Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 Fundamentals

Author: Elise Moss

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585039470

Category: Computers

Page: 471

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Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 Fundamentals is designed to be used during instructor led training in an eight week course. It is an introductory level textbook intended for new AutoCAD 2016 users. This book covers all the fundamental skills necessary for effectively using AutoCAD and will provide a strong foundation for advancement. This textbook applies the use of AutoCAD as it pertains to mechanical drafting. Knowing how to draw a line in AutoCAD is not the same as understanding which line type is required when creating technical drawings. This text not only provides the necessary information to operate AutoCAD 2016 but also provides the skills to use AutoCAD as a tool to work proficiently as a drafter or designer.
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Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2014 Fundamentals

Author: Elise Moss

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 158503794X

Category: Computers

Page: 271

View: 9930

This fundamentals text introduces you to Autodesk’s AutoCAD Architecture 2014 software. The book covers the Layer Manager, Design Center, Structural Members, Doors, Windows, and Walls. Step-by-step lessons take the reader from creation of a site plan, floor plan, and space planning, all the way through to the finished building - a standard three bedroom, two bathroom residence. By the end of the text, you should feel comfortable enough to create a standard model, and even know how to customize the interface for your own use. This text provides you with in-depth coverage of toolbars, dialog boxes and commands. Educators will appreciate the quizzes and practice exam included in the text.
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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Essentials

Author: Ascent

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585035572

Category:

Page: 546

View: 8401

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Essentials is designed for students, Civil Engineers and Surveyors who want to take advantage of AutoCAD Civil 3D's interactive, dynamic design functionality. AutoCAD Civil 3D permits the rapid development of alternatives through its model-based design tools. You will learn techniques enabling you to organize project data, work with points, create and analyze surfaces, model road corridors, create parcel layouts, perform grading and volume calculations tasks, and lay out pipe networks. This textbook focuses on teaching students the core tasks and workflows that are needed to successfully operate AutoCAD Civil 3D. This text is intended for all users of AutoCAD Civil 3D. Upon completion of this textbook, students will be able to: Become familiar with the civil 3D user interface Create /Edit Parcels and print parcel reports Create and manage Points and Point Groups and work with survey figures Create, edit, view, and analyze surfaces Create and edit Alignments Create data shortcuts and vault projects Create sites, profiles and cross-sections Create assemblies, corridors, and intersections Create complex grading solutions Create pipe networks Perform quantity takeoff and volume calculations Utilize Plan productions to create plan profiles sheets
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AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2018 Fundamentals - Mixed Units - Part 1

Autodesk Authorized Publisher

Author: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946571144

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9248

The AutoCAD(R)/AutoCAD LT(R) 2018: Fundamentals student guide is designed for those using AutoCAD(R) or AutoCAD LT(R) 2018 with a Windows operating system. This student guide is not designed for the AutoCAD for Mac software. The objective of AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2018: Fundamentals is to enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software. Part 1 (chapters 1 to 20) covers the essential core topics for working with the AutoCAD software. The teaching strategy is to start with a few basic tools that enable the student to create and edit a simple drawing, and then continue to develop those tools. More advanced tools are introduced throughout the student guide. Not every command or option is covered, because the intent is to show the most essential tools and concepts, such as: Understanding the AutoCAD workspace and user interface. Using basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools. Organizing drawing objects on layers. Inserting reusable symbols (blocks). Preparing a layout to be plotted. Adding text, hatching, and dimensions. Part 2 (chapters 21 to 32) continues with more sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the software. For example, here you go beyond the basic skill of inserting a block to learning how to create blocks, and beyond the basic skill of using a template to understand the process of setting up a template. You learn skills such as: Using more advanced editing and construction techniques. Adding parametric constraints to objects. Creating local and global blocks. Setting up layers, styles, and templates. Using advanced plotting and publishing options. This student guide refers to both the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT software as the AutoCAD software. All topics, including features and commands, relate to both the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT software unless specifically noted otherwise. Prerequisites A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology. A working knowledge of your operating system.
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AutoCAD Electrical 2018 Fundamentals with Nfpa Standards

Autodesk Authorized Publisher

Author: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946571366

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3598

The AutoCAD(R) Electrical 2018: Fundamentals with NFPA Standards learning guide covers the indispensable core topics for working with the AutoCAD(R) Electrical software. In this learning guide, you will learn how to use many of the powerful electrical drawing creation tools in the AutoCAD Electrical software. You will create schematic drawings (ladder logic and point to point), panel drawings, and PLC-I/O circuits using automated commands for symbol insertion, component tagging, wire numbering, and drawing modification. In addition, you are introduced to methods of customizing AutoCAD Electrical symbols, circuits, and databases. Other topics covered include titleblock linking, reporting tools, templates, and project files. Topics Covered Understanding project files Creating and editing schematic and panel drawings Working with PLC symbols Creating custom symbols Generating reports Prerequisites Before taking this course, students need to have a good working knowledge of the AutoCAD(R) software and electrical terminology.
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Technical Drawing 101 with AutoCAD 2019

Author: Ashleigh Fuller,Antonio Ramirez,Douglas Smith

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630572012

Category:

Page: 550

View: 1229

Technical Drawing 101 covers topics ranging from the most basic, such as making freehand, multiview sketches of machine parts, to the advanced—creating an AutoCAD dimension style containing the style settings defined by the ASME Y14.5-2009 Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard. But unlike the massive technical drawing reference texts on the market, Technical Drawing 101 aims to present just the right mix of information and projects that can be reasonably covered by faculty, and assimilated by students, in one semester. Both mechanical and architectural projects are introduced to capture the interest of more students and to offer a broader appeal. The authors have also created extensive video training (120 videos, 15 hours total) that is included with every copy of the book. In these videos the authors start off by getting students comfortable with the user interface and demonstrating how to use many of AutoCAD's commands and features. The videos progress to more advanced topics where the authors walk students through completing several of the projects in the book. The CAD portion of the text incorporates drafting theory whenever possible and covers the basics of drawing setup (units, limits, and layers), the tools of the Draw, Modify, and Dimension toolbars, and the fundamentals of 3D modeling. By focusing on the fundamental building blocks of CAD, Technical Drawing 101 provides a solid foundation for students going on to learn advanced CAD concepts and techniques (paper space, viewports, xrefs, annotative scaling, etc.) in intermediate CAD courses. In recognition of the diverse career interests of our students, Technical Drawing 101 includes projects in which students create working drawings for a mechanical assembly as well as for an architectural project. We include architectural drawing because our experience has shown that many (if not most) first-semester drafting students are interested in careers in the architectural design field, and that a traditional technical drawing text, which focuses solely on mechanical drawing projects, holds little interest for these students. The multidisciplinary approach of this text and its supporting materials are intended to broaden the appeal of the curriculum and increase student interest and, it is hoped, future enrollments.
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Revit Architecture 2015 Basics: From the Ground Up

Author: Elise Moss

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585038849

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 9985

Autodesk Revit 2015 Basics for Architectural Design is geared towards beginning architectural students or professional architects who want to get a jump-start into 3D parametric modeling for commercial structures. This book is filled with tutorials, tips and tricks, and will help you get the most out of your software in very little time. The text walks you through from concepts to site plans to floor plans and on through reflected ceiling plans, then ends with an easy chapter on how to customize Autodesk Revit to boost your productivity. The advantages of working in 3D are not initially apparent to most architectural users. The benefits come when you start creating your documentation and you realize that your views are automatically defined for you with your 3D model. Your schedules and views automatically update when you change features. You can explore your conceptual designs faster and in more depth. Learning to use Autodesk Revit will not make you a better architect. However, it will allow you to communicate your ideas and designs faster, easier, and more beautifully.
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Engineering Graphics Essentials with AutoCAD 2017 Instruction

Author: Kirstie Plantenberg

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630570214

Category: Computers

Page: 944

View: 8733

Engineering Graphics Essentials with AutoCAD 2017 Instruction gives students a basic understanding of how to create and read engineering drawings by presenting principles in a logical and easy to understand manner. It covers the main topics of engineering graphics, including tolerancing and fasteners, while also teaching students the fundamentals of AutoCAD 2017. This book features independent learning material containing supplemental content to further reinforce these principles. Through its many different exercises this text is designed to encourage students to interact with the instructor during lectures, and it will give students a superior understanding of engineering graphics and AutoCAD. The independent learning material allows students to go through the topics of the book independently. The main content of the material contains pages that summarize the topics covered in the book. Each page has voice over content that simulates a lecture environment. There are also interactive examples that allow students to go through the instructor led and in-class student exercises found in the book on their own. Video examples are also included to supplement the learning process.
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AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2017 (R1)

Fundamentals - Mixed Units: Part 2: Autodesk Authorized Publisher

Author: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943184200

Category:

Page: 376

View: 8657

Note: This book is a continuation of "AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2017 (R1): Fundamentals - Mixed Units: Part 1." The objective of "AutoCAD(r)/AutoCAD LT(r) 2017 (R1): Fundamentals" is to enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software. Part 1 (chapters 1 to 20) covers the essential core topics for working with the AutoCAD software. The teaching strategy is to start with a few basic tools that enable the student to create and edit a simple drawing, and then continue to develop those tools. More advanced tools are introduced throughout the student guide. Not every command or option is covered, because the intent is to show the most essential tools and concepts, such as: Understanding the AutoCAD workspace and user interface. Using basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools. Organizing drawing objects on layers. Inserting reusable symbols (blocks). Preparing a layout to be plotted. Adding text, hatching, and dimensions. Part 2 (chapters 21 to 32) continues with more sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the software. For example, here you go beyond the basic skill of inserting a block to learning how to create blocks, and beyond the basic skill of using a template to understand the process of setting up a template. You learn skills such as: Using more advanced editing and construction techniques. Adding parametric constraints to objects. Creating local and global blocks. Setting up layers, styles, and templates. Using advanced plotting and publishing options. The "AutoCAD(r)/AutoCAD LT(r) 2017 (R1): Fundamentals" student guide is designed for those using AutoCAD(r) or AutoCAD LT(r) 2017 with a Windows operating system. This student guide is not designed for the AutoCAD for Mac software. Prerequisites A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology. A working knowledge of your operating system.
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Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2016

Author: Daniel John Stine

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585039624

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 4599

Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2016 is an introductory level tutorial which uses residential design exercises as the means to teach you AutoCAD 2016. Each book comes with a disc containing numerous video presentations in which the author shows and explains the many tools and techniques used in AutoCAD 2016. After completing this book you will have a well-rounded knowledge of Computer Aided Drafting that can be used in the industry and the satisfaction of having completed a set of residential drawings. This textbook starts with a basic introduction to AutoCAD 2016. The first three chapters are intended to get you familiar with the user interface and the most common menus and tools. Throughout the rest of the book you will design a residence through to its completion. Using step-by-step tutorial lessons, the residential project is followed through to create elevations, sections, details, etc. Throughout the project, new AutoCAD commands are covered at the appropriate time. Focus is placed on the most essential parts of a command rather than an exhaustive review of every sub-feature of a particular command. The Appendix contains a bonus section covering the fundamental principles of engineering graphics that relate to architecture. The disc that comes with this book contains extensive video instruction as well as bonus chapters that cover must know commands, sketching exercises, a roof study workbook and much more. About the Videos The videos contained on the included disc make it easy to see the menu selections and will make learning AutoCAD straightforward and simple. At the start of each chapter you are prompted to watch a video that previews the topics that will be covered in the proceeding chapter. This allows you to become familiar with the menu selections and techniques before you begin the tutorial. By watching these videos you will be more confident in what you are doing and have a better understanding of the desired outcome of each lesson. The videos cover the following: User InterfaceGetting StartedDraw ToolsModify ToolsAnnotationFloor PlansExterior ElevationsSectionsInterior DesignPlotting
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AutoCAD 2018 for Architectural Design

Author: Createspace Independent Pub,Tutorial Books

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546304500

Category: Architectural drawing

Page: 234

View: 8859

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 Download Resource files from www.tutorialbook.info If you are an educator, you can request a free evaluation copy by sending us an email to [email protected]
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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 Fundamentals - Metric Units

Autodesk Authorized Publisher

Author: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge

Publisher: Ascent, Center for Technical Knowledge

ISBN: 9781946571328

Category:

Page: N.A

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The AutoCAD(R) Civil 3D(R) 2018: Fundamentals student guide is designed for Civil Engineers and Surveyors who want to take advantage of the AutoCAD(R) Civil 3D(R) software's interactive, dynamic design functionality. The AutoCAD Civil 3D software permits the rapid development of alternatives through its model-based design tools. You will learn techniques enabling you to organize project data, work with points, create and analyze surfaces, model road corridors, create parcel layouts, perform grading and volume calculation tasks, and layout pipe networks. Topics Covered Learn the AutoCAD Civil 3D user interface. Create and edit parcels and print parcel reports. Create points and point groups and work with survey figures. Create, edit, view, and analyze surfaces. Create and edit alignments. Create data shortcuts. Create sites, profiles, and cross-sections. Create assemblies, corridors, and intersections. Create grading solutions. Create gravity fed and pressure pipe networks. Perform quantity takeoff and volume calculations. Use plan production tools to create plan and profile sheets. Prerequisites Experience with AutoCAD(R) or AutoCAD-based products (such as Autodesk(R) Land Desktop) and a sound understanding and knowledge of civil engineering terminology.
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Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2013 and Video Instruction

Author: David C. Planchard,Marie P. Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 158503777X

Category: Computers

Page: 776

View: 1927

Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2013 and Video Instruction is written to assist students, designers, engineers and professionals. The book provides a solid foundation in SolidWorks by utilizing projects with step-by-step instructions for the beginner to intermediate SolidWorks user. Explore the user interface, CommandManager, menus, toolbars and modeling techniques to create parts, assemblies and drawings in an engineering environment. Follow the step-by-step instructions and develop multiple parts and assemblies that combine machined, plastic and sheet metal components. Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, design tables, Bills of Materials, Custom Properties and Configurations. Address various SolidWorks analysis tools: SimulationXpress, Sustainability / SustainabilityXpress and DFMXpress and Intelligent Modeling techniques. Learn by doing, not just by reading! Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. Know your objective up front. Follow the steps in Project 1 - 8 to achieve the design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands and custom properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SolidWorks in industry. Review individual features, commands and tools with the enclosed Video Instruction DVD. The projects contain exercises. The exercises analyze and examine usage competencies. Collaborate with leading industry suppliers such as SMC Corporation of America, Boston Gear and 80/20 Inc. Collaborative information translates into numerous formats such as paper drawings, electronic files, rendered images and animations. On-line intelligent catalogs guide designers to the product that meets both their geometric requirements and performance functionality. The authors developed the industry scenarios by combining their own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SolidWorks every day. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model. The book is design to compliment the SolidWorks Tutorials contained in SolidWorks 2013. There are over 2.5 hours of video instructions on the enclosed DVD.
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AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial

First Level, 2D Fundamentals

Author: Randy H. Shih

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781585034987

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals contains a series of eleven tutorial style lessons designed to introduce students to AutoCAD 2010. The new improvements and key enhancements of the software are incorporated into the lessons. Students will learn to use the AutoCAD Heads-up DesignTM interface, which means the students will learn to focus on the design, not on the keyboard. This book also includes a multimedia DVD with video presentations of the tutorial exercises found in the text! AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination The content of AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals covers the performance tasks that have been identified by Autodesk as being included on the AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination. Special reference guides show students where the performance tasks are covered in the book. If you are teaching an introductory level AutoCAD course and you want to prepare your students for the AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination this is the only book that you need. If your students are not interested in the AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination you will know that your students will be studying the performance tasks that have been identified by Autodesk as important enough to include on the certification examination. Table of Contents AutoCAD Certified Associate Examination Reference Guide Introduction: Getting Started 1. AutoCAD Fundamentals 2. Basic Object Construction Tools 3. Geometric Construction and Editing Tools 4. Object Properties and Organization 5. Orthographic Views in Multiview Drawings 6. Basic Dimensioning and Notes 7. Templates and Plotting 8. Parametric Drawing Tools 9. Auxiliary Views and Editing with GRIPS 10. Section Views 11. Assembly Drawings and Blocks
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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 Grading - Imperial Units

Autodesk Authorized Publisher

Author: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge

Publisher: Ascent, Center for Technical Knowledge

ISBN: 9781946571359

Category:

Page: N.A

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The AutoCAD(R) Civil 3D(R) 2018 software supports a wide range of civil engineering tasks and creates intelligent relationships between objects. The AutoCAD(R) Civil 3D(R) 2018: Grading learning guide is recommended for users that are required to create site grading plans using the AutoCAD Civil 3D software. This learning guide is also ideal for managers that require a basic overview and understanding of this aspect of the AutoCAD Civil 3D software. Users use feature lines, grading tools, and corridors to create a commercial site containing a parking lot, building pad, pond, and simple sewage lagoon. An existing road has been included in the survey and a survey team collected the existing conditions. Users also work on a residential site to grade a small subdivision for proper grading of each lot. Topics Covered Introduction to Grading Parcel Grading Grading using Feature Lines Grading using Grading Objects and Grading Groups Calculating pond staging storage values Grading using Corridors Combining Surfaces Visualization Prerequisites AutoCAD(R)Civil 3D(R) 2018 Fundamentals
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Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016

Autodesk Official Press

Author: Cyndy Davenport,Ishka Voiculescu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111905947X

Category: Computers

Page: 1128

View: 8919

Utilize AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 for a real-world workflow with these expert tricks and tips Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 is a complete, detailed reference and tutorial for Autodesk's extremely popular and robust civil engineering software. With straightforward explanations, real-world examples, and practical tutorials, this invaluable guide walks you through everything you need to know to be productive. The focus is on real-world applications in professional environments, with all datasets available for download, and thorough coverage helps you prepare for the AutoCAD Civil 3D certification exam with over an hour's worth of video on crucial tips and techniques. You'll learn how to navigate the software and use essential tools, and how to put it all together in the context of a real-world project. In-depth discussion covers surveying, alignments, surface, grading, cross sections and more, and instructor support materials provide an ideal resource for training and education. This book will take you from beginner to pro, so you can get the most out of AutoCAD Civil 3D every step of the way. Understand key concepts and get acquainted with the interface Create, edit, and display all elements of a project Learn everything you need to know for the certification exam Download the datasets and start designing right away With expert insight, tips, and techniques, Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 helps you become productive from the very beginning.
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AutoCAD 2018 Tutorial First Level 2D Fundamentals

Author: Randy Shih

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630571229

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 5801

The primary goal of AutoCAD 2018 Tutorial First Level 2D Fundamentals is to introduce the aspects of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD). This text is intended to be used as a training guide for students and professionals. This text covers AutoCAD 2018 and the lessons proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic shapes to making multiview drawings. This textbook contains a series of eleven tutorial style lessons designed to introduce beginning CAD users to AutoCAD 2018. It takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important 2D CAD techniques and concepts. This text is also helpful to AutoCAD users upgrading from a previous release of the software. The new improvements and key enhancements of the software are incorporated into the lessons. The 2D-CAD techniques and concepts discussed in this text are also designed to serve as the foundation to the more advanced parametric feature-based CAD packages such as Autodesk Inventor. The basic premise of this book is that the more designs you create using AutoCAD 2018, the better you learn the software. With this in mind, each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. This book is intended to help readers establish a good basis for exploring and growing in the exciting field of Computer Aided Engineering.
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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017

2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling

Author: Elliot Gindis

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128110597

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 776

View: 9888

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
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AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2017 Fundamentals - Metric Units - Part 1

Autodesk Authorized Publisher

Author: ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge

Publisher: Ascent, Center for Technical Knowledge

ISBN: 9781943184217

Category:

Page: 504

View: 6687

Note: This book is continued in "AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2017 (R1): Fundamentals - Metric: Part 2." The objective of "AutoCAD(r)/AutoCAD LT(r) 2017 (R1): Fundamentals" is to enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software. Part 1 (chapters 1 to 20) covers the essential core topics for working with the AutoCAD software. The teaching strategy is to start with a few basic tools that enable the student to create and edit a simple drawing, and then continue to develop those tools. More advanced tools are introduced throughout the student guide. Not every command or option is covered, because the intent is to show the most essential tools and concepts, such as: Understanding the AutoCAD workspace and user interface. Using basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools. Organizing drawing objects on layers. Inserting reusable symbols (blocks). Preparing a layout to be plotted. Adding text, hatching, and dimensions. Part 2 (chapters 21 to 32) continues with more sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the software. For example, here you go beyond the basic skill of inserting a block to learning how to create blocks, and beyond the basic skill of using a template to understand the process of setting up a template. You learn skills such as: Using more advanced editing and construction techniques. Adding parametric constraints to objects. Creating local and global blocks. Setting up layers, styles, and templates. Using advanced plotting and publishing options. The "AutoCAD(r)/AutoCAD LT(r) 2017 (R1): Fundamentals" student guide is designed for those using AutoCAD(r) or AutoCAD LT(r) 2017 with a Windows operating system. This student guide is not designed for the AutoCAD for Mac software. Prerequisites A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology. A working knowledge of your operating system.
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Learning Autodesk Inventor 2015

Author: Randy Shih

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585038792

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 9713

This book will teach you everything you need to know to start using Autodesk Inventor 2015 with easy to understand, step-by-step tutorials. This book features a simple robot design used as a project throughout the book. You will learn to model parts, create assemblies, run simulations and even create animations of your robot design. An unassembled version of the same robot used throughout the book can be bundled with the book. No previous experience with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) is needed since this book starts at an introductory level. The author begins by getting you familiar with the Inventor interface and its basic tools. You will start by learning to model simple robot parts and before long you will graduate to creating more complex parts and multi-view drawings. Along the way you will learn the fundamentals of parametric modeling through the use of geometric constraints and relationships. You will also become familiar with many of Inventor's powerful tools and commands that enable you to easily construct complex features in your models. Also included is coverage of gears, gear trains and spur gear creation using Autodesk Inventor. This book continues by examining the different mechanisms commonly used in walking robots. You will learn the basic types of planar four-bar linkages commonly used in mechanical designs and how to use the GeoGebra Dynamic Geometry software to simulate and analyze 2D linkages. Using the knowledge you gained about linkages and mechanism, you will learn how to modify your robot and change its behavior by modifying or creating new parts. In the final chapter of this book you learn how to combine all the robot parts into assemblies and then run motion analysis. You will finish off your project by creating 3D animations of your robot in action. There are many books that show you how to perform individual tasks with Autodesk Inventor, but this book takes you through an entire project and shows you the complete engineering process. By the end of this book you will have modeled and assembled nearly all the parts that make up the TAMIYA® Mechanical Tiger and can start building your own robot.
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