AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (June 17, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118575091
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118575093
eBook Description:

AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

  • Hands-on exercises and their downloadable tutorial files are based on the real-world task of drawing a house
  • Covers crucial features and techniques, including 2D drawing working with layers, organizing objects with groups and blocks, using hatch patterns and gradients, using constraints and layouts, importing data, 3D modeling, and
  • Includes content to help prepare you for Autodesk’s AutoCAD certification program

Learn crucial AutoCAD tools and techniques with this Autodesk Official Press Book

Quickly become productive using AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 with this full color Autodesk Official Press guide. This unique learning resource features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials. Following a quick discussion of concepts and goals, each chapter moves on to an approachable hands-on exercise designed to reinforce real-world tactics and techniques. Compelling, full-color screenshots illustrate tutorial steps, and chapters conclude with related and more open-ended projects to further reinforce the chapter’s lessons. AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press is the Autodesk Official Press guide that helps you quickly and confidently learn the newest version of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

Starting and ending files for the exercises are also available for download, so you can compare your results with those of professionals. You’ll follow a workflow-based approach that mirrors the development of projects in the real world, learning 2D drawing skills, editing entities, working with splines and polylines, using layers and objects, creating and editing text, dimensioning, modeling in 3D, and much more.

  • Hands-on exercises and their downloadable tutorial files are based on the real-world task of drawing a house
  • Covers crucial features and techniques, including 2D drawing working with layers, organizing objects with groups and blocks, using hatch patterns and gradients, using constraints and layouts, importing data, 3D modeling, and
  • Includes content to help prepare you for Autodesk’s AutoCAD certification program

AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press is the Autodesk Official Press guide that helps you quickly and confidently learn the newest version of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

From the Back Cover

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 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press 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 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press 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 AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press 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

Learn crucial AutoCAD tools and techniques with this Autodesk Official Press Book

Quickly become productive using AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 with this full color Autodesk Official Press guide. This unique learning resource features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials. Following a quick discussion of concepts and goals, each chapter moves on to an approachable hands-on exercise designed to reinforce real-world tactics and techniques. Compelling, full-color screenshots illustrate tutorial steps, and chapters conclude with related and more open-ended projects to further reinforce the chapter’s lessons.

Starting and ending files for the exercises are also available for download, so you can compare your results with those of professionals. You’ll follow a workflow-based approach that mirrors the development of projects in the real world, learning 2D drawing skills, editing entities, working with splines and polylines, using layers and objects, creating and editing text, dimensioning, modeling in 3D, and much more.

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