AutoCAD and Its Applications: Comprehensive 2015 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.
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: Advanced 2016 builds upon the fundamental skills and techniques taught in AutoCAD and Its Applications: Basics 2016. The Advanced text provides thorough, easy-to-understand instruction in 3D drafting/modeling and model visualization. It is appropriate for individual or classroom use. The text provides comprehensive coverage of solid, surface, and mesh modeling in addition to detailed coverage of materials, lighting, rendering, and animation. Features coverage on advanced AutoCAD topics, including model analysis, 3D printing, and point clouds. The companion website includes more than 120 step-by-step exercises. Text chapters contain a large selection of modeling problems.
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
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.
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.
The perfect reference for all AutoCAD users AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible is the book you want to have close at hand to answer those day-to-day questions about this industry-leading software. Author and Autodesk University instructor Ellen Finkelstein guides readers through AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 with clear, easy-to-understand instruction and hands-on tutorials that allow even total beginners to create a design on their very first day. Although simple and fundamental enough to be used by those new to CAD, the book is so comprehensive that even Autodesk power users will want to keep a copy on their desks. Here is what you'll find inside the book: Part I: Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Basics Part II: Drawing in Two Dimensions Part III: Working with Data Part IV: Drawing in Three Dimensions Part V: Organizing and Managing Drawings Part VI: Customizing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Part VII: Programming AutoCAD Part VIII: Appendixes Appendix A: Installing and Configuring AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Appendix B: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Resources In addition, the book also explores advanced techniques like programming with AutoLISP and VBA, and demonstrates AutoCAD 2015 customization that can smooth workflow. The companion website contains real-world drawings for each tutorial, plus bonus chapters and video tutorials. If you need to become an AutoCAD guru, AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible is the one resource that will get you there quickly.
Learn AutoCAD by following step-by-step examples AutoCAD 2015 For Beginners contains 515 pages of step-by-step instructions covering various commands and techniques of AutoCAD. If you are new to computer aided design, this book provides you with easy-to-follow instructions and real-world examples to learn AutoCAD. This edition includes examples related to manufacturing, architectural, and electrical drawings. This book is well organized so that the user will start by learning about the Microsoft Windows-based user interface, creating 2D drawings, organising and reusing data, plotting, and 3D modeling. The process in this book resembles the real world scenario. After completing this book, you will be skillful in the following areas: • Creating basic drawings • Modifying drawings • Creating Manufacturing drawings • Creating Standard Dimension styles • Adding Tolerances • Creating section views • Blocks and External references • Layouts and Printing • Basic 3D Modeling • Architectural drawings The previous version of this book is adopted by many technical institutes for their AutoCAD course. They found this book easy to follow for a user who has no experience in engineering drafting.
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
Take your students beyond the basics with the award-winning NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS. Designed to get all students up-to-speed on essential computer literacy skills, this market leading text goes deeper, providing students with the technical and practical information they need for academic and career success. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2014 incorporates significant technology trends that affect computing and everyday life; such as concerns for data security, personal privacy, online safety, controversy over digital rights management, interest in open source software and portable applications, and more. In addition, coverage of Microsoft Windows 8 and Office 2013 will introduce your students to the exciting new features of Microsoft's next generation of software. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.