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James D. Bethune ... 2250 pages - Publisher: Macromedia Press; (July, 2019) ... AmazonSIN: B07VPQW3W8 - Language: English.

In Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD 2020, award-winning CAD instructor and author James Bethune teaches technical drawing using AutoCAD 2020 as its drawing instrument. Taking a step-by-step approach, this textbook encourages students to work at their own pace and uses sample problems and illustrations to guide them through the powerful features of this drawing program. More than 680 exercise problems provide instructors with a variety of assignment material and students with an opportunity to develop their creativity and problem-solving capabilities.

Effective pedagogy throughout the text helps students learn and retain concepts: Step-by-step format throughout the text allows students to work directly from the text to the screen and provides an excellent reference during and after the course. + Latest coverage is provided for dynamic blocks, user interface improvements, and productivity enhancements. + Exercises, sample problems, and projects appear in each chapter, providing examples of software capabilities and giving students an opportunity to apply their own knowledge to realistic design situations. + ANSI standards are discussed when appropriate, introducing students to the appropriate techniques and national standards. Illustrations and sample problems are provided in every chapter, supporting the step-by-step approach by illustrating how to use AutoCAD 2020 and its features to solve various design problems.Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD 2020 will be a valuable resource for every student wanting to learn to create engineering drawings.

Bernd S. Palm ... 436 pages - ISBN-10: 0367417391 - ISBN-13: 978-0367417390 ... Publisher: Routledge; (February, 2020) - Language: : English.


Master the complexities of the world's bestselling 2D and 3D software with Introduction to AutoCAD 2020. Ideally suited to new users, and relevant for both AutoCAD 2020 and AutoCAD 2021, this book will be a useful resource for drawing modules in both vocational and introductory undergraduate courses in engineering and construction. Experienced users will also find the updated images, commands and software information to be essential reading in order to adapt to the latest AutoCAD interface. A comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to the latest release of AutoCAD. Covering all the basic principles and acting as an introduction to 2D drawing, it also contains extensive coverage of all 3D topics, including 3D solid modelling and rendering.

Written by a member of the Autodesk Developer Network. + Hundreds of colour pictures, screenshots and diagrams illustrate every stage of the design process. + Worked examples and exercises provide plenty of practice material to build proficiency with the software. Further education students will find this an invaluable textbook for City & Guilds AutoCAD qualifications as well as the relevant Computer Aided Drawing units of BTEC National Engineering, Higher National Engineering and Construction courses from Edexcel. Students enrolled in Foundation Degree courses containing CAD modules will also find this a very useful reference and learning aid.

Paul Richard ... 960 pages - Publisher: Macromedia Press; (July, 2019) ... AmazonSIN: B07VXRBF7W - Language: English.


Introduction to AutoCAD 2020 addresses advances in technology and introduces students to 2-dimensional drawing skills and commands using the 2020 release of AutoCAD. Straightforward explanations focus on actual drawing procedures, and illustrations show what to expect on the computer screen. It continuously builds on concepts covered in previous chapters, contains exercises combined with in-text notes, and offers examples that provide the “how and why” of AutoCAD fundamentals. Projects are included at the end of each chapter and provide hands-on experience creating various types of mechanical, architectural, civil, and electrical drawings. This text is appropriate for introductory and intermediate AutoCAD courses.

Introduces AutoCAD, drafting skills, editing techniques, working with complex objects, annotating drawings, outputting your work, advanced drawing and construction methods, and collaborating with others on the web. + Pedagogy reinforces learning objectives throughout, with chapter objectives; key term definitions; command grids that concisely offer multiple ways of achieving task at hand; and discipline icons that identify the field of study throughout. + “New” version icons highlight new software features quickly. + Hands-on exercises appear throughout the text to reinforce learning, and end-of-chapter projects require students to demonstrate a full understanding of the concepts presented in the chapter. Introduction to AutoCAD 2020 provides students with the tools they need to develop drafting skills with AutoCAD.

Peter R. N. Childs ... 982 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2nd edition (December, 2018) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0081023677 - ISBN-13: 978-0081023679.

Mechanical Design Engineering Handbook, Second Edition, is a straight-talking and forward-thinking reference covering the design, specification, selection, use and integration of the machine elements that are fundamental to a wide range of engineering applications. This updated edition includes new material on tolerancing, alternative approaches to design, and robotics, as well as references to the latest ISO and US engineering regulations. Sections cover bearings, shafts, gears, seals, belts and chains, clutches and brakes, springs, fasteners, pneumatics and hydraulics, amongst other core mechanical elements. This practical handbook is an ideal shelf reference for those working in mechanical design across a variety of industries. In addition, it is also a valuable learning resource for advanced students undertaking engineering design modules and projects as part of broader mechanical, aerospace, automotive and manufacturing programs.

Munir Hamad ... 227 pages - Publisher: Mercury Learning and Information; (April, 2020) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B086R378V7.

This book provides new and seasoned users with step-by-step procedures on creating and modifying 3D models, working with cameras and lights, assigning materials to objects, rendering, and printing. Unlike many AutoCAD competitors, it uses both metric and imperial units to illustrate the myriad tools for this popular application. Use the companion files to set up drawing exercises and projects and see all of the book’s figures including color. AutoCAD 2021 3D Modeling includes 50 “mini-workshops,” that complete small projects from concept through actual plotting. Solving all of the workshops will simulate the creation of full projects (architectural and mechanical) from beginning to end, without overlooking any of the basic commands and functions in AutoCAD 2021.

Brief Table Of Contents: Chapter 1: AutoCAD 2021 3D Basics. Chapter 2: Creating Solids. Chapter 3: Creating Meshes. Chapter 4: Creating Surfaces. Chapter 5: Creating Complex Solids & Surfaces. Chapter 6: Solid Editing Commands. Chapter 7: 3D Modifying Commands. Chapter 8: Converting and Sectioning. Chapter 9: Printing in 3D and Creating 3D DWF Files. Chapter 10: Cameras and Lights. Chapter 11: Materials, Rendering, Visual Styles, and Animation.

Elliot J. Gindis, Robert C. Kaebisch ... 592 pages - Publisher: Academic Press; (July, 2019) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B07YRQH56P.

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2020 uses a combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations to emphasize core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a reference, the book is written with the user in mind by long-time professional AutoCAD instructors based on what works in the industry and the classroom. The book focuses on 2D drafting and design, making it more appropriate for a one-semester course.

Contents: Strips away complexities and reduces learning AutoCAD to easy-to-understand concepts. + Teaches the essentials of AutoCAD first, immediately building student confidence. + Provides all basic commands documented step-by-step: What the student inputs and how AutoCAD responds is spelled out in discrete and clear steps with numerous screenshot.s + Presents extensive supporting graphics and a summary with a self-test section and topic specific drawing exercises at the end of each chapter. + Covers the essentials of 2D AutoCAD, updated for the 2020 release.

Ying-Kit Choi ... 380 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); 2nd edition (September, 2017) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B075MS7M9Q.

Principles of Applied Civil Engineering Design: Producing Drawings, Specifications, and Cost Estimates for Heavy Civil Projects walks engineers through standard practice and basic principles needed to prepare quality design and construction documents for a successful infrastructure project. Drawing on more than 30 years of engineering and design experience, Ying-Kit Choi helps readers understand the interrelationships among contract documents, site characterization, design and construction documents, and construction cost estimates. Choi introduces the fundamentals and process of applied engineering design, including the necessary field investigations to characterize a project site. He provides pragmatic guidance on the "how-to" of producing construction drawings, with advice on graphical representation; legends, abbreviations, and notes; drawing techniques and software; and certification of construction drawings. He offers a wealth of details on developing technical specifications, including good writing practices, types of construction specifications, the standardized Construction Specifications Institute format, measurement and payment provisions, and reference data. Chapters on cost estimating cover quantity estimates, pricing estimates, allowances and contingencies, and bid evaluation. A handy glossary defines common terms.

This second edition reflects the rapid changes in the methods and tools used to produce design drawings, updating the discussions of presentation formats and technical resources. Of particular interest, the 2014 Construction Specifications Institute format is introduced for use in preparing specifications and estimating construction costs. Nine chapters encourage readers to test their comprehension with example problems and solutions. By setting out the guidelines, principles, and philosophy needed to produce design and construction documents for heavy civil projects, Choi assembles an excellent introduction for civil engineering students and young professionals, as well as provides a valuable reference for experienced design engineers, contractors, and project owners.

Francis D. K. Ching ... 512 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 6th edition (January, 2020) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 111958308X - ISBN-13: 978-1119583080.

For over four decades, Building Construction Illustrated has been the leading visual guide to the principles of building construction. Filled with rich illustrations and in-depth content by renowned author Francis D.K. Ching, it offers students and practicing professionals the information needed to understand concepts in residential and commercial construction, architecture, and structural engineering.

This Sixth Edition of Building Construction Illustrated has been revised throughout to reflect the latest advancements in building design, materials, and systems, including resilient design, diagrids, modular foundation systems, smart façade systems, lighting sources, mass timber materials, and more. It features new illustrations and updated information on sustainability and green building, insulation materials, and fire-rated wall and floor assemblies. This respected, industry standard guide remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest in codes and standards requirements, including IBC, LEED, and CSI MasterFormat.

This Sixth Edition: The leading illustrated guide to building construction fundamentals, written and detailed in Frank Ching's signature, illustrative style + Includes all new sections on resilient design; diagrids; modular foundation systems; smart facade types and systems; lighting sources and systems; and mass timber materials, cross laminated timber (CLT) and nail laminated timber (NLT) + Revised to reflect that latest updates in codes and standards requirements: 2018 International Building Code (IBC), LEED v4, and CSI MasterFormat 2018 + Includes updated information on sustainability and green building; insulation materials; stair uses; stoves and inserts; and fire-rated wall and floor assemblies + Offers instructors access to an Instructor's Manual with review questions.

Ying-Kit Choi ... 362 pages - Publisher: ASCE; 2nd edition (August, 2017) ... Language: English- ISBN-10: 0784414734 - ISBN-13: 978-0784414736

Principles of Applied Civil Engineering Design: Producing Drawings, Specifications, and Cost Estimates for Heavy Civil Projects walks engineers through standard practice and basic principles needed to prepare quality design and construction documents for a successful infrastructure project. Drawing on more than 30 years of engineering and design experience, Ying-Kit Choi helps readers understand the interrelationships among contract documents, site characterization, design and construction documents, and construction cost estimates. Choi introduces the fundamentals and process of applied engineering design, including the necessary field investigations to characterize a project site. He provides pragmatic guidance on the "how-to" of producing construction drawings, with advice on graphical representation; legends, abbreviations, and notes; drawing techniques and software; and certification of construction drawings. He offers a wealth of details on developing technical specifications, including good writing practices, types of construction specifications, the standardized Construction Specifications Institute format, measurement and payment provisions, and reference data.

George Omura ... 1088 pages - Publisher: Sybex; (June, 2018) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1119495008 - ISBN-13: 978-1119495000

Mastering AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019 is the world's all-time best-selling guide to the world's most popular drafting software. Packed with tips, tricks, techniques, and tutorials, this guide covers every inch of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT--including certification. This new edition has been fully updated to align with the software's 2019 update, featuring the same expert instruction augmented by videos of crucial techniques. Step-by-step walk-throughs, concise explanations, specific examples and plenty of hands-on projects help you learn essential AutoCAD skills by working directly with the necessary tools--giving you a skill set that translates directly to on-the-job use. AutoCAD is the dominant design and drafting software for 2D and 3D technical drawings, while AutoCAD LT is the more affordable version often used by students and hobbyists. Professional designers need complete command of the software's tools and functions, but a deeper exploration of more complex capabilities can help even hobbyists produce work at a higher level of technical proficiency. This book is your ultimate guide to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, whether you're seeking certification or just looking to draw.

George Omura, Brian C. Benton ... 1080 pages - Publisher: Sybex; 1st edition (May, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118862082 - ISBN-13: 978-1118862087

This Autodesk Official Press book employs concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects to help you master both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. This detailed guide works well as both a tutorial and stand-alone reference, and is the perfect resource regardless of your level of expertise. Part I introduces the basics of the interface and drafting tools + Part II moves into such intermediate skills as effectively using hatches, fields, and tables + Part III details such advanced skills as attributes, dynamic blocks, drawing curves and solid fills + Part IV explores 3D modeling and imaging  +  Part V discusses customization and integration. The supporting website includes all the project files necessary for the tutorials as well as video tutorials and other bonus content.

Louisa Holland, Cyndy Davenport, Eric Chappell ... 1032 pages - Publisher: Sybex; (August, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118603818 - ISBN-13: 978-1118603819

AutoCAD Civil 3D is the industry-leading civil engineering software, and this authoritative Autodesk Official Press book has been completely updated to offer you the latest tips, tricks, and techniques of this dynamic engineering program. Packed with new, real-world examples and practical tutorials, this book takes advantage of the authors' extensive experience and Civil 3D expertise, which allows them to share best practices and methods for creating, editing, displaying, labeling and presenting real-world civil engineering projects. Features a new, expanded section on advanced survey tools + Offers in-depth, detailed coverage of surveying, points, alignments, surfaces, profiles, corridors, grading, LandXML and LDT Project Transfer, cross sections, pipe networks, visualization, sheets, and project management + Includes valuable content to help prepare you for the Civil 3D certification exams as well as downloadable datasets  + Shares the most up-to-date topics and techniques of the real world to help prepare you for what you can expect.  This comprehensive reference and tutorial is essential reading for gaining a thorough understanding of the key concepts of this engineering software.

Bernd S. Palm, Alf Yarwood ... 436 pages - Publisher: Routledge; (June, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1138911615 - ISBN-13: 978-1138911611 ...

Master the complexities of the world's bestselling 2D and 3D software with Introduction to AutoCAD 2016. Ideally suited to new users of AutoCAD, this book will be a useful resource for drawing modules in both vocational and introductory undergraduate courses in engineering and construction. A comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to the latest release of AutoCAD. Covering all the basic principles and acting as an introduction to 2D drawing, it also contains extensive coverage of all 3D topics, including 3D solid modelling and rendering. Written by a member of the Autodesk Developer Network. + Hundreds of colour pictures, screenshots and diagrams illustrate every stage of the design process. + Worked examples and exercises provide plenty of practice material to build proficiency with the software. Further education students in the UK will find this an invaluable textbook for City & Guilds AutoCAD qualifications as well as the relevant Computer Aided Drawing units of BTEC National Engineering, Higher National Engineering and Construction courses from Edexcel. Students enrolled in Foundation Degree courses containing CAD modules will also find this a very useful reference and learning aid.

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019.1 [Size: 8.08 GB for x64] ... BIM tools for civil engineering: AutoCAD® Civil 3D® civil engineering software tools support Building Information Modeling (BIM) and help reduce the time it takes to design, analyze, and implement changes. AutoCAD Civil 3D - CAD is for infrastructure design and documentation, workflows, which are based on information modeling (BIM). AutoCAD Civil 3D helps professionals to better understand the performance of the projects supported by the consistency of the data and processes, and to react to changes quickly. Software tools for the design of AutoCAD Civil 3D infrastructure based on BIM (BIM), helping to reduce the terms of reference for project work, perform calculations, and implementation of changes. Automate time-consuming tasks to optimize workflows in a project. Create, manage and share design data using Vault Professional and AutoCAD Civil 3D.

This course provides students with a broad introduction into 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and modeling with a focus on construction- and architecture-specific applications. Students will learn how to use industry-leading CAD software programs (AutoCAD 2018) to model construction projects, and then create and distribute basic, industry-standard architectural drawings.

Elliot Gindis ... 776 pages - Publisher: Academic Press; 1st edition (September, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0128110589 - ISBN-13: 978-0128110584 ...

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017: 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling presents Gindis’ 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 engineering, architecture, 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 and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts + Teaches only what is essential in operating AutoCAD, thereby immediately building student confidence + Fully covers the essentials of both 2D and 3D in one affordable easy to read volume + Presents basic commands in a documented, step-by-step guide on what to type in and how AutoCAD responds  + Includes several complementary video lectures by the author that accompany both 2D and 3D sections.

Cyndy Davenport, Ishka Voiculescu ... 1128 pages - Publisher: Sybex; 1st edition (August, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118862090 - ISBN-13: 978-1118862094 ... 

The most complete resource for learning AutoCAD Civil 3D: Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D is the ultimate guide to the new standard in civil engineering software. With combined experience in both civil engineering and Autodesk Civil 3D, authors Cyndy Davenport and Ishka Voiculescu guide you through the ins and outs of the program, from the fundamentals to the little-known tricks that make a big difference. The book focuses on real-world applications in professional environments, and presents topics and ideas not found anywhere else. Lessons begin simply, with an overview of the software and interface, and then gradually progress to more complex topics. AutoCAD Civil 3D is the standard software for civil engineering and design. From surveying and mapping, to design, to documentation and analysis, the program offers expanded capabilities and complementary workflows, allowing easy integration with InfraWorks, Revit Structure, and more. The ability to complete a project within a single suite means increased productivity and continuity, which translates into quicker turnaround, better-designed structures, and streamlined project management. The savvy civil engineering professional must be well versed in the program's full functionality as it expands throughout government agencies and private companies. This book features in-depth coverage of topics including: Surveying, points, and alignments * Profiles, corridors, and grading * LandXML and LDT project transfer * Visualization, sheets, and project management. The book also features downloadable datasets that enable you to access the lessons most relevant to your needs, and includes an objectives map to help you prepare for the Civil 3D certification exam. For the civil engineering professional hoping to remain relevant in a changing industry, Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D is the ultimate resource.

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.

Cecil H. Jensen, Ted Branoff, Jay D. Helsel ... 
528 pages - Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning; 8th edition (January, 2015) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1133693598 - ISBN-13: 978-1133693598 ...

Interpreting Engineering Drawings, 8th Edition offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art training that shows readers how to create professional-quality engineering drawings that can be interpreted with precision in today's technology-based industries. This flexible, user-friendly textbook offers unsurpassed coverage of the theory and practical applications that you'll need as readers communicate technical concepts in an international marketplace. All material is developed around the latest ASME drawing standards, helping readers keep pace with the dynamic changes in the field of engineering graphics.

CorelCAD 2017 v2017.0.1335 for x86 and x64 [Size: 514 MB] ... CAD software for 2D drawing, 3D design and 3D printing: Make the best choice in computer-aided design software with an affordable powerhouse that delivers an intuitive UI, industry standard and customizable tools in an interactive environment. CorelCAD™ 2017 delivers the sophistication and precision you need to exceed the CAD results you expect in 2D drafting and 3D design. Work in a familiar environment as CorelCAD 2017 uses .DWG file format natively, offering compatibility with all major CAD programs. The desktop CAD software is optimized for Windows and Mac OS, and CorelCAD Mobile adds support for Android devices to deliver consistent performance and speed across platforms. Additionally, CorelCAD 2017 provides flexible options, such as add-ons and plugins, for both new users and existing customers to match any workflow.

2D drafting tools: Design with confidence using a complete set of professional drafting tools that provide the precision and flexibility you require, including the new Pattern commands and PowerTrim tools. In addition, the Quick Input tools allow on-screen cursor coordination and the Annotative Scale keeps text at a readable size at any drawing scale in your layout. 3D design tools: Experience a natural transition as drawings progress from 2D drafting into advanced 3D design. Depend on the expert tools for the complete 3D design workflow, from project sketches to 3D output including 3D printing. The 3D Solid Modeling tools help you create primitives and advanced 3D shapes using 3D editing operations. Familiar user interface: Communicate your day-to-day CAD design needs using Windows Ribbon or classic UI workspaces to achieve graphic superiority. With high-caliber drafting and design tools that are customizable to your needs, you’ll have visually rich and impressive results every time. Compatibility and customization: Open, edit and save files in .DWG for easy collaboration with colleagues and suppliers, in addition to .DXF and .DWF support up to the latest AutoCAD (R2013 .DWG) file format versions. Align any working environment to match your design needs with advanced customization and automation support options in CorelCAD 2017.

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