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    AutoCAD 2017 Instructor

    By James Leach

    SDC Publications
    Perfect Paperback (1268 pages)

    AutoCAD 2017 Instructor
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    This book is your AutoCAD 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 commands and features
    • Command Tables indicate where to locate and how to start each command
    • TIP markers in the margin provide important tips, notes, reminders, short-cuts and identify what's new
    • Complete chapter exercises with many multi-chapter REUSE problems
    • Well suited for a two or three course sequence
    • Online Resources

      Your purchase of AutoCAD 2017 Instructor includes two free exclusive bonus chapters that are available by redeeming the unique access code found on the inside of the front cover. These bonus chapters cover block design, the tool pallets and express tools.

      Chapter exercises drawings and additional student questions are available for free.

      Table of Contents

      1. Getting Started
      2. Working with Files
      3. Draw Command Concepts
      4. Selection Sets
      5. Helpful Commands
      6. Basic Drawing Setup
      7. Object Snap and Object Snap Tracking
      8. Draw Commands I
      9. Modify Commands I
      10. Viewing Commands
      11. Layers and Object Properties
      12. Advanced Drawing Setup
      13. Layouts and Viewports
      14. Printing and Plotting
      15. Draw Commands II
      16. Modify Commands II
      17. Inquiry Commands
      18. Text and Tables
      19. Grip Editing
      20. Advanced Selection Sets
      21. Blocks, DesignCenter, and Tool Palettes
      22. Block Attributes and Data Links
      23. Internet Tools and Collaboration
      24. Multiview Drawing
      25. Pictorial Drawings
      26. Section Views
      27. Auxiliary Views
      28. Dimensioning
      29. Dimension Styles and Variables
      30. Xreferences
      31. Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
      32. Advanced Layouts, Annotative Objects, and Plotting
      33. 3D Basics, Navigation, and Visual Styles
      34. User Coordinate Systems
      35. Solid Model Construction
      36. Solid Model Editing
      37. Creating 2D Drawings from 3D Models
      Appendices
      Index
      Chapter Exercise Index

    AutoCAD 2016 For Beginners

    By CADFolks

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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    AutoCAD 2016 For Beginners
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    AutoCAD 2015 For Beginners is written to help a complete novice to learn AutoCAD Basics. The Author guides readers to create 2D drawings and 3D models with the help of brief explanations and step-by-step examples. This book starts with the introduction to Microsoft Windows-based user interface, 2D drawings, organizing and reusing data, plotting, and 3D modeling. In addition, there is a separate chapter on 2D Architectural drawings.

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to AutoCAD

    2. Drawing Basics

    3. Drawing Aids

    4. Editing Tools

    5. Multi View Drawings

    6. Dimensions and Annotations

    7. Parametric Tools

    8. Section Views

    9. Blocks, Attributes and Xrefs

    10. Layouts & Annotative Objects

    11. Templates and Plotting

    12. 3D Modeling Basics

    13. Solid Editing & generating 2D views

    14. Creating Architectural Drawings

    AutoCAD For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))

    By Bill Fane

    David Byrnes Bill Fane
    Paperback (544 pages)

    AutoCAD For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))
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    • AutoCAD for Dummies
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    The bestselling AutoCAD book—revised and updated!

    It takes some practice to get handy with AutoCAD—and it doesn't hurt to have a good guide by your side to help get you through the rough spots. Updated to cover AutoCAD releases through the 2017 version, this new edition of AutoCAD For Dummies is an ideal companion when you're learning the basics of the popular software. Written by a former engineer and AutoCAD teacher, the book walks you through the basics of setting up projects and making simple drawings all the way up to creating 3D models.

    Beginning with an overview of the AutoCAD interface, drawing tools, and ways to adjust your view of your work, AutoCAD For Dummies offers easy-to-follow guidance on using straight and curved lines to manage properties, object selection, and creating layouts. Next, it shows you how to use advanced AutoCAD tools, including Blocks, Arrays, Xrefs, and Parametrics. Finally, you'll find out how to move your work in to the wonderful world of 3D modeling.

    • Create an AutoCAD project from the ground up
    • Make and edit basic drawings starting with straight lines and curves
    • Jump into advanced drawing with 3D modeling
    • Find quick answers to your AutoCAD questions

    It's true that AutoCAD is tough, but with the friendly instruction in this hands-on guide, you'll find everything you need to start creating marvelous models—without losing your cool.

    Beginning AutoCAD 2017: Exercise Workbook

    By Cheryl R. Shrock

    Steve Heather Cheryl R Shrock
    Paperback (648 pages)

    Beginning AutoCAD 2017: Exercise Workbook
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    • Beginning AutoCAD 2017 Exercise Workbook
    Product Description:

    The best-selling title that has been helping AutoCAD users for more than two decades is better than ever.
    For new users of AutoCAD®, or those simply brushing up on their skills, there is no better resource. Beginning AutoCAD® 2017 Exercise Workbook provides step-by-step instructions with corresponding screen shots illustrating exactly what the user will see when using the software. All of the new bells and whistles of AutoCAD 2017 are featured. For instance, users can now directly import a .PDF drawing, including both the geometry and text, into drawing entities that can be modified within AutoCAD.

    A Game-Changer!  

    For the first time, this top-selling Workbook and the companion title Advanced AutoCAD® 2017 Exercise Workbook now include both METRIC and INCH measurements side by side, so that readers worldwide can benefit from all of the instructions and exercises.

    NEW AND IMPROVED FEATURES

    • New function that allows users to convert an imported .pdf drawing, which can then be modified and customized in AutoCAD as usable geometry.
    • Two new dimension commands, Associative Centerlines and Associative Center Marks, which are both fully editable.
    • Dialog Box enhancements that enable custom resizing of many of the dialog boxes.
    • Share Design View command, which lets users publish views of drawings to the Cloud and share them with others, while still protecting the original drawing files.
    • Autodesk Home, a companion application delivering updates and patches to AutoCAD software.
    • A refreshed cover design highlights the latest editions of the AutoCAD Exercise Workbook series.

    AutoCAD 2017: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users

    By CADArtifex

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (502 pages)

    AutoCAD 2017: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users
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    AutoCAD 2017: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users textbook is designed for instructor-led courses as well as for self-paced learning. This textbook is intended to help engineers, designers, and CAD operators interested in learning AutoCAD for creating engineering and architectural 2D drawings. Taken together, this textbook can be a great starting point for new AutoCAD users and a great teaching aid in classroom training. This textbook contains 12 chapters which consist of 502 pages covering Drafting & Annotation environment of AutoCAD, which teaches you how to use AutoCAD software to create, edit, plot, and manage real world engineering and architectural 2D drawings.
    Every chapter of this textbook contains tutorials, intended to help users to experience how things can be done in AutoCAD step-by-step. Moreover, every chapter ends with hands-on test drives that allow the users of this textbook to experience themselves the ease-of-use and powerful capabilities of AutoCAD.

    Table of Contents:
    Chapter 1. Introduction to AutoCAD Chapter 2. Creating Drawings - I
    Chapter 3. Using Drawing Aids and Selection Methods
    Chapter 4. Creating Drawings - II
    Chapter 5. Modifying and Editing Drawings - I
    Chapter 6. Working with Dimensions and Dimensions Style
    Chapter 7. Editing Dimensions and Adding Text
    Chapter 8. Modifying and Editing Drawings - II
    Chapter 9. Hatching and Gradients
    Chapter 10. Working with Blocks and Xrefs
    Chapter 11. Working with Layouts
    Chapter 12. Printing and Plotting

    AutoCAD 2017 For Beginners

    By CADFolks

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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    AutoCAD 2017 For Beginners
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    Start creating drawings right away with this beginner’s guide

    AutoCAD 2017 For Beginners helps you to create drawings in AutoCAD. Using easy, real-world examples, you will master the basics of this leading CAD software by following step by step instructions. Each topic starts with a brief explanation, and then launches into the example that gives you direct experience and a good start. You'll learn the basics of drawing, editing, dimensioning, printing, and 3D modeling as you create the examples given in this book. Whether you are a beginner or trying to upgrade your skills, this step-by-step guide provides a solid base in design and drafting.

    • Create basic drawings with drawing tools

    • Create and edit complex drawings with the modify tools

    • Add dimensions and annotations to drawings

    • Prepare your drawing for printing

    • Create and edit 3D models

    • Learn to create Architectural floor plan

    If you want to learn AutoCAD quickly and easily, AutoCAD 2017 For Beginners gets you started today.

    If you are an educator, you can request an evaluation copy by sending us an email to online.books999@gmail.com

    AutoCAD and Its Applications Comprehensive 2017

    By Terence M. Shumaker, David P. Madsen & J. C. Malitzke

    Goodheart-Willcox
    Paperback (1648 pages)

    AutoCAD and Its Applications Comprehensive 2017
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    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 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 Essentials

    By Scott Onstott

    Sybex
    Paperback (432 pages)

    AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 Essentials
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    The step-by-step, full-color AutoCAD 2018 guide with real-world practicality

    AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 Essentials provides a full-color, task-based approach to mastering this powerful software. Straightforward, easy-to-follow instruction pairs with real-world, hands-on exercises to help you quickly get up to speed with core features and functions; screenshots illustrate tutorial steps to help you follow along, and each chapter concludes with a more open-ended project so you can dive in and explore a specific topic in-depth.

    From 2D drawing and organization to 3D modeling, dimensioning, presenting, and more, this helpful guide walks you through everything you need to know to become productive with AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018. The companion website features downloadable starting and ending files for each exercise, so you can jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros, as well as additional tutorials to help you go as deep as you need to go.

    Exercises walk you through the real-world process of drafting while teaching you critical skills along the way.

    • Understand the AutoCAD interface and foundational concepts
    • Master essential drawing and visualization tools
    • Stay organized with layers, groups, and blocks
    • Experiment with 3D modeling, add text and dimensions, and much more

    AutoCAD is the industry-leading technical drawing software, and complete mastery is a vital skill for any design and drafting professional. AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 Essentials is a smart, quick resource that will help you get up to speed with real-world practical instruction.

    AutoCAD 2018 For Beginners

    By CADFolks

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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    AutoCAD 2018 For Beginners
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    AutoCAD 2018 For Beginners makes it easy to to learn drafting in AutoCAD. Using easy, real-world examples, you will master the basics of this leading CAD software by following step by step instructions. Each topic starts with a brief explanation, and then launches into the example that gives you a direct experience and a good start. You'll learn the basics of drawing, editing, dimensioning, printing, and 3D modeling as you create the examples given in this book. Whether you are a beginner or trying to upgrade your skills, this step-by-step guide provides a solid base in design and drafting.

    • Create basic drawings with drawing tools

    • Create and edit complex drawings with the modify tools

    • Add dimensions and annotations to drawings

    • Prepare your drawing for printing

    • Create and edit 3D models

    • Learn to create Architectural floor plan

    If you want to learn AutoCAD quickly and easily, AutoCAD 2018 For Beginners gets you started today.

    If you are an educator, you can request an evaluation copy by sending us an email to online.books999@gmail.com

    AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 Essentials

    By Scott Onstott

    Sybex
    Paperback (432 pages)

    AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 Essentials
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    Hands-on AutoCAD 2017 instruction for a real-world workflow

    AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 Essentials is the unique task-based tutorial designed for both students and the professional AutoCAD user. Concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises provide an authoritative, easy-to-follow guide to the platform's core features and functions. Step-by-step tutorials are backed by full-color screenshots, and each chapter ends with an open-ended project to reinforce the chapter's lessons and provide a fully immersive learning experience. The companion website features downloadable before-and-after tutorial files, so you can jump in at any point and compare your work with the pros. This new edition has been fully updated to align with AutoCAD's newest features and capabilities, and features a more approachable, easy-to-read style based on instructor and reader feedback to help you get up to speed and quickly become productive with the software.

    AutoCAD is the leading design and drawing software, and an essential skill for designers, architects, and engineers. Whether you're new to the software, upgrading, or preparing for certification, this no-nonsense guide is your ideal resource for complete AutoCAD instruction.

    • Master 2D drawing using splines, polylines, layers, and objects
    • Add detail with hatching, gradients, text, and dimensions
    • Convert your design into a 3D model for a walk-through tour
    • Import, print, edit, and present your final design

    By following a real-world professional workflow throughout the learning process, you develop a highly relevant set of skills that easily transfer into real-world projects. This book walks you through the design of a house, emphasizing skills rather than tools to equip you with an array of solutions for any AutoCAD task. If you're serious about AutoCAD and ready to get down to work, AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 Essentials is the guide you need at your fingertips.


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