THIS IS THE RIGHT REFERENCE FOR YOU IF : You need help in using the right commands on the job or in the classroom. You need a compact reference that you can take with you anywhere. You want a reference that lets you locate what you need quickly and easily. You need a reference that includes all basic AutoCAD commands and concepts. You are using AutoCAD release 2009 or later.
Completely updated for AutoCAD 2007 and 2007 LT software, these workbooks are ideal for classroom instruction or as self-study tutorials. Providing only what you need without all of the jargon, these include 30 lessons with step by step instructions followed by exercises designed for practicing the commands learned within each lesson.
Continue your AutoCAD education with this companion to the "Beginning" workbook. Totally updated for AutoCAD 2009 and 2009 LT, Advanced AutoCAD 2009 shows you step-by-step how to use these programs best.
This book is no longer available. It has been replaced by the Print-on-Demand version, ISBN 978-0-8311-0208-1. AutoCAD 2010 30-Day Trial Version included on the enclosed CD. This is the right book for you if…you're new to AutoCAD or want to brush up on the basics, you're looking for a clear, no nonsense, easy-to-follow text, or you want to learn AutoCAD quickly and easily. Totally updated for AutoCAD 2010 and 2010 LT including Parametric Drawing, Geometric Constraints, Dimensional Constraints, Application Menu, Initial Setup, and Realtime Search for commands; this workbook includes 30 lessons with step by step instructions followed by exercised designed for practicing the commands learned within the lesson. Providing only what you need without all of the jargon, it is ideal for classroom instruction or as a self-study tutorial. 2010 software includes improved Ribbon tabs and panels, Browse for documents, Quick Access toolbar customizing, Hatch boundaries features. AutoCAD 2010 30-Day Trial Version included on the enclosed CD. Ideal for classroom instruction or as a self-study tutorial. Provides only what you need without all of the jargon. Includes 30 lessons with step by step instructions followed by exercises designed for practicing the commands learned within the lesson. Each lesson starts very simple and progresses to more complex. The approach taken is to familiarize users with the drawing commands first, and then teach users to create their own setup drawings. Each lesson is explained clearly and in a non-intimidating manner. All exercises print easily on your 8-1/2 X 11 printer.
Created for Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Design Engineers, Draftsmen, Toolmakers, Machinists, Students, and Hobbyists. This is the right choice for you if you want a pocket reference that. Is compact, lightweight easy to carry and really does fit in your pocket. Contains the essential data you need practically every day, yet is uncluttered by extraneous information. Is organized so you can easily locate the data you need very quickly. Contains data not found in similar books, such as thread charts showing all effective sizes.
AutoCAD is the leading software tool for creating technical and architectural drawings, but it definitely doesn't lead in the "easy to master" category. That's why there's AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies—the perfect way to break a complex topic into bite-size, easy-to-understand pieces. Once you get the hang of using AutoCAD and its slightly less feature-rich cousin, AutoCAD LT, you discover that it offers wonderful advantages. AutoCAD allows you to Create precision to 14 significant digits Re-use portions of your drawings by copying and pasting Draw things full size and print your drawings in any scale Produce drawings that are easier to read when reduced Electronically share and distribute drawings Design in 2D or 3D So obviously, the trick is to speed up that "getting the hang of it" process. That's where AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies comes in especially handy. Ten easy-to-follow minibooks cover every aspect of AutoCAD, including the latest features of AutoCAD 2007, so you can find just what you need to know quickly and easily. You'll get the scoop on AutoCAD basics, such as setting up drawings, finding your way around the interface, and using all the tools Drawing and modifying objects in 2D and annotating your drawings 3D modeling and viewing, working with solids and surfaces, and rendering Understanding how AutoCAD LT differs from AutoCAD and deciding which program you need Advanced drafting skills, including organizing drawings, working with blocks, and using AutoCAD utilities Setting up your drawings for plotting to paper and publishing Sharing your drawings online for collaboration Customizing and programming AutoCAD to make it work the way you want it to In the familiar, friendly For Dummies fashion, AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies gives you plain-English explanations and step-by-step directions. Written by a pair of AutoDesk Authorized Authors, this handy guide will help make your relationship with AutoCAD a happy and productive one.
This pocket reference offers useful information in an affordable, accessible format that can be merchandised in conjunction with other successful scripting languages. Information is listed alphabetically within categories.
AutoCAD 14 Instant Reference is the perfect companion to Mastering AutoCAD 14. Small enough to carry anywhere but really big on content, this guide puts information you need at your fingertips in an easy-to-use glossary format. You'll find that it's an indispensable resource, no matter how you use AutoCAD or how well you know it. No theory, just straightforward instructions. The essential AutoCAD 14 information you need to know to get your work done is condensed into this pocket-size guide. When you're stuck or need to make quick use of an unfamiliar command, this is the book that will get you on track right away. Complete coverage of new features. Features new to AutoCAD 14 are addressed early on so you can be on the lookout for ways to make the best possible use of the latest release.
This pocket-sized reference is a quick guide to all AutoCAD 12 for Windows features. Designed for easy use, all command entries provide exact syntax, a brief description, options, tips, and cross-references.
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!