AutoCAD 2015: A Problem Solving Approach, 3D and Advanced, 21st Edition 
Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Calumet
Published by
CADCIM Technologies, USA
Paperback 602 Pages

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AutoCAD 2015: A Problem Solving Approach, 3D and Advanced textbook contains detailed explanation of AutoCAD commands and their applications to solve design problems. Every AutoCAD command is thoroughly explained with the help of examples and illustrations. This makes it easy for the users to understand the functions and applications of tools and commands. After reading this textbook, you will be able to create 3D objects, apply materials to objects, generate drafting views of a model, create surface or mesh objects, and render and animate designs. The book covers designing concepts in detail as well as provides elaborative description of technical drawing in AutoCAD including orthographic projections, dimensioning principles, sectioning, auxiliary views, and assembly drawings.

Some of the features of this text book are:

  • Consists of 14 pedagogically sequenced chapters covering the application part of AutoCAD
  • Summarizes on the first page the topics that will be covered in it
  • Explains the concept through real-world projects and examples focusing on industry experience
  • Provides additional information throughout the textbook in the form of tips and notes
  • Provides Self-Evaluation Test and Review Questions at the end of each chapter to help users assess their knowledge
  • Provides step-by-step instructions for easy learning of the software while strengthening the problem-solving skills
  • Emphasizes on commands and shortcuts to increase efficiency of the users
  • Discusses in detail the latest enhancements in software such as Point Cloud, Sun Light, and Autodesk 360

Brief Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The User Coordinate System

Chapter 2: Getting Started with 3D

Chapter 3: Creating Solid Models

Chapter 4: Editing 3D Objects-I

Chapter 5: Editing 3D Objects-II

Chapter 6: Surface Modeling

Chapter 7: Mesh Modeling

Chapter 8: Rendering and Animating Designs

Chapter 9: AutoCAD on Internet

Chapter 10: Script Files and Slide Shows

Chapter 11: Creating Linetypes and Hatch Patterns

Chapter 12: Customizing the acad.pgp File

Chapter 13: Technical Drawing with AutoCAD

Chapter 14: Isometric Drawings


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