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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2023,
Edition 1 2D and 3D Drawing, Design and Modeling
By Elliot J. Gindis and Robert C. Kaebisch

Publication Date: 27 Jul 2022
Up and Running with AutoCAD 2023: 2D and 3D Drawing, Design and Modeling presents a combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations. The book emphasizes core concepts and practical applications of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written by a long-time AutoCAD professor and instructor with the user in mind.

Key Features

  • Strips away complexities and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand, basic concepts
  • Teaches the essentials of operating AutoCAD that build student confidence
  • Documents commands with step-by-step explanations, including what the student needs to type in and how AutoCAD responds
  • Combines 2D and 3D content in one affordable volume
About the author
By Elliot J. Gindis, Former President, Vertical Technologies Consulting and Design, Lancaster, CA, USA and Robert C. Kaebisch, Licensed Architect; Instructor, Construction Sciences Group: Architectural/Structural Engineering Technician Program, Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, Racine, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, USA
Table of Contents

1. AutoCAD Fundamentals - Part I
2. AutoCAD Fundamentals - Part II

Spotlight On: Architecture
3. Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Properties
4. Text, Mtext, Editing, and Style

Spotlight On: Mechanical Engineering
5. Hatch Patterns
6. Dimensions

Spotlight On: Electrical Engineering
7. Blocks, Wblocks, Dynamic Blocks, Groups, and Purge
8. Polar, Rectangular, and Path Arrays

Spotlight On: Interior Design
9. Basic Printing and Output
10. Advanced Output - Paper Space

Spotlight On: Civil Engineering
11. Advanced Linework
12. Advanced Layers

Spotlight On: Aerospace Engineering
13. Advanced Dimensions
14. Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center, and Express Tools

Spotlight On: Chemical Engineering
15. Advanced Design and File Management Tools
16. Importing and Exporting Data

Spotlight On: Biomedical Engineering
17. External References (Xrefs)
18. Attributes

Spotlight On: Drafting, CAD Management, Teaching, and Consulting
19. Advanced Output and Pen Settings
20. Isometric Drawing
21. 3D Basics
22. Object Manipulation
23. Boolean Operations and Primitives
24. Solid Modeling
25. Advanced Solids, Faces, and Edges
26. Surfaces and Meshes
27. Slicing, Sectioning, Layouts, and Vports
28. Advanced UCS, Views, Text, and Dimensions in 3D
29. Dview, Camera, Walk and Fly, Path Animation

A. Additional Information on AutoCAD
B. Other CAD Software, Design and Analysis Tools, and Concepts
C. File Extensions
D. Custom Linetypes and Hatch Patterns
E. Principles of CAD Management
F. AutoLISP Basics and Advanced Customization Tools
G. PC Hardware, Printers/Plotters, Networks, and the Cloud
H. What Are Kernels?
I. Lighting, Rendering, Effects, and Animation
J. 3D Printing
K. AutoCAD Certification Exams
L. AutoCAD Employment
M. AutoCAD Humor, Oddities, Quirks, and Easter Eggs
N. The Future of AutoCAD

Book details
ISBN: 9780323996655
Page Count: 858
Retail Price : £68.95
9781119715351; 9781630574383; 9781630574482
Students taking drafting/engineering drawing courses in engineering and engineering technology programs. Architectural engineers, drafting, civil/construction engineers, mechanical engineers
A AARON GOODMAN (Sowela Technical Community College)
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B Bruce Dockter
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