HARNESSING AUTOCAD 2013 AND BEYOND provides a comprehensive guide to the leading desktop design and drawing software from Autodesk. The book covers both core functionality and commands, features, and interface for the newest release ofAutoCAD, including updated drawing and editing commands and 3D modeling features. Discipline-specific exercises and projects throughout the book help readers hone skills relevant to fields such as architecture; piping; and civil, mechanical, and electrical design.
The author employs a step-by-step instructional approach, with chapters that progress from 2D drawing to 3D and solid modeling and customization. Examples, illustrations, and hands-on activities also follow a step-by-step format, combining clear explanations and engaging visuals to support learning and retention. In addition, extensive online resources provide a wealth of information and tools to complement the book, including an additional chapter and appendices, numerous exercises for each discipline, and detailed updates provided for each AutoCAD release.