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    AutoCAD 2016 For Beginners

    By CADFolks

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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 2017 Instructor

    By James Leach

    SDC Publications
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    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 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 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))

    By Bill Fane

    For Dummies
    Paperback (544 pages)

    AutoCAD For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))
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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

    Industrial Press, Inc.
    Paperback (648 pages)

    Beginning AutoCAD 2017: Exercise Workbook
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    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 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

    By Scott Onstott

    imusti
    Paperback (432 pages)

    AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press
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    Learn AutoCAD 2016 quickly and painlessly with this practical hands-on guide

    AutoCAD 2016 Essentials gets you up to speed quickly, with hands-on instruction on the program's core features and functions. This new edition provides more manufacturing and landscape examples, a stronger emphasis on skills rather than tools, starting and ending files for every exercise, and a more clearly defined layout that separates the step-by-step instructions from the "why" discussion. Based on the real-world task of designing a house, the hands-on exercises help you quickly develop confidence and become productive with the software as you master the major 2D functions and move into 3D modeling. From layout to presentation, this in-depth guide takes you through the entire design process, and provides downloadable data so you can compare your work to the pros. If you're preparing for AutoCAD certification, this book is the ideal study guide — and the only one officially endorsed by Autodesk.

    This book is your unique learning resource that features concise, straightforward explanations and hands-on exercises. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts, and then briskly moves into an approachable, practical tutorial that helps you gain confidence in your new AutoCAD 2016 skills.

    • Master the AutoCAD interface and basic 2D drawing skills
    • Work with splines, polylines, hatch patterns, and gradients
    • Organize objects with layers, groups, blocks, and cross-referencing
    • Use constraints and layouts, print and export, model in 3D, and much more

    If you're a design professional, AutoCAD is need-to-know software. You have to be comfortable with it to be productive. AutoCAD 2016 Essentials gets you up and running quickly, with patient instruction and plenty of hands-on practice.

    AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

    By Eric Chappell

    Sybex
    Paperback (416 pages)

    AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press
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    Start designing today with this hands-on beginner's guide to AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016

    AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials gets you quickly up to speed with the features and functions of this industry-leading civil engineering software. This full-color guide features approachable, hands-on exercises and additional task-based tutorials that help you quickly become productive as you master the fundamental aspects of AutoCAD Civil 3D design. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts and learning goals, and then briskly moves into tutorial mode with screen shots that illustrate each step of the process. The emphasis is on skills rather than tools, and the clear delineation between "why" and "how" makes this guide ideal for quick reference. The companion website provides starting and ending files for each exercise, so you can jump in at any point and compare your work with the pros. Centered around the real-world task of designing a residential subdivision, these exercises get you up to speed with the program's functionality, while also providing the only Autodesk-endorsed preparation for the AutoCAD Civil 3D certification exam.

    • Master the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 interface and basic tasks
    • Model terrain using imported field survey data
    • Analyze boundaries, pipe networks, surfaces, and terrain
    • Estimate quantities and create construction documentation

    If you're ready to acquire this must-have skillset, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials will get you up to speed quickly and easily.

    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.

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    AutoCAD 2018 for the Interior Designer: AutoCAD for Mac and PC

    By Dean Muccio

    SDC Publications
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    AutoCAD 2018 for the Interior Designer: AutoCAD for Mac and PC
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    Focused around a hotel suite project, AutoCAD 2018 for the Interior Designer provides the Interior Design student with a non-intimidating, tutorial based, approach to learning the AutoCAD program. It accomplishes this by taking students that have no computer design experience from simple commands to complete projects in this single-semester sized text. This well organized and progressive approach to learning AutoCAD sets this text apart from others. To support all users, this book now covers AutoCAD for both Macs and PCs.

    The emphasis of this book is on easy to understand descriptions and instructions, allowing the non-technical, artistic, visual learning Interior Design student to quickly get past the fear of using the computer to produce drawings. The focus is entirely on the use of AutoCAD for the Interior Design field and not simply architectural drawings.

    Chapters alternate between command descriptions, which are organized by a command set category, and tutorials. This allows students to easily refer back to command descriptions without hunting through a tutorial that introduces commands as it progresses. The emphasis is on the practical use of commands using the AutoCAD ribbon workspace, rather than the multiple (and seldom used) command options.

    Multiple tutorials of the hotel suite, which includes floor plan, elevation views, dimensioning, and plotting, provide a practical application of the commands learned in the preceding chapters. Completely dimensioned drawings are provided at the beginning of each tutorial so that the advanced student, or an instructor led class, can complete them without going through the step-by-step process.

    This textbook is classroom proven, and relevant interior design homework problems are provided. After completing this book, the student will be able to create all their 2-D Interior Design work using AutoCAD.

    Table of Contents

    1. Getting Started with AutoCAD
    2. Setting up and Intro to Using AutoCAD
    3. Commands - Set 1: Drawing Constructions - Getting Started
    4. Hotel Suite Project - Tutorial 1
    5. Commands - Set 2: Working with Your Drawing
    6. Hotel Suite Project - Tutorial 2
    7. Commands - Set 3: Laying out Your Drawing for Printing
    8. Hotel Suite Project - Tutorial 3
    9. Commands - Set 4: Re-Using Objects and Getting Organized
    10. Hotel Suite Project - Tutorial 4
    11. Commands - Set 5: Annotating Your Drawing
    12. Hotel Suite Project - Tutorial 5
    13. Commands - Set 6: Creating and Editing Schedules
    14. Commands - Set 7: Creating Curves and Rendering
    15. Miscellaneous - Techniques, Commands and Options
    Index

    AutoCAD 2017: Beginning and Intermediate

    By Munir Hamad

    Mercury Learning & Information
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    AutoCAD 2017: Beginning and Intermediate
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    This book is the most comprehensive book you will find on AutoCAD 2017 – 2D Drafting. Covering all of the 2D concepts, it uses both metric and imperial units to illustrate the myriad drawing and editing tools for this popular application. Use the companion CD to set up drawing exercises and projects and see all of the book’s figures in color. AutoCAD 2017 Beginning and Intermediate includes over 100 exercises or “mini-workshops,” that complete small projects from concept through actual plotting. Solving all of the workshops will simulate the creation of three projects (architectural and mechanical) from beginning to end, without overlooking any of the basic commands and functions in AutoCAD 2017.

    eBook Customers: Companion files are available for downloading with order number/proof of purchase by writing to the publisher at info@merclearning.com.

    Features:

    *Designed for novice users of AutoCAD 2017. Most useful for “teach yourself” or instructor-led AutoCAD training in Level 1 or 2. No previous CAD experience is required

    *Accompanied by a CD featuring drawings, practice and finished plots, 4-color figures, etc.

    *Includes over 100 “mini-workshops” and hundreds of figures that complete small projects

    *Uses both English and metric units in examples, exercises, projects, and descriptions

    *Covers three full projects (metric and imperial) for architectural and mechanical designs

    *Helps you to prepare for the AutoCAD Certified Professional exam

    *Exercises available for use as a textbook

    On the Companion Disk:

    (Files also available for downloading from the publisher when purchased as an e-book )

    *Drawing Exercises and Projects

    *Solutions to Exercises and Projects

    *All Images from the Text (including 4-color)


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