AutoCAD and Its Applications: Basics 2016 provides instruction for mastering AutoCAD commands and drawing and dimensioning techniques. The text provides complete coverage of 2D AutoCAD drafting and design. Topics are presented in an easy-to-understand sequence, building upon prior chapter knowledge. ASME standards are referenced throughout the text and examples and illustrations focus on industry practices. Each chapter includes a large selection of drafting problems, including practice problems for the AutoCAD Certified Professional certification exam. More than 280 step-by-step tutorial exercises on the Companion Website provide hands-on reinforcement of topics. Template Development feature helps students build their own drawing templates as they learn about key template components. Supplemental Material and Reference Material documents on the Companion Website allow students to pursue topics of interest.
AutoCAD and Its Applications: Comprehensive 2016 brings together the complete contents of Basics and Advanced into one volume. It provides flexibility in course design and teaching approaches, supporting both introductory and advanced classes. This text provides a complete teaching program for 2D and 3D AutoCAD drafting and design. Practice questions and problems for the AutoCAD Certified Professional Exam are included. More than 500 drawing problems are found throughout the text’s end-of-chapter sections. The Online Instructor’s Resource features drawing problem solutions, sample course syllabi, final exams, and additional practice questions and resources for the AutoCAD certification exams. A companion website features more than 120 step-by-step exercises. Text chapters feature a large selection of modeling problems. The materials and rendering chapters are in full color.
AutoCAD and Its Applications-Comprehensive is a useful tool for both classroom instruction and independent study. The heavily illustrated text not only tells you how to use AutoCAD, it also shows you how to use AutoCAD. In addition to teaching AutoCAD, this text serves as a valuable resource once you begin a career in the drafting and design industry. Whether you are learning AutoCAD for the first time or updating your skills, this book is a must. AutoCAD and Its Applications-Comprehensive combines two books into one. The Basics potion provides complete instruction in 2D drawing and editing commands and additional topics, including dimensioning, parametric drafting, hatching techniques, dynamics blocks, layouts and plotting, annotative objects, external references, and sheet sets. The Advanced portion provides detailed coverage of 3D modeling, including solid, surface, and mesh modeling. Thorough coverage of visual styles (shading), materials, lighting, rendering, and animation is also provided. Heavily illustrated to make learning easy. Step-by-step use of AutoCAD commands. Exercises on the companion website correlated to each chapter reinforce AutoCAD concepts. End-of-chapter review questions and drawing problems check comprehension. End-of-chapter practice questions and problems for the AutoCAD Certified Professional Exam help students prepare for professional-level certification.
AutoCAD and Its Applications: Comprehensive 2019 provides complete AutoCAD coverage. The Basics portion provides complete instruction in 2D drafting and AutoCAD tools and serves as a strong foundation for learning advanced AutoCAD topics. The Advanced portion builds upon the fundamental skills and techniques taught in the Basics portion. It provides detailed coverage of 3D modeling and other advanced topics, including 3D printing, point clouds, materials, lighting, rendering, and animation. AutoCAD and Its Applications: Comprehensive 2019 provides flexibility in course design and teaching approaches, supporting both introductory and advanced classes. This text provides a complete teaching program for 2D and 3D AutoCAD drafting and design. Whether you are learning AutoCAD for the first time or updating your skills, this book is a must.
AutoCAD and Its Applications-Basics is a useful tool for both classroom instruction and independent study. The heavily illustrated text not only tells you how to use AutoCAD, it also shows you how to use AutoCAD. In addition to teaching AutoCAD, this text serves as a valuable resource once you begin a career in the drafting and design industry. Whether you are learning AutoCAD for the first time or updating your skills, this book is a must. AutoCAD and Its Applications-Basics provides complete instruction in 2D drafting and AutoCAD tools. It features complete coverage of AutoCAD drawing and editing commands and additional topics, including dimensioning, parametric drafting, hatching techniques, dynamics blocks, layouts and plotting, annotative objects, external references, and sheet sets. Heavily illustrated to make learning easy. Step-by-step use of AutoCAD commands. Exercises on the companion website correlated to each chapter reinforce AutoCAD concepts. End-of-chapter review questions and drawing problems check comprehension. End-of-chapter practice questions and problems for the AutoCAD Certified Professional Exam help students prepare for professional-level certification.
For more than 25 years, students have relied on this trusted text for easy-to-read, comprehensive drafting and design instruction that complies with the latest ANSI and ASME industry standards for mechanical drafting. The Sixth Edition of ENGINEERING DRAWING AND DESIGN continues this tradition of excellence with a multitude of real, high-quality industry drawings and more than 1,000 drafting, design, and practical application problems—including many new to the current edition. The text showcases actual product designs in all phases, from concept through manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. In addition, the engineering design process now features new material related to production practices that eliminate waste in all phases, and the authors describe practices to improve process output quality by using quality management methods to identify the causes of defects, remove them, and minimize manufacturing variables. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This book is your AutoCAD 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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
ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, Seventh Edition, is the definitive text for beginning, intermediate, or advanced architectural CAD operators. This full-color, comprehensive edition covers the basics of residential design while exploring numerous types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the design process. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with content based on the most recent editions of relevant codes, including the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The text opens with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic construction materials, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are also covered. This bestseller complements informational content with practical, hands-on material, including step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans--all presented via projects that can be completed using CAD drawing methods. This proven text equips readers with the knowledge and skills needed to complete the drawings that most municipalities require to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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.
Stuart Oberto has been using AutoCAD for 24 years and has witnessed its evolution into the most popular industry-standard computer-aided drafting and design application. This course is your detailed introduction to the 2016 version of AutoCAD. Stuart begins with the basics of the user interface and leads you step-by-step to learning how to draw the kind of precise, measured 2D drawings that form the basis of design communication the world over. Along the way, you will learn how to create and modify geometry, layers, blocks, attributes, dimensions, layouts, and how to share your drawings with others. Topics include: • Changing workspaces • Converting drawings to new units • Drawing lines, circles, splines, polygons, and more • Moving, copying, rotating, and scaling objects • Mirroring, lengthening, trimming, and joining objects • Drawing accurately with coordinates and snapping • Creating gradients • Making dimension objects • Managing object and layer properties • Reusing content • Making external references (including xrefs) • Adding annotations • Packaging and publishing CAD data Let's face it. The recession is not the best time to be job hunting, especially if you are a fresher with no experience. Huge unemployment figures translate to huge competition and getting your resume noticed over the masses can become quite hard. Taking AutoCAD (Computer Aided Design) training and adding a certificate to your resume can give it just that boost. There is a huge market still for design and drafting jobs even in this slow economy. It's a popular misconception that computer aided design tools are used mainly by companies dealing with art, design or publishing. Today, these tools are used across the board by many businesses to maintain in house publications, design and drafting needs of huge corporations that otherwise don't deal in design. This means at any given time there are at least a few thousand job openings for CAD professionals. All of these jobs require knowledge of some design application software or the other. AutoCAD, being Windows based is most popular among these and makes for a most desirable skill to have. And it's possible to get AutoCAD training at a very low cost or even for free. If you are wondering whether it's worth the investment, then there are two arguments to its favor. One, there is big demand for AutoCAD professionals in the job market and two, the duration of AutoCAD training can be as short as six days. You can pick up lot more than the basic use of this design application with these workshops. A certification may require a few more classes and an examination. Whether you have an aptitude for design or not, an additional skill can never hurt, especially while it is so kind to your pocket. For those who are hard pressed for cash, it's possible to get AutoCAD training online for free. Simply Google "AutoCAD tutorials free". Most such tutorials are downloadable. If you are willing to spend a little more for a legitimate AutoCAD training, then there are discounted training materials available for students. While these courses are not comprehensive, they can help you lay a ground work for a proper certificated AutoCAD training. The basic knowledge gained from the free tutorials can spare you the additional cost of having to take the certification twice for a better score. Coming back to AutoCAD training itself, the only requirement is that you are familiar with Microsoft windows, as this application runs only on Windows. There are a number of institutes that provide AutoCAD training. But if you are planning to invest on a course, make sure it's an Authorized Training Centre. AutoCAD training can teach you to design, draft and coordinate multiple designs; create 2D or 3D design, imprint and publishing management of such design etc. On an advance level it is possible to learn to be an AutoCAD software developer and to be involved in the development of the application itself. This may be of interest to software professionals interested in this line. In the end, it all boils down to how AutoCAD training can be used in your professional life to earn more money or advance your career. Basically any field where the virtual design or draft of any machinery, flow of development of a project or even biochemical structures need to be presented, will need the use of CAD tools. Let's look at possible career fields for AutoCAD professionals - Industrial design - design of machinery etc, Interior design - a diagrammatical representation of proposed enhancements to any living space, architecture or construction - planning layout of houses or buildings, engineering - civil, mechanical or even electronic. While AutoCAD professionals can look for a job in these fields, professional in these fields can also add AutoCAD to their resume to give in added edge. With a career scope spread so wide, getting a job after you AutoCAD training should not be too hard. Get more insights from this eBook!