The persistence of the AutoCAD program is legendary in the ever-changing software industry, and by its release in 2017 it had existed for 35 years. Spending time learning AutoCAD is a wise investment, and you can rest assured that the skills you gain in this book will help you for years to come.
I welcome you in starting the process of learning AutoCAD. It gives you great satisfaction to learn such a complex program and use it to design and document whatever you dream of You can find step-by-step tutorials that reveal a wide variety of techniques built on many years of real-world experience.
The first 14 chapters apply to both AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017. AutoCAD LT is a low-cost version of AutoCAD in Autodesk, with reduced functionality. Chapters 15 through 18 are intended for AutoCAD users only, as they cover advanced tools that are not available in AutoCAD LT, such as attributes, 3D navigation, 3D modeling, and rendering.
About the Book
This book is designed for students, enthusiasts, professional architects, industrial designers, engineers, builders, landscape architects, or anyone who wants to learn through technical drawings as part of their work.
If you are interested in the certification of AutoCAD 2017, it can bean excellent resource to help you prepare this book. This book also features an appendix to help you focus your research on the skills you will need for the certification exam.
This book gives you a solid understanding of the capabilities of AutoCAD. Each chapter features multiple exercises that take you step by step through the many complex steps of AutoCAD. The goal of performing these steps your self is to develop skills that can be applied to a variety of real-world situations.
Each project has a variety of obstacles and opportunities, but rather than memorizing the specific steps used to achieve the desired result, it is better to focus on the presented concepts and techniques. Actual steps performed it can be different in each geometric situation.
The best way to build skills is to perform the steps on the computer exactly as they are presented in the book during your first reading. Once you have achieved the desired result, start over and experiment with the same techniques in your own project (whether invented or real). After you practice, think about how you achieved the desired result, and you will make the most of this book.