Advanced AutoCAD 2018: A Problem Solving Approach, 3D and Advanced, 24th Edition 
Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Northwest
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CADCIM Technologies, USA
Paperback 614 Pages

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The Advanced AutoCAD 2018: 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 the 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, and understand 3D Printing.

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. While going through this textbook, you will discover some new unique applications of AutoCAD that will have a significant effect on your drawings and designs. The textbook also covers the 3D printing tools introduced in AutoCAD.

Some of the features of this text book are:

  • Comprehensive textbook consisting 14 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence.
  • Detailed explanation of all commands and tools.
  • Summarized content on the first page of the topics that are covered in the chapter.
  • Hundreds of illustrations for easy understanding of concepts.
  • Step-by-step instructions to guide the users through the learning process.
  • More than 25 real-world mechanical engineering designs as examples.
  • Additional information throughout the book in the form of notes and tips.
  • Self-Evaluation Tests and Review Questions at the end of the chapters to help the users assess their knowledge.
  • Technical support by contacting
  • Additional learning resources at

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 and 3D Printing

Chapter 10: Script Files and Slide Shows

Chapter 11: Creating Linetypes and Hatch Patterns

Chapter 12: Customizing the acad.pgp File

Chapter 13: Conventional Dimensioning and Projection Theory Using AutoCAD

Chapter 14: Isometric Drawings


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