AutoCAD and Its Applications Comprehensive 2016, 23rd Edition

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AutoCAD and Its Applications: Comprehensive 2016 brings together the complete contents of Basics andAdvanced into one volume. It provides flexibility in course design and teaching approaches, supporting both introductory and advanced classes. This text provides a complete teaching program for 2D and 3D AutoCAD drafting and design.

  • Practice questions and problems for the AutoCAD Certified Professional Exam are included.
  • More than 500 drawing problems are found throughout the text’s end-of-chapter sections.
  • The Online Instructor’s Resource features drawing problem solutions, sample course syllabi, final exams, and additional practice questions and resources for the AutoCAD certification exams.
  • A companion website features more than 120 step-by-step exercises.
  • Text chapters feature a large selection of modeling problems.
  • The materials and rendering chapters are in full color.

Table of Contents

Basics Contents
  1. Introduction to AutoCAD
  2. Drawings and Templates
  3. Introduction to Drawing and Editing
  4. Basic Object Commands
  5. Line Standards and Layers
  6. View Tools and Basic Plotting
  7. Object Snap and AutoTrack
  8. Construction Tools and Multiview Drawings
  9. Text Styles and Multiline Text
10. Single-Line Text and Additional Text Tools
11. Modifying Objects
12. Arranging and Patterning Objects
13. Grips, Properties, and Additional Selection Techniques
14. Polyline and Spline Editing Tools
15. Obtaining Drawing Information
16. Dimension Standards and Styles
17. Linear and Angular Dimensioning
18. Dimensioning Features and Alternate Practices
19. Dimensioning with Tolerances
20. Editing Dimensions
21. Tables
22. Parametric Drafting
23. Section Views and Graphic Patterns
24. Standard Blocks
25. Block Attributes
26. Introduction to Dynamic Blocks
27. Additional Dynamic Block Tools
28. Layout Setup
29. Plotting Layouts
30. Annotative Objects
31. External References
32. Introduction to Sheet Sets
33. Additional Sheet Set Tools
Advanced Contents-Three-Dimensional Design and Modeling
34. Introduction to Three-Dimensional Modeling
35. Creating Primitives and Composites
36. Viewing and Displaying Three-Dimensional Models
37. Understanding Three-Dimensional Coordinates and User Coordinate Systems
38. Using Model Space Viewports
39. Model Extrusions and Revolutions
40. Sweeps and Lofts
41. Creating and Working with Solid Model Features
42. Mesh Modeling
43. Advanced Surface Modeling
44. Subobject Editing
45. Solid Model Editing
46. Text and Dimensions in 3D
47. Model Documentation, Analysis, and Point Clouds

Model Visualization and Presentation
48. Visual Style Settings and Basic Rendering
49. Materials in AutoCAD
50. Lighting
51. Advanced Rendering
52. Using Show Motion to View a Model
53. Cameras, Walkthroughs, and Flybys