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AutoCAD 2011: A Problem-Solving Approach

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AutoCAD 2011: A Problem-Solving Approach

Price: $107.95

Product Code: 9781111127725

ISBN: 9781111127725


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Cengage

AutoCAD 2011: A Problem-Solving Approach is the ideal book for a progression from the rudiments of AutoCAD to more advanced concepts of 3-D modeling and customization. This is a comprehensive resource that offers readers a series of problems in each chapter that will challenge them and teach them the “hows” and the “whys” of AutoCAD, so that they can successfully solve design and drafting problems. The text caters to the basic needs of novices while also shedding light on the advanced requirements of industry professionals, and features detailed explanations of AutoCAD 2011 enhancements and commands that will enable you to take maximum advantage of the newest and most essential features software.


  • Live projects and examples that will show your students how to use the latest release of AutoCAD in order to meet specific needs.
  • Detailed explanations of imitative objects, drafting and annotation workspaces and other new features of AutoCAD 2011 to bring students up to speed on the latest release.
  • Effective and useful rendering techniques in order to show students how to create expert presentations.
  • The inclusion of 3-D modeling projects to support visualization and facilitate the creation of 3-D model similar to designs that are most commonly found in the industry.
  • An extensive collection of step-by-step exercises, review questions and projects to provide students with hands-on experience in the customization techniques and appropriate feedback in order to ensure comprehension of key concepts.

New To This Edition:

  • New book size to present screenshots as well as step-by-step instructions on a larger page.
  • Procedures to apply constraints while drawing the sketch.
  • New contextual ribbon for hatching.
  • 3-D enhancements like the ability to convert procedural surfaces to NURBS surfaces.
  • Two new commands to fillet and chamfer the edges of 3-D solids.

Table of Contents:

  • 1. Introduction to AutoCAD.
  • 2. Getting Started with AutoCAD.
  • 3. Starting with the Advanced Sketching.
  • 4. Working with Drawing Aids.
  • 5. Editing Sketched Objects-I.
  • 6. Editing Sketched Objects-II.
  • 7. Creating Text and Tables.
  • 8. Basic Dimensioning, Geometric Dimensioning, and Tolerancing.
  • 9. Editing Dimensions.
  • 10. Dimension Styles, Multileader Styles, and System Variables.
  • 11. Adding Constraints to Sketches.
  • 12. Model Space Viewports, Paper Space Viewports, and Layouts.
  • 13. Template Drawings.
  • 14. Plotting Drawings.
  • 15. Hatching Drawings.
  • 16. Working with Blocks. The Concept of Blocks. Formation of Blocks. Converting.
  • 17. Defining Block Attributes.
  • 18. Understanding External References.
  • 19. Working with Advanced Drawing Options.
  • 20. Grouping and Advanced Editing of Sketched Objects.
  • 21. Working with Data Exchange and Object Linking and Embedding.
  • 22. Technical Drawing with AutoCAD.
  • 23. Isometric Drawings.
  • 24. The User Coordinate System.
  • 25. Getting Started with 3D.
  • 26. Creating Solid Models. What is Solid Modeling? Creating Predefined Solid.
  • 27. Modifying 3D Objects.
  • 28. Editing 3D Objects.
  • 29. Mesh Modeling.
  • 30. Rendering and Animating Designs.

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