AutoCAD 2014: A Problem Solving Approach
 
Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Calumet
Published by
CADCIM Technologies, USA
ISBN:978-1-936646-55-5
Paperback 1604 Pages

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This textbook contains a detailed explanation of the commands and tools of AutoCAD 2014. The textbook also explains their use in solving the drafting and design problems. Each AutoCAD command is thoroughly explained with the help of examples and illustrations to make it easy for the users to understand the function and application of the command. After reading this textbook, you will be able to use AutoCAD commands to make a drawing, create text, create and insert symbols, dimension a drawing, apply constraints to sketches, create blocks and dynamic blocks, create 3D objects, mesh objects and solid models, and render a scene.

Some of the features of this text book are:

  • Consists of 36 pedagogical sequenced chapters covering the application part of AutoCAD.
  • The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that will be covered in it.
  • Real-world projects and examples focusing on industry experience.
  • Step-by-step examples that guide the users through the learning process.
  • Additional information is provided throughout the textbook in the form of tips and notes.
  • Self-Evaluation test and Review Questions are provided at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge.
  • Step-by-step instructions promote efficient use of the software while strengthening the problem-solving skills.
  • Usage of commands and shortcuts to increase efficiency of the users.
  • Dual emphasis on conceptual learning and hands-on practice leads to a thorough understanding of AutoCAD 2014.
  • Latest enhancements in software like Inventor Fusion, Drawing Views, and In-canvas Viewport Controls etc. have been added.

Brief Table of Contents

AutoCAD Part I

Chapter 1: Introduction to AutoCAD

Chapter 2: Getting Started with AutoCAD

Chapter 3: Starting with Advanced Sketching

Chapter 4: Working with Drawing Aids

Chapter 5: Editing Sketched Objects-I

Chapter 6: Editing Sketched Objects-II

Chapter 7: Creating Texts and Tables

Chapter 8: Basic Dimensioning, Geometric Dimensioning, and Tolerancing

Chapter 9: Editing Dimensions

Chapter 10: Dimension Styles, Multileader Styles, and System Variables

Chapter 11: Adding Constraints to Sketches

Chapter 12: Hatching Drawings

Chapter 13: Model Space Viewports, Paper Space Viewports, and Layouts

Chapter 14: Plotting Drawings

Chapter 15: Template Drawings

Chapter 16: Working with Blocks

Chapter 17: Defining Block Attributes

 
AutoCAD Part II

Chapter 18: Understanding External References

Chapter 19: Working with Advanced Drawing Options

Chapter 20: Grouping and Advanced Editing of Sketched Objects

Chapter 21: Working with Data Exchange & Object Linking and Embedding

Chapter 22: The User Coordinate System

Chapter 23: Getting Started with 3D

Chapter 24: Creating Solid Models

Chapter 25: Editing 3D Objects-I

Chapter 26: Editing 3D Objects-II

Chapter 27: Surface Modeling

Chapter 28: Mesh Modeling

Chapter 29: Rendering and Animating Designs

Chapter 30: AutoCAD on Internet

Chapter 31: Accessing External Database

Chapter 32: Script Files and Slide Shows

 
AutoCAD Part III

Chapter 33: Creating Linetypes and Hatch Patterns

Chapter 34: Customizing the acad.pgp File

Chapter 35: Technical Drawing with AutoCAD

Chapter 36: Isometric Drawings

Index

Evaluation Chapters of AutoCAD 2014: A Problem Solving Approach textbook (zipped pdf files)
(These files have been posted for evaluation only)
  c01_acad_2014_eval.zip                  c02_acad_2014_eval.zip
c03_acad_2014_eval.zip                  toc_acad_2014_eval.zip
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AutoCAD Files (.zipped files)
Drawing files used in Examples and Exercises
 
  c02_acad_2014_prt.zip  c03_acad_2014_prt.zip  c04_acad_2014_prt.zip
c05_acad_2014_prt.zip  c06_acad_2014_prt.zip  c07_acad_2014_prt.zip
c08_acad_2014_prt.zip  c09_acad_2014_prt.zip  c10_acad_2014_prt.zip
c11_acad_2014_prt.zip  c12_acad_2014_prt.zip  c13_acad_2014_prt.zip
c14_acad_2014_prt.zip  c15_acad_2014_prt.zip  c16_acad_2014_prt.zip
c17_acad_2014_prt.zip  c18_acad_2014_prt.zip  c19_acad_2014_prt.zip
c20_acad_2014_prt.zip  c21_acad_2014_prt.zip
Examples
(zipped tutorials files)
  c02_acad_2014_exm.zip                          c04_acad_2014_exm.zip  c05_acad_2014_exm.zip                          c06_acad_2014_exm.zip
c07_acad_2014_exm.zip                          c08_acad_2014_exm.zip
c09_acad_2014_exm.zip                          c10_acad_2014_exm.zip
c11_acad_2014_exm.zip                          c12_acad_2014_exm.zip
c13_acad_2014_exm.zip                          c14_acad_2014_exm.zip
c15_acad_2014_exm.zip                          c16_acad_2014_exm.zip
c17_acad_2014_exm.zip                          c18_acad_2014_exm.zip
c19_acad_2014_exm.zip                          c20_acad_2014_exm.zip
Tips and Notes   Coming Soon
Drawings for Practice of AutoCAD on Internet
 
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