Books: 30

CAD

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Exploring AutoCAD Raster Design 2017 is a comprehensive textbook that has been written to cater to the needs of the students and the professionals who are involved in GIS profession. AutoCAD Raster Design has interoperability with major design and data conversion software packages. This feature allows more » the Raster Design users to access CAD and GIS data from various sources to perform raster to vector conversion. In AutoCAD Raster Design, you can connect a raster dataset at the software platform and georeference it with ease. In this textbook, complex vectorization processes have been illustrated through easy-to-understand flow diagrams. Also, various processes such as manipulating and managing old CAD data and displaying spatial data have been covered in this textbook. The book also introduces users to the concepts of industry model database for managing spatial data. The simple and lucid language used in this textbook makes it a ready reference for both the beginners and the intermediate users. « less
2017
Designing for 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, and Personal Fabrication
If you've arrived at a stage in your creative life where you're ready to do more with your computer, it's time to learn how to combine its power with new advances in computer-aided design (CAD) and fabrication to make something awesome--in three dimensions! The free suite of Autodesk 123D software more » offers all the tools you need to capture or design three-dimensional objects and characters. This book tells you how to harness that power to print or fabricate just about anything you can imagine. Want to make something mechanical or structural that's based on precise measurements? 123D Design can help! Ready to create something cool based on a character, an organic shape, or something found in nature? 123D Catch, 123D Meshmixer, and 123D Sculpt+ will assist. Learn how to use these tools, plus 123D Make--perfect for prototyping designs you'll cut with a CNC mill--to take your creativity to a new level. An ideal book for Makers, hobbyists, students, artists, and designers (including beginners!), this book opens up the inexpensive world of personal fabrication to everyone. In 3D CAD with Autodesk 123D, you’ll: * Meet the classic "Stanford bunny" and learn to modify it with Meshmixer * Scan and 3D print anything around you * Design your own 3D-printed guitar * Find models in the Sculpt+ community and make a skeleton! * Build a birdhouse, prototype a playground, or create a statue * Learn everything from basics to troubleshooting skills * Get started making right away « less
2016
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 more » 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. « less
2016
Mechanical Drawing Using AutoCAD 2016
Learn AutoCAD!: Mechanical Drawing Using AutoCAD® 2016 This book is designed to give the student an introduction to the AutoCAD 2016 software. The book contains step-by-step project tutorials with screenshots using the AutoCAD program. Both two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) techniques more » & tools are covered. The first part covers 2D drawing with dimensioning. These drawings are of mechanical-type projects using both imperial and metric units. Topics Include: Creation of 2D and 3D Geometry Use of Reference Files Orthographic Projection Creation and Modification of 3D Solids Creation of 2D Views from 3D Solids Creating Dimension Styles Printing 2D and 3D Drawings Creation of Assemblies Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Symbols Tolerance Dimensioning The student will also be introduced to the use of Welding Symbols and the process of creating Blocks (Symbols) for use within a Weldment project. Once the student completes the 2D versions of the projects, they will be instructed in the use of 3D tools and techniques. The student will draw the projects in a 3D format. Instruction in the conversion of a 3D solid to a set of 2D orthographic views is also covered. There is also a companion website for the book that is maintained by the author. Purchasers of the book will be able to download support files and view tutorial videos for each of the projects presented in the book. Emphasis is placed on making the learning process as quick and as easy as possible with a minimum of extra information. This way the student may concentrate on completing the projects and becoming a productive AutoCAD drafter and designer in a relatively short time. « less
2016
The ultimate guide to Revit Architecture just got even better Mastering Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture is the bestselling guide for Revit Architecture users of all levels, with focused discussions, detailed exercises, and compelling real-world examples. This new edition has been completely revamped more » based on reader and Revit Architecture instructor feedback to be more useful, more complete, and more approachable than ever. Organized by real-world workflow, practical tutorials guide you through each phase of a project to help you understand BIM concepts and quickly start accomplishing vital Revit Architecture tasks. From templates, work-sharing, and project management, to modeling, documentation, annotation, and complex structures, this book provides full coverage of essential Revit Architecture tools and processes. The companion website features before-and-after tutorials, additional advanced content, and an hour of video instruction to help you quickly master crucial techniques. * Learn up-to-date Revit Architecture workflows and processes * Master modeling, massing, and other visualization techniques * Work with complex structural elements and advanced detailing * Prepare for Autodesk certification exams Building information modeling pairs the visual design representation with a parametric database that stores all geometry, spatial relationships, materials, and other data generated by the design process. Design changes instantly update all documentation, and it's this efficiency that makes BIM the new permanent paradigm. Whether you're studying for a certification exam or navigating the switch from CAD, Mastering Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture is your number-one guide to getting up and running quickly. « less
2016
Dive into the wonderful world of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to become a productive ArchiCAD user
***** About This Book ***** * Create a house and a commercial office building in a virtual 3D environment * Strategically placed best practice tips to help you create better and exciting models * Step-by-step tutorial, covering the advanced tools and features of ArchiCAD while creating two complete more » construction projects ***** Who This Book Is For ***** This book is for architects, architectural technicians, and construction professionals who are familiar with 2D CAD programs such as AutoCAD Lite, or have some exposure to a 3D BIM package such as Revit. No experience with ArchiCAD is required. If you want to learn the skills needed for architectural drawing production in the real world, then this book is for you. ***** What You Will Learn ***** * Acquaint yourself with various project settings * Explore a wide range of selection methods and modification features * Create the walls, floor slabs, ceilings, and roofs of the residential and the commercial building * Use the drafting and annotation tools * Make objects and modify them to suit your needs * Master view creation and graphic control * Link and export files and discover the fundamentals of rendering ***** In Detail ***** ArchiCAD 19 – The Definitive Guide ensures that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to take up any construction project, empowering you to successfully create your own projects. You will create two complete projects right from scratch, including a residential and a healthcare building. The first is a small residential house that utilizes all the basic modeling and drafting tools in ArchiCAD. It will give you a firm grip on the fundamentals of ArchiCAD before we move on to take up the more advanced and complex project that follows. The second project is a multi-storey healthcare building, where you will explore the leading-edge tools of ArchiCAD, thereby gaining the skills needed to use them in your own projects. The book will also take you through the design of the buildings, the output of all drawings, and associated construction documents. Best practice tips are inserted at key points along the way. « less
2015
No Experience Required
Learn AutoCAD by example with this tutorial-based guide from Autodesk Official Press 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 more » 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. « less
2014
The perfect reference for all AutoCAD users AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible is the book you want to have close at hand to answer those day-to-day questions about this industry-leading software. Author and Autodesk University instructor Ellen Finkelstein guides readers through AutoCAD 2015 and more » AutoCAD LT 2015 with clear, easy-to-understand instruction and hands-on tutorials that allow even total beginners to create a design on their very first day. Although simple and fundamental enough to be used by those new to CAD, the book is so comprehensive that even Autodesk power users will want to keep a copy on their desks. Here is what you'll find inside the book: * Part I: Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Basics * Part II: Drawing in Two Dimensions * Part III: Working with Data * Part IV: Drawing in Three Dimensions * Part V: Organizing and Managing Drawings * Part VI: Customizing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT * Part VII: Programming AutoCAD * Part VIII: Appendixes * Appendix A: Installing and Configuring AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT * Appendix B: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Resources In addition, the book also explores advanced techniques like programming with AutoLISP and VBA, and demonstrates AutoCAD 2015 customization that can smooth workflow. The companion website contains real-world drawings for each tutorial, plus bonus chapters and video tutorials. If you need to become an AutoCAD guru, AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible is the one resource that will get you there quickly. « less
2014
Step-by-step instructions for the AutoCAD fundamentals AutoCAD 2015 Essentials contains 400 pages of full-color, comprehensive instruction on the world's top drafting and architecture software. This 2015 edition features architectural, manufacturing, and landscape architecture examples. And like previous more » editions, the detailed guide introduces core concepts using interactive tutorials and open-ended projects, which can be completed in any order, thanks to downloadable data sets (an especially useful feature for students and professionals studying for Autodesk AutoCAD certification). Unlike many other guides, which are organized around conceptual themes or task categories, AutoCAD 2015 Essentials takes a start-to-finish approach that mirrors how you will work with the program in the real world. Starting with basic 2D drawing and progressing through organizing objects with groups and blocks, creating and editing text, and 3D modeling, the process you'll learn in this book is ready to take to work. Inside, each chapter follows an intuitive structure: * Quick discussions of concepts and learning goals * Hands-on drafting tutorials for active learning and confidence building * Open-ended projects to reinforce new drafting skills * Downloadable end files, so you can check your work AutoCAD 2015 Essentials is great for professionals and students who need to quickly and effectively learn the most common features of 2D and 3D design. With over 12 years of experience teaching and writing about this formidable design program, Scott Onstott provides you with everything you'll need to leverage the full capabilities of AutoCAD. « less
2014
User Interface and Beyond
2014