This text is appropriate for Introductory and Intermediate AutoCAD courses. Combining two of the most comprehensive and accessible AutoCAD books , Paul Richard and Jim Fitzgerald's Introduction to AutoCAD 2010: A Modern Approach, 1/e and Frank Puerta's AutoCAD 2010 in 3D: A Modern Perspective, 1/e, this book embraces the full capabilities of this powerful program and is the most complete guide to learning the current release of AutoCAD. Introduction to AutoCAD 2010: A Modern Approach, 1/e addresses advances in technology and introduces readers to 2- dimensional drawing skills and commands using the current release of AutoCAD. It continuously builds on concepts covered in previous chapters, contains exercises combined with in-text notes, and offers examples that provide the "how and why" of AutoCAD fundamentals, Projects created using the software will give students hands-on experience and a thorough understanding of how to use AutoCAD in the 21st century. AutoCAD 2010 in 3D: A Modern Persepctive offers a complete guide to the creation and modification of 3D models.
Using simple language and descriptive illustrations, it provides a foundation in the three basic modeling techniques and includes chapters on generating drawings, outputs and rendering. Each chapter is filled with aids to increase understanding-from command grids to job skills sections, to icons that show AutoCAD's 2009 enhancements. Comprehensive projects, tutorials and exercises are geared to specific disciplines and help readers develop an understanding of this software's potential in their own professional life.