Author: Kevin Lang
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2012-09-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering
AUTOCAD TUTOR FOR ENGINEERING GRAPHICS: 2013 AND BEYOND is a thorough, practical guide featuring self-paced tutorials and a step-by-step approach to help students use and customize AutoCAD to achieve professional results. Tutorials follow traditional engineering drawing techniques and methods while guiding students from simple one-view engineering drawings to geometric constructions, multiview projections, section and auxiliary views, 3D solid modeling, and photorealistic rendering. This proven text emphasizes skill development to enable students to confidently translate layouts, specifications, and calculations from engineers and architects into detailed drawings, maps, plans, and other documents necessary to create products. Detailed coverage of AutoCAD features and capabilities, along with a strong emphasis on mechanical exercises and practical engineering applications, make this trusted text an ideal reference for students and professionals alike. In addition, extensive online resources offer additional information and tools, including detailed updates provided regularly between major new releases of the AutoCAD software. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
AUTOCAD 2011 TUTOR FOR ENGINEERING GRAPHICS is a classic reference work featuring self-paced tutorials that lead students from simple one-view engineering drawings to geometric constructions, multiview projections, section and auxiliary views, 3D solid modeling, and photorealistic rendering. Tutorials utilize a step-by-step approach, following traditional engineering drawing techniques and methods while teaching students how to take full advantage of AutoCAD 2011 to achieve professional results. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Brian Edwards
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2008-08-20
This second edition is fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on sustainability, history and archaeology, designing through drawing and drawing in architectural practice. The book introduces design and graphic techniques aimed to help designers increase their understanding of buildings and places through drawing. For many, the camera has replaced the sketchbook, but here the author argues that freehand drawing as a means of analyzing and understanding buildings develops visual sensitivity and awareness of design. By combining design theory with practical lessons in drawing, Understanding Architecture Through Drawing encourages the use of the sketchbook as a creative and critical tool. The book is highly illustrated and is an essential manual on freehand drawing techniques for students of architecture, landscape architecture, town and country planning and urban design.
Autodesk Inventor 2019 Essentials Plus provides the foundation for a hands-on course that covers basic and advanced Autodesk Inventor features used to create, edit, document, and print parts and assemblies. You learn about part and assembly modeling through real-world exercises. Autodesk Inventor 2019 Essentials Plus demonstrates critical CAD concepts, from basic sketching and modeling through advanced modeling techniques, as it equips you with the skills to master this powerful professional tool. The book walks you through every component of the software, including the user interface, toolbars, dialogue boxes, sketch tools, drawing views, assembly modeling, and more. Its unique modular organization puts key information at your fingertips, while step-by-step tutorials make it an ideal resource for self-learning. Packed with vivid illustrations and practical exercises that emphasize modern-day applications, Autodesk Inventor 2019 Essentials Plus will prepare you for work in the real world. Each chapter is organized into four sections. Objectives, which describe the content and learning objectives; topic coverage, which presents a concise review of the topic; exercises, which present the workflow for a specific command or process through illustrated step-by-step instructions; and finally a checking your skills section, which tests your understanding of the material. Who Should Use This Manual? The manual is designed to be used in instructor-led courses, although you may also find it helpful as a self-paced learning tool. It is recommended that you have a working knowledge of Microsoft® Windows® as well as a working knowledge of mechanical design principles.
Author: Eric Chappell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-06-14
Quickly learn essential Civil 3D tools and techniques Get a thorough introduction to AutoCAD Civil 3D, the industry-leading engineering software used to design roads, highways, subdivisions, drainage and sewer systems, and more. This Autodesk Official Press book is a unique learning resource that features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials. With compelling full-color screenshots and approachable exercises that demonstrate core features and functions, the book helps you gain understanding and confidence as you master this premiere civil engineering software. Introduces the software's interface and foundational concepts Follows a workflow-based approach that mirrors how projects progress in the real world, and guides you through importing and working with field survey data, managing point data with groups and styles, and modeling terrain using surfaces Covers creating and editing alignments and profiles, designing 3D road models, building and analyzing terrain models, designing and analyzing pipe networks, and much more Shows how to estimate quantities and create construction documentation Provides information to help you prepare for the Civil 3D certification exam AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials is the perfect, real-world introduction to the powerful civil engineering software.
Delivering the most current and practical coverage available, The Illustrated Autocad Quick Reference: 2013 And Beyond is a powerful resource that equips your students with detailed information on AutoCAD commands and functions. This indispensable guide catalogs all standard AutoCAD commands in alphabetical order, concisely describing their functions and options. Each listing also includes cross - references to related commands, system variables, and/or files - taking the guesswork out of maximizing AutoCAD to its full potential. The book features every method of accessing each command, including commands not documented by Autodesk [registered]. With its comprehensive coverage and convenient format, this trusted reference remains a vital resource for students, educators, and design professionals alike.
Author: George Omura
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-04-23
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.
HARNESSING AUTOCAD 2012 is the newest version of the industry leader in AutoCAD texts. Continuing to provide the widest selection of discipline-specific exercises and projects for learning, this text teaches students how to use today's leading desktop design and drawing software. The updated version includes many user interface enhancements explained in detail allowing students to design with efficiency and ease. These new features are shown in step-by-step illustrations with clear explanations. The enhancements include visual style, object visibility, object selection, snaps, solid object creation, parametric constraints, transparency, hatches and gradients, external references, 3D object snaps, and solid surface modeling. New tools are included for in-depth breakdown of 3D modeling and surface modeling to provide more flexibility in usage. Specific directions show how to link Table Data with spreadsheets, single cells or range of cells. HARNESSING AUTOCAD 2012 features discipline-specific exercises, step-by-step directions, and explanations with in-depth features taking AutoCAD texts to a new level. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Ryan Duell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-06-16
Put Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 to work for you with this real-world focused guide Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 Essentials helps you get acquainted and quickly become productive with the leading Building Information Modeling software. With a real-world focus and a tutorial-based approach, this invaluable guide features concise, straightforward explanations and hands-on exercises that walk you through the entire design process. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts and learning goals, and then briskly moves into step-by-step instruction illustrated by compelling full-color screen shots. This new edition includes expanded information on rendering and visualization, and a new discussion surrounding effective work sharing, details and annotations, drawing sets, and professional workflows. The companion website features additional tutorials, plus downloadable data sets that allow you to jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros. Revit Architecture 2016 is a powerful, sophisticated BIM application designed to boost productivity with automated documentation for every design and update. This guide takes you through the entire design process, and shows you how to get the most out of Revit every step of the way. Design walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, stairs, ramps, railings, and more Work with families, groups, and phasing, and add color fills and rendering Create compelling drawing sets with details and annotations Learn the tips and tricks experts use to get the most out of Revit Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 Essentials gets you up to speed quickly, so you can win more bids and expedite the project approval process.
Author: Bill Fane
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-05-02
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.
Author: Donna Kay
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Release Date: 2015-04-09
Genre: Business & Economics
Using a hands-on approach, Computer Accounting with QuickBooks® 2015 integrates understanding accounting with mastery of QuickBooks software. The text provides proven instructional techniques based throughout the new edition to make students mastery of QuickBooks as effortless as possible. The Sixteenth Edition offers a complete package to learn the leading small business accounting software: QuickBooks software, comprehensive text, Student Blog, and LIVE Projects. The text uses a highly effective three-step approach to streamline your learning: 1. Chapter Tutorials. Providing numerous screen shots and detailed instructions, chapters in Computer Accounting with QuickBooks are designed as tutorials for the student to initially learn the accounting software features. All chapters are based on realistic, virtual company cases to enhance your understanding of the business environment in which QuickBooks is used. YouTube videos @ www.myquickbooks.me reinforce chapter tutorials. 2. Learning Activities. To improve long-term retention of student software skills and mastery of QuickBooks, learning activities are included at the end of the chapters. Designed with fewer instructions to test the understanding and, when needed, to develop skills at quickly seeking out additional information to complete tasks, the activities consist of exercises, projects and web quests. JIT Learning, the ability to seek out information as needed, is an increasingly important skill in a rapidly changing business environment. Computer Accounting with QuickBooks is designed to seamlessly facilitate your development of this crucial skill. In addition, the virtual cases challenge you to apply and develop both software and problem-solving skills. 3. Reflection. Reflection improves learning and retention. A reflection exercise, A Wish and A Star, appears at the end of each chapter to highlight what the student has learned. New with QuickBooks 2015, we are pleased to include a Quick Guide in Section 3 to streamline your review for the QuickBooks User Certification examination.
Author: Paul F. Aubin
Publisher: AutoDesk Press
Release Date: 2012
THE AUBIN ACADEMY MASTER SERIES: REVIT® ARCHITECTURE 2013 AND BEYOND combines a straightforward, reader-friendly style with project-focused exercises that encourage learning by doing. Students will gain practical, firsthand experience with the powerful, popular Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, which leading architects and engineers are using to move beyond traditional Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) to manage complex projects, foster collaboration, and boost productivity. In addition to managing extensive data related to project phasing, construction requirements, internal systems, and ongoing maintenance, Revit supports sophisticated modeling to predict building performance and energy use, enabling teams to analyze and optimize performance for clients increasingly focused on sustainability.
Author: Paul F. Aubin
Publisher: G3B Press
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The Aubin Academy Master Series: AutoCAD MEP is a concise manual focused squarely on the rationale and practicality of the AutoCAD MEP process. The book emphasizes the process of creating projects in MEP rather than a series of independent commands and tools. The goal of each lesson is to help the reader complete their projects successfully. Tools are introduced together in a focused process with a strong emphasis on “why” as well as “how.” The text and exercises seek to give the reader a clear sense of the value of the tools, and a clear indication of each tool's potential. The Aubin Academy Master Series: AutoCAD MEP is a resource designed to shorten your learning curve, raise your comfort level, and, most importantly, give you real-life tested practical advice on the usage of the software to create mechanical, electrical, and plumbing designs, and calculations. Empowered with the information within this book, the reader will have insight into how to use AutoCAD MEP to create construction documents that are reflective of their standards and expectations.***This edition is designed takes the core version 2012 text and makes it compatible with version 2013 by providing a 2013 format dataset download and noting differences where they occur. This book is fully compatible with version 2012, 2013 and beyond. Visit paulaubin.com for free downloads and PDF chapters***
Author: James D. Bethune
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Release Date: 2016-08-19
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Using a step-by-step format, Engineering Design Graphics with Autodesk Inventor 2017 shows students how to use Autodesk Inventor to create and document designs. Chapter test questions help students assess their understanding of key concepts. Sample problems, end-of-chapter projects, and a variety of additional exercises reinforce the material and allow students to practice the techniques described. The content of the book goes beyond the material normally presented in an engineering graphics text associated with CAD software to include exercises requiring students to design simple mechanisms. This book includes the following features: •Step-by-step format throughout the text allows students to work directly from the text to the screen and provides an excellent reference during and after the course. •Exercises, sample problems and projects appear in each chapter, providing examples of software capabilities and giving students an opportunity to apply their own knowledge to realistic design situations. •Includes examples of how to create an animated assembly, apply dimension to a drawing, calculate shear and bending values, and more! •ANSI and ISO standards are discussed when appropriate, introducing students to both so they learn appropriate techniques and national standards.
Author: Thomas S. Weir
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-12-22
Mastering Revit Structure 2010 covers both the basics and the advanced features and functions. Written by a team of authors who are deeply involved with the Revit community, Mastering Revit Structure 2010 explains the tools and functionality in the context of professional, real-world tasks and workflows. With hands-on tutorials to demonstrate the concepts, Mastering Revit Structure 2010 is perfect for anyone who needs to learn Revit Structure 2010 quickly and thoroughly. Additionally, there is a companion Web site offers before-and-after tutorial files for downloading.