AutoCAD 2014 Essentials
Autodesk Official Press
By Scott Onstott
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: May 2013
Pages: 400

Learn AutoCAD Quickly and Easily

Master the fundamentals of Autodesk's powerhouse architectural, engineering, and construction software with this practical, task-based guide. Using straightforward explanations, hands-on exercises, and full-color screenshots and examples, AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 Essentials gets you quickly up to speed on AutoCAD's core features and functions. In addition, you'll gain a solid understanding of 3D design concepts and real-world techniques that will elevate your drawing skills. This updated new edition covers the new geolocation feature and also helps you prepare for the AutoCAD certification exams.

Learn these AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT essentials—and more:

  • 2D drawing basics—lines, circles, arcs, fillets, and more
  • Editing entities and shaping curves
  • Organizing objects with blocks, groups, and xrefs
  • Locating your project in the real world using geolocation
  • Drawing and manipulating objects in 3D space
  • Applying dimension styles and adding constraints
  • Using 3D toolsets to build and document 3D models
  • Creating photorealistic renderings and dynamic walkthroughs

Learn how to draw and manipulate objects, blocks, and hatches

Create beautiful photorealistic renderings of 3D models

This striking Essentials book features:

  • Chapter-opening learning objectives
  • Step-by-step tutorials
  • Full-color screenshots and illustrations
  • Concise chapter summaries and suggested practice exercises
  • Downloadable exercise files
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