Books: 15


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
User Interface and Beyond
Used by everyone from engineers and architects to interior designers and draftspeople, AutoCAD 2013 is the world's leading 2D and 3D technical drawing program. But, with so many options and features available, finding your way around AutoCAD can be a challenge, even for experienced CAD professionals. more » AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies is here to help. You'll learn to build a solid foundation for all your projects, use standard CAD techniques, get familiar with new tools and features, and start sharing your models and designs in no time with this easy-to-follow guide. « less
If you're just learning AutoCAD, this friendly, For Dummies guide is perfect for you. You'll get up to speed on all the basics and start creating 2D and 3D technical drawings sooner than you might imagine. Learn how to create a basic drawing, use AutoCAD Design Center, edit your drawings, work with dimensions, more » add text, and much more. The book is straightforward, easy to follow, and includes practical tips and notes that demystify this complex software even further. « less
Eight previous editions of fans ranging from novices to Autodesk insiders can't be wrong. This bestselling, comprehensive guide is your best, one-stop, go-to guide for everything you'll need to master AutoCAD. Whether you're an AutoCAD veteran exploring what's new or a novice seeking to start with the more » basics and progress to advanced programming, every feature is covered. Start drawing today with the one book you need to succeed with AutoCAD 2009. « less
Popular among both novice and experienced AutoCAD users, this comprehensive book begins with an overview of the basics of AutoCAD, such as creating drawings, using commands, and specifying coordinates. Coverage becomes more in-depth as each chapter builds off the previous one, with discussions of 2D more » and 3D drawing techniques, using layers, creating dimensions, 3D coordinates, and rendering. You ll learn to customize commands and toolbars; program AutoCAD using AutoLISP and VBA; and review AutoCAD LT. A "Quick Start" will have beginners creating a CAD drawing on their first day. « less
AutoCAD 2007 is a premiere computer-aided designing program that lets you organize the objects you draw, their properties, and their files. It also helps you create great-looking models. But it's not always easy to figure out how to perform these functions, and many users end up missing out on AutoCAD's more » full potential. This hands-on guide lets you discover how to navigate around all the complications and start creating cool drawings in no time. Soon you'll have the tools you need to use DWG, set up drawings, add text, and work with lines. « less
Begins with AutoCAD basics, including the AutoCAD interface and commands, and progresses to complex topics such as programming and customization. No AutoCAD experience is required to use this book, and a Quick Start guide shows beginning AutoCAD users how to create a technical drawing their very first more » day. More than 150 tutorials use drawings collected from AutoCAD pros, giving readers valuable, real-world experience. « less
Shows how to use the leading technical drawing software-AutoCAD-and its less-expensive sister product, AutoCAD LT, in the friendly, easy-to-understand For Dummies style. Shows first-time AutoCAD users how to create precise and efficient 2-D technical drawings and get started with 3-D technical drawings. more » Topics covered include creating a basic layout; drawing and editing; writing text in drawings; plotting, creating, and editing external reference files; CAD standards; and drawing on the Internet. Explores new features in the latest version of AutoCAD, including text improvements, streamlined Plot and Page Setup dialogue boxes, increased emphasis on tool palettes, better tools for transmitting sets of electronic files, and much more. « less
Learn AutoCAD LT 2002 presents a step-by-step approach to learning the basics of 2D drafting with the newest version of AutoCAD LT, the popular entry-level computer-aided design software from Autodesk. Best-selling AutoCAD LT author Ralph Grabowski begins with an overview of AutoCAD LT 2002 and progressively more » demonstrates how to create two drawing projects: a landscape plan and an electrical schematic. Among the topics discussed are placing blocks and other objects using AutoCAD’s DesignCenter, opening and saving drawings on the Web, and transmitting drawings by e-mail. Features that make this book appropriate for those new to AutoCAD LT include review questions and exercises at the end of each chapter to test your newfound knowledge. The appendixes contain a comprehensive list of AutoCAD LT 2002 commands and a comparison with AutoCAD 2002 features. The companion CD-ROM contains a 15-day trial version of AutoCAD LT 2002 from Autodesk; Real Architect LITE, a scaled-down version of an architectural add-on product from Straight Forward Software; and all files needed to continue the landscape and electrical schematic projects. « less