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Scott Onstott ... 432 pages - Publisher: Sybex; 1st edition (June, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1119386780 - ISBN-13: 978-1119386780 ...

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.

Bill Fane ... 544 pages - Publisher: For Dummies; 17th edition (May, 2016) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1119255791 - ISBN-13: 978-1119255796 ... 

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.

George Omura, Brian C. Benton ... 1080 pages - Publisher: Sybex; 1st edition (May, 2016) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1119240050 - ISBN-13: 978-1119240051 ... 

The bestselling guide to AutoCAD, updated and expanded with new video instruction: 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.

Scott Onstott ... 432 pages - Publisher: Sybex; 1st edition (May, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1119243335 - ISBN-13: 978-1119243335 ...

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.

168 pages - Publisher: ASCENT, Center for Technical Knowledge; 1 edition (March, 2015) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 098636956X - ISBN-13: 978-0986369568 ... 

The AutoCAD® 2016 Update for AutoCAD® 2014 & 2015 Users training guide teaches the new and enhanced features introduced in the AutoCAD® 2015 and 2016 software. Topics covered range from general improvements and command enhancements to 3D modeling and collaboration enhancements.
Among the many changes in this new release are the general interface components including: Start Tab, tab and panel enhancements, Autodesk® A360 collaboration, and Help. There are several updates to commands, such as dimensions, and various 3D tools, such as Point Clouds, Rendering, and editing previews. Topics covered: Interface enhancements * Command preview enhancements for the Blend, Erase, Rotate, Scale, and Stretch commands. * Dimension enhancements * Point Cloud enhancements * Rendering enhancements * Customization updates in the Cloud * Design Feed palette * Exchange enhancements * Direct access to A360 (Cloud).

ASCENT develops and produces a wide range of courseware offerings, knowledge products, and courseware for the industry’s leading engineering software tools from Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, and PTC. ASCENT's team is comprised of courseware developers, engineers, instructional designers, architects, and technical writers who work together to create training solutions that work for our clients. Our curriculum group specializes in the creation of blended education programs that incorporate the best of expert-led and technology-based training offerings to create the most effective course content and ensure that users achieve maximum productivity from their chosen engineering tools. We also work to meet our client's needs by offering different levels of customization for classroom-training curriculum.

Munir Hamad ... 800 pages - Publisher: Mercury Learning; (February, 2016) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1942270461 - ISBN-13: 978-1942270461 ...

This book is the most comprehensive book you will find on AutoCAD 2016 – 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 CD to set up drawing exercises and projects and see all of the book’s figures in color. AutoCAD 2016 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 2016. Features: * Designed for novice users of AutoCAD 2016. 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 * Instructor’s resources available for use as a textbook

CADFolks ...
300 pages - Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; (April 11, 2015)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1511684461 - ISBN-13: 978-1511684460 

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

Scott Onstott ... 432 pages - Publisher: Sybex; 1st edition (June, 2015) ... Language: English -  ISBN-10: 1119059186 - ISBN-13: 978-1119059189

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.

Donnie Gladfelter ... 1032 pages - Publisher: Sybex; 1st edition ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118862295 - ISBN-13: 978-1118862292 ...

Whether you are just starting out or an experienced user wanting to brush up on your skills, this Autodesk Official Press book provides you with concise explanations, focused examples, and step-by-step instructions through a hands-on tutorial project that runs throughout the book. As you progress through the project, the book introduces you to the Microsoft Windows-based AutoCAD interface and then guides you through basic commands and creating drawings. A downloadable file is available from the website so that you can compare your work to the author's, and if necessary, start fresh with an intact drawing. Once you've completed the project, you will have proficiency in. AutoCAD skills including: Grouping, elevations, and hatches + Using text in drawings + Dimensioning  + External references  + Layouts and printing  + Using 3D. Author Donnie Gladfelter (aka "The CAD Geek"), is a top-rated trainer at CADD Microsystems and has worked with the Autodesk development team to help shape the product features. He is an AutoCAD Mentor All Star and has been a popular speaker at Autodesk University for more than seven years.

Eric Chappell ... 400 pages - Publisher: Sybex; 1st edition ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118871022 - ISBN-13: 978-1118871027 ...

Learn the leading civil engineering software, fast and in full color If you need to learn the core features and functions of AutoCAD Civil 3D now , this is the book for you. AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials uses full-color screenshots and tutorials based on real workflows to teach you the fundamentals of this industry-leading civil engineering software. Award-winning instructor Eric Chappell has been using and teaching Civil 3D since its first release, and his to-the-point explanations of crucial Civil 3D topics mean that you'll learn what you need to know quickly and efficiently. In each chapter, you will progress from guided tutorials to open-ended civil projects, and can download before and after project files to check your work or jump directly to the section of the book you need. AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials will have you designing, implementing, and documenting civil engineering projects in no time. As an Autodesk Official Press book, AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials is approved as a study guide for Civil 3D certification exams. The proven skills-based approach of this guide focuses on enabling you to fully leverage the capabilities of this powerful software. Here are a few of the skills you will learn as you work through this comprehensive book: Working with field survey data, point data, and stakeout data Modeling terrain and boundaries using surfaces and parcels Using profiles, alignments, corridors, and quantities Creating construction documentation and project visualizations.

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