Alf Yarwood provides a practical, structured course of work matched to the latest release of AutoCAD. After introducing first principles and the creation of 2D technical drawings, he goes on to demonstrate the construction of 3D solid drawings, surface model drawings and rendering. All the new features of the 2010 software release are taken into account and the increasing emphasis on 3D solid modelling in the software is reflected in the book. The 2D chapters are also suitable for those learning how to use AutoCAD LT 2010.Suitable for all new users of AutoCAD, this book is particularly applicable to vocational and introductory level undergraduate courses in engineering and construction. Further Education students in the UK will find this an ideal textbook to cater for the City & Guilds 4353 and 2303 qualifications and the relevant CAD units of BTEC National and BTEC Higher National Engineering and Construction schemes from Edexcel. Many Foundation Degrees also contain CAD modules for which this book can be of use.Readers will also be able to visit a free companion website at , where they will find worked solutions and AutoCAD drawing files of stages and results for the exercises in the book, as well as further exercises and multiple-choice questions with answers.
Mastering AutoCAD Architecture 2010 goes beyond a series of independent tools and commands to consider the process of creating professional-quality building design projects using the newest release of AutoCAD Architecture. Content focuses squarely on the rationale and practicality of the software through life-tested, practical lessons that emphasize \"why\" as well as \"how\" in order to help readers complete their projects successfully. The text and lessons combine to give an unmistakable sense of the value of the tools introduced as well as a clear indication of each tool's potential. The result is an up-to-the-minute resource that shortens the learning curve and instills confidence and comfort in usage of the software as a tool to create architecture. 59ce067264