Hands-on AutoCAD training in a tutorial-driven beginner's guide
AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016: No Experience Required is your ultimate beginner's guide to the leading drawing and design software. Using a continuous tutorial approach, this book walks you step-by-step through the entire design process from setup to printing. Follow the tutorial from start to finish, or jump in at any time to pick up new skills. The companion website features downloadable tutorial files that allow you to join the project at each progress point, and the short discussions and intensively hands-on instruction allow you to instantly see the results of your work. You'll start by learning the basics as you create a simple 2D drawing, and then gradually build upon your skills by adding detail, dimensions, text, and more. You'll learn how to create an effective presentation layout, and how to turn your drawing into a 3D model that can help you pinpoint design flaws and features. AutoCAD's newest commands and capabilities are reinforced throughout, so you can gain confidence and build a skillset to be proud of.
Get acquainted with the AutoCAD 2016 interface and basic commands
Create accurate drawings and elevations to communicate your design
Add detail to your plans with groupings, hatches, text, and dimensions
Lay your design out for printing, or go 3D to create a walk-through model
AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016: No Experience Required gets you started, so you can begin designing today.