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AutoCAD and Its Applications Basics 2017, 24th Edition

AutoCAD and Its Applications Basics 2017, 24th Edition
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By: Terence M. Shumaker, David A. Madsen, and David P. Madsen

ISBN: 978-1-63126-735-2
Format: Softcover
Copyright: ©2017
Subject: CAD / Drafting
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $90.00
School Price: $67.50


AutoCAD and Its Applications: Basics 2017 provides complete instruction for mastering fundamental AutoCAD commands and drawing techniques. The text provides comprehensive coverage of AutoCAD 2D drafting and design. Topics are presented in an easy-to-understand sequence, building upon prior chapter knowledge. ANSI and ASME standards are referenced throughout the text, and examples and illustrations focus on industry practices.
  • Practice questions and problems for the AutoCAD Certified Professional Exam are included.
  • More than 500 drawing problems are found throughout the text's end-of-chapter sections.
  • The Online Instructor's Resource features drawing problem solutions, sample course syllabi, final exams, and additional practice questions and resources for the AutoCAD certification exams.

Related Title(s)
AutoCAD and Its Applications Advanced 2017, 24th Edition
AutoCAD and Its Applications Comprehensive 2017, 24th Edition

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to AutoCAD
  2. Drawings and Templates
  3. Introduction to Drawing and Editing
  4. Basic Object Commands
  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

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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.

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.


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