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AutoCAD and Its Applications Advanced 2010, 17th Edition

AutoCAD and Its Applications Advanced 2010, 17th Edition
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By: Terence M. Shumaker, David A. Madsen, and Jeffrey A. Laurich

ISBN: 978-1-60525-162-2
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2010
Subject: CAD / Drafting
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $57.00
School Price: $42.75


AutoCAD and Its Applications—Advanced 2010 builds upon the fundamental skills and techniques taught in AutoCAD and Its Applications—Basics 2010. The Advanced text provides thorough instruction in 3D modeling, visualization, and AutoCAD customization. It also introduces students to programming AutoCAD. The teaching package includes more than 100 step-by-step exercises that provide hands-on reinforcement of topics covered in the text. The exercises are identified by specific references in the text and are delivered in the form of a Student Companion Web site. The electronic exercises permit the student to refer to the steps on-screen while working in AutoCAD.

Table of Contents

Three-Dimensional Design and Modeling
  1. Introduction to Three-Dimensional Modeling
  2. Creating Primitives and Composites
  3. Mesh Modeling
  4. Viewing and Displaying Three-Dimensional Models
  5. Using Show Motion to View a Model
  6. Understanding Three-Dimensional Coordinates and User Coordinate Systems
  7. Using Model Space Viewports
  8. Text and Dimensions in 3D
  9. Solid Model Extrusions and Revolutions
10. Sweeps and Lofts
11. Creating and Working with Solid Model Details
12. Subobject Editing
13. Solid Model Editing
14. Solid Model Display and Analysis

Model Visualization and Presentation
15. Visual Style Settings and Basic Rendering
16. Materials in AutoCAD
17. Lighting
18. Advanced Rendering
19. Cameras, Walkthroughs, and Flybys
20. Using Raster, Vector, and Web Graphics
Customizing AutoCAD
21. Customizing the AutoCAD Environment
22. Customizing Tools and Tool Locations
23. Section Views and Graphic Patterns
24. Tool Palette Customization
25. User Profiles and Workspaces
26. Recording and Using Actions

Programming AutoCAD
27. Introduction to AutoLISP
28. Beyond AutoLISP Basics
29. Introduction to Dialog Control Language (DCL)
30. Introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 11 (PDF, 2.71 MB)
   sample Chapter 18 (PDF, 1.85 MB)
Companion Website
   sample View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, CAD)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.

About Author(s)

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.

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.


School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 672 978-1-60525-162-2 $57.00$42.75
* Instructor's CD 978-1-60525-164-6 $85.00$63.75*
* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 978-1-60525-165-3 $240.00$180.00*
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