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A step-by-step tutorial on AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT basics AutoCAD is the leading drawing software, used by design and drafting professionals to create 2D and 3D technical drawings. This tutorial is aimed at AutoCAD novices and provides you with the essentials you need so you can acquire the necessary skills to work in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT immediately. You'll begin with the basics and gradually progress to more advanced topics and features, such as grouping, elevations, hatches, and using text in drawings. Concise explanations, focused examples, and step-by-step instructions round out this hands-on tutorial. Begins with the basics of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, the leading 2D and 3D drawing software Progresses to more advanced topics and skill sets and covers grouping, hatches, and text in drawings Introduces dimensioning, external references, layouts and printing, and using 3D Contains helpful examples and step-by-step instructions so you can get started using AutoCAD immediately Featuring the most up-to-date techniques, tactics, industry standards, and methods, this tutorial will get you started using AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT right away.
The perfect step-by-step introduction to Autodesk's powerful architectural design softwareWith this essential guide, you'll learn how to plan, develop, document, and present a complete AutoCAD project by building a summer cabin from start to finish. You can follow each step sequentially or jump in at any point by downloading the drawing files from the book's companion web site. You'll also master all essential AutoCAD features, get a thorough grounding in the basics, learn the very latest industry standards and techniques, and quickly become productive with AutoCAD 2012.Features concise explanations, focused examples, and step-by-step instructions for learning AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT in a hands-on project that runs throughout the bookAddresses the newest features of AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 as well as emerging techniques and standards in the industryBegins with the basics such as the AutoCAD interface, basic commands, and creating drawings and gradually progresses to more advanced topics, including grouping, elevations, hatches, and using text in drawingsIntroduces dimensioning, external references, layouts and printing, and using 3DAutoCAD and AutoCAD LT: No Experience Required helps you quickly learn to use AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT right away.
Learn AutoCAD by example with this tutorial-based guide from Autodesk Official PressWhether you are just starting out or an experienced user wanting to brush up on your skills, this Autodesk Official Press book provides you with concise explanations, focused examples, and step-by-step instructions through a hands-on tutorial project that runs throughout the book. As you progress through the project, the book introduces you to the Microsoft Windows-based AutoCAD interface and then guides you through basic commands and creating drawings. A downloadable file is available from the website so that you can compare your work to the author's, and if necessary, start fresh with an intact drawing. Once you've completed the project, you will have proficiency in AutoCAD skills including:Grouping, elevations, and hatchesUsing text in drawingsDimensioningExternal referencesLayouts and printingUsing 3DAuthor Donnie Gladfelter (aka "The CAD Geek"), is a top-rated trainer at CADD Microsystems and has worked with the Autodesk development team to help shape the product features. He is an AutoCAD Mentor All Star and has been a popular speaker at Autodesk University for more than seven years.
Hands-on AutoCAD training in a tutorial-driven beginner's guide AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016: No Experience Required is your ultimate beginner's guide to the leading drawing and design software. Using a continuous tutorial approach, this book walks you step-by-step through the entire design process from setup to printing. Follow the tutorial from start to finish, or jump in at any time to pick up new skills. The companion website features downloadable tutorial files that allow you to join the project at each progress point, and the short discussions and intensively hands-on instruction allow you to instantly see the results of your work. You'll start by learning the basics as you create a simple 2D drawing, and then gradually build upon your skills by adding detail, dimensions, text, and more. You'll learn how to create an effective presentation layout, and how to turn your drawing into a 3D model that can help you pinpoint design flaws and features. AutoCAD's newest commands and capabilities are reinforced throughout, so you can gain confidence and build a skillset to be proud of. Get acquainted with the AutoCAD 2016 interface and basic commands Create accurate drawings and elevations to communicate your design Add detail to your plans with groupings, hatches, text, and dimensions Lay your design out for printing, or go 3D to create a walk-through model AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016: No Experience Required gets you started, so you can begin designing today.
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