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AutoCAD and Its Applications Comprehensive 2012, 19th Edition

AutoCAD and Its Applications Comprehensive 2012, 19th Edition
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By: Terence M. Shumaker, David A. Madsen, David P. Madsen, Jeffrey A. Laurich, J.C. Malitzke, Craig P. Black, and Adam M. Ferris

ISBN: 978-1-60525-565-1
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2012
Subject: CAD / Drafting
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $102.64
School Price: $76.98


AutoCAD and Its Applications Comprehensive 2012 combines the complete content of the Basics and Advanced editions to provide flexibility in course design and teaching approaches. The Student Companion Web Site provides access to content for both the Basics and Advanced editions, including more than 350 step-by-step exercises, supplemental chapters and related information, reference material, industry-standard drawing templates, and a searchable glossary of terms. The teaching package includes ExamView Assessment Suite, allowing instructors to create customized tests from extensive question banks.

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AutoCAD and Its Applications Comprehensive 2011, 18th Edition

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AutoCAD and Its Applications Basics 2012, 19th Edition
AutoCAD and Its Applications Advanced 2012, 19th Edition

Table of Contents

Basics Contents
  1. Introduction to AutoCAD
  2. Drawings and Templates
  3. Introduction to Drawing and Editing
  4. Basic Object Tools
  5. Line Standards and Layers
  6. View Tools and Basic Plotting
  7. Object Snap and AutoTrack
  8. Construction Tools and Multiview Drawings
  9. Text Styles and Multiline Text
10. Single-Line Text and Additional Text Tools
11. Modifying Objects
12. Arranging and Patterning Objects
13. Grips, Properties, and Additional Selection Techniques
14. Polyline and Spline Editing Tools
15. Obtaining Drawing Information
16. Dimension Standards and Styles
17. Linear and Angular Dimensioning
18. Dimensioning Features and Alternate Practices
19. Dimensioning with Tolerances
20. Editing Dimensions
21. Tables
22. Parametric Drafting
23. Section Views and Graphic Patterns
24. Standard Blocks
25. Block Attributes
26. Introduction to Dynamic Blocks
27. Additional Dynamic Block Tools
28. Layout Setup
29. Plotting Layouts
30. Annotative Objects
31. External References
32. Introduction to Sheet Sets
33. Additional Sheet Set Tools
Advanced Contents
34. Introduction to Three-Dimensional Modeling
35. Creating Primitives and Composites
36. Mesh Modeling
37. Viewing and Displaying Three-Dimensional Models
38. Using Show Motion to View a Model
39. Understanding Three-Dimensional Coordinates and User Coordinate Systems
40. Using Model Space Viewports
41. Model Extrusions and Revolutions
42. Sweeps and Lofts
43. Creating and Working with Solid Model Features
44. Surface Modeling
45. Subobject Editing
46. Solid Model Editing
47. Text and Dimensions in 3D
48. Solid Model Display and Analysis
49. Visual Style Settings and Basic Rendering
50. Materials in AutoCAD
51. Lighting
52. Advanced Rendering
53. Cameras, Walkthroughs, and Flybys
54. Customizing the AutoCAD Environment
55. Customizing Tools and Tool Locations
56. Customizing Key and Click Actions
57. Tool Palette Customization
58. User Profiles and Workspaces
59. Recording and Using Actions
60. Introduction to AutoLISP
61. Beyond AutoLISP Basics
62. Introduction to Dialog Control Language (DCL)
63. Using Raster, Vector, and Web Graphics

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Terence M. Shumaker - is Faculty Emeritus, the former Chairperson of the Drafting Technology Department, and former Director of the Autodesk Premier Training Center at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon. Terence taught at the community college level for over 28 years. He has professional experience in surveying, civil drafting, industrial piping, and technical illustration. He is the author of Goodheart-Willcox's Process Pipe Drafting and coauthor of the AutoCAD and Its Applications series and AutoCAD Essentials.

David A. Madsen - is the president of Madsen Designs Inc. (www.madsendesigns.com) and an Authorized Autodesk Author. David is Faculty Emeritus of Drafting Technology and the Autodesk Premier Training Center at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon. David was an instructor and department Chairperson at Clackamas Community College for nearly 30 years. In addition to community college experience, David was a Drafting Technology instructor at Centennial High School in Gresham, Oregon. David is a former member of the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) Board of Directors, and was honored by the ADDA with Director Emeritus status at the annual conference in 2005. David has extensive experience in mechanical drafting, architectural design and drafting, and building construction. David holds a Master of Education degree in Vocational Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education. David is the author of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing and coauthor of Architectural AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop and its Applications, Architectural Drafting Using AutoCAD, AutoCAD and Its Applications: Basics, Advanced, and Comprehensive, AutoCAD Essentials, and other textbooks in the areas of architectural drafting, mechanical drafting, engineering drafting, civil drafting, architectural print reading, and mechanical printing reading.

David P. Madsen - is the president of Engineering Drafting & Design, Inc., the vice president of Madsen Designs Inc. (www.madsendesigns.com), an Authorized Autodesk Author, and a SolidWorks Research Associate. Dave provides drafting and design consultation and training for all disciplines. Dave has been a professional design drafter since 1996, and has extensive experience in a variety of drafting, design, and engineering disciplines Dave has provided drafting and computer-aided design and drafting instruction to secondary and postsecondary learners since 1999, and has considerable curriculum, program coordination, and development experience. Dave holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Policy, Foundations, and Administrative Studies with a specialization in Postsecondary, Adult, and Continuing Education; a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education; and an Associate of Science degree in General Studies and Drafting Technology. Dave is the author of Inventor and its Applications, and coauthor of Architectural Drafting Using AutoCAD, AutoCAD and Its Applications:Basics and Comprehensive, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and other textbooks in the areas of architectural drafting, mechanical drafting, engineering drafting, civil drafting, architectural print reading, and mechanical printing reading.

Jeffrey A. Laurich - has been an instructor in Mechanical Design Technology at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI, since 1991. He has also taught business and industry professionals in the Autodesk Premier Training Center at FVTC. Jeff teaches drafting, AutoCAD, Design of Tooling, GD&T, and 3ds Max. He created a certificate program at FVTC entitled Computer Rendering and Animation that integrates the 3D capabilities of AutoCAD and 3ds Max. Jeff has professional experience in furniture design, surveying, and cartography and holds a degree in Natural Resources Technology. In his consulting business, Jeff uses 3ds Max to create renderings and animations for manufacturers and architects.

J.C. Malitzke - is the former department chair of Computer Integrated Technologies at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, IL. J.C. was a professor of Mechanical Design and Drafting/CAD and taught for the Authorized Autodesk Training Center at Moraine Valley. J.C. has been teaching for over 30 years and actively using and teaching Autodesk products for nearly 25 years. He is a founding member and past chair of the Autodesk Training Center Executive Committee and the Autodesk Advisory Board. J.C. has been the coauthor and principal investigator on two National Science Foundation grants. He has won numerous awards, including: Educator of the Year by the Illinois Drafting Educators Association; the Instructor Quality Award by Autodesk; Autodesk University Instructor Award; Professor of the Year, Co-Innovator of the Year, and Co-Master Teacher awards at Moraine Valley Community College; and the Illinois Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year awarded by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association. J.C. was also one of the recipients of the Top 10 Most Popular Autodesk University Classes Ever for his class Compelling 3D Features in AutoCAD.J.C. holds a Bachelor's degree in Education and a Master's degree in Industrial Technology from Illinois State University.

Craig P. Black - is an instructor in the Mechanical Design Technology department and the former manager of the Autodesk Premier Training Center at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI. He has been teaching at Fox Valley Technical College since 1990. In 2009, Craig created the CAD Management certificate program at FVTC. Craig has served two terms on the Autodesk Training Center Executive Committee (now known as the Autodesk Advisory Board) and chaired the committee in 2001. He has been working with Autodesk software products for more than 25 years. He has presented on various topics at a number of Autodesk University annual training sessions and has been contracted to teach training sessions on Autodesk products across the United States. In addition to teaching, Craig also does AutoCAD customization and AutoLISP and DCL programming for area businesses and industries. Prior to his current position, Craig worked in the civil, architectural, electrical, and mechanical drafting and design disciplines.

Adam M. Ferris - is the Director of Digital Technology at Wilson Architects in Boston, MA. Wilson Architects is a medium-size architecture firm specializing in the science and technology field. Adam is currently working on and defining new procedures on BIM efficiency and delivery methods with his clients. Adam is an award-winning Autodesk Certified Instructor with over 17 years of experience on training Autodesk products in the Boston area. He has trained over 4000 students in New England. Prior to joining Wilson Architects, Adam owned an Autodesk products/CAD consulting firm aiding businesses in efficient AutoCAD configurations and management, network management, and 3D visualization with Autodesk 3ds Max. Adam attends Autodesk University annually and has lectured there several times.


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