1st Edition

Principles and Practice An Integrated Approach to Engineering Graphics and AutoCAD 2021

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ISBN 9781630573546
Published June 18, 2020 by SDC Publications
600 Pages

USD $80.00

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Book Description

This book combines an introduction to AutoCAD 2021 with a comprehensive coverage of engineering graphics principles. By adopting this textbook, you will no longer need to adopt separate CAD and engineering graphics books for your course. Not only will this unified approach give your course a smoother flow, your students will also save money on their textbooks. What's more, the tutorial exercises in this text have been expanded to cover the performance tasks found on the AutoCAD 2021 Certified User Examination. 

The author introduces the aspects of engineering graphics with the use of modern Computer Aided Design/Drafting software - AutoCAD 2021. This text is intended to be used as a training guide for students and professionals. The chapters in the text proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic shapes to making complete sets of engineering drawings. This text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important concepts of Engineering Graphics, as well as in depth discussions of CAD techniques. 

This textbook contains a series of thirteen chapters, with detailed step-by-step tutorial-style lessons designed to introduce beginning CAD users to the graphic language used in all branches of technical industry. The CAD techniques and concepts discussed in the text are also designed to serve as the foundation to the more advanced parametric feature-based CAD packages, such as Autodesk Inventor. 

After completing this text your students will be prepared to pass the AutoCAD Certified User Examination. Certified User Reference Guides located at the front of the book and in each chapter show where these performance tasks are covered.

Table of Contents

AutoCAD Certified User Examination Reference Guide  1. Introduction and AutoCAD Fundamentals  2. Geometric Constructions  3. Object Properties and Organization  4. Orthographic Projection and Multiview Constructions  5. Pictorials and Sketching  6. Dimensioning and Notes  7. Tolerancing and Fits  8. Symmetrical Features in Design  9. Auxiliary Views  10. Sectional Views  11. AutoCAD 2D Isometric Drawings  12. Threads and Fasteners  13. Working Drawings

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