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    AutoCAD 2017 Instructor

    By James Leach

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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
      Chapter Exercise Index

    AutoCAD For Dummies

    By Bill Fane

    For Dummies
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    AutoCAD For Dummies
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    • 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.

    Mastering AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018

    By George Omura

    Paperback (1080 pages)

    Mastering AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018
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    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 2018 For Beginners

    By CADFolks

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (314 pages)

    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.

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    AutoCAD 2018 For Architectural Design

    By Tutorial Books

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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    AutoCAD 2018 For Architectural Design
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    Learn Architectural Design using AutoCAD

    This book shows you how to create architectural drawings and 3D models one step at a time. Brief explanation and step-by-step instructions make this book a perfect way to get started with Architectural Design using AutoCAD. In addition, you can download the working files for chapter from the website, and use them for any help.

    Author first introduces the AutoCAD interface, and then moves directly into Architectural drawings. You will learn to draw walls, doors and openings, windows, stairs, and elevations. Later, you will use the 2D drawings to create a 3D model. Some of the skills you can acquire from this book are:

    • Import Hand-drawn drawings and use them to create CAD drawings

    • Use Dynamic Blocks to create doors and windows

    • Add dimensions and annotations to the drawing

    • Create elevations and 3D model

    Table of Contents

    Part 1: Creating 2D Architectural Drawings

    • Starting AutoCAD 2018

    • Inserting Hand Sketches

    • Scaling the Hand Sketches

    • Saving the Document

    • Creating Layers

    • Creating Grid Lines

    • Creating Walls

    • Creating Doors and Windows

    • Creating Stairs

    • Creating the First Floor Plan

    • Creating the Sliding Doors

    • Creating the Balcony

    • Creating Kitchen and Bathroom Fixtures

    • Adding Furniture Blocks

    • Adding Hatch Patterns and Text

    • Adding Text Labels

    • Creating Elevations

    • Hatching the Elevation Views

    • Adding Dimensions

    • Creating Grid Bubbles

    • Layouts and Title Block

    • Printing

    Part 2: Creating 3D Architectural Model

    • Importing 2D Drawings

    • Creating 3D Walls

    • Create the Ceiling

    • Creating Doors on the Ground Floor

    • Creating 3D Windows

    • Creating 3D Stairs

    • Modeling the First Floor

    • Creating the Balcony

    • Creating Railing

    • Creating the Roof

    • Creating the Terrain surface

    Part 3: Rendering

    • Adding Materials

    • Adding Cameras

    • Adding Lights

    • Rendering

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    Beginning AutoCAD 2017: Exercise Workbook

    By Cheryl R. Shrock

    Steve Heather Cheryl R Shrock
    Paperback (648 pages)

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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 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 For Beginners

    By CADFolks

    Paperback (300 pages)

    AutoCAD 2016 For Beginners
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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

    Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017

    By George Omura

    George Omura Brian C Benton
    Paperback (1080 pages)

    Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017
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    • Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017
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    The bestselling guide to AutoCAD, updated and expanded for the AutoCAD 2017 release

    Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 is the premier guide to the world's leading CAD program. With clear explanation, focused examples, and step-by-step instruction, this guide walks you through everything you need to know to use AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 effectively. From basic drafting tools to 3D modeling, this book leaves no stone unturned in exploring the full repertoire of AutoCAD capabilities. Hands-on instruction allows for more productive learning, and provides clarification of crucial techniques. Effective as both a complete tutorial and a dip-in reference, the broadly-applicable concepts and instructions will appeal to AutoCAD users across industries and abilities. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to align with the software's latest features and capabilities, giving you a one-stop resource for getting up to speed.

    AutoCAD is the leading software for 2D and 3D technical drawings, and AutoCAD LT makes the software's tremendous functionality more accessible for smaller businesses and individuals. This guide shows you how to take full advantage of this powerful design platform, with expert guidance every step of the way.

    • Get acquainted with the interface and master basic tools
    • Utilize hatches, fields, cures, solid fills, dynamic blocks, and more
    • Explore 3D modeling and imaging for more holistic design
    • Customize the AutoCAD workflow to suit your needs

    Whether you're learning AutoCAD for the first time, upgrading from a previous version, or preparing for a certification exam, you need a thorough reference designed for the way professionals work. Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 is your ideal guide, with complete tutorials and expert advice.

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

    By Dean Muccio

    SDC Publications
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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

    AutoCAD 2018: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users

    By CADArtifex

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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    AutoCAD 2018: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users
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    AutoCAD 2018: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users textbook is designed for instructor-led courses as well as for self-paced learning. This book is intended to help engineers, designers, and CAD operators interested in learning AutoCAD for creating engineering and architectural 2D drawings. It can be a great starting point for new AutoCAD users and a great teaching aid in classroom training. This textbook consists of 12 chapters, 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 drawings.

    This textbook not only focuses on the usage of the tools/commands of AutoCAD but also on the concept of design. Every chapter of this book contains tutorials, intended to help users to experience how things can do 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 robust 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
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