From drafting basics through customization and the use of advanced features, this comprehensive how-to and reference manual guides readers to skillful use of AutoCAD 2002 commands while developing the drafting and design skills required to solve real-world drawing problems. Ideal for novices and industry professionals alike, this edition has been fully updated and organized to enable users to take maximum advantage of the new heads-up design and state-of-the-art Internet features of AutoCAD 2002, including the use of toolbars, shortcut menus, and dialog boxes. In addition to screen captures that provide insight into essential AutoCAD 2002 features and functions, this edition also contains an extensive collection of live projects, detailed examples, and step-by-step exercises thoughtfully engineered to provide readers with a hands-on introduction to essential 3D modeling, rendering and customization techniques. Tips and notes are also located strategically throughout the book to help users avoid common pitfalls and minimize the learning curve. Serving equally well as an instructional text and long-lasting professional reference, AutoCAD 2002: A Problem-Solving Approach is a "must" for AutoCAD users of all abilities who want to learn how to save time and maximize their productivity using the newest release of today's most popular desktop drawing and design tool.
Sham Tickoo is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana. He has been teaching CAD/CAM, AutoCAD, AutoLISP, drafting, and design since 1981. In addition to his academic career, he has worked as a machinist, quality control engineer, design engineer, and software developer. Mr. Tickoo's general research interests are in the design and development of new products, such as windmill turbines. He has authored and coauthored several books on CAD/CAM software and systems, including CATIA, NX, Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Autodesk Inventor and 3ds Max. He received his M.S. in industrial technology from Northern Illinois University and his M.S. in industrial and management engineering from the University of Iowa.