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A practical guide to learning 2D and 3D drawing from scratch using the latest AutoCAD 2020 and its more affordable LT version to become a CAD professional Key Features * Get familiar with AutoCAD GUI, file format, and drawing tools to get started with CAD projects * Effective techniques for creating, modifying, and managing 3D models; and converting 2D plans into 3D models * Filled with sample design projects and quizzes to test your design skills and understanding of CAD Book Description AutoCAD is one of the most versatile software to bring your designs on the paper and is the most popular CAD platform for so many reasons. With the full version and LT version, AutoCAD is the best tool for 2D drafting and 3D modeling. This book will be a know-how guide to utilize this powerful tool, starting from a simple tour in the user interface up to using advanced tools. It begins with the fundamentals of CAD designs and quickly takes you to understand basic drawing shapes and functions. You will learn effective drawing management using Layers, Dynamic Blocks, and Groups. and add annotations and plotting like professionals. It then delves into 3D modeling and helps you convert your 2D drawing into 3D models and shapes. Going further, the book dives into advanced tools and features like the creation of isometric drawings, drawing utilities for managing and recovering complex files, quantity surveying and multidisciplinary drawing files using xrefs. The book contains full practice exercises at the end of each chapter to practice the implementation of each tool. To conclude, the book helps you render and visualize your designs in AutoCAD By the end of the book, you will have a good understanding of CAD principles and work around with components and functions of AutoCAD and get started with building purposeful 2D and 3D drawings. What you will learn * Fundamentals of CAD using AutoCAD's basic functions, navigation, and components * Create basic shapes for CAD drawing and modify them using hatches and gradients * Design and customize 2D drawings with easy to use drafting tools in AutoCAD LT * Understand editing tools, object properties, basic annotations, and layer management in AutoCAD with examples * Get to grips with surface and Mesh modeling tools like Filliet, Trim, and Extend * Use paper space layout in AutoCAD for creating isometric views for 3D models * Convert your 2D drawings into 3D models Who This Book Is For The book is intended for design engineers, mechanical engineers, architects, and any individual working in construction, manufacturing and such fields. It also helps absolute beginners, students, and professionals looking to upgrade their skills in engineering design by learning AutoCAD. No prior knowledge of CAD or AutoCAD is needed.