AutoCAD 2014 Tutorials and AutoCAD LT 2014 Tutorials Book is one of Scott Onstott author book. Do you know him? Scott Onstott has published nine books with Sybex prior to the present title: AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Essentials, AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Essentials, Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials, Enhancing Architectural Drawings and Models with Photoshop, AutoCAD: Professional Tips and Techniques (with Lynn Allen), Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop, Mastering Autodesk VIZ 2007 (with George Omura and Jon McFarland), Mastering Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006, and Autodesk VIZ 2005 (with George Omura). Scott has worked on some 20 other technical books as contributing author, reviser, compilation editor or technical editor.
Who Should Read This Book?
This book is for students, hobbyists, professional architects, industrial designers, engineers, builders, landscape architects, or anyone who communicates through technical drawings as part of their work. If you’re interested in certification for AutoCAD 2014, this book can be a great resource to help you prepare. This book also features an appendix that can help you focus your studies on the skills you will need for the certification exams.
What You Will Learn?
You’ll gain a solid understanding of the features of AutoCAD in this book. Each chapter features multiple exercises that take you step by step through the many complex procedures of AutoCAD. The goal of performing these steps on your own is to develop skills that you can apply to many different real-world situations. Although each project presents different obstacles and opportunities, I urge you to focus on the concepts and techniques presented rather than memorizing the specific steps used to achieve the desired result. The actual steps performed may vary in each geometric situation.
The best way to build skills is to perform the steps on your computer exactly as they are presented in the book during your first reading. After you achieve the desired result, start over and experiment using the same techniques on your own project (whether invented or real). After you have practiced, think about how you have achieved the desired result and you will get the most out of this book.
You don’t need any previous experience with AutoCAD to use this book. However, you’ll need familiarity with either the Windows or Mac operating system and have the basic skills necessary to use a graphical user interface successfully and to operate a computer confidently.
CHAPTER 1 Getting Started
CHAPTER 2 Basic Drawing Skills
CHAPTER 3 Using Drawing Aids
CHAPTER 4 Editing Entities
CHAPTER 5 Shaping Curves
CHAPTER 6 Controlling Object Visibility and Appearance
CHAPTER 7 Organizing Objects
CHAPTER 8 Hatching and Gradients
CHAPTER 9 Working with Blocks and Xrefs
CHAPTER 10 Creating and Editing Text
CHAPTER 11 Dimensioning
CHAPTER 12 Keeping In Control with Constraints
CHAPTER 13 Working with Layouts and Annotative Objects
CHAPTER 14 Printing and Plotting
CHAPTER 15 Working with Data
CHAPTER 16 Navigating 3D Models
CHAPTER 17 Modeling in 3D
CHAPTER 18 Presenting and Documenting 3D Design
APPENDIX Autodesk AutoCAD 2014 Certification