AutoCAD 2014 Essentials

AutoCAD 2014 Essentials : Autodesk Official Press

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Learn crucial AutoCAD tools and techniques with this Autodesk Official Press Book Quickly become productive using AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 with this full color Autodesk Official Press guide. This unique learning resource features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials. Following a quick discussion of concepts and goals, each chapter moves on to an approachable hands-on exercise designed to reinforce real-world tactics and techniques. Compelling, full-color screenshots illustrate tutorial steps, and chapters conclude with related and more open-ended projects to further reinforce the chapter's lessons. Starting and ending files for the exercises are also available for download, so you can compare your results with those of professionals. You'll follow a workflow-based approach that mirrors the development of projects in the real world, learning 2D drawing skills, editing entities, working with splines and polylines, using layers and objects, creating and editing text, dimensioning, modeling in 3D, and much more. * Hands-on exercises and their downloadable tutorial files are based on the real-world task of drawing a house * Covers crucial features and techniques, including 2D drawing working with layers, organizing objects with groups and blocks, using hatch patterns and gradients, using constraints and layouts, importing data, 3D modeling, and * Includes content to help prepare you for Autodesk's AutoCAD certification program AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 Essentials is the Autodesk Official Press guide that helps you quickly and confidently learn the newest version of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 907.18g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour)
  • 1118575091
  • 9781118575093
  • 488,278

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The book provides a useful introduction to AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 for the novice or experienced draughtsperson embarking on the use of AutoCAD 2014. (The Structural Engineer, February 2014).

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Learn AutoCAD Quickly and Easily Master the fundamentals of Autodesk's powerhouse architectural, engineering, and construction software with this practical, task-based guide. Using straightforward explanations, hands-on exercises, and full-color screenshots and examples, "AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 Essentials" gets you quickly up to speed on AutoCAD's core features and functions. In addition, you'll gain a solid understanding of 3D design concepts and real-world techniques that will elevate your drawing skills. This updated new edition covers the new geolocation feature and also helps you prepare for the AutoCAD certification exams. Learn these AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT essentials--and more: 2D drawing basics--lines, circles, arcs, fillets, and more Editing entities and shaping curves Organizing objects with blocks, groups, and xrefs Locating your project in the real world using geolocation Drawing and manipulating objects in 3D space Applying dimension styles and adding constraints Using 3D toolsets to build and document 3D models Creating photorealistic renderings and dynamic walkthroughs Learn how to draw and manipulate objects, blocks, and hatches Create beautiful photorealistic renderings of 3D models This striking "Essentials" book features: Chapter-opening learning objectives Step-by-step tutorials Full-color screenshots and illustrations Concise chapter summaries and suggested practice exercises Downloadable exercise files

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About Scott Onstott

Scott Onstott is a consultant, lecturer, author, and independent video producer with 15 years of experience teaching and writing about architectural and design visualization software. He is the author of the two previous editions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Essentials and Enhancing Architectural Drawings and Models with Photoshop, and coauthor of AutoCAD: Professional Tips and Techniques.

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