AUTOCAD 2011: A PROBLEM SOLVING APPROACH is the ideal book for a progression from the rudiments of AutoCAD to the advanced concepts of 3D modeling and customization. This is a comprehensive resource with problems in each chapter that will challenge you, whether you are a student or already a professional, to think beyond step-by-step approaches and will teach you the "whys" and "hows" behind using AutoCAD to solve drafting and design problems. Catering to the basic needs of beginners as well as to the advanced requirements of industry professionals, detailed explanations of AutoCAD 2011 commands and enhancements will enable you to take maximum advantage of Autodesk's newest and most essential software features.
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.
PART 1: AUTOCAD. 1. Introduction to AutoCAD. 2. Getting Started with AutoCAD. 3. Starting with the Advanced Sketching. 4. Working with Drawing Aids. 5. Editing Sketched Objects-I. 6. Editing Sketched Objects-II. 7. Creating Text and Tables. 8. Basic Dimensioning, Geometric Dimensioning, and Tolerancing. 9. Editing Dimensions. 10. Dimension Styles, Multileader Styles, and System Variables. 11. Adding Constraints to Sketches. 12. Model Space Viewports, Paper Space Viewports, and Layouts. 13. Template Drawings. 14. Plotting Drawings. 15. Hatching Drawings. 16. Working with Blocks. The Concept of Blocks. Formation of Blocks. Converting. PART II: AUTOCAD. 17. Defining Block Attributes. 18. Understanding External References. 19. Working with Advanced Drawing Options. 20. Grouping and Advanced Editing of Sketched Objects. 21. Working with Data Exchange and Object Linking and Embedding. 22. Technical Drawing with AutoCAD. 23. Isometric Drawings. 24. The User Coordinate System. 25. Getting Started with 3D. 26. Creating Solid Models. What is Solid Modeling? Creating Predefined Solid. 27. Modifying 3D Objects. 28. Editing 3D Objects. 29. Mesh Modeling. 30. Rendering and Animating Designs.