Up and Running with AutoCAD 2011

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2011 : 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling

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Gindis introduces AutoCAD with step by step instructions, stripping away complexities to begin working in AutoCAD immediately. All concepts are explained first in theory, and then shown in practice, helping the reader understand what it is they are doing and why, before they do it. Divided into three parts, the book covers beginning through advanced AutoCAD, including 3D features. Also included is an extensive Appendix for each part, detailing additional useful CAD-related information not often found in other text books. The book contains supporting graphics (screen shots) and a summary with a self-test section at the end of each chapter. Also included are drawing examples and exercises, and two running 'projects' that the student works on as he/she progresses through the chapters. This title strips away complexities, both real and perceived and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts. It teaches only what is essential to operating AutoCAD first, thereby immediately building student confidence.
All basic commands are documented step-by-step, meaning that 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. Using the author's extensive multi-industry knowledge of what is important and widely used in practice versus what is not, the material is presented by immediately immersing the student in practical, critically essential knowledge, with no padding of text or filler material. All concepts are explained first in theory, and only then is AutoCAD introduced and the actual 'button pushing' discussed. This is one of the key concepts in having students understand exactly what it is they are doing and why, before they do it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 708 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 30mm | 1,610g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 700 illustrations (700 in full color)
  • 0123757177
  • 9780123757173
  • 1,390,098

Table of contents

Part One Beginner to Intermediate

Chapter One AutoCAD Fundamentals 1

Chapter Two AutoCAD Fundamentals 2

Chapter Three Layers, Colors, Linetypes and Properties

Chapter Four DText, MText, Style and Editing

Chapter Five Bhatch

Chapter Six Dimensions

Chapter Seven Blocks and Wblocks

Chapter Eight Polar and Rectangular Arrays, Polygon and Circle/TTR

Chapter Nine Isometric

Chapter Ten Basic Printing and Output

Part II Intermediate to Advanced

Chapter Eleven Advanced Linework

Chapter Twelve Advanced Layers

Chapter Thirteen Advanced Dimensions

Chapter Fourteen Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center & Exp. Tools

Chapter Fifteen Miscellaneous Topics

Chapter Sixteen Importing and Exporting Data

Chapter Seventeen External References

Chapter Eighteen Paper Space

Chapter Nineteen Attributes

Chapter Twenty Advanced Output and Pen Settings

Part III 3D

Chapter Twenty One 3D Basics

Chapter Twenty Two Primitives

Chapter Twenty Three Object Manipulation

Chapter Twenty Four Boolean Operations

Chapter Twenty Five Advanced 3D Tools I

Chapter Twenty Six Advanced 3D Tools II

Chapter Twenty Seven Meshes and Surfaces

Chapter Twenty Eight UCS, Vports, Text and Dims in 3D

Chapter Twenty Nine Cameras, Walk and Fly

Chapter Thirty Lighting and Rendering

Appendices
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About Elliot Gindis

. Eight (8) years of professional teaching experience at New York City's top Architecture schools and training centers; Pratt Institute of Design and New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) chief among them. Also taught at Netcom Information Systems in New York, and RoboTECH CAD solutions and CDM Technologies in New Jersey. Over 2000+ cumulative hours of teaching and lecturing, with over 500 students trained (est.). . President and lead instructor for Vertical Technologies Consulting and Design (www.vtcdesign.com), an AutoCAD training firm specializing in corporate training. Clients included numerous public and private corporations in over a dozen states. Has advised, worked for, consulted or assisted over 60 firms in using AutoCAD from 1998 - 2008 with experience in Architecture, Interior Design, Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and many other sub-specialties. . Expert level knowledge of AutoCAD R12, 13, 14, 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and now 2009, both regular and LT AutoCAD. Over 20,000+ cumulative hours of use, both 2D drafting and 3D modeling/rendering. . Bachelors of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. . Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI), Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) training received
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