The step-by-step, full-color AutoCAD 2018 guide with real-world practicality
AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 Essentials provides a full-color, task-based approach to mastering this powerful software. Straightforward, easy-to-follow instruction pairs with real-world, hands-on exercises to help you quickly get up to speed with core features and functions; screenshots illustrate tutorial steps to help you follow along, and each chapter concludes with a more open-ended project so you can dive in and explore a specific topic in-depth.
From 2D drawing and organization to 3D modeling, dimensioning, presenting, and more, this helpful guide walks you through everything you need to know to become productive with AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018. The companion website features downloadable starting and ending files for each exercise, so you can jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros, as well as additional tutorials to help you go as deep as you need to go.
Exercises walk you through the real-world process of drafting while teaching you critical skills along the way.
- Understand the AutoCAD interface and foundational concepts
- Master essential drawing and visualization tools
- Stay organized with layers, groups, and blocks
- Experiment with 3D modeling, add text and dimensions, and much more
AutoCAD is the industry-leading technical drawing software, and complete mastery is a vital skill for any design and drafting professional. AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 Essentials is a smart, quick resource that will help you get up to speed with real-world practical instruction.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 2 Gaining 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