures and specialized applications. The writing style introduces small pieces of information explained in simple form, and then builds on that knowledge to deliver more complex drawing strategies, requiring a synthesis of earlier concepts. Over 2000 figures illustrate the commands, features, and ideas. AutoCAD 2019 Instructor is an ideal reference guide, unlike tutorial-oriented books where specific information is hard to relocate. Because these chapters focus on related commands, and complete coverage for each command is given in one place, the commands, procedures, and applications are easy to reference. Tabbed pages help locate tables, lists, appendices, and the comprehensive index. What makes this book unique?In depth coverage of AutoCAD 2019 commands and featuresCommand Tables indicate where to locate and how to start each commandTIP markers in the margin provide important tips, notes, reminders, short-cuts and identify what's newComplete chapter exercises with many multi-chapter “REUSE” problemsWell suited for a two or three course sequence
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Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 Fundamentals

Author: Elise Moss

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630570176

Category: Computers

Page: 484

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Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 Fundamentals is designed to be used during instructor led training in an eight week course. It is an introductory level textbook intended for new AutoCAD 2017 users. This book covers all the fundamental skills necessary for effectively using AutoCAD and will provide a strong foundation for advancement. This textbook applies the use of AutoCAD as it pertains to mechanical drafting. Knowing how to draw a line in AutoCAD is not the same as understanding which line type is required when creating technical drawings. This text not only provides the necessary information to operate AutoCAD 2017 but also provides the skills to use AutoCAD as a tool to work proficiently as a drafter or designer.
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Engineering Graphics Essentials with AutoCAD 2017 Instruction

Author: Kirstie Plantenberg

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630570214

Category: Computers

Page: 944

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Engineering Graphics Essentials with AutoCAD 2017 Instruction gives students a basic understanding of how to create and read engineering drawings by presenting principles in a logical and easy to understand manner. It covers the main topics of engineering graphics, including tolerancing and fasteners, while also teaching students the fundamentals of AutoCAD 2017. This book features independent learning material containing supplemental content to further reinforce these principles. Through its many different exercises this text is designed to encourage students to interact with the instructor during lectures, and it will give students a superior understanding of engineering graphics and AutoCAD. The independent learning material allows students to go through the topics of the book independently. The main content of the material contains pages that summarize the topics covered in the book. Each page has voice over content that simulates a lecture environment. There are also interactive examples that allow students to go through the instructor led and in-class student exercises found in the book on their own. Video examples are also included to supplement the learning process.
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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017

2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling

Author: Elliot Gindis

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128110597

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 776

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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
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AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Bible

Author: Ellen Finkelstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111810837X

Category: Computers

Page: 1296

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The latest version of this perennial favorite, in-depth, reference-tutorial This top-selling book has been updated by AutoCAD guru and author Ellen Finkelstein to provide you with the very latest coverage of both AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012. It begins with a Quick Start tutorial, so you start creating right away. From there, the book covers so much in-depth material on AutoCAD that it is said that even Autodesk employees keep this comprehensive book at their desks. A DVD is included that features before-and-after drawings of all the tutorials and plenty of great examples from AutoCAD professionals. Explains in depth both AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Written by Ellen Finkelstein, a long-time AutoCAD instructor and very popular author of many editions of the AutoCAD Bible Starts with a tutorial on AutoCAD 2012 that covers the basics of creating drawings, using commands, and specifying coordinates Builds on early chapters to cover more complex 2D and 3D drawing techniques Discusses advanced topics such as customization and programming AutoCAD using AutoLISP and VBA Features a DVD with before-and-after drawings for each tutorial, and more If you're eager to create 2D and 3D technical drawings with AutoCAD 2012, the AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT2012 Bible is what you need!
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Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Fusion 360

Author: Randy Shih

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630571997

Category: Computers

Page: 416

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Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Fusion 360 contains a series of thirteen tutorial style lessons designed to introduce Autodesk Fusion 360, solid modeling and parametric modeling techniques and concepts. This book introduces Autodesk Fusion 360 on a step-by-step basis, starting with constructing basic shapes, all the way through to the creation of assembly drawings and 3D printing your own designs. This book takes a hands on, exercise intensive approach to all the important parametric modeling techniques and concepts. Each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. The lessons guide you from constructing basic shapes to building intelligent solid models, assemblies and creating multi-view drawings. This book also introduces you to the general principles of 3D printing including a brief history of 3D printing, the types of 3D printing technologies, commonly used filaments, and the basic procedure for printing a 3D model. 3D printing makes it easier than ever for anyone to start turning their designs into physical objects, and by the end of this book you will be ready to start printing out your own designs.
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Learning Autodesk Inventor 2015

Author: Randy Shih

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585038792

Category: Computers

Page: 512

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This book will teach you everything you need to know to start using Autodesk Inventor 2015 with easy to understand, step-by-step tutorials. This book features a simple robot design used as a project throughout the book. You will learn to model parts, create assemblies, run simulations and even create animations of your robot design. An unassembled version of the same robot used throughout the book can be bundled with the book. No previous experience with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) is needed since this book starts at an introductory level. The author begins by getting you familiar with the Inventor interface and its basic tools. You will start by learning to model simple robot parts and before long you will graduate to creating more complex parts and multi-view drawings. Along the way you will learn the fundamentals of parametric modeling through the use of geometric constraints and relationships. You will also become familiar with many of Inventor's powerful tools and commands that enable you to easily construct complex features in your models. Also included is coverage of gears, gear trains and spur gear creation using Autodesk Inventor. This book continues by examining the different mechanisms commonly used in walking robots. You will learn the basic types of planar four-bar linkages commonly used in mechanical designs and how to use the GeoGebra Dynamic Geometry software to simulate and analyze 2D linkages. Using the knowledge you gained about linkages and mechanism, you will learn how to modify your robot and change its behavior by modifying or creating new parts. In the final chapter of this book you learn how to combine all the robot parts into assemblies and then run motion analysis. You will finish off your project by creating 3D animations of your robot in action. There are many books that show you how to perform individual tasks with Autodesk Inventor, but this book takes you through an entire project and shows you the complete engineering process. By the end of this book you will have modeled and assembled nearly all the parts that make up the TAMIYA® Mechanical Tiger and can start building your own robot.
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Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2014 Fundamentals

Author: Elise Moss

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 158503794X

Category: Computers

Page: 271

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This fundamentals text introduces you to Autodesk’s AutoCAD Architecture 2014 software. The book covers the Layer Manager, Design Center, Structural Members, Doors, Windows, and Walls. Step-by-step lessons take the reader from creation of a site plan, floor plan, and space planning, all the way through to the finished building - a standard three bedroom, two bathroom residence. By the end of the text, you should feel comfortable enough to create a standard model, and even know how to customize the interface for your own use. This text provides you with in-depth coverage of toolbars, dialog boxes and commands. Educators will appreciate the quizzes and practice exam included in the text.
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Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using SolidWorks Simulation 2014

Author: Randy Shih

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585038571

Category: Computers

Page: 445

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The primary goal of Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using SolidWorks Simulation 2014 is to introduce the aspects of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) that are important to engineers and designers. Theoretical aspects of FEA are also introduced as they are needed to help better understand the operation. The primary emphasis of the text is placed on the practical concepts and procedures needed to use SolidWorks Simulation in performing Linear Static Stress Analysis and basic Modal Analysis. This text covers SolidWorks Simulation and the lessons proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic truss elements to generating three-dimensional solid elements from solid models. This text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important FEA techniques and concepts. This textbook contains a series of thirteen tutorial style lessons designed to introduce beginning FEA users to SolidWorks Simulation. The basic premise of this book is that the more designs you create using SolidWorks Simulation, the better you learn the software. With this in mind, each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons.
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Revit Architecture 2015 Basics: From the Ground Up

Author: Elise Moss

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585038849

Category: Computers

Page: 544

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Autodesk Revit 2015 Basics for Architectural Design is geared towards beginning architectural students or professional architects who want to get a jump-start into 3D parametric modeling for commercial structures. This book is filled with tutorials, tips and tricks, and will help you get the most out of your software in very little time. The text walks you through from concepts to site plans to floor plans and on through reflected ceiling plans, then ends with an easy chapter on how to customize Autodesk Revit to boost your productivity. The advantages of working in 3D are not initially apparent to most architectural users. The benefits come when you start creating your documentation and you realize that your views are automatically defined for you with your 3D model. Your schedules and views automatically update when you change features. You can explore your conceptual designs faster and in more depth. Learning to use Autodesk Revit will not make you a better architect. However, it will allow you to communicate your ideas and designs faster, easier, and more beautifully.
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AutoCAD LT Fundamentals

Drafting and Design Applications

Author: Ted Saufley,Paul B. Schreiner

Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub

ISBN: 9781590704301

Category: Computers

Page: 608

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AutoCAD LT Fundamentals: Drafting and Design Applications provides complete instruction in mastering AutoCAD LT commands and drawing techniques. All AutoCAD LT commands, menus, buttons, options, and techniques presented in this text are covered in an easy-to-understand format. This format allows you to become comfortable with AutoCAD LT as your knowledge builds from one chapter to the next. You progress from the most basic drawing commands to the more advanced editing and dimensioning functions.
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Parametric Modeling with Creo Parametric 5.0

Author: Randy Shih

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630572128

Category: Computers

Page: 560

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The primary goal of Parametric Modeling with Creo Parametric 5.0 is to introduce the aspects of Solid Modeling and Parametric Modeling. This text is intended to be used as a training guide for any student or professional wanting to learn to use Creo Parametric. This text covers Creo Parametric and the lessons proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic shapes to building intelligent solid models and creating multi-view drawings. This text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important Parametric Modeling techniques and concepts. This textbook contains a series of eleven tutorial style lessons designed to introduce beginning CAD users to Creo Parametric. The basic premise of this book is that the more designs you create using Creo Parametric, the better you learn the software. With this in mind, each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. This book will provide you with a good basis for exploring and growing in the exciting field of Computer Aided Engineering. This book also introduces you to the general principles of 3D printing including a brief history of 3D printing, the types of 3D printing technologies, commonly used filaments, and the basic procedure for printing a 3D model. 3D printing makes it easier than ever for anyone to start turning their designs into physical objects and by the end of this book you will be ready to start printing out your own designs.
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Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD 2017

Author: James D. Bethune

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134507584

Category: Computers

Page: 840

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD 2017 teaches technical drawing using AutoCAD 2017 as its drawing instrument, complying with ANSI standards. Taking a step-by-step approach, it encourages students to work at their own pace and uses sample problems and illustrations to guide them through the powerful features of this drawing program. Nearly 150 exercise problems provide instructors with a variety of assignment material and students with an opportunity to develop their creativity and problem-solving capabilities. This book includes the following features: •Step-by-step format throughout the text allows students to work directly from the text to the screen and provides an excellent reference during and after the course. •Covers the latest in dynamic blocks, user interface improvements, and productivity enhancements. •Exercise, sample problems and projects appear in each chapter, providing examples of software capabilities and giving students an opportunity to apply their own knowledge to realistic design situations. Includes examples of how to create an animated assembly, apply dimension to a drawing, calculate shear and bending values, and more! •ANSI standards are discussed when appropriate, introducing students to the appropriate techniques and national standards. •Illustrations and sample problems provided in every chapter, supporting the step-by-step approach by illustrating how to use AutoCAD 2017 and its features to solve various design problems
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Introduction to AutoCAD 2015 for Civil Engineering Applications

Author: Nighat Yasmin

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585038687

Category: Computers

Page: 760

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The main purpose of this book is to provide civil engineering students with a clear presentation of the theory of engineering graphics and the use of AutoCAD 2015. Each chapter starts with the chapter objectives followed by the introduction. The contents of each chapter are organized into well-defined sections that contain step-by-step instructions to carry out the AutoCAD commands. The drawings shown in this book are created using AutoCAD 2015 and Paint software. Several improvements are made to the current edition. The major contents of the book are based on the ribbon interface. A new chapter has been added on tolerancing. The index is improved. The chapter titled as Suggested In-Class Activities provides in-class activities (or ICA). For some of the initial ICAs, it explains the drawing with the help of step-by-step instruction. Also, new problems are added to the homework’s chapter. Furthermore, the contents and the drawings of every chapter are improved. Each chapter starts with the chapter objectives followed by the introduction. The bulleted objectives provide a general overview of the material covered. The contents of each chapter are organized into well-defined sections that contain detailed step-by-step instruction with graphical illustrations to carry out the AutoCAD commands.
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Introduction to AutoCAD 2017

Author: Paul Richard,Jim Fitzgerald

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 013450755X

Category: Computers

Page: 960

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This book addresses advances in technology and introduces students to 2-dimensional drawing skills and commands using the current release of AutoCAD. It continuously builds on concepts covered in previous chapters, contains exercises combined with in-text notes, and offers examples that provide the “how and why” of AutoCAD fundamentals. Projects are included at the end of each chapter and provide hands-on experience creating various types of mechanical, architectural, civil and electrical drawings. This text is appropriate for Introductory and Intermediate AutoCAD courses.
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Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2016

Author: Daniel John Stine

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585039624

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2016 is an introductory level tutorial which uses residential design exercises as the means to teach you AutoCAD 2016. 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 2016. 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 2016. 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. The videos cover the following: User InterfaceGetting StartedDraw ToolsModify ToolsAnnotationFloor PlansExterior ElevationsSectionsInterior DesignPlotting
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