AutoCAD and Its Applications Basics 2016

AutoCAD and Its Applications Basics 2016
Author: Terence M. Shumaker,David A. Madsen, Emeritus
Publsiher: Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN: 9781631264252
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AutoCAD and Its Applications Basics 2016 Book Excerpt:

AutoCAD and Its Applications: Basics 2016 provides instruction for mastering AutoCAD commands and drawing and dimensioning techniques. The text provides complete coverage of 2D AutoCAD drafting and design. Topics are presented in an easy-to-understand sequence, building upon prior chapter knowledge. ASME standards are referenced throughout the text and examples and illustrations focus on industry practices. Each chapter includes a large selection of drafting problems, including practice problems for the AutoCAD Certified Professional certification exam. More than 280 step-by-step tutorial exercises on the Companion Website provide hands-on reinforcement of topics. Template Development feature helps students build their own drawing templates as they learn about key template components. Supplemental Material and Reference Material documents on the Companion Website allow students to pursue topics of interest.

AutoCAD and Its Applications Advanced 2016

AutoCAD and Its Applications Advanced 2016
Author: Terence M. Shumaker,David A. Madsen, Emeritus,Jeffrey A. Laurich,Craig P. Black,J. C. Malitzke
Publsiher: Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2015-07-16
ISBN: 9781631264283
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AutoCAD and Its Applications Advanced 2016 Book Excerpt:

AutoCAD and Its Applications: Advanced 2016 builds upon the fundamental skills and techniques taught in AutoCAD and Its Applications: Basics 2016. The Advanced text provides thorough, easy-to-understand instruction in 3D drafting/modeling and model visualization. It is appropriate for individual or classroom use. The text provides comprehensive coverage of solid, surface, and mesh modeling in addition to detailed coverage of materials, lighting, rendering, and animation. Features coverage on advanced AutoCAD topics, including model analysis, 3D printing, and point clouds. The companion website includes more than 120 step-by-step exercises. Text chapters contain a large selection of modeling problems.

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2016

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2016
Author: Shawna Lockhart
Publsiher: SDC Publications
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2015-06
ISBN: 158503956X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2016 Book Excerpt:

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2016 provides a step-by-step introduction to AutoCAD with commands presented in the context of each tutorial. In fifteen clear and comprehensive chapters, author Shawna Lockhart guides readers through all the important commands and techniques in AutoCAD 2016, from 2D drawing to solid modeling and finally finishing with rendering. In each lesson, the author provides step-by-step instructions with frequent illustrations showing exactly what appears on the AutoCAD screen. Later, individual steps are no longer provided, and readers are asked to apply what they've learned by completing sequences on their own. A carefully developed pedagogy reinforces this cumulative-learning approach and supports readers in becoming skilled AutoCAD users. Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2016 begins with three Getting Started chapters that include information to get readers of all levels prepared for the tutorials. The author includes tips that offer suggestions and warnings as you progress through the tutorials. Key Terms and Key Commands are listed at the end of each chapter to recap important topics and commands learned in each tutorial. Also, a glossary of terms and Commands Summary list the key commands used in the tutorials. Each chapter concludes with end of chapter problems providing challenges to a range of abilities in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering as well as architectural problems.

Introduction to AutoCAD 2016 for Civil Engineering Applications

Introduction to AutoCAD 2016 for Civil Engineering Applications
Author: Nighat Yasmin
Publsiher: SDC Publications
Total Pages: 748
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1585039519
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to AutoCAD 2016 for Civil Engineering Applications Book Excerpt:

The main purpose of this book is to provide civil engineering students with a clear presentation of the theory of engineering graphics and the use of AutoCAD 2016. Each chapter starts with the chapter objectives followed by the introduction. The contents of each chapter are organized into well-defined sections that contain step-by-step instructions to carry out the AutoCAD commands. The drawings shown in this book are created using AutoCAD 2016 and Paint software. A new chapter titled Plotting from AutoCAD 2016 is included to introduce the concept of printing hard copies (paper print) and soft copies (pdf file). The index is improved. Smart Dimensions is a new feature in AutoCAD 2016; and in the dimensioning chapter, a detailed section is added to explain the usage of smart dimensions. The chapter titled Suggested In-Class Activities provides in-class activities (or ICAs). For some of the initial ICAs, it explains the drawing with the help of step-by-step instructions. Also, new problems are added to the ICA’s chapter. Furthermore, the contents and the drawings of every chapter are improved.

Revit Architecture 2016 Basics

Revit Architecture 2016 Basics
Author: Elise Moss
Publsiher: SDC Publications
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2015-08
ISBN: 1585039829
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revit Architecture 2016 Basics Book Excerpt:

Revit Architecture 2016 Basics is geared towards beginning architectural students or professional architects who want to get a jump-start into 3D parametric modeling for commercial structures. This book is filled with tutorials, tips and tricks, and will help you get the most out of your software in very little time. The text walks you through from concepts to site plans to floor plans and on through reflected ceiling plans, then ends with an easy chapter on how to customize Autodesk Revit to boost your productivity. The advantages of working in 3D are not initially apparent to most architectural users. The benefits come when you start creating your documentation and you realize that your views are automatically defined for you with your 3D model. Your schedules and views automatically update when you change features. You can explore your conceptual designs faster and in more depth. Learning to use Autodesk Revit will not make you a better architect. However, it will allow you to communicate your ideas and designs faster, easier, and more beautifully.

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2016 Fundamentals

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2016 Fundamentals
Author: Elise Moss
Publsiher: SDC Publications
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2015-05
ISBN: 1585039659
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2016 Fundamentals Book Excerpt:

This fundamentals text introduces you to Autodesk’s AutoCAD Architecture 2016 software. The book covers the Layer Manager, Design Center, Structural Members, Doors, Windows, and Walls. Step-by-step lessons take the reader from creation of a site plan, floor plan, and space planning, all the way through to the finished building - a standard three bedroom, two bathroom residence. By the end of the text, you should feel comfortable enough to create a standard model, and even know how to customize the interface for your own use. This text provides you with in-depth coverage of toolbars, dialog boxes and commands. Educators will appreciate the quizzes and practice exam included in the text.

AutoCAD 2016 Instructor

AutoCAD 2016 Instructor
Author: James Leach
Publsiher: SDC Publications
Total Pages: 1237
Release: 2015-04-30
ISBN: 1585039527
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AutoCAD 2016 Instructor Book Excerpt:

This book is your AutoCAD 2016 Instructor. The objective of this book is to provide you with extensive knowledge of AutoCAD, whether you are taking an instructor-led course or learning on your own. AutoCAD 2016 Instructor maintains the pedagogy and in-depth coverage that have always been the hallmark of the Leach texts. As the top-selling university textbook for almost a decade, the AutoCAD Instructor series continues to deliver broad coverage of AutoCAD in a structured, easy-to-comprehend manner. AutoCAD 2016 Instructor is command-oriented, just like AutoCAD. Chapters are structured around related commands, similar to the organization of AutoCAD’s menu system. The sequence of chapters starts with fundamental drawing commands and skills and then progresses to more elaborate procedures and specialized applications. The writing style introduces small pieces of information explained in simple form, and then builds on that knowledge to deliver more complex drawing strategies, requiring a synthesis of earlier concepts. Over 2000 figures illustrate the commands, features, and ideas. AutoCAD 2016 Instructor is an ideal reference guide, unlike tutorial-oriented books where specific information is hard to relocate. Because these chapters focus on related commands, and complete coverage for each command is given in one place, the commands, procedures, and applications are easy to reference. Tabbed pages help locate tables, lists, appendices, and the comprehensive index. What makes this book unique?In depth coverage of AutoCAD 2016 commands and featuresCommand Tables indicate where to locate and how to start each commandTIP markers in the margin provide important tips, notes, reminders, short-cuts and identify what's newComplete chapter exercises with many multi-chapter “REUSE” problemsWell suited for a two or three course sequence

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2016

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2016
Author: Elliot Gindis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2015-07-11
ISBN: 0128035730
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2016 Book Excerpt:

Get up and running with AutoCAD using Gindis’ combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations. The emphasis from the beginning is on core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom. Strips away complexities and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts. Fully covers the essentials of both 2D and 3D in one affordable easy to read volume All basic commands are documented step-by-step: what the student needs to type in and how AutoCAD responds is all spelled out in discrete and clear steps with screen shots added as needed. Companion website with full series of video lectures that follow all 30 chapters New to Up and Running with AutoCAD 2016: New end-of-chapter exercises, with a special focus on Level II and III (3D) sections Addition of several new civil engineering drawing examples to address that special interest of users. An expanded and clarified treatment of Materials and Rendering (Chapter 30). New Appendix titled "3D Printing Technologies" to address this growing technology field.

Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 Fundamentals

Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 Fundamentals
Author: Elise Moss
Publsiher: SDC Publications
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2015-03
ISBN: 1585039470
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 Fundamentals Book Excerpt:

Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 Fundamentals is designed to be used during instructor led training in an eight week course. It is an introductory level textbook intended for new AutoCAD 2016 users. This book covers all the fundamental skills necessary for effectively using AutoCAD and will provide a strong foundation for advancement. This textbook applies the use of AutoCAD as it pertains to mechanical drafting. Knowing how to draw a line in AutoCAD is not the same as understanding which line type is required when creating technical drawings. This text not only provides the necessary information to operate AutoCAD 2016 but also provides the skills to use AutoCAD as a tool to work proficiently as a drafter or designer.

Engineering Drawing and Design

Engineering Drawing and Design
Author: David A. Madsen,David P. Madsen
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 1680
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 9781305659728
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Drawing and Design Book Excerpt:

For more than 25 years, students have relied on this trusted text for easy-to-read, comprehensive drafting and design instruction that complies with the latest ANSI and ASME industry standards for mechanical drafting. The Sixth Edition of ENGINEERING DRAWING AND DESIGN continues this tradition of excellence with a multitude of real, high-quality industry drawings and more than 1,000 drafting, design, and practical application problems—including many new to the current edition. The text showcases actual product designs in all phases, from concept through manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. In addition, the engineering design process now features new material related to production practices that eliminate waste in all phases, and the authors describe practices to improve process output quality by using quality management methods to identify the causes of defects, remove them, and minimize manufacturing variables. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Engineering Drawing and Design

Engineering Drawing and Design
Author: David A. Madsen,David P. Madsen
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 1680
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 1305887921
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Drawing and Design Book Excerpt:

For more than 25 years, students have relied on this trusted text for easy-to-read, comprehensive drafting and design instruction that complies with the latest ANSI and ASME industry standards for mechanical drafting. The Sixth Edition of ENGINEERING DRAWING AND DESIGN continues this tradition of excellence with a multitude of real, high-quality industry drawings and more than 1,000 drafting, design, and practical application problems—including many new to the current edition. The text showcases actual product designs in all phases, from concept through manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. In addition, the engineering design process now features new material related to production practices that eliminate waste in all phases, and the authors describe practices to improve process output quality by using quality management methods to identify the causes of defects, remove them, and minimize manufacturing variables. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Architectural Drafting and Design

Architectural Drafting and Design
Author: Alan Jefferis,David A. Madsen,David P. Madsen
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 1305890310
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Drafting and Design Book Excerpt:

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, Seventh Edition, is the definitive text for beginning, intermediate, or advanced architectural CAD operators. This full-color, comprehensive edition covers the basics of residential design while exploring numerous types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the design process. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with content based on the most recent editions of relevant codes, including the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The text opens with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic construction materials, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are also covered. This bestseller complements informational content with practical, hands-on material, including step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans--all presented via projects that can be completed using CAD drawing methods. This proven text equips readers with the knowledge and skills needed to complete the drawings that most municipalities require to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016
Author: Cyndy Davenport,Ishka Voiculescu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1128
Release: 2015-08-19
ISBN: 111905947X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Book Excerpt:

Utilize AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 for a real-world workflow with these expert tricks and tips Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 is a complete, detailed reference and tutorial for Autodesk's extremely popular and robust civil engineering software. With straightforward explanations, real-world examples, and practical tutorials, this invaluable guide walks you through everything you need to know to be productive. The focus is on real-world applications in professional environments, with all datasets available for download, and thorough coverage helps you prepare for the AutoCAD Civil 3D certification exam with over an hour's worth of video on crucial tips and techniques. You'll learn how to navigate the software and use essential tools, and how to put it all together in the context of a real-world project. In-depth discussion covers surveying, alignments, surface, grading, cross sections and more, and instructor support materials provide an ideal resource for training and education. This book will take you from beginner to pro, so you can get the most out of AutoCAD Civil 3D every step of the way. Understand key concepts and get acquainted with the interface Create, edit, and display all elements of a project Learn everything you need to know for the certification exam Download the datasets and start designing right away With expert insight, tips, and techniques, Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 helps you become productive from the very beginning.

Architectural Drafting and Design

Architectural Drafting and Design
Author: Alan Jefferis,David A. Madsen,David P. Madsen
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 9781285165738
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Drafting and Design Book Excerpt:

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, Seventh Edition, is the definitive text for beginning, intermediate, or advanced architectural CAD operators. This full-color, comprehensive edition covers the basics of residential design while exploring numerous types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the design process. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with content based on the most recent editions of relevant codes, including the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The text opens with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic construction materials, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are also covered. This bestseller complements informational content with practical, hands-on material, including step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans--all presented via projects that can be completed using CAD drawing methods. This proven text equips readers with the knowledge and skills needed to complete the drawings that most municipalities require to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to AutoCAD 2017 for Civil Engineering Applications

Introduction to AutoCAD 2017 for Civil Engineering Applications
Author: Nighat Yasmin
Publsiher: SDC Publications
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2016-09
ISBN: 1630570397
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to AutoCAD 2017 for Civil Engineering Applications Book Excerpt:

The main purpose of this book is to provide civil engineering students with a clear presentation of the theory of engineering graphics and the use of AutoCAD 2017. Each chapter starts with the chapter objectives followed by the introduction. The contents of each chapter are organized into well-defined sections that contain step-by-step instructions to carry out the AutoCAD commands. The drawings shown in this book are created using AutoCAD 2017 and Paint software.

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2017

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2017
Author: Shawna Lockhart
Publsiher: SDC Publications
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2016-05
ISBN: 1630570435
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2017 Book Excerpt:

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2017 provides a step-by-step introduction to AutoCAD with commands presented in the context of each tutorial. In fifteen clear and comprehensive chapters, author Shawna Lockhart guides readers through all the important commands and techniques in AutoCAD 2017, from 2D drawing to solid modeling and finally finishing with rendering. In each lesson, the author provides step-by-step instructions with frequent illustrations showing exactly what appears on the AutoCAD screen. Later, individual steps are no longer provided, and readers are asked to apply what they've learned by completing sequences on their own. A carefully developed pedagogy reinforces this cumulative-learning approach and supports readers in becoming skilled AutoCAD users. Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2017 begins with three Getting Started chapters that include information to get readers of all levels prepared for the tutorials. The author includes tips that offer suggestions and warnings as you progress through the tutorials. Key Terms and Key Commands are listed at the end of each chapter to recap important topics and commands learned in each tutorial. Also, a glossary of terms and Commands Summary list the key commands used in the tutorials. Each chapter concludes with end of chapter problems providing challenges to a range of abilities in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering as well as architectural problems.

Revit Architecture 2017 Basics

Revit Architecture 2017 Basics
Author: Elise Moss
Publsiher: SDC Publications
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2016-04
ISBN: 1630570257
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revit Architecture 2017 Basics Book Excerpt:

Autodesk Revit 2017 Basics for Architectural Design is geared towards beginning architectural students or professional architects who want to get a jump-start into 3D parametric modeling for commercial structures. This book is filled with tutorials, tips and tricks, and will help you get the most out of your software in very little time. The text walks you through from concepts to site plans to floor plans and on through reflected ceiling plans, then ends with an easy chapter on how to customize Autodesk Revit to boost your productivity. The advantages of working in 3D are not initially apparent to most architectural users. The benefits come when you start creating your documentation and you realize that your views are automatically defined for you with your 3D model. Your schedules and views automatically update when you change features. You can explore your conceptual designs faster and in more depth. Learning to use Autodesk Revit will not make you a better architect. However, it will allow you to communicate your ideas and designs faster, easier, and more beautifully.

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017
Author: Elliot Gindis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2016-08-18
ISBN: 0128110597
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017 Book Excerpt:

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017: 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling presents Gindis’ combination of step-by-step instruction, examples, and insightful explanations. The emphasis from the beginning is on core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom. Strips away complexities and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts Teaches only what is essential in operating AutoCAD, thereby immediately building student confidence Fully covers the essentials of both 2D and 3D in one affordable easy to read volume Presents basic commands in a documented, step-by-step guide on what to type in and how AutoCAD responds Includes several complementary video lectures by the author that accompany both 2D and 3D sections

Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017

Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017
Author: George Omura,Brian C. Benton
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1080
Release: 2016-04-20
ISBN: 1119240077
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 Book Excerpt:

The bestselling guide to AutoCAD, updated and expanded for the AutoCAD 2017 release Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 is the premier guide to the world's leading CAD program. With clear explanation, focused examples, and step-by-step instruction, this guide walks you through everything you need to know to use AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 effectively. From basic drafting tools to 3D modeling, this book leaves no stone unturned in exploring the full repertoire of AutoCAD capabilities. Hands-on instruction allows for more productive learning, and provides clarification of crucial techniques. Effective as both a complete tutorial and a dip-in reference, the broadly-applicable concepts and instructions will appeal to AutoCAD users across industries and abilities. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to align with the software's latest features and capabilities, giving you a one-stop resource for getting up to speed. AutoCAD is the leading software for 2D and 3D technical drawings, and AutoCAD LT makes the software's tremendous functionality more accessible for smaller businesses and individuals. This guide shows you how to take full advantage of this powerful design platform, with expert guidance every step of the way. Get acquainted with the interface and master basic tools Utilize hatches, fields, cures, solid fills, dynamic blocks, and more Explore 3D modeling and imaging for more holistic design Customize the AutoCAD workflow to suit your needs Whether you're learning AutoCAD for the first time, upgrading from a previous version, or preparing for a certification exam, you need a thorough reference designed for the way professionals work. Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 is your ideal guide, with complete tutorials and expert advice.

AutoCAD 2017 Instructor

AutoCAD 2017 Instructor
Author: James Leach
Publsiher: SDC Publications
Total Pages: 1268
Release: 2016-05
ISBN: 1630570273
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AutoCAD 2017 Instructor Book Excerpt:

This book is your AutoCAD 2017 Instructor. The objective of this book is to provide you with extensive knowledge of AutoCAD, whether you are taking an instructor-led course or learning on your own. AutoCAD 2017 Instructor maintains the pedagogy and in-depth coverage that have always been the hallmark of the Leach texts. As the top-selling university textbook for almost a decade, the AutoCAD Instructor series continues to deliver broad coverage of AutoCAD in a structured, easy-to-comprehend manner. AutoCAD 2017 Instructor is command-oriented, just like AutoCAD. Chapters are structured around related commands, similar to the organization of AutoCAD’s menu system. The sequence of chapters starts with fundamental drawing commands and skills and then progresses to more elaborate procedures and specialized applications. The writing style introduces small pieces of information explained in simple form, and then builds on that knowledge to deliver more complex drawing strategies, requiring a synthesis of earlier concepts. Over 2000 figures illustrate the commands, features, and ideas. AutoCAD 2017 Instructor is an ideal reference guide, unlike tutorial-oriented books where specific information is hard to relocate. Because these chapters focus on related commands, and complete coverage for each command is given in one place, the commands, procedures, and applications are easy to reference. Tabbed pages help locate tables, lists, appendices, and the comprehensive index.