Mastering AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018
30th Anniversary of the bestselling AutoCAD reference - fully updated for the 2018 release Mastering AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 is the complete tutorial and reference every design and drafting professional needs. Step-by-step instructions coupled with concise explanation walk you through everything you need to know about the latest AutoCAD tools and techniques; read through from beginning to end for complete training, or dip in as needed to for quick reference—it's all here. Hands-on projects teach you practical skills that apply directly to real-world projects, and the companion website features the accompanying project files and other bonus content to help you master every crucial technique. This new edition has been updated to include the latest AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT capabilities, so your skills will transfer directly to real-world projects. With expert guidance and a practical focus, this complete reference is your ultimate resource for mastering this powerful software. AutoCAD is a critical skill in the design fields; whether you're preparing for a certification exam, or just want to become more productive with the software, this book will help you: Master the basic drafting tools that you'll use in every project Work with hatches, fields, tables, attributes, dynamic blocks, and other intermediate tools Turn your 2D drawing into a 3D model with advanced modeling and imaging techniques Customize AutoCAD to fit the way you work, integrate outside data, and much more If you're new to AutoCAD, this book will be your "bible;" if you're an experienced user, this book will introduce you to unfamiliar tools and techniques, and show you tips and tricks that streamline your workflow.
AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies
Find your way around AutoCAD 2014 with this full-color, For Dummies guide! Put away that pencil and paper and start putting the power of AutoCAD 2014 to work in your CAD projects and designs. From setting up your drawing environment to using text, dimensions, hatching, and more, this guide walks you through AutoCAD basics and provides you with a solid understanding of the latest CAD tools and techniques. You’ll also benefit from the full-color illustrations that mirror exactly what you’ll see on your AutoCAD 2014 screen and highlight the importance of AutoCAD’s Model view, which shows different line weights for printing in different colors. Covers the latest AutoCAD features and techniques, including creating a basic layout, navigating the AutoCAD 2014 interface, drawing and editing, working with dimensions, plotting, adding text, using blocks, and more Shows you how to make the best use of color in your AutoCAD designs, take advantage of the AutoCAD DesignCenter, and showcase your work to potential clients and customers Includes practical advice and guidance on real-world methods and tips used by architects, engineers, and other CAD professionals to create compelling 3D models and detailed technical drawings You’ll quickly get up to speed on all AutoCAD has to offer with AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies in your toolbox.
Up and Running with AutoCAD 2014
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 2014 Essentials
Learn crucial AutoCAD tools and techniques with this Autodesk Official Press Book Quickly become productive using AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 with this full color Autodesk Official Press guide. This unique learning resource features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials. Following a quick discussion of concepts and goals, each chapter moves on to an approachable hands-on exercise designed to reinforce real-world tactics and techniques. Compelling, full-color screenshots illustrate tutorial steps, and chapters conclude with related and more open-ended projects to further reinforce the chapter's lessons. Starting and ending files for the exercises are also available for download, so you can compare your results with those of professionals. You'll follow a workflow-based approach that mirrors the development of projects in the real world, learning 2D drawing skills, editing entities, working with splines and polylines, using layers and objects, creating and editing text, dimensioning, modeling in 3D, and much more. Hands-on exercises and their downloadable tutorial files are based on the real-world task of drawing a house Covers crucial features and techniques, including 2D drawing working with layers, organizing objects with groups and blocks, using hatch patterns and gradients, using constraints and layouts, importing data, 3D modeling, and Includes content to help prepare you for Autodesk's AutoCAD certification program AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 Essentials is the Autodesk Official Press guide that helps you quickly and confidently learn the newest version of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.
Technical Drawing 101 with AutoCAD 2015
Technical Drawing 101 covers topics ranging from the most basic, such as making freehand, multiview sketches of machine parts, to the advanced—creating an AutoCAD dimension style containing the style settings defined by the ASME Y14.5-2009 Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard. But un-like the massive technical drawing reference texts on the market, Technical Drawing 101 aims to present just the right mix of information and projects that can be reasonably covered by faculty, and assimilated by students, in one semester. Both mechanical and architectural projects are introduced to capture the interest of more students and to offer a broader appeal. The authors have also created extensive video training (101 videos, nearly 11 hours total) that is included with every copy of the book. In these videos the authors start of by getting students comfortable with the user interface and demonstrating how to use many of AutoCAD's tools and commands. The videos progress to more advanced topics where the authors walk students through completing several of the projects in the book. The CAD portion of the text incorporates drafting theory whenever possible and covers the basics of drawing setup (units, limits, and layers), the tools of the Draw, Modify, and Dimension toolbars, and the fundamentals of 3D modeling. By focusing on the fundamental building blocks of CAD, Technical Drawing 101 provides a solid foundation for students going on to learn advanced CAD concepts and techniques (paper space, viewports, xrefs, annotative scaling, etc.) in intermediate CAD courses. In recognition of the diverse career interests of our students, Technical Drawing 101 includes projects in which students create working drawings for a mechanical assembly as well as for an architectural project. We include architectural drawing because our experience has shown that many (if not most) first-semester drafting students are interested in careers in the architectural design field, and that a traditional technical drawing text, which focuses solely on mechanical drawing projects, holds little interest for these students. The multidisciplinary approach of this text and its supporting materials is intended to broaden the appeal of the curriculum and increase student interest and, it is hoped, future enrollments.
Engineering Graphics Essentials with AutoCAD 2014 Instruction
Engineering Graphics Essentials with AutoCAD 2014 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 them the fundamentals of AutoCAD 2014. This book features an independent learning disc 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 enclosed independent learning disc allows the learner to go through the topics of the book independently. The main content of the disc 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 the learner 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.
Instant Autodesk AutoCAD 2014 Customization with NET
Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. An instruction-based guide with examples written in the C# programming language. VB.NET programmers can also take advantage of these examples by using one of the free conversion websites to convert the examples to VB.NET.Clear, step-by-step instructions and complete code examples illustrate the processes, making it easy to develop your own custom AutoCAD tools.This book is perfect if you are interested in customizing AutoCAD 2014 using the .NET API. You should have a basic familiarity with programming. Prior experience of customizing AutoCAD is helpful, but not required (as is a basic understanding of AutoCAD commands). If you have AutoCAD customization experience with another API, such as Lisp or VBA, you may find the examples in this book helpful when learning the .NET API.You should also have a basic familiarity with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (the Express editions are fine).
Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2014 Fundamentals
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.
AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014
A step-by-step tutorial introduction to AutoCAD As the only book to teach AutoCAD using a continuous tutorial which allows you to follow along sequentially or jump in at any exercise by downloading the drawing files, this Autodesk Official Press book is ideal for the AutoCAD novice. Industry expert and AutoCAD guru Donnie Gladfelter walks you through the powerful features of AutoCAD, provides you with a solid foundation of the basics, and shares the latest industry standards and techniques. The hands-on tutorial project inspired by real-world workflows that runs throughout the book helps you understand and apply the techniques and tools. Introduces you to the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT interface, basic commands, and industry workflows Builds upon the basics that are covered in order to gradually segue into more advanced features and skills, such as telling the story of your designs with annotation, generating elevations, and visualizing projects in 3D Covers dimensioning, external references, layouts and printing, using 3D, and more AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014: No Experience Required helps you quickly learn how to use AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT productively.
Autocad 2014 for Engineers Volume 1 For Polytechnic Student
Learning to use a CAD system is compulsory for engineers and designers. It is necessary to begin with the basic alphabets of AutoCAD and learn how to use it correctly and effectively through continuous practice. CAD systems create designs using basic geometric entities and many constructions used in technical designs. Universities, engineering colleges, polytechnics and ITIs of our country have also modified their syllabi according to industry needs and have introduced 'AutoCAD' as an important sessional subject. As per AICTE guided syllabus for diploma level of engineering, AutoCAD 2D and 3D have been introduced in the subject 'Professional Practice-I' in 3rd semester and 'Professional Practice-II' in 4th semester in most of the branches (mechanical, civil, automobile, architecture, electrical, etc.).This book will be invaluable for the students of Professional Practice-I. SALIENT FEATURES • Use of the latest version of software AutoCAD 2014 • Easy for those using earlier version of AutoCAD in which ribbon concept was not included • Variety of worked-out examples as per AICTE recommended syllabus • Step-by-step command prompts • Detailed applications of each command with explanation • Examples for every topic • Command sequences given for every example for the beginner