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AutoCAD For Dummies

Author: Bill Fane

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119255813

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 6179

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.

AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies

Author: Bill Fane,David Byrnes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118392175

Category: Computers

Page: 560

View: 4034

Bring your design vision to life with this full-color guide to AutoCAD 2013! 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. 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. Covers the latest AutoCAD features and techniques, including creating a basic layout, navigating the AutoCAD Ribbon, drawing and editing, working with dimensions, adding text, creating 3D models, and more Walks readers through setting up a drawing environment, applying visual styles, managing data across several drawings, and showcasing your designs to potential clients and customers Features full-color illustrations that mirror what you’ll see on your AutoCAD 2013 screens plus a companion website with downloadable drawing files so you can put your CAD skills to the test Whether you’re an AutoCAD amateur or a modeling master, AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies has something for you.

AutoCAD For Dummies

Author: Bill Fane

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119255805

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 1062

Create an AutoCAD project from the ground up Make basic drawings starting with straight lines and curves Jump into advanced drawing with 3D modeling Here's the easy way to learn AutoCAD AutoCAD may be complex, but this book is not! This expert author shows you how to navigate the interface, set up a project, create drawings, manage properties, and enhance your designs with text and dimensions. Once you master the basics, he'll guide you through advanced tools such as blocks, arrays, and xrefs, all the way to 3D modeling. Inside… How to start a drawing Methods of viewing work All about lines and curves Tools for editing drawings Techniques for adding text Pointers on plotting Help handling parametrics Steps for 3D modeling Useful system variables

SolidWorks For Dummies

Author: Greg Jankowski,Richard Doyle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051474

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 5066

Whether it’s your first venture into 3D technical drawing software or you’re switching to SolidWorks from something else, you’re probably excited about what this CAD program has to offer. Chances are, you figure it’s going to take awhile to get the hang of it before you can begin cranking out those perfectly precise 3D designs. SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition, can help you dramatically shorten that get-acquainted period! SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition will help you get up and running quickly on the leading 3D technical drawing software. You’ll see how to set up SolidWorks to create the type of drawings your industry requires and how to take full advantage of its legendary 3D features. You’ll discover how to: Work with virtual prototypes Understand the user interface Use templates and sketch, assemble, and create drawings Automate the drawing process Review drawings and collaborate with other team members Define and edit sketches Create dimensions and annotations Print or plot your drawings Leverage existing designs Sample files on the bonus CD-ROM show you how to apply the latest version of SolidWorks and accomplish specific tasks. Even if you’re brand-new to CAD software, SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition will have you feeling like a pro in no time. You’ll find you’ve entered a whole new dimension. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

AutoCAD 2019 for Beginners

Author: CADFolks

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781719344623

Category:

Page: 318

View: 885

AutoCAD 2019 For Beginners makes it easy to learn drafting in AutoCAD. Using easy, real-world examples, you will master the basics of this leading CAD software by following step by step instructions. Each topic starts with a brief explanation, and then launches into the example that gives you a direct experience and a good start. You'll learn the basics of drawing, editing, dimensioning, printing, and 3D modeling as you create the examples given in this book. Whether you are a beginner or trying to upgrade your skills, this step-by-step guide provides a solid base in design and drafting. - Create basic drawings with drawing tools - Create and edit complex drawings with the modify tools - Add dimensions and annotations to drawings - Prepare your drawing for printing - Create and edit 3D models - Learn to create Architectural floor plan If you want to learn AutoCAD quickly and easily, AutoCAD 2019 For Beginners gets you started today. Download the resource files from: https: //autocadforbeginners.weebly.com/ If you are an educator, you can request an evaluation copy by sending us an email to [email protected]

Mastering AutoCAD for Mac

Author: George Omura,Richard (Rick) Graham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118010976

Category: Computers

Page: 768

View: 9638

The Best Resource on the Market for Learning AutoCAD for Mac software! This comprehensive Autodesk Official Training Guide has everything you need to quickly become proficient with every aspect of Autodesk’s new AutoCAD for Mac software. Award-winning author George Omura, whom most CAD designers know and respect from his all-time bestselling Mastering AutoCAD books, now applies his legendary AutoCAD expertise, approachable style, and thorough Mastering coverage to Mastering AutoCAD for Mac. You’ll quickly and efficiently build skills, whether you’re just beginning or are already a seasoned AutoCAD user. Teaches you to design and draft using AutoCAD for Mac Helps you quickly master basic, intermediate, and advanced skills Covers using hatches, fields, and tables effectively; manipulating dynamic blocks and attributes; rendering 3D views with lighting and materials; exploring parametric modeling; transforming 2D drawings into 3D renderings; and more Provides step-by-step instruction and exercises, as well as real-world examples and case studies Functions as both a detailed tutorial and also a one-stop, stand-alone reference Mastering AutoCAD for Mac is also an Autodesk Official Training Guide The world's best AutoCAD resources—George Omura and the Mastering AutoCAD series from Sybex—are now available to help you master AutoCAD for Mac.

Inside Rhinoceros 5

Author: Ron K.C. Cheng

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111124914

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 592

View: 1595

INSIDE RHINOCEROS 5, is a well-designed introduction to using the latest version of Rhino. This book bridges the gap between theoretical and software-oriented approaches to computer modeling by providing a balanced presentation of theory, concepts, and hands-on tutorials. It begins with an overview of the Rhinoceros5 interface and progresses to explore wireframe models and the construction of curves. This book contains an in-depth examination of surface modeling, taking your students step-by-step through surfaces construction using Rhino and discusses in detail solid modeling methods, rendering, engineering drawing, and outputting to various file formats. INSIDE RHINOCEROS 5, concludes with a set of projects aimed at allowing your students to apply Rhino in real world design situations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mastering AutoCAD 2007 and AutoCAD LT 2007

Author: George Omura

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470337613

Category: Computers

Page: 1224

View: 6737

The World's Bestselling AutoCAD Resource Now Fully Updated for the 2007 Release There's a reason why Mastering AutoCAD is so popular year after year. Loaded with concise explanations, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects, this comprehensive reference and tutorial from award-winning author George Omura has everything you need to become an AutoCAD expert. If you're new to AutoCAD, the tutorials will help you build your skills right away. If you're an AutoCAD veteran, Omura's in-depth explanations of the latest and most advanced features, including all the new 3D tools, will turn you into an AutoCAD pro. Whatever your experience level and however you use AutoCAD, you'll refer to this indispensable reference again and again. Coverage Includes Creating and developing AutoCAD drawings Drawing curves and applying solid fills Effectively using hatches, fields, and tables Manipulating dynamic blocks and attributes Linking drawings to databases and spreadsheets Keeping track of your projects with the Sheet Set Manager Creating cutaway and x-ray views to show off the interior of your 3D model Rendering realistic interior views with natural lighting Giving a hand-drawn look to 3D views Easily creating complex, free-form 3D shapes in minutes Making spiral forms with the Helix and Sweep tools Exploring your model in real time with the Walk and Fly tools Creating animated AVI files of your 3D projects Customizing AutoCAD using AutoLISP(r) Securing and authenticating your files Sharing files with non-AutoCAD users Featured on the CD Load the trial version of AutoCAD 2007 and get started on the lessons in the book. The CD also includes project files and finished drawings for all the book's exercises, a symbols library, a 2D and 3D parts library, and extra utilities to increase your productivity. Advance your skills even more with bonus chapters on VBA, Active X, architectural solid modeling, and working with external databases. "Mastering AutoCAD 2007 has been fully updated to cover all of AutoCAD 2007's new or enhanced features including modeling, visual styles, lights and materials, rendering and animation, and changes users asked for in commonly used commands. This excellent revision to the bestselling Mastering AutoCAD series features concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects for both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT." —Eric Stover, AutoCAD Product Manager "Omura's explanations are concise, his graphics are excellent, and his examples are practical." —CADalyst Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

SketchUp For Dummies

Author: Aidan Chopra,Rebecca Huehls

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119336228

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 2284

Design almost anything in 3D with SketchUp Whether you've dabbled in drawing in 3D or are interested in learning the basics of design, SketchUp For Dummies makes it fast and easy to learn the ropes of a powerful, user-friendly tool to bring your design ideas to life. From creating a basic 3D model to showing off your work via 3D print or animation, this all-access guide pulls back the curtain on using SketchUp to do anything from redesigning your house to mocking up the next great invention. With an emphasis on usability, SketchUp has found very wide success as a tool even non-designers can use to make basic drawings. And now, thanks to the insight and expert tips from former SketchUp product director Aidan Chopra and co-author Rebecca Huehls, this easy-to-follow guide makes it more accessible than ever! Create buildings and components Alter the appearance of your model Tour your designs via SketchUp Get quick tips on troubleshooting If you're a designer with sketchy computer modeling skills, SketchUp For Dummies is the trusted reference you'll turn to again and again.

Oracle 12c For Dummies

Author: Chris Ruel,Wessler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118745310

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 8290

Presents a guide to the features of Oracle 12c database software, covering such topics as creating a database, using SQL, making tablespaces, troubleshooting, and facilitating backup and recovery.

Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture

No Experience Required

Author: Eric Wing

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119243319

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 9888

The only Revit tutorial guide based on a real project workflow Autodesk Revit Architecture No Experience Required is the ultimate real-world guide for mastering this increasingly prevalent BIM software package. Using a continuous, step-by-step tutorial, this book walks you through all project phases as you learn the basics of Revit by designing, documenting, and presenting a four-story office building. You'll begin by learning your way around the interface and conventions, then jump right into design by placing walls, doors, and windows. Next you'll work with grids, beams, foundations, dimensions, and text as you build floors layer by layer, join walls, create ceilings and roofs, and place stairs, ramps, and railings. The instruction covers construction documentation, advanced detailing, and families, as well as site considerations including grading and top surface features to provide a well-rounded, real-world Revit skill set. The companion website features downloadable 'before and after' tutorial files that allow you to jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros. The shift from 2D drafting to 3D building information modeling has made Revit a must-have skill for an increasing number of design, engineering, and construction professionals. This book is designed to teach you the basics quickly, using a real-world workflow, process, and pacing. Get acquainted with the Revit interface, then immediately start building Learn to place structural components, text, dimensions, and more Understand views, grids, editing, importing, exporting, and work sharing Generate construction documentation including schedules and material takeoffs This simple yet engaging tutorial brings together all of the major skills a Revit user needs to know to complete real workplace projects. Whether read from beginning to end as a comprehensive lesson, or used as 'dip-in' reference for unfamiliar tasks, Autodesk Revit Architecture No Experience Required provides invaluable practical BIM instruction for every phase of a project.

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009

Author: James Wedding,Dana Probert

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470447413

Category: Computers

Page: 912

View: 4847

AutoCAD 2018

A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users

Author: Cadartifex

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547211913

Category:

Page: 502

View: 2562

AutoCAD 2018: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users textbook is designed for instructor-led courses as well as for self-paced learning. This book is intended to help engineers, designers, and CAD operators interested in learning AutoCAD for creating engineering and architectural 2D drawings. It can be a great starting point for new AutoCAD users and a great teaching aid in classroom training. This textbook consists of 12 chapters, covering Drafting & Annotation environment of AutoCAD, which teaches you how to use AutoCAD software to create, edit, plot, and manage real world engineering and architectural drawings. This textbook not only focuses on the usage of the tools/commands of AutoCAD but also on the concept of design. Every chapter of this book contains tutorials, intended to help users to experience how things can do in AutoCAD step-by-step. Moreover, every chapter ends with hands-on test drives that allow the users of this textbook to experience themselves the ease-of-use and robust capabilities of AutoCAD. Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction to AutoCAD Chapter 2. Creating Drawings - I Chapter 3. Using Drawing Aids and Selection Methods Chapter 4. Creating Drawings - II Chapter 5. Modifying and Editing Drawings - I Chapter 6. Working with Dimensions and Dimensions Style Chapter 7. Editing Dimensions and Adding Text Chapter 8. Modifying and Editing Drawings - II Chapter 9. Hatching and Gradients Chapter 10. Working with Blocks and Xrefs Chapter 11. Working with Layouts Chapter 12. Printing and Plotting Student Projects

Spotify For Dummies

Author: Kim Gilmour

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119961491

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 4716

The ultimate beginner guide to the groundbreaking music service, Spotify! Spotify is a free online streaming music platform that allows users to listen to songs on demand over the Internet--without having to buy or own the actual tracks. This fun and friendly guide walks you through how best to use this sweet-sounding service. Covering everything from using Spotify on selected mobile phones to creating and sharing your own playlists, Spotify For Dummies has it all. Experienced author Kim Gilmour details the ins and outs of this revolutionary music, from installing and setup to discovering new artists and taking your musical enjoyment to new levels. Explores the social networking aspects of Spotify and how to integrate with them Helps you navigate through the various editions of Spotify Shows you how to take Spotify with you on your mobile device Encourages you to merge your own music collection with Spotify This book is spot on! Start using Spotify today with this handy guide by your side.

Scrivener For Dummies

Author: Gwen Hernandez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118312465

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 1344

No matter what you want to write, Scrivener makes it easier. Whether you’re a planner, a seat-of-the-pants writer, or something in between, Scrivener provides tools for every stage of the writing process. Scrivener For Dummies walks you step-by-step through this popular writing software’s best features. This friendly For Dummies guide starts with the basics, but even experienced scriveners will benefit from the helpful tips for getting more from their favourite writing software. Walks you through customizing project templates for your project needs Offers useful advice on compiling your project for print and e-book formats Helps you set up project and document targets and minimize distractions to keep you on track and on deadline Explains how to storyboard with the corkboard, create collections, and understand their value Shows you how to use automated backups to protect your hard work along the way From idea inception to manuscript submission, Scrivener for Dummies makes it easier than ever to plan, write, organize, and revise your masterpiece in Scrivener.

Windows 7 Desktop Support and Administration

Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-685 and 70-686)

Author: Darril Gibson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470900819

Category: Computers

Page: 672

View: 2761

A manual for Windows 7 desktop technicians and administrators It is estimated that 90 percent of the world’s computers run Windows. Desktop technicians and administrators need this comprehensive manual to guide them through their daily work with Windows 7. While this Sybex guide is packed with information you’ll need to know for the MCITP certification exam, it is equally valuable in real-world situations you will encounter on the job. Covers troubleshooting, hardware and software applications, large-scale desktop environment management, and planning and configuring the desktop infrastructure using Windows 7 Provides plenty of relevant information for those seeking MCITP certification, including full coverage of the exam objectives for both Desktop Support Technician and Desktop Administrator exams Includes a CD with valuable study tools for the MCITP exams including video walkthroughs, flashcards, and two practice exams. Windows 7 Desktop Support and Administration provides knowledge that will be needed on certification exams and remains a valuable reference for support and administrative personnel on the job. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies

Author: Aidan Chopra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118016619

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 1951

Go 3D with Google's exciting architectural design software for Mac and Windows Whether you need to learn 3D modeling for business or you're just eager to see what you can create, Google SketchUp and Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies are for you. Available in both a free hobbyist version and a full-featured professional version, SketchUp explodes the myth that 3D modeling software must be complicated to learn and use. This book will take you step by step through downloading and using both versions on both Mac and Windows. There are even video walkthroughs on the companion Web site. Google's exciting 3D modeling software offers hobbyists as well as architects, engineers, and industrial designers a less complicated tool for architectural rendering, urban planning, set design, game design, and other uses This guide explains both the free and professional versions for both Windows and Mac Covers the basic concepts of 3D modeling and how to build a 3D model, print or share your work online, export your drawing to another design package or Google Earth, and create a detailed set of plans Companion Web site features video walkthroughs Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies gets you up and running with 3D modeling quickly and easily.

Outlook 2013 For Dummies

Author: Bill Dyszel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118490487

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 3453

The fun and friendly way to manage your busy life with the new Outlook 2013 As the number one e-mail client and personal information manager, Microsoft Outlook offers a set of uncomplicated features that maximize the management of your e-mail, schedule, and general daily activities, with the least amount of hassle possible. This easy-to-understand guide walks you through Outlook 2013 and introduces you to the latest features. You'll learn how to find information quickly, handle e-mail, coordinate schedules, keep current with contacts and social networks, and much more. Walks you through getting started with Outlook 2013 and then provides you with complete coverage on e-mail basics, advanced e-mail features, working with the calendar, managing contacts, and integrating Outlook with other applications Shows you how to track tasks, take notes, and record items in the journal, as well as filter out junk e-mail, activate Outlook's privacy and security features, and more Explains how to customize your Outlook, manage all the information within Outlook, and take Outlook on the road Outlook 2013 For Dummies offers you a whole new outlook on Outlook 2013!

SolidWorks 2014 Reference Guide

Author: David Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585038431

Category: Computers

Page: 900

View: 5924

The SolidWorks 2014 Reference Guide is a comprehensive reference book written to assist the beginner to intermediate user of SolidWorks 2014. SolidWorks is an immense software package, and no one book can cover all topics for all users. This book provides a centralized reference location to address many of the tools, features and techniques of SolidWorks 2014. Chapter 1 provides a basic overview of the concepts and terminology used throughout this book using SolidWorks 2014 software. If you are completely new to SolidWorks, you should read Chapter 1 in detail and complete Lesson 1, Lesson 2 and Lesson 3 in the SolidWorks Tutorials. Videos are provided to introduce the new user to the basics of using SolidWorks 3D CAD software. If you are familiar with an earlier release of SolidWorks, you still might want to skim Chapter 1 to become acquainted with some of the commands, menus and features that you have not used; or you can simply jump to any section in any chapter. Each chapter (18 total) provides detailed PropertyManager information on key topics with individual standalone short tutorials to reinforce and demonstrate the functionality and ease of the SolidWorks tool or feature. All models for the 240 plus tutorials are located on the enclosed book CD with their solution (initial and final). Learn by doing, not just by reading! 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, configurations and more. The book is designed to compliment the Online Tutorials and Online Help contained in SolidWorks 2014. The goal is to illustrate how multiple design situations and systematic steps combine to produce successful designs. The author developed the tutorials by combining his own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, professors, vendors and manufacturers. He is directly involved with SolidWorks every day and his responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.

Beginning AutoCAD 2006

Author: Bob McFarlane,Robert McFarlane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750669578

Category: Computers

Page: 363

View: 2602

Beginning AutoCAD 2006 is a course based on learning and practising the essentials of 2D drawing using AutoCAD. Bob McFarlane's hands-on approach is uniquely suited to independent learning and use on courses. The focus on 2D drawing in one book ensures the reader gets a thorough grounding in the subject, with a greater depth of coverage than tends to be available from general introductions to AutoCAD. As a result, this book provides a true, step-by-step, detailed exploration of the AutoCAD functions required at each stage of producing a 2D drawing - an approach often not found in the many software reference guides available. The emphasis on learning through doing makes this book ideal for anyone involved in engineering, construction or architecture - where the focus is on productivity and practical skills. The author has also matched the coverage to the requirements of City and Guilds, Edexcel (BTEC) and SQA syllabuses. New features in AutoCAD 2006 are covered in this book including: DYN (dynamic input showing coordinate position and lengths - an important new feature of the latest AutoCAD software), as well as new commands in the Modify and Dimension tool set. The result is a useful refresher course for anyone using AutoCAD at this level, and those upgrading to the new software release. The course is also designed to be fully relevant to anyone using other recent releases, including AutoCAD 2005. * A complete course on 2D design with AutoCAD in one book - ideal for independent learning * Exercises aid student learning and self assessment * Focus on 2D drawing provides in-depth coverage to this key introductory-level use of AutoCAD

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