1st Edition

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2021



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ISBN 9781630573638
Published June 17, 2020 by SDC Publications
702 Pages

USD $80.00

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Book Description

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2021 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 you through all the important commands and techniques in AutoCAD 2021, 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 you are asked to apply what you've learned by completing sequences on your own. A carefully developed pedagogy reinforces this cumulative-learning approach and supports you in becoming a skilled AutoCAD user. 

The book 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 list 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.

Table of Contents

Getting Started: Preparing for the Tutorials  Getting Started: AutoCAD Basics  Getting Started: Studying for the AutoCAD Certification Exam  1. Introduction to AutoCAD  2. Basic Construction Techniques  3. Basic Editing and Plotting Techniques  4. Geometric Constructions  5. Template Drawings and More Plotting  6. 2D Orthographic Drawings  7. Dimensioning  8. Advanced Dimensioning  9. Section and Auxiliary Views  10. Blocks, DesignCenter, and Tool Palettes  11. Introduction to Solid and Surface Modeling  12. Changing and Plotting Solid Models  13. Creating Assembly Drawings from Solid Models  14. Solid Modeling for Section and Auxiliary Views  15. Rendering Glossary  Appendix A: AutoCAD Command Summary

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Shawna Lockhart