AutoCAD 2018 Tutorial First Level 2D Fundamentals

Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781630571221
Release Date: 2017-05
Genre: Computers

The primary goal of AutoCAD 2018 Tutorial First Level 2D Fundamentals is to introduce the aspects of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD). This text is intended to be used as a training guide for students and professionals. This text covers AutoCAD 2018 and the lessons proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic shapes to making multiview drawings. This textbook contains a series of eleven tutorial style lessons designed to introduce beginning CAD users to AutoCAD 2018. It takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important 2D CAD techniques and concepts. This text is also helpful to AutoCAD users upgrading from a previous release of the software. The new improvements and key enhancements of the software are incorporated into the lessons. The 2D-CAD techniques and concepts discussed in this text are also designed to serve as the foundation to the more advanced parametric feature-based CAD packages such as Autodesk Inventor. The basic premise of this book is that the more designs you create using AutoCAD 2018, the better you learn the software. With this in mind, each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. This book is intended to help readers establish a good basis for exploring and growing in the exciting field of Computer Aided Engineering.

AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial

Author: Randy H. Shih
Publisher:
ISBN: 1585034983
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Computers

AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals contains a series of eleven tutorial style lessons designed to introduce students to AutoCAD 2010. The new improvements and key enhancements of the software are incorporated into the lessons. Students will learn to use the AutoCAD Heads-up DesignTM interface, which means the students will learn to focus on the design, not on the keyboard. This book also includes a multimedia DVD with video presentations of the tutorial exercises found in the text! AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination The content of AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals covers the performance tasks that have been identified by Autodesk as being included on the AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination. Special reference guides show students where the performance tasks are covered in the book. If you are teaching an introductory level AutoCAD course and you want to prepare your students for the AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination this is the only book that you need. If your students are not interested in the AutoCAD 2010 Certified Associate Examination you will know that your students will be studying the performance tasks that have been identified by Autodesk as important enough to include on the certification examination. Table of Contents AutoCAD Certified Associate Examination Reference Guide Introduction: Getting Started 1. AutoCAD Fundamentals 2. Basic Object Construction Tools 3. Geometric Construction and Editing Tools 4. Object Properties and Organization 5. Orthographic Views in Multiview Drawings 6. Basic Dimensioning and Notes 7. Templates and Plotting 8. Parametric Drawing Tools 9. Auxiliary Views and Editing with GRIPS 10. Section Views 11. Assembly Drawings and Blocks

AutoCAD 2018 Tutorial Second Level 3D Modeling

Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781630571306
Release Date: 2017-06-20
Genre: Computers

The primary goal of AutoCAD 2018 Tutorial Second Level 3D Modeling is to introduce the aspects of computer based three dimensional modeling. This text is intended to be used as a training guide for both students and professionals. The chapters in this book cover AutoCAD 2018 and proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing 3D wire frame models, 3D surface models, and 3D solid models to making multiview drawings and rendering images. The text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important 3D modeling techniques and concepts. This book contains a series of twelve tutorial style chapters designed to introduce CAD users to 3D modeling with AutoCAD 2018. Users upgrading from a previous release of the AutoCAD software will also find this text helpful. The basic premise of this book is that the more 3D designs you create using AutoCAD 2018 the better you learn the software. With this in mind each tutorial introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous chapters. By going through this book you will establish a good basis for exploring and growing in the exciting field of Computer Aided Engineering.

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2012

Author: Shawna Lockhart
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781585036431
Release Date: 2011-05-25
Genre: Computers

A Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2012 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 2012, 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. A Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2012 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 lists 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.

Engineering Graphics Essentials with AutoCAD 2017 Instruction

Author: Kirstie Plantenberg
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781630570217
Release Date: 2016-07
Genre: Computers

Engineering Graphics Essentials with AutoCAD 2017 Instruction gives students a basic understanding of how to create and read engineering drawings by presenting principles in a logical and easy to understand manner. It covers the main topics of engineering graphics, including tolerancing and fasteners, while also teaching students the fundamentals of AutoCAD 2017. This book features independent learning material containing supplemental content to further reinforce these principles. Through its many different exercises this text is designed to encourage students to interact with the instructor during lectures, and it will give students a superior understanding of engineering graphics and AutoCAD. The independent learning material allows students to go through the topics of the book independently. The main content of the material contains pages that summarize the topics covered in the book. Each page has voice over content that simulates a lecture environment. There are also interactive examples that allow students to go through the instructor led and in-class student exercises found in the book on their own. Video examples are also included to supplement the learning process.

Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2015

Author: Daniel John Stine
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781585038718
Release Date: 2014-04
Genre: Computers

Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2015 is an introductory level tutorial which uses residential design exercises as the means to teach you AutoCAD 2015. 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 2015. 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 2015. 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.

AutoCAD 2017 Instructor

Author: James Leach
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781630570279
Release Date: 2016-05
Genre: Computers

This book is your AutoCAD 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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.

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017

Author: Elliot Gindis
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780128110591
Release Date: 2016-08-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017: 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling presents 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 Teaches only what is essential in operating AutoCAD, thereby immediately building student confidence Fully covers the essentials of both 2D and 3D in one affordable easy to read volume Presents basic commands in a documented, step-by-step guide on what to type in and how AutoCAD responds Includes several complementary video lectures by the author that accompany both 2D and 3D sections

Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Fusion 360

Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781630571993
Release Date:
Genre: Computers

Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Fusion 360 contains a series of thirteen tutorial style lessons designed to introduce Autodesk Fusion 360, solid modeling and parametric modeling techniques and concepts. This book introduces Autodesk Fusion 360 on a step-by-step basis, starting with constructing basic shapes, all the way through to the creation of assembly drawings and 3D printing your own designs. This book takes a hands on, exercise intensive approach to all the important parametric modeling techniques and concepts. Each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. The lessons guide you from constructing basic shapes to building intelligent solid models, assemblies and creating multi-view drawings. This book also introduces you to the general principles of 3D printing including a brief history of 3D printing, the types of 3D printing technologies, commonly used filaments, and the basic procedure for printing a 3D model. 3D printing makes it easier than ever for anyone to start turning their designs into physical objects, and by the end of this book you will be ready to start printing out your own designs.

Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 Fundamentals

Author: Elise Moss
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781585039470
Release Date: 2015-03
Genre: Computers

Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 Fundamentals is designed to be used during instructor led training in an eight week course. It is an introductory level textbook intended for new AutoCAD 2016 users. This book covers all the fundamental skills necessary for effectively using AutoCAD and will provide a strong foundation for advancement. This textbook applies the use of AutoCAD as it pertains to mechanical drafting. Knowing how to draw a line in AutoCAD is not the same as understanding which line type is required when creating technical drawings. This text not only provides the necessary information to operate AutoCAD 2016 but also provides the skills to use AutoCAD as a tool to work proficiently as a drafter or designer.

Revit Architecture 2015 Basics From the Ground Up

Author: Elise Moss
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781585038848
Release Date: 2014-03
Genre: Computers

Autodesk Revit 2015 Basics for Architectural Design is geared towards beginning architectural students or professional architects who want to get a jump-start into 3D parametric modeling for commercial structures. This book is filled with tutorials, tips and tricks, and will help you get the most out of your software in very little time. The text walks you through from concepts to site plans to floor plans and on through reflected ceiling plans, then ends with an easy chapter on how to customize Autodesk Revit to boost your productivity. The advantages of working in 3D are not initially apparent to most architectural users. The benefits come when you start creating your documentation and you realize that your views are automatically defined for you with your 3D model. Your schedules and views automatically update when you change features. You can explore your conceptual designs faster and in more depth. Learning to use Autodesk Revit will not make you a better architect. However, it will allow you to communicate your ideas and designs faster, easier, and more beautifully.

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using SolidWorks Simulation 2014

Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781585038572
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Computers

The primary goal of Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using SolidWorks Simulation 2014 is to introduce the aspects of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) that are important to engineers and designers. Theoretical aspects of FEA are also introduced as they are needed to help better understand the operation. The primary emphasis of the text is placed on the practical concepts and procedures needed to use SolidWorks Simulation in performing Linear Static Stress Analysis and basic Modal Analysis. This text covers SolidWorks Simulation and the lessons proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic truss elements to generating three-dimensional solid elements from solid models. This text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important FEA techniques and concepts. This textbook contains a series of thirteen tutorial style lessons designed to introduce beginning FEA users to SolidWorks Simulation. The basic premise of this book is that the more designs you create using SolidWorks Simulation, the better you learn the software. With this in mind, each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons.

Tools for Design Using AutoCAD 2015 and Autodesk Inventor 2015

Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781585038732
Release Date: 2014-07
Genre: Computers

Tools for Design is intended to provide the user with an overview of computer aided design using two popular CAD software packages from Autodesk: AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor. This book explores the strengths of each package and show how they can be used in design, both separately and in combination with each other. What you'll learn How to create and dimension 2D multiview drawings using AutoCAD How to freehand sketch using axonometric, oblique and perspective projection techniques How to create 3D parametric models and 2D multiview drawings using Autodesk Inventor How to reuse design information between AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor How to combine parts into assemblies including assembly modeling with a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education Base Set with TETRIX® kit and a VEX Robot Kit How to perform basic finite element stress analysis using Inventor Stress Analysis Module Who this book is for This book is designed for high school and college age students wanting to learn the fundamentals of computer aided design with AutoCAD and Inventor and how the two can be used together. No prior CAD experience is required.

Learning Autodesk Inventor 2015

Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781585038794
Release Date: 2014-06-19
Genre: Computers

This book will teach you everything you need to know to start using Autodesk Inventor 2015 with easy to understand, step-by-step tutorials. This book features a simple robot design used as a project throughout the book. You will learn to model parts, create assemblies, run simulations and even create animations of your robot design. An unassembled version of the same robot used throughout the book can be bundled with the book. No previous experience with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) is needed since this book starts at an introductory level. The author begins by getting you familiar with the Inventor interface and its basic tools. You will start by learning to model simple robot parts and before long you will graduate to creating more complex parts and multi-view drawings. Along the way you will learn the fundamentals of parametric modeling through the use of geometric constraints and relationships. You will also become familiar with many of Inventor's powerful tools and commands that enable you to easily construct complex features in your models. Also included is coverage of gears, gear trains and spur gear creation using Autodesk Inventor. This book continues by examining the different mechanisms commonly used in walking robots. You will learn the basic types of planar four-bar linkages commonly used in mechanical designs and how to use the GeoGebra Dynamic Geometry software to simulate and analyze 2D linkages. Using the knowledge you gained about linkages and mechanism, you will learn how to modify your robot and change its behavior by modifying or creating new parts. In the final chapter of this book you learn how to combine all the robot parts into assemblies and then run motion analysis. You will finish off your project by creating 3D animations of your robot in action. There are many books that show you how to perform individual tasks with Autodesk Inventor, but this book takes you through an entire project and shows you the complete engineering process. By the end of this book you will have modeled and assembled nearly all the parts that make up the TAMIYA® Mechanical Tiger and can start building your own robot.

Learn Autodesk Inventor 2018 Basics

Author: T. Kishore
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484232255
Release Date: 2017-12-22
Genre: Computers

Get started with the basics of part modeling, assembly modeling, presentations, and drawings in this step-by-step tutorial on Autodesk Inventor fundamentals. Next, this book teaches you some intermediate-level topics such as additional part modeling tools, sheet metal modeling, top-down assembly features, assembly joints, and dimension and annotations. Engaging explanations, practical examples, and step-by-step instructions make this tutorial book complete. Once you have read Learn Autodesk Inventor 2018 Basics you will be able to use Autodesk Inventor for 3D modeling, 2D drawings, finite element analysis, mold design, and other purposes, just like a design professional. You will gain all the basic information and essential skills you need to work in Autodesk Inventor immediately. What You'll Learn Carry out virtual 3D modeling for your next 3D printing projects Design molds for 3D printing and other projects Generate 2D drawings Who This Book Is For Novice users of Autodesk Inventor.