AutoCAD® 2016 and AutoCAD LT® 2016
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
If you're ready to learn the most powerful, popular architectural design software, there's no better place to begin than with this tutorial-based guide. You'll learn to use the interface, basic commands, and all the tools as you construct a real project, adding more complex skills as you go. You'll start with a simple 2D drawing, then add detail, dimensions, annotative text, and more, turning your drawing into a 3D model and finally laying it out for printing.
Already familiar with AutoCAD? The downloadable files on the companion website let you step in at any point to discover the latest features and sharpen your skills. Each chapter contains suggestions for extra practice and summarizes what you've learned, helping you build solid skills you can use now.
- Explore the AutoCAD 2016 interface and learn the basic commands
- Set up a drawing, learn to use AutoCAD units, and start creating walls and doors
- Add details such as decks, stairs, kitchen appliances, and bathroom fixtures
- Organize your drawing with layers
- Generate elevations and work with hatches, gradients, and tool palettes
- Dimension your drawing, create a 3D model, and master rendering