AutoCAD is one of the leading CAD software used to create technical drawings. AutoCAD 2021 For Beginners helps you to learn AutoCAD basics using brief explanations and well-directed examples. You will learn the basics of the interface and commands, as well as how to create, edit, dimension, print drawings. Create 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 plans, elevations, stair detail, roof plan, and roof and wall details. If you want to learn AutoCAD quickly and easily, AutoCAD 2021 For Beginners gets you started today. Download the resource files from: https: //autocadforbeginners.weebly.com/
"In this Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 training course, expert author Brian Benton will teach you how to create 2D drawings using the latest version of this computer aided design software from Autodesk. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no experience with AutoCAD is required."--Resource description page.
Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2016 provides a step-by-step introduction to AutoCAD with commands presented in the context of each tutorial. In fifteen clear and comprehensive chapters, author Shawna Lockhart guides readers through all the important commands and techniques in AutoCAD 2016, from 2D drawing to solid modeling and finally finishing with rendering. In each lesson, the author provides step-by-step instructions with frequent illustrations showing exactly what appears on the AutoCAD screen. Later, individual steps are no longer provided, and readers are asked to apply what they've learned by completing sequences on their own. A carefully developed pedagogy reinforces this cumulative-learning approach and supports readers in becoming skilled AutoCAD users. Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2016 begins with three Getting Started chapters that include information to get readers of all levels prepared for the tutorials. The author includes tips that offer suggestions and warnings as you progress through the tutorials. Key Terms and Key Commands are listed at the end of each chapter to recap important topics and commands learned in each tutorial. Also, a glossary of terms and Commands Summary list the key commands used in the tutorials. Each chapter concludes with end of chapter problems providing challenges to a range of abilities in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering as well as architectural problems.
Hands-on AutoCAD training in a tutorial-driven beginner's guide AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016: No Experience Required is your ultimate beginner's guide to the leading drawing and design software. Using a continuous tutorial approach, this book walks you step-by-step through the entire design process from setup to printing. Follow the tutorial from start to finish, or jump in at any time to pick up new skills. The companion website features downloadable tutorial files that allow you to join the project at each progress point, and the short discussions and intensively hands-on instruction allow you to instantly see the results of your work. You'll start by learning the basics as you create a simple 2D drawing, and then gradually build upon your skills by adding detail, dimensions, text, and more. You'll learn how to create an effective presentation layout, and how to turn your drawing into a 3D model that can help you pinpoint design flaws and features. AutoCAD's newest commands and capabilities are reinforced throughout, so you can gain confidence and build a skillset to be proud of. Get acquainted with the AutoCAD 2016 interface and basic commands Create accurate drawings and elevations to communicate your design Add detail to your plans with groupings, hatches, text, and dimensions Lay your design out for printing, or go 3D to create a walk-through model AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016: No Experience Required gets you started, so you can begin designing today.
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
"In this AutoCAD 3D 2016 training course, expert author Seth Cohen will show you how to use the powerful tools available in this computer aided design software from Autodesk. This course is designed for the 3D beginner, but it is recommended that you are familiar with the basics of AutoCAD before attempting this course. You will start with an introduction to 3D modeling and how to navigate and work in AutoCAD 3D. Seth will then jump into teaching you how to create 3D models, covering topics such as wireframes, surface modeling, primitive solid models, and creating models from 2D profiles. This video tutorial will also teach you how to create composite solids, add detail with filleting and chamfering, and edit the solid models. You will also cover modifying the model position, duplicating the model, converting 2D objects to solids or surfaces, and viewing and plotting your models. Finally, you will learn about rendering, recording an animation, and using ShowMotion for presentations."--Resource description page.
AutoCAD 2016: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users textbook is designed for instructor-led courses as well as for self-paced learning. This textbook is intended to help engineers, designers, and CAD operators interested in learning AutoCAD for creating engineering and architectural 2D drawings. Taken together, this textbook can be a great starting point for new AutoCAD users and a great teaching aid in classroom training. This textbook contains 12 chapters which consist of 502 pages 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 2D drawings. Every chapter of this textbook contains tutorials, intended to help users to experience how things can be done 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 powerful 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
Learn AutoCAD 2016 quickly and painlessly with this practical hands-on guide AutoCAD 2016 Essentials gets you up to speed quickly, with hands-on instruction on the program's core features and functions. This new edition provides more manufacturing and landscape examples, a stronger emphasis on skills rather than tools, starting and ending files for every exercise, and a more clearly defined layout that separates the step-by-step instructions from the "why" discussion. Based on the real-world task of designing a house, the hands-on exercises help you quickly develop confidence and become productive with the software as you master the major 2D functions and move into 3D modeling. From layout to presentation, this in-depth guide takes you through the entire design process, and provides downloadable data so you can compare your work to the pros. If you're preparing for AutoCAD certification, this book is the ideal study guide — and the only one officially endorsed by Autodesk. This book is your unique learning resource that features concise, straightforward explanations and hands-on exercises. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts, and then briskly moves into an approachable, practical tutorial that helps you gain confidence in your new AutoCAD 2016 skills. Master the AutoCAD interface and basic 2D drawing skills Work with splines, polylines, hatch patterns, and gradients Organize objects with layers, groups, blocks, and cross-referencing Use constraints and layouts, print and export, model in 3D, and much more If you're a design professional, AutoCAD is need-to-know software. You have to be comfortable with it to be productive. AutoCAD 2016 Essentials gets you up and running quickly, with patient instruction and plenty of hands-on practice.
Learn AutoCAD!: Mechanical Drawing Using AutoCAD(r) 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 & 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.
Get up and running with AutoCAD using 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. Fully covers the essentials of both 2D and 3D in one affordable easy to read volume All basic commands are documented step-by-step: what the student needs to type in and how AutoCAD responds is all spelled out in discrete and clear steps with screen shots added as needed. Companion website with full series of video lectures that follow all 30 chapters New to Up and Running with AutoCAD 2016: New end-of-chapter exercises, with a special focus on Level II and III (3D) sections Addition of several new civil engineering drawing examples to address that special interest of users. An expanded and clarified treatment of Materials and Rendering (Chapter 30). New Appendix titled "3D Printing Technologies" to address this growing technology field.
A Beginners Guide to 3D Civil Engineering Using BIM Workflows
Author: Seth Cohen
"In this AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 training course, expert author Seth Cohen teaches you the about the tools and techniques needed to work in this civil engineering design and documentation solution software. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no prior experience with Civil 3D is required. You will start by taking a tour of the interface, and then jump into learning how to work with points. Seth teaches you how to use the survey database, manage and edit surfaces, and create alignments. This video tutorial also covers corridor modeling, grading in Civil 3D, pipe networks, quantity takeoffs, creating sheets, and much more. Finally, you will learn about pressure pipe networks, and how to create a Civil 3D surface from point clouds. Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of working with this CAD software and be able to apply your knowledge to your own projects. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons."--Resource description page.
Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 and Inventor 2016 Tutorial will help you to learn the basics of Autodesk AutoCAD and Inventor. It is very concise and has real-world examples that help you to learn AutoCAD and Inventor. The first part of this book covers AutoCAD basics in a step-by-step manner. Each command has a brief explanation and an example. After completing the first part, you will be good at creating 2D drawings, modifying drawings, dimensions and annotations, blocks and external references, layouts and printing, and 3D basics. The second part of this book covers Inventor basics. A brief explanation about the user interface is followed by tutorials covering the basics of Part Modeling, Assembly design, and Drafting. The later chapters cover some additional part modeling tools, sheet metal modeling, top-down assembly design, assembly joints, and drawing annotations.
The bestselling AutoCAD reference, with all new bonus video content Mastering AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 is a complete tutorial and reference, helping you design accurately and efficiently while getting the most out of the AutoCAD 2016 software. Concise explanations and focused examples strengthen your understanding of AutoCAD concepts, while step-by-step instruction and hands-on projects help you develop the skills you need for real-world projects. This new edition covers the latest AutoCAD capabilities, and gives you access to videos demonstrating crucial techniques. The companion website provides all of the project files necessary for the tutorials, and features additional video tutorials and other bonus content. You'll start with the basics of AutoCAD drafting, and gradually build your skills to an advanced level as you learn 3D modeling and imaging. Whether you're preparing for the Autodesk certification or just want to be an AutoCAD guru, this book provides the comprehensive information you need. Get acquainted with the AutoCAD 2016 interface and drafting tools Work with hatches, fields, tables, dynamic blocks, solid fills, and more Build an accurate, scalable 3D model of your design for reference Customize your AutoCAD and integrate it with other software Packed with expert tips, tricks, techniques, and tutorials, Mastering AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 is your essential guide to get up to speed quickly.
This book is your AutoCAD 2016 Instructor. The objective of this book is to provide you with extensive knowledge of AutoCAD, whether you are taking an instructor-led course or learning on your own. AutoCAD 2016 Instructor maintains the pedagogy and in-depth coverage that have always been the hallmark of the Leach texts. As the top-selling university textbook for almost a decade, the AutoCAD Instructor series continues to deliver broad coverage of AutoCAD in a structured, easy-to-comprehend manner. AutoCAD 2016 Instructor is command-oriented, just like AutoCAD. Chapters are structured around related commands, similar to the organization of AutoCAD’s menu system. The sequence of chapters starts with fundamental drawing commands and skills and then progresses to more elaborate procedures and specialized applications. The writing style introduces small pieces of information explained in simple form, and then builds on that knowledge to deliver more complex drawing strategies, requiring a synthesis of earlier concepts. Over 2000 figures illustrate the commands, features, and ideas. AutoCAD 2016 Instructor is an ideal reference guide, unlike tutorial-oriented books where specific information is hard to relocate. Because these chapters focus on related commands, and complete coverage for each command is given in one place, the commands, procedures, and applications are easy to reference. Tabbed pages help locate tables, lists, appendices, and the comprehensive index. What makes this book unique?In depth coverage of AutoCAD 2016 commands and featuresCommand Tables indicate where to locate and how to start each commandTIP markers in the margin provide important tips, notes, reminders, short-cuts and identify what's newComplete chapter exercises with many multi-chapter “REUSE” problemsWell suited for a two or three course sequence
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.
Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2017 provides a step-by-step introduction to AutoCAD with commands presented in the context of each tutorial. In fifteen clear and comprehensive chapters, author Shawna Lockhart guides readers through all the important commands and techniques in AutoCAD 2017, from 2D drawing to solid modeling and finally finishing with rendering. In each lesson, the author provides step-by-step instructions with frequent illustrations showing exactly what appears on the AutoCAD screen. Later, individual steps are no longer provided, and readers are asked to apply what they've learned by completing sequences on their own. A carefully developed pedagogy reinforces this cumulative-learning approach and supports readers in becoming skilled AutoCAD users. Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2017 begins with three Getting Started chapters that include information to get readers of all levels prepared for the tutorials. The author includes tips that offer suggestions and warnings as you progress through the tutorials. Key Terms and Key Commands are listed at the end of each chapter to recap important topics and commands learned in each tutorial. Also, a glossary of terms and Commands Summary list the key commands used in the tutorials. Each chapter concludes with end of chapter problems providing challenges to a range of abilities in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering as well as architectural problems.
Start designing today with this hands-on beginner's guide to AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials gets you quickly up to speed with the features and functions of this industry-leading civil engineering software. This full-color guide features approachable, hands-on exercises and additional task-based tutorials that help you quickly become productive as you master the fundamental aspects of AutoCAD Civil 3D design. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts and learning goals, and then briskly moves into tutorial mode with screen shots that illustrate each step of the process. The emphasis is on skills rather than tools, and the clear delineation between "why" and "how" makes this guide ideal for quick reference. The companion website provides starting and ending files for each exercise, so you can jump in at any point and compare your work with the pros. Centered around the real-world task of designing a residential subdivision, these exercises get you up to speed with the program's functionality, while also providing the only Autodesk-endorsed preparation for the AutoCAD Civil 3D certification exam. Master the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 interface and basic tasks Model terrain using imported field survey data Analyze boundaries, pipe networks, surfaces, and terrain Estimate quantities and create construction documentation If you're ready to acquire this must-have skillset, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials will get you up to speed quickly and easily.
This book is the most comprehensive book you will find on AutoCAD 2019 – 2D Drafting. Covering all of the 2D concepts, it uses both metric and imperial units to illustrate the myriad drawing and editing tools for this popular application. Use the companion disc to set up drawing exercises and projects and see all of the book’s figures in color. AutoCAD 2019 Beginning and Intermediate includes over 100 exercises or “mini-workshops,” that complete small projects from concept through actual plotting. Solving all of the workshops will simulate the creation of three projects (architectural and mechanical) from beginning to end, without overlooking any of the basic commands and functions in AutoCAD 2019. Features: • Designed for novice users of AutoCAD 2019. Most useful for “teach yourself” or instructor-led AutoCAD training in Level 1 or 2. No previous CAD experience is required • New chapter on the “Drawing Compare” function • Companion files featuring drawings, practice and finished plots, 4-color figures, etc. • Includes over 100 “mini-workshops” and hundreds of figures that complete small projects • Uses both English and metric units in examples, exercises, projects, and descriptions • Covers three full projects (metric and imperial) for architectural and mechanical designs • Helps you to prepare for the AutoCAD Certified Professional exam • Exercises and instructor’s resources available for use as a textbook