Step-by-step instructions for the AutoCAD fundamentals
AutoCAD 2015 Essentials contains 400 pages of full-color,comprehensive instruction on the world's top drafting andarchitecture software. This 2015 edition features architectural,manufacturing, and landscape architecture examples. And likeprevious editions, the detailed guide introduces core conceptsusing interactive tutorials and open-ended projects, which can becompleted in any order, thanks to downloadable data sets (anespecially useful feature for students and professionals studyingfor Autodesk AutoCAD certification).
Unlike many other guides, which are organized around conceptualthemes or task categories, AutoCAD 2015 Essentials takes astart-to-finish approach that mirrors how you will work with theprogram in the real world. Starting with basic 2D drawing andprogressing through organizing objects with groups and blocks,creating and editing text, and 3D modeling, the process you'lllearn in this book is ready to take to work. Inside, each chapterfollows an intuitive structure:
* Quick discussions of concepts and learning goals
* Hands-on drafting tutorials for active learning and confidencebuilding
* Open-ended projects to reinforce new drafting skills
* Downloadable end files, so you can check your work
AutoCAD 2015 Essentials is great for professionals andstudents who need to quickly and effectively learn the most commonfeatures of 2D and 3D design. With over 12 years of experienceteaching and writing about this formidable design program, ScottOnstott provides you with everything you'll need to leverage thefull capabilities of AutoCAD.