• Unifies engineering graphics with AutoCAD 2018 instruction into one book
• Uses a tutorial style with numerous exercises and review questions
• Covers the AutoCAD Certified User Exam
Principles and Practices An Integrated Approach to Engineering Graphics and AutoCAD 2018 combines an introduction to AutoCAD 2018 with a comprehensive coverage of engineering graphics principles. By using this textbook, you will no longer need to use a separate CAD and engineering graphics book to learn these topics. Not only will this unified approach give you a smoother flow, it will also keep you form having to buy multiple books. What's more, the tutorial exercises in this text have been expanded to cover the performance tasks found on the AutoCAD 2018 Certified User Examination.
The primary goal of Principles and Practices An Integrated Approach to Engineering Graphics and AutoCAD 2018 is to introduce the aspects of engineering graphics with the use of modern Computer Aided Design/Drafting software - AutoCAD 2018. This text is intended to be used as a training guide for students and professionals. The chapters in the text proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic shapes to making complete sets of engineering drawings. This text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important concepts of Engineering Graphics, as well as in depth discussions of CAD techniques.
This textbook contains a series of thirteen chapters, with detailed step-by-step tutorial-style lessons designed to introduce beginning CAD users to the graphic language used in all branches of technical industry. The CAD techniques and concepts discussed in the text are also designed to serve as the foundation to the more advanced parametric feature-based CAD packages, such as Autodesk Inventor.
After completing this text you will be prepared to pass the AutoCAD Certified User Examination. Certified User Reference Guides located at the front of the book and in each chapter show where these performance tasks are covered.
Table of Contents
AutoCAD Certified User Examination Reference Guide
1. Introduction and AutoCAD Fundamentals
2. Geometric Constructions
3. Object Properties and Organization
4. Orthographic Projections and Multiview Constructions
5. Pictorials and Sketching
6. Dimensioning and Notes
7. Tolerancing and Fits
8. Symmetrical Features in Design
9. Auxiliary Views
10. Sectional Views
11. AutoCAD 2D Isometric Drawings
12. Threads and Fasteners
13. Working Drawings