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.
Find your way around AutoCAD 2014 with this full-color, For Dummies guide! Put away that pencil and paper and start putting the power of AutoCAD 2014 to work in your CAD projects and designs. From setting up your drawing environment to using text, dimensions, hatching, and more, this guide walks you through AutoCAD basics and provides you with a solid understanding of the latest CAD tools and techniques. You’ll also benefit from the full-color illustrations that mirror exactly what you’ll see on your AutoCAD 2014 screen and highlight the importance of AutoCAD’s Model view, which shows different line weights for printing in different colors. Covers the latest AutoCAD features and techniques, including creating a basic layout, navigating the AutoCAD 2014 interface, drawing and editing, working with dimensions, plotting, adding text, using blocks, and more Shows you how to make the best use of color in your AutoCAD designs, take advantage of the AutoCAD DesignCenter, and showcase your work to potential clients and customers Includes practical advice and guidance on real-world methods and tips used by architects, engineers, and other CAD professionals to create compelling 3D models and detailed technical drawings You’ll quickly get up to speed on all AutoCAD has to offer with AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies in your toolbox.
AutoCAD 2007 is a premiere computer-aided designing program thatlets you organize the objects you draw, their properties, and theirfiles. It also helps you create great-looking models. Butit’s not always easy to figure out how to perform thesefunctions, and many users end up missing out on AutoCAD’sfull potential. AutoCAD 2007 For Dummies will show you how to performthese tasks and more! This hands-on guide lets you discover how tonavigate around all the complications and start creating cooldrawings in no time. Soon you’ll have the tools you need touse DWG, set up drawings, add text, and work with lines, as wellas: Draw a base plate with rectangles and circles Organize a successful template Zoom and pan with glass and hand Use the AutoCAD design center Navigate through your 3-D drawing projects Plot layout, lineweights, and colors Design block definitions Slice and dice your drawings to create new designs Create a Web format using AutoCAD This book also features suggestions and tips on how to touch upyour creations as well as ways to swap drawing data with otherpeople and programs. Written in a friendly, straightforward tonethat doesn’t try to overwhelm you, AutoCAD 2007 ForDummies shows you the fun and easy way to draw precise 2-D and3-D drawings!
Get the most out of using your iPad at work iPad at Work For Dummies provides essential and in-depth coverage for a variety of productivity-related tasks made possible on the iPad, from basics such as setting up and starting out with an iPad to tips on the best practices for enterprise-level word processing, spreadsheet creation, presenting, task management, project management, graphic design, and communication. Beyond that, it also includes down-to-earth examples of how to use an iPad at work, including synchronization, data backup, and communicating with Windows networks. Written by an experienced and well-known iPad user, writer, podcaster, and lecturer who has taught many other professionals how to get the most from their Apple devices in the workplace, iPad at Work For Dummies goes beyond simple coverage of iWork to show you step-by-step the iPad's capabilities to quickly, professionally, and effectively create and interact with typical office documents and systems. Covers the best software and practices for productively integrating the iPad into a work environment Shows you how the iPad goes beyond use as an at-home device to make work easier Includes examples that bring the information and instructions to life If you're considering integrating the use of an iPad at work, or have recently begun and want to grasp the full spectrum of its capabilities in the workplace, iPad at Work For Dummies has you covered.
With AutoCAD 2000 For Dummies, you'll quickly discover just how easy it is to create professional-quality designs and drawings. Authors Mark Middlebrook and Bud Smith show you how to set up a design, draw and edit lines, add text and dimensions, even incorporate AutoCAD documents into your Web pages-all while avoiding those common gotchas." Whether you're a new AutoCAD user or you've just upgraded to AutoCAD 2000, this easy-to-use reference delivers all the answers you need to get up to speed. Inside, find helpful advice on how to: * Discover the new AutoCAD 2000 features-and put them to work * Take full advantage of color and lineweight with the new AutoCAD 2000 approach * Use both menu and toolbar access to commands * Set up a drawing so that it prints without problems * Speed up your work by using the command line as an accelerator * Enhance your Web pages with the new AutoCAD 2000 Web access features * Increase accessibility of your AutoCAD drawings by using AutoCAD DesignCenter
In this second edition of the bestseller, computer visionary David Vaskevitch shows today's corporate decision makers, business owners, and technical professionals how emerging technology will make their companies more competitive by empowering workers with the information needed to do their jobs faster and better.
Create and Print 3D Objects with 123D, AutoCAD and Inventor
Author: John Biehler
Publisher: Que Publishing
3D Printing with Autodesk Create and Print 3D Objects with 123D, AutoCAD, and Inventor Create amazing 3D-printable objects fast with Autodesk 123D! Imagine it. Then print it! Autodesk 123D gives you all the tools you need and it’s free. This easy, full-color guide will help you fully master 3D printing with Autodesk 123D even if you’ve never done any of this before. Authors John Biehler and Bill Fane have helped thousands of people join the 3D printing revolution—now it’s your turn. With step-by-step photos and simple projects, they teach you how to make the most of the whole 123D suite on Windows, Mac, and iPad. New to 3D printing? You’ll learn pro techniques for creating models that print perfectly the first time. Want to start fast? Discover how to scan photos straight into your models. Don’t have a 3D printer? Learn how to work with today’s most popular 3D printing services. John Biehler discovered 3D printing several years ago and built his first 3D printer shortly thereafter. Since then, he’s shared his 3D printing knowledge with thousands of people at live events throughout Canada and the Pacific Northwest and through online and broadcast media. He co-founded Vancouver’s fastest-growing group of 3D printing enthusiasts. Bill Fane, an Autodesk Authorized Training Centre (ATC) certified instructor, has designed with AutoCAD since 1986. Fane has lectured on AutoCAD and Inventor at Autodesk University since 1995, and at Destination Desktop since 2003. He has written 220 The Learning Curve AutoCAD tutorials for CADalyst and holds 12 patents. From start to finish, 3D Printing with Autodesk 123D covers all you need to know. So stop waiting and start creating! Quickly get comfortable with the 123D workspace and key features Learn the essentials of effective 3D object design Practice 3D design hands-on with simple guided exercises Generate detailed models from photos with 123D Catch Create new 3D character “monsters” with 123D Creature Prepare any 3D model for successful printing Move from existing 3D CAD tools (if you’ve ever used them) Design parts that are easy to print, and multi-part models that can be printed “pre-assembled” Print through leading 3D printing services such as Shapeways, Ponoko, Fablab, and Hackerspaces