Harnessing AutoCAD: 2013 and Beyond, 1st Edition

  • includes CAD Connect Web Site Printed Access Card
  • G.V. Krishnan University of Houston (Downtown)
  • Thomas Stellman
  • ISBN-10: 1133946593
  • ISBN-13: 9781133946595
  • 1200 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2011, 2010
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.50 
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About The Solution

Overview

HARNESSING AUTOCAD®: 2013 AND BEYOND provides a comprehensive guide to the leading desktop design and drawing software from Autodesk®. The text covers core functionality and commands, features, and interface enhancements to the newest release ofAutoCAD, including updated drawing and editing commands and 3D modeling features. Discipline-specific exercises and projects throughout the text help readers hone skills relevant to fields such as architecture; piping; civil, mechanical, and electrical design. The author employs a step-by-step instructional approach, with chapters that progress from 2D drawing to 3D and solid modeling and customization. Examples, illustrations, and hands-on activities also follow a step-by-step format, combining clear explanations and engaging visuals to support learning and retention. In addition, extensive online resources provide a wealth of information and tools to complement the text, including an additional chapter and appendices, numerous exercises for each discipline, and detailed updates provided for each AutoCAD release.


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Features/Benefits

  • The text provides thorough coverage of the newly redesigned user interface and productivity-enhancement features introduced in the newest release of AutoCAD®, including updated drawing and editing commands and 3D modeling features.
  • A step-by-step instructional approach makes it easier to structure course instruction and help students master even complex material. Chapters proceed from 2D drawing to 3D and solid modeling and customization, while step-by-step examples and activities, clear explanations, and useful visual elements facilitate learning and retention at every stage.
  • Discipline-specific exercises and projects throughout the text help readers hone skills relevant to fields such as architecture; piping; and civil, mechanical, and electrical design. In addition, content relevant to the Autodesk® Certification Exams is clearly labeled to help students focus their studies and prepare more effectively.
  • The text explores the use and application of innovative new tools and features, including online access to AutoCAD drawings using the new AutoCAD WS web and mobile applications.

What's New

  • Offering the most current coverage available, HARNESSING AUTOCAD®: 2013 AND BEYOND has been thoroughly reviewed and revised to reflect the newest release of AutoCAD, including all new commands and system variables, and changes to existing commands and system variables.
  • Access to the CAD Connect Website keeps you up to date with the newest information on the next two future releases of AutoCAD as they become available.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started.
2. Fundamentals I.
3. Fundamentals II.
4. Fundamentals III.
5. Fundamentals IV.
6. Fundamentals V.
7. Dimensioning.
8. Plotting/Printing.
9. Hatching and Boundaries.
10. Block References and Attributes.
11. External References and Images.
12. AutoCAD DesignCenter.
13. Utility Command.
14. Internet Utilities and Drawing Sets.
15. AutoCAD 3D.
16. Rendering.
17. Customizing AutoCAD.
18. The Tablet and Digitizing.
19. Visual LISP.

Supplements

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

AutoCAD® 2013 Course Notes  (ISBN-10: 1133946658 | ISBN-13: 9781133946656)

This six panel, quick reference brochure reinforces critical components of AutoCAD® 2013 in a visual and user-friendly format.

List Price = $4.95  | CengageBrain Price = $3.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $3.75


CAD Connect Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133947344 | ISBN-13: 9781133947349)

The CAD Connect Website contains new information regarding the next two future releases of AutoCAD as they become available.

List Price = $61.25  | CengageBrain Price = $61.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $61.25


Student Supplements

Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

AutoCAD® 2013 Course Notes  (ISBN-10: 1133946658 | ISBN-13: 9781133946656)

This six panel, quick reference brochure reinforces critical components of AutoCAD® 2013 in a visual and user-friendly format.

List Price = $4.95  | CengageBrain Price = $3.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $3.75


CAD Connect Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133947344 | ISBN-13: 9781133947349)

The CAD Connect Website contains new information regarding the next two future releases of AutoCAD as they become available.

List Price = $61.25  | CengageBrain Price = $61.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $61.25


Meet the Author

About the Author

G.V. Krishnan

G. V. Krishnan is Director of the Applied Business & Technology Center at the University of Houston (Downtown). He has been teaching basic through advanced AutoCAD courses for than 20 years at one of the nation's largest authorized Autodesk Training Centers.

Thomas Stellman

Thomas A. Stellman conducts AutoLISP seminars, has published in Cadence magazine, and recently retired as project coordinator for a state-of-the-art engineering firm. The author of Delmar's Practical AutoLISP, he has been teaching for more than 20 years.

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