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Learn 2D drawing and 3D modeling from scratch using AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2023 and become a CAD professional
Key FeaturesLearn techniques for making, modifying, and managing AutoCAD 2D and 3D drawingsUnderstand how to use reusable and named objects like blocks, xRef, and layersScale, annotate, and print drawings from model space and layoutBook Description
AutoCAD is one of the most versatile software applications for architectural and engineering designs and the most popular computer-aided design (CAD) platform for 2D drafting and 3D modeling. This hands-on 2nd edition guide will take you through everything you need to know to make the most out of this powerful tool, from a simple tour of the user interface to using advanced tools.
Starting with basic drawing shapes and functions, you’ll get to grips with the fundamentals of CAD designs. You’ll then learn about effective drawing management using layers, dynamic blocks, and groups, and discover how to add annotations and plots like a professional. As you progress, the book will show you how to convert your 2D drawings into 3D models and shapes. You’ll also discover advanced features, such as isometric drawings, drawing utilities for managing and recovering complex files, quantity surveying, and multidisciplinary drawing files using xRefs. Finally, you’ll focus on rendering and visualizing your designs in AutoCAD.
By the end of this book, you’ll have developed a solid understanding of CAD principles and be able to work with AutoCAD software confidently to build impressive 2D and 3D creations.
What you will learnUnderstand CAD fundamentals like functions, navigation, and componentsCreate complex 3D objects using primitive shapes and editing toolsWork with reusable objects like blocks and collaborate using xRefExplore advanced features like external references and dynamic blocksDiscover surface and mesh modeling tools such as Fillet, Trim, and ExtendUse the paper space layout to create plots for 2D and 3D modelsConvert your 2D drawings into 3D modelsWho this book is for
This 3D modeling book is for design engineers, mechanical engineers, architects, and anyone working in construction, manufacturing, or similar fields. Whether you’re an absolute beginner, student, or professional looking to upgrade your engineering design skills, you’ll find this AutoCAD book useful. No prior knowledge of CAD or AutoCAD is necessary.
Table of ContentsAn Introduction to AutoCADBasic Drawing Tools and CommandsLearning about Modify CommandsWorking with Arrays and Reusable ObjectsManaging Drawings with Layers and PropertiesWorking with Hatches, Text, and DimensionsTables and Isometric DrawingsCustomization ToolsExternal References and Dynamic BlocksIntroduction to 3D ModelingCreating Primitive 3D ShapesConversion between 2D and 3DModifying 3D ObjectsPaper Space Layouts and PrintingRendering and Presentation
Publisher : Packt Publishing; 2nd ed. edition (October 28, 2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 674 pages
ISBN-10 : 1801816468
ISBN-13 : 978-1801816465
Item Weight : 2.51 pounds
Dimensions : 7.5 x 1.59 x 9.25 inches