AutoCAD 2016 For Beginners
CAD is an abbreviation for Computer-Aided Design. It is the process used to design and draft components on your computer. This process includes creating designs and drawings of the product or system. AutoCAD is a CAD software package developed and marketed by Autodesk Inc. It can be used to create two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) models of products. These models can be transferred to other computer programs for further analysis and testing. In addition, you can convert these computer models into numerical data. This numerical data can be used in manufacturing equipment such as machining centers, lathes, mills, or rapid prototyping machines to manufacture the product.
AutoCAD is one of the first CAD software packages. It was introduced in the year 1982. Since that time, it has become the industry leader among all CAD products. It is the most widely used CAD software. The commands and concepts introduced by AutoCAD are utilized by other systems. As a student, learning AutoCAD provides you with a greater advantage as compared to any other CAD software.
Scope of this Book
The AutoCAD 2016 for Beginners book provides a learn-by-doing approach for users to learn AutoCAD. It is written for students and engineers who are interested to learn AutoCAD 2016 for creating designs and drawing of components or anyone who communicates through technical drawings as part of their work. The topics covered in this book are as follows:
Chapter 1, â€œIntroduction to AutoCAD 2016â€, gives an introduction to AutoCAD. The user interface and terminology are discussed in this chapter.
Chapter 2, â€œDrawing Basicsâ€, explores the basic drawing tools in AutoCAD. You will create simple drawings using the drawing tools.
Chapter 3, â€œDrawing Aidsâ€, explores the drawing settings that will assist you in creating drawings.
Chapter 4, â€œEditing Toolsâ€, covers the tools required to modify drawing objects or create new objects using the existing ones.
Chapter 5, â€œMulti View Drawingsâ€, teaches you to create multi view drawings standard projection techniques.
Chapter 6, â€œDimensions and Annotationsâ€, teaches you to apply dimensions and annotations to a drawing.
Chapter 7, â€œParametric Toolsâ€, teaches you to create parametric drawings. Parametric drawings are created by using the logical operations and parameters that control the shape and size of a drawing.
Chapter 8, â€œSection Viewsâ€, teaches you to create section views of a component. A section view is the inside view of a component when it is sliced.
Chapter 9, â€œBlocks, Attributes and Xrefsâ€, teaches you to create Blocks, Attributes and Xrefs. Blocks are group of objects in a drawing that can be reused. Attributes are notes, or values related to an object. Xrefs are drawing files attached to another drawing.
Chapter 10, â€œLayouts and Annotative Objectsâ€, teaches you create layouts and annotative objects. Layouts are the digital counterparts of physical drawing sheets. Annotative objects are dimensions, notes and so on which their sizes with respect to drawing scale.
Chapter 11, â€œTemplates and Plottingâ€, teaches you create drawing templates and plot drawings. Chapter 12, â€œ3D Modeling Basicsâ€, explores the basic tools to create 3D models.
Chapter 13, â€œSolid Editing Toolsâ€, covers the tools required to edit solid models and create new objects by using the existing ones.
Chapter 14, â€œCreating Architectural Drawingsâ€, introduces you to architectural design in AutoCAD. You will design a floor plan and add dimensions to it.
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