Up and Running with AutoCAD 2013, Third Edition: 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling

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Gindis introduces AutoCAD with step by step instructions, stripping away complexities to  begin working in AutoCAD immediately.  All concepts are explained first in theory, and then shown in practice, helping the reader understand what it is they are doing and why, before they do it.

Divided into three parts, the book covers beginning through advanced AutoCAD, including 3D features. 

Also included is an extensive Appendix

for each part, detailing additional useful CAD-related information not often found

in other text books

The book contains supporting graphics (screen shots) and a summary with a self-test section at the end of each chapter. Also included are drawing examples and exercises, and two running "projects” that the student works on as he/she progresses through the chapters .

1) Strips away complexities, both real and perceived and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts.

2) Teaches only what is essential to operating AutoCAD first, thereby immediately building student confidence.

3) All basic commands are documented step-by-step, meaning that what the student needs to type in and how AutoCAD responds is all spelled out in discrete and clear steps with screen shots added as needed.

4) Using the author's extensive multi-industry knowledge of what is important and widely used in practice versus what is not, the material is presented by immediately immersing the student in practical, critically essential knowledge, with no padding of text or filler material.

5) All concepts are explained first in theory, and only then is AutoCAD introduced and the actual "button pushing” discussed. This  is one of the key concepts in having students understand exactly what it is they are doing and why, before they do it.

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About the Author:

. Eight (8) years of professional teaching experience at New York City's top
Architecture schools and training centers; Pratt Institute of Design and
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) chief among them. Also taught at
Netcom Information Systems in New York, and RoboTECH CAD solutions
and CDM Technologies in New Jersey. Over 2000+ cumulative hours of
teaching and lecturing, with over 500 students trained (est.).
. President and lead instructor for Vertical Technologies Consulting and
Design (www.vtcdesign.com), an AutoCAD training firm specializing in
corporate training. Clients included numerous public and private
corporations in over a dozen states.
Has advised, worked for, consulted or assisted over 60 firms in using
AutoCAD from 1998 - 2008 with experience in Architecture, Interior
Design, Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and many
other sub-specialties.
. Expert level knowledge of AutoCAD R12, 13, 14, 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004,
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and now 2009, both regular and LT AutoCAD.
Over 20,000+ cumulative hours of use, both 2D drafting and 3D
modeling/rendering.

. Bachelors of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry
Riddle Aeronautical University.
. Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI), Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)
training received

About the Author:

Elliot Gindis has used and taught AutoCAD in the New York City area since 1996, logging in well over 20,000 hours of screen time as a designer and consultant in a wide variety of architecture and engineering fields. From 1999 to 2008 he was on staff at the Pratt Institute of Design and as visiting instructor at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He is currently president of Vertical Technologies Consulting and Design, an AutoCAD training firm, and has advised, consulted, or assisted more than 60 companies nationwide in using and optimizing AutoCAD. Elliot is part of the AutoDesk Developers Network and is a Certified Technical Trainer.

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