AUTOCAD 2012: A PROBLEM SOLVING APPROACH is a comprehensive resource that will teach the progression from the rudiments of AutoCAD to the advanced concepts of 3D modeling and customization. Engaging exercises and hands-on projects in every chapter challenge you to think beyond step-by-step approaches, teaching the "whys" and "hows" of using AutoCAD to solve real-world drafting and design problems. Equally suitable for beginners exploring AutoCAD basics and established professionals with advanced requirements, this trusted text covers core concepts in depth and provides detailed explanations of AutoCAD 2012 commands and enhancements. Take maximum advantage of the newest and most essential features of the latest Autodesk software with AUTOCAD 2012: A PROBLEM SOLVING APPROACH.
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 I. 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. Technical Drawing with AutoCAD. 13. Isometric Drawings 14. Hatching Drawings. 15. Model Space Viewports, Paper Space Viewports, and Layouts. 16. Plotting Drawings. 17. Template Drawings. PART II. 18. Working with Blocks. 19. Defining Block Attributes. 20. Understanding External References. 21. Working with Advanced Drawing Options. 22. Grouping and Advanced Editing of Sketched Objects. 23. Working with Data Exchange and Object Linking and Embedding. 24. The User Coordinate System. 25. Getting Started with 3D. 26. Creating Solid Models. 27. Modifying 3D Objects. 28. Editing 3D Objects. 29. Surface Modeling 30. Mesh Modeling. 31. Rendering and Animating Designs. 32. AutoCAD on Internet. PART III. 33. Accessing External Database. 34. Script Files and Slideshows. 35. Creating Linetypes and Hatch Patterns. 36. Customizing the ACAD.PGP File.