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AutoCAD and Its Applications Comprehensive 2010, 17th Edition

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

ISBN: 978-1-60525-163-9
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2010
Subject: CAD / Drafting
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $94.60
School Price: $70.95


The Comprehensive edition of AutoCAD and Its Applications 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
–Searchable glossary of terms
–Reference material
– Template development information
–Industry-standard drawing templates

The teaching package includes ExamView Assessment Suite, allowing instructors to create customized tests from extensive question banks.

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, Layers, and Basic Plotting
  6. View Tools
  7. Object Snaps and AutoTrack
  8. Construction Tools and Multiview Drawings
  9. Text Styles and Multiline Text
10. Single-Line Text and Additional Text Tools
11. Tables
12. Basic Object Editing Tools
13. Polyline and Spline Editing Tools
14. Arranging and Patterning Objects
15. Grips, Properties, and Quick Select
16. Obtaining Drawing Information
17. Dimension Standards and Styles
18. Linear and Angular Dimensioning
19. Dimensioning Features and Alternate Practices
20. Dimensioning with Tolerances
21. Editing Dimensions
22. Parametric Drafting
23. Section Views and Graphic Patterns
24. Basic Pictorial Drawings
25. Standard Blocks
26. Block Attributes
27. Introduction to Dynamic Blocks
28. Additional Dynamic Block Tools
29. Layout Setup
30. Plotting Layouts
31. Annotative Objects
32. External References
33. Sheet Sets
Advanced Contents-Three-Dimensional Design and Modeling
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. Text and Dimensions in 3D
42. Solid Model Extrusions and Revolutions
43. Sweeps and Lofts
44. Creating and Working with Solid Model Details
45. Subobject Editing
46. Solid Model Editing
47. Solid Model Display and Analysis

Model Visualization and Presentation
48. Visual Style Settings and Basic Rendering
49. Materials in AutoCAD
50. Lighting
51. Advanced Rendering
52. Cameras, Walkthroughs, and Flybys
53. Using Raster, Vector, and Web Graphics

Customizing AutoCAD
54. Customizing the AutoCAD Environment
55. Customizing Tools and Tool Locations
56. Section Views and Graphic Patterns
57. Tool Palette Customization
58. User Profiles and Workspaces
59. Recording and Using Actions

Programming AutoCAD
60. Introduction to AutoLISP
61. Beyond AutoLISP Basics
62. Introduction to Dialog Control Language (DCL)
63. Introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

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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.

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.


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