AutoCAD For Dummies

AutoCAD For Dummies Author Bill Fane
ISBN-10 1119255791
Year 2016-05-16
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher For Dummies
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Create an AutoCAD project from the ground up Make basic drawings starting with straight lines and curves Jump into advanced drawing with 3D modeling Here's the easy way to learn AutoCAD AutoCAD may be complex, but this book is not! This expert author shows you how to navigate the interface, set up a project, create drawings, manage properties, and enhance your designs with text and dimensions. Once you master the basics, he'll guide you through advanced tools such as blocks, arrays, and xrefs, all the way to 3D modeling. Inside… How to start a drawing Methods of viewing work All about lines and curves Tools for editing drawings Techniques for adding text Pointers on plotting Help handling parametrics Steps for 3D modeling Useful system variables

AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies

AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies Author Bill Fane
ISBN-10 9781118651957
Year 2013-05-22
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Find your way around AutoCAD 2014 with this full-color, For Dummies guide! Put away that pencil and paper and start putting the power of AutoCAD 2014 to work in your CAD projects and designs. From setting up your drawing environment to using text, dimensions, hatching, and more, this guide walks you through AutoCAD basics and provides you with a solid understanding of the latest CAD tools and techniques. You’ll also benefit from the full-color illustrations that mirror exactly what you’ll see on your AutoCAD 2014 screen and highlight the importance of AutoCAD’s Model view, which shows different line weights for printing in different colors. Covers the latest AutoCAD features and techniques, including creating a basic layout, navigating the AutoCAD 2014 interface, drawing and editing, working with dimensions, plotting, adding text, using blocks, and more Shows you how to make the best use of color in your AutoCAD designs, take advantage of the AutoCAD DesignCenter, and showcase your work to potential clients and customers Includes practical advice and guidance on real-world methods and tips used by architects, engineers, and other CAD professionals to create compelling 3D models and detailed technical drawings You’ll quickly get up to speed on all AutoCAD has to offer with AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies in your toolbox.

AutoCAD 2011 For Dummies

AutoCAD 2011 For Dummies Author David Byrnes
ISBN-10 0470649704
Year 2010-04-13
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A great way to get up and running fast with AutoCAD "X"! If you're just learning AutoCAD, this friendly, For Dummies guide is perfect for you. You’ll get up to speed on all the basics and start creating 2D and 3D technical drawings sooner than you might imagine. Learn how to create a basic drawing, use AutoCAD Design Center, edit your drawings, work with dimensions, add text, and much more. The book is straightforward, easy to follow, and includes practical tips and notes that demystify this complex software even further. Gets you quickly up to speed on AutoCAD "X," the leading technical drawing software from Autodesk Covers how to create a basic drawing, use AutoCAD Design Center, edit your drawings, use blocks, work with dimensions, add text, and draw on the Internet Includes updates on the latest features in AutoCAD “X” focusing on those that matter most to beginners Uses the popular For Dummies approach, which breaks down this intimidating topic into helpful, practical advice and how-tos for real people AutoCAD "X" For Dummies is what you need to get up to speed and start designing with this market-leading software!

AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies

AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies Author David Byrnes
ISBN-10 9781118281123
Year 2012-05-08
Pages 572
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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An introduction to the drafting software covers every aspect of this program, from the basics to more advanced applications, and furnishes the latest features, including Internet-driven design capabilities.

AutoCAD 2012 For Dummies

AutoCAD 2012 For Dummies Author David Byrnes
ISBN-10 1118090020
Year 2011-04-12
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A full-color guide to the #1 architectural drafting program—AutoCAD 2012! AutoCAD is the leading software used to create 2D and 3D technical drawings. Used by engineers, architects, and drafting professionals, it can be complex and is a perfect subject for the tried-and-true For Dummies format. Full-color illustrations make the instructions even easier to follow, because examples in the book appear exactly as they will on the screen. Explains AutoCAD and gets readers quickly up to speed on the latest version Features full-color illustrations that look the same as the AutoCAD 2012 screens, making the interface and the all-important Model view easier to understand Covers all the new features, creating a basic layout, using AutoCAD DesignCenter, drawing and editing, working with dimensions, adding text, and more Newcomers to AutoCAD will easily master the software with help from this full-color edition of AutoCAD 2012 For Dummies.

AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009 All in One Desk Reference For Dummies

AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009 All in One Desk Reference For Dummies Author Lee Ambrosius
ISBN-10 0470383038
Year 2008-08-04
Pages 759
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Nobody ever said AutoCAD was easy, which is why you need AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT 2009 All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies! These nine minibooks cover all the stuff you need to know to set up AutoCAD for 2D or 3D, create drawings, modify and share them, publish your work, and more. There’s even a minibook devoted to increasing your options with AutoCAD LT! This one-stop guide to creating great technical drawings using AutoCAD 2009 shows you how to navigate the AutoCAD interface, set up drawings, use basic and precision tools, and use drawing objects. You’ll learn how to annotate your drawings, use dimensioning and hatching, and work with AutoCAD’s new Annotation Scaling feature. You’ll also find out how to work with solids, texture surfaces, add lighting, and much more. Discover how to Navigate the AutoCAD interface Work with lines, shapes, and curves Add explanatory text Understand AutoCAD LT’s limitations Render your drawings Create and manage blocks Use AutoCAD advanced drafting techniques Comply with CAD management and standards Share your work with others Customize the AutoCAD interface, tools, and more Complete with Web links to advanced information on navigating the AutoCAD programming interfaces, using custom programs, getting started with AutoLISP, and working with Visual Basic for AutoCAD, AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT 2009 All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies is the only comprehensive AutoCAD guide you’ll ever need.

AutoCAD 2008 For Dummies

AutoCAD 2008 For Dummies Author David Byrnes
ISBN-10 0470169796
Year 2007-04-10
Pages 420
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A gentle, humorous introduction to this fearsomely complex software that helps new users start creating 2D and 3D technical drawings right away Covers the new features and enhancements in the latest AutoCAD version and provides coverage of AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD's lower-cost sibling Topics covered include creating a basic layout, using AutoCAD DesignCenter, drawing and editing, working with dimensions, plotting, using blocks, adding text to drawings, and drawing on the Internet AutoCAD is the leading CAD software for architects, engineers, and draftspeople who need to create detailed 2D and 3D technical drawings; there are more than 5 million registered AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT users

AutoCAD 2010 For Dummies

AutoCAD 2010 For Dummies Author David Byrnes
ISBN-10 0470502681
Year 2009-04-13
Pages 456
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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AutoCAD is the hot computer-aided design software known for both its powerful tools and its complexity. AutoCAD 2010 for Dummies is the bestselling guide that walks you through this complicated program so you can build complex 3D technical drawings, edit like a pro, enter new dimensions, and plot with style. AutoCAD 2010 for Dummies helps you navigate the program, use the AutoCAD Design Center, create a basic layout and work with dimension, and put your drawings on the Internet. You’ll soon be setting up the AutoCAD environment, using the AutoCAD Ribbon, creating annotation and dimension drawings, exploring 3D models, and cruising comfortably through AutoCAD 2010. Understand object selection and learn all about commanding and selecting, one-by-one selection, and perfecting selecting Use the AutoCAD tool kit and learn to copy between drawings, manipulate images, and polish your properties Turn on your annotative objects and say more in multiline text Understand the anatomy of a dimension, then draw and edit your own Get up to speed on how to create block definitions, insert blocks, and more Discover techniques for setting up a layout in paper space Push the boundary of hatch and define hatch objects Learn to design in Web format and draw on the Internet With AutoCAD, the only limits are your imagination. AutoCAD 2010 for Dummies prepares you to use this powerful software to design and document your ideas in 2D and 3D.

AutoCAD For Dummies

AutoCAD For Dummies Author Bill Fane
ISBN-10 9781119255819
Year 2016-05-02
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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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.

SketchUp For Dummies

SketchUp For Dummies Author Aidan Chopra
ISBN-10 9781119336228
Year 2017-03-02
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Design almost anything in 3D with SketchUp Whether you've dabbled in drawing in 3D or are interested in learning the basics of design, SketchUp For Dummies makes it fast and easy to learn the ropes of a powerful, user-friendly tool to bring your design ideas to life. From creating a basic 3D model to showing off your work via 3D print or animation, this all-access guide pulls back the curtain on using SketchUp to do anything from redesigning your house to mocking up the next great invention. With an emphasis on usability, SketchUp has found very wide success as a tool even non-designers can use to make basic drawings. And now, thanks to the insight and expert tips from former SketchUp product director Aidan Chopra and co-author Rebecca Huehls, this easy-to-follow guide makes it more accessible than ever! Create buildings and components Alter the appearance of your model Tour your designs via SketchUp Get quick tips on troubleshooting If you're a designer with sketchy computer modeling skills, SketchUp For Dummies is the trusted reference you'll turn to again and again.

AutoCAD 2005 For Dummies

AutoCAD 2005 For Dummies Author Mark Middlebrook
ISBN-10 0764574213
Year 2004-05-10
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Shows how to use the leading technical drawing software-AutoCAD-and its less-expensive sister product, AutoCAD LT, in the friendly, easy-to-understand For Dummies style Shows first-time AutoCAD users how to create precise and efficient 2-D technical drawings and get started with 3-D technical drawings Topics covered include creating a basic layout; drawing and editing; writing text in drawings; plotting, creating, and editing external reference files; CAD standards; and drawing on the Internet Explores new features in the latest version of AutoCAD, including text improvements, streamlined Plot and Page Setup dialogue boxes, increased emphasis on tool palettes, better tools for transmitting sets of electronic files, and much more Includes a new chapter on sheet sets and a new collection of features for creating, managing, and publishing all of the drawings that make up a project

Mastering AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016

Mastering AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 Author George Omura
ISBN-10 9781119044840
Year 2015-04-23
Pages 1080
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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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.

AutoCAD 2015 for Beginners

AutoCAD 2015 for Beginners Author CADFolks
ISBN-10 1502322811
Year 2014-09-11
Pages 491
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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Learn AutoCAD by following step-by-step examples AutoCAD 2015 For Beginners contains 515 pages of step-by-step instructions covering various commands and techniques of AutoCAD. If you are new to computer aided design, this book provides you with easy-to-follow instructions and real-world examples to learn AutoCAD. This edition includes examples related to manufacturing, architectural, and electrical drawings. This book is well organized so that the user will start by learning about the Microsoft Windows-based user interface, creating 2D drawings, organising and reusing data, plotting, and 3D modeling. The process in this book resembles the real world scenario. After completing this book, you will be skillful in the following areas: • Creating basic drawings • Modifying drawings • Creating Manufacturing drawings • Creating Standard Dimension styles • Adding Tolerances • Creating section views • Blocks and External references • Layouts and Printing • Basic 3D Modeling • Architectural drawings The previous version of this book is adopted by many technical institutes for their AutoCAD course. They found this book easy to follow for a user who has no experience in engineering drafting.

Mastering AutoCAD for Mac

Mastering AutoCAD for Mac Author George Omura
ISBN-10 1118010973
Year 2010-11-09
Pages 768
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The Best Resource on the Market for Learning AutoCAD for Mac software! This comprehensive Autodesk Official Training Guide has everything you need to quickly become proficient with every aspect of Autodesk’s new AutoCAD for Mac software. Award-winning author George Omura, whom most CAD designers know and respect from his all-time bestselling Mastering AutoCAD books, now applies his legendary AutoCAD expertise, approachable style, and thorough Mastering coverage to Mastering AutoCAD for Mac. You’ll quickly and efficiently build skills, whether you’re just beginning or are already a seasoned AutoCAD user. Teaches you to design and draft using AutoCAD for Mac Helps you quickly master basic, intermediate, and advanced skills Covers using hatches, fields, and tables effectively; manipulating dynamic blocks and attributes; rendering 3D views with lighting and materials; exploring parametric modeling; transforming 2D drawings into 3D renderings; and more Provides step-by-step instruction and exercises, as well as real-world examples and case studies Functions as both a detailed tutorial and also a one-stop, stand-alone reference Mastering AutoCAD for Mac is also an Autodesk Official Training Guide The world's best AutoCAD resources—George Omura and the Mastering AutoCAD series from Sybex—are now available to help you master AutoCAD for Mac.