Practical Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 and AutoCAD LT 2023 - Second Edition

By Yasser Shoukry , Jaiprakash Pandey
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About this book

AutoCAD is one of the most versatile software applications for architectural and engineering designs and the most popular computer-aided design (CAD) platform for 2D drafting and 3D modeling. This hands-on guide will take you through everything you need to know to make the most out of this powerful tool, from a simple tour of the user interface through to using advanced tools.

Starting with basic drawing shapes and functions, you'll get to grips with the fundamentals of CAD designs. You’ll then learn about effective drawing management using layers, dynamic blocks, and groups, and discover how to add annotations and plots like a professional. As you progress, the book shows you how to convert your 2D drawings into 3D models and shapes, along with covering advanced features such as isometric drawings, drawing utilities for managing and recovering complex files, quantity surveying, and multidisciplinary drawing files using xRefs. Finally, you’ll get to grips with rendering and visualizing your designs in AutoCAD.

By the end of this AutoCAD book, you’ll have developed a solid understanding of CAD principles and be able to work with AutoCAD software confidently to build impressive 2D and 3D creations.

Publication date:
October 2022

About the Authors

  • Yasser Shoukry

    Yasser Shoukry is an engineering professional with a master's degree in mechanical engineering. He lives in Egypt and has more than 10 years of experience in different fields. He has worked in the construction industry as an MEP engineer, participated as a CFD technical analyst in automotive R&D and building smoke management projects, and worked on 3D modeling projects for oil and gas companies. The countless hours of drafting and modeling spent on all of these projects have given him extensive knowledge and experience in using AutoCAD. Moreover, he has great experience in AutoCAD training as he has successfully published training courses for AutoCAD on different online learning platforms.

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  • Jaiprakash Pandey

    Jaiprakash Pandey is a certified Autodesk AutoCAD professional and a member of the Autodesk Expert Elite community. He has worked in the design, manufacturing, and training industries and primarily delivers training to corporate clients. He has extensive experience in delivering CAD training to clients from Fortune 500 companies, design consulting firms, government organizations, and the military. Jaiprakash lives in India and has also created online courses and CAD training material for colleges and online portals. His articles have appeared in many CADand engineering-related publications.

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