AutoCAD 2015: A Problem - Solving Approach, Basic and Intermediate 
Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Calumet
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CADCIM Technologies, USA
Paperback 992 Pages

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AutoCAD 2015: A Problem - Solving Approach, Basic and Intermediate is a comprehensive textbook that contains a detailed explanation of AutoCAD commands and their applications to solve drafting and design problems. This textbook discusses every AutoCAD command thoroughly with the help of examples and illustrations thus making it easy for the users to understand the functions of all tools and commands as well as their applications in the drawing. After reading this textbook, you will be able to use AutoCAD commands to make a drawing, dimension a drawing, apply constraints to sketches, insert symbols as well as create text, blocks and dynamic blocks. The book also covers basic drafting concepts that provide you with the essential drafting skills to solve the drawing problems in AutoCAD.

Some of the features of this text book are:

  • Consists of  21 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 Object Selection Methods, Multiline Text, and Inserting Blocks

Brief Table of Contents
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

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


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