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AutoCAD Books

Wyatt, William G. Accessing AutoCAD Architecture 2011. 1st ed. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2010.

Wohlers, Terry T. Applying AutoCAD 2010. New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, c2010.

Wohlers, Terry T. Applying AutoCAD 2011. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies, 2011.

Madsen, David A., Ron Palma, and David F. Madsen. Architectural Drafting Using AutoCAD: Drafting/Design/Presentation: AutoCAD 2010. 6th ed. Tinley Park, Illinois: Goodheart-Willcox, 2010.

Aubin, Paul F., Darryl McClelland, and Martin Schmid. The Aubin Academy Master Series: AutoCAD MEP 2011. 1st ed. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2010.

Hamad, Munir M. AutoCAD 2010 Essentials. Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett, 2011.

Kirkpatrick, James M., and Beverly L. Kirkpatrick. AutoCAD 2010 for Interior Design & Space Planning. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2009.

Richard, Paul, Frank E. Puerta, and Jim Fitzgerald. AutoCAD 2010 in 2D and 3D: A Modern Perspective. Boston: Prentice Hall, c2010.

Puerta, Frank E. AutoCAD 2010 in 3D: A Modern Perspective. Boston: Prentice Hall, c2010.

Kalameja, Alan J. AutoCAD 2010 Tutor for Engineering Graphics. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, c2010.

Hamad, Munir M. AutoCAD 2011: Essentials. Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010.

Hamad, Munir. AutoCAD 2011 3D Modeling Essentials. Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010.

Gladfelter, Donnie. AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011: No Experience Required. 1st ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, c2010.

Finkelstein, Ellen, Kelly L Murdock, and Denny Guang-Yeu Lee. AutoCAD 2011 & AutoCAD LT 2011 Bible. 1st ed. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley, 2010.

Hamad, Munir M. AutoCAD 2011 Essentials. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2011.

Kirkpatrick, Beverly L., and James M. Kirkpatrick. Autocad 2011 for Interior Design and Space Planning. 1st ed. Columbus, OH: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2010.

Puerta, Frank E. AutoCAD 2011 in 3D: A Modern Perspective. 1st ed. Columbus, OH: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2010.

Kalameja, Alan J., and Kevin Lang. Autocad 2011 Tutor for Engineering Graphics. 1st ed. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2010.

Shumaker, Terence M., et al. AutoCAD and Its Applications. 17th ed. Tinley Park, Illinois: Goodheart-Willcox Company, 2010.

Shumaker, Terence M., David A. Madsen, and Jeffery A. Laurich. AutoCAD and Its Applications. 18th ed. Tinley Park, Illinois: The Goodheart-Willcox Company, 2011.

Ward, Harry O., and Nancy S. Orem. AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010: Procedures and Applications. Boston: Pearson, c2010.

Byrnes, David, Peter Jaret, and Barbara Schenck. AutoCAD ‘x’ for Dummies. 1st ed. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley, 2010.

Tickoo, Sham. Customizing AutoCad 2010. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, c2010.

Tickoo, Sham. Customizing AutoCAD 2011. 1st ed. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2010.

Seidler, Douglas R. Digital Drawing for Designers: A Visual Guide to Autocad 2011. New York: Fairchild Books, c2010.

Dix, Mark, and Paul Riley. Discovering AutoCAD 2010. Boston: Prentice Hall, c2010.

Dix, Mark, and Paul Riley. Discovering AutoCAD 2011. 1st ed. Columbus, OH: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2010.

Bethune, James D. Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD(r) 2011. 1st ed. Boston, MA: Prentice Hall, 2011.

Krishnan, G.V., and Thomas Stellman. Harnessing AutoCAD 2010. 1st ed. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2010.

Krishnan, G.V., and Thomas A. Stellman. Harnessing AutoCAD 2011. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2010.

Krishnan, G.V., and Thomas A. Stellman. Harnessing AutoCAD 2011. 1st ed. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2010.

Grabowski, Ralph. The Illustrated AutoCAD 2010 Quick Reference. Clifton Park, NY: Cengage Learning, c2010.

Grabowski, Ralph. The Illustrated AutoCAD 2011 Quick Reference. 1st ed. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2010.

Richard, Paul, and Jim Fitzgerald. Introduction to AutoCAD 2010: A Modern Perspective. Boston: Prentice Hall, 2010.

Richard, Paul, and Jim Fitzgerald. Introduction to AutoCAD(r) 2011: A Modern Perspective. 1st ed. Boston, MA: Prentice Hall, 2011.

Omura, George. Mastering AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Technology, c2010.

Aubin, Paul F. Mastering AutoCAD Architecture 2010. Clifton Park, NY: Autodesk Press/Delmar Cengage Learning, c2010.

Wedding, James, and Scott McEachron. Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Technology, c2010.

Omura, George. Mastering AutoCAD for the Mac. 1st ed. Indianapolis, Indiana: Wiley Technology, ©2011.

Laughlin, Robin. Presentation Graphics: Freehand and Using AutoCAD. 1st ed. New York, NY: Fairchild Books, 2010.

Smith, Douglas, and Antonio Ramirez. Technical Drawing 101 with AutoCAD(r): A Multidisciplinary Curriculum for the First Semester. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Prentice Hall, 2011.

Gindis, Elliot. Up and Running with AutoCAD 2010. Boston: Academic, c2010.

Gindis, Elliot. Up and Running with AutoCAD 2011: 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling. Boston : Academic Press, c2011.

Gindis, Elliot. Up and Running with AutoCAD 2011: 2D Drawing and Modeling. Boston: Academic Press, 2010.

Grabowski, Ralph. Update Guide to AutoCAD 2010: What’s Inside? Clifton Park, NY: Autodesk/Cengage Learning, c2010.

Grabowski, Ralph. Using AutoCAD 2011. 1st ed. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2010.

Koser, Gary, and Dean Zirwas. Workplace Skills for Success with AutoCAD 2010: Advanced: A Layered Learning Approach. Boston: Prentice Hall, c2010.

Koser, Gary, and Dean Zirwas. Workplace Skills for Success with AutoCAD 2010: Basics: A Layered Learning Approach. Boston: Prentice Hall, c2010.

Koser, Gary, and Dean Zirwas. Workplace Skills for Success with AutoCAD 2010: Basics Through Advanced: A Layered Learning Approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, c2010.

Koser, Gary, and Dean Zirwas. Workplace Skills for Success with AutoCAD 2011: Basics. 1st ed. Columbus, OH: Prentice Hall, 2010.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AutoCAD Tutorials and Guides

  • Shrock, Cheryl R. Advanced AutoCAD 2010 Exercise Workbook. New York: Industrial Press, c2009.
  • Brower, Myron R. Architectural Drafting Assignments using AutoCAD. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Learning, c2005.
  • Leach, James A. AutoCAD 2006 Instructor: A Student Guide to Complete Coverage of AutoCAD’s Commands and Features. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, c2006.
  • Leach, James A. Autocad 2007 Instructor: A Student Guide to Complete Coverage of AutoCAD’s Commands and Features. 1st ed. Ed. Suzanne Jeans, Bill Stenquist, and Kathleen White. Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill Companies, 2006.
  • Finkelstein, Ellen. AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD LT 2008 Bible. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, c2007.
  • Leach, James A. AutoCAD 2008 Instructor: A Student Guide to Complete Coverage of AutoCAD’s Commands and Features. Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, c2008.
  • Leach, James A. AutoCad 2009 Instructor: A Student Guide to Complete Coverage of AutoCAD’s Commands and Features. Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, c2009.
  • Grabowski, Ralph. Autocad 2010 Update Guide. 1st ed. Ed. Larry Main, and Stacy Masucci. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2009.
  • Gladfelter, Donnie. AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011: No Experience Required. 1st ed. Indianapolis: Wiley Technology, c2010.
  • Leach, James A. Autocad(r) 2010 Instructor: A Student Guide to Complete Coverage of AutoCAD’s Commands and Features. 6th ed. Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill Companies, 2009.
  • Goldberg, H. Edward. AutoCAD® Architecture 2008: A Comprehensive Tutorial. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2008.
  • Grabowski, Ralph. AutoCAD LT 2006: The Definitive Guide. Plano: Wordware, 2005.
  • Shrock, Cheryl R. Beginning AutoCAD 2010: Exercise Workbook. New York, NY: Industrial Press, c2009.
  • Seidler, Douglas R. Digital Drawing for Designers: A Visual Guide to AutoCAD. New York: Fairchild Publications, c2007.
  • Seidler, Douglas R. Digital Drawing for Designers: A Visual Guide to AutoCAD 2011. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Fairchild Publications, 2010.
  • Exploring AutoCAD Functionality in MicroStation: Training Guide. Orem, UT: Professional Software Solutions, 2005.
  • Omura, George. Mastering AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD LT 2010. Indianapolis: Wiley, c2009.
  • Omura, George. Mastering AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011. 1st ed. Indianapolis: Wiley Technology, c2010.
  • Lockhart, Shawna. A Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2005. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2005.
  • Lockhart, Shawna. A Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2006. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2006.
  • Lockhart, Shawna. A Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2008. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2008.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AutoCAD Versions

Name/Version Release Additional Features
AutoCAD Version 1.0 1 DWG R1.0 file format
AutoCAD Version 1.2 2 DWG R1.2 file format
AutoCAD Version 1.3 3  
AutoCAD Version 1.4 4 DWG R1.4 file format
AutoCAD Version 2.0 5 DWG R2.05 file format
AutoCAD Version 2.1 6 DWG R2.1 file format
AutoCAD Version 2.5 7 DWG R2.5 file format
AutoCAD Version 2.6 8 DWG R2.6 file format
AutoCAD Release 9 9 DWG R9 file format
AutoCAD Release 10 10 DWG R10 file format
AutoCAD Release 11 11 DWG R11 file format
AutoCAD Release 12 12 DWG R11/R12 file format
AutoCAD Release 13 13 DWG R13 file format
AutoCAD Release 14 14 DWG R14 file format
AutoCAD 2000 15.0 DWG 2000 file format
AutoCAD 2000i 15.1  
AutoCAD 2002 15.2  
AutoCAD 2004 16.0 DWG 2004 file format
AutoCAD 2005 16.1  
AutoCAD 2006 16.2  
AutoCAD 2007 17.0 DWG 2007 file format
AutoCAD 2008 17.1 Annotative Objects, x86-64 versions of Windows XP and Vista
AutoCAD 2009 17.2 Microsoft Office 2007-like tabbed ribbon
AutoCAD 2010 18.0 DWG 2010 file format, Parametrics, Mesh 3D solid modeling
AutoCAD 2011 18.1 Surface Modeling, Surface Analysis, Object Transparency

Reference:
“AutoCAD.” Wikipedia. 2010. Wikimedia Foundation. 12 July 2010 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AutoCAD>.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AutoCAD - A CAD Software Application for 2D and 3D Design and Drafting

First name/version: AutoCAD Version 1.0 Release 1
Most recent name/version: AutoCAD 2011 Release 18.1

AutoCAD is a “CAD (Computer Aided Design or Computer Aided Drafting) software application for 2D and 3D design and drafting” and a product of Autodesk, Inc. It is “one of the first CAD programs to run on personal computers.” AutoCAD originated from Interact, an SPL program. Marinchip Software Partners (renamed as Autodesk) again coded AutoCAD this time using C and PL/1. However, the PL/1 version became unsuccessful. While earlier versions run under UNIX and Mac OS, AutoCAD is now compatible with Microsoft Windows alone. With the release of recent AutoCAD versions, 3D modeling became improved, editing of 3D models became easier, and quality rendering became possible. AutoCAD supports AutoLISP, Visual LISP, VBA, .NET, and ObjectARX for customization and automation.

AutoCAD LT is a “lower cost version of AutoCAD with reduced capabilities.” Both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT support different languages such as English, German, French, etc. It serves as an entry-level CAD package to compete with other products that have low prices. AutoCAD Freestyle is a “simplified, low-cost… application that makes it easy to create accurate, professional-looking 2D drawings and sketches.” The student version of AutoCAD is functionally identical with the full version except for DWG files of the student version. The output from the student version contains a plot stamp.

Some industry-specific CAD applications that run under the AutoCAD Platform:

  • AutoCAD Electrical
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • AutoCAD Map 3D
  • AutoCAD Mechanical
  • AutoCAD MEP
  • AutoCAD P&ID
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • AutoCAD Structural Detailing

 

AutoCAD supports the following file formats:

  • DWG – native file format of AutoCAD
  • DXF – interchange file format of AutoCAD
  • DWF – for publishing CAD data.

Reference:
“AutoCAD.” Wikipedia. 2010. Wikimedia Foundation. 13 July 2010 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AutoCAD>.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Point Cloud Data in AutoCAD 2011

Autodesk and FARO agreed to work together to integrate point cloud data to AutoCAD 2011 software. Autodesk will be using FARO Laser Scanner Photon for capturing point cloud data. The integration of point cloud platform to AutoCAD will allow users to obtain a high performance usage of scan data. This is in response to customers’ need for “direct import and support for large point clouds in AutoCAD.” This will speed up the conversion from as-built information to 3D models, and both AutoCAD 2011 users and FARO Laser Scanner users will benefit from this. Autodesk and FARO cooperate to help customers save time in their design activities.

Reference:
“FARO and Autodesk Collaborate to Add Support for Point Cloud Data to AutoCAD 2011.” MarketWatch. 6 July 2010. 14 July < http://www.marketwatch.com/story/faro-and-autodesk-collaborate-to-add-support-for-point-cloud-data-to-autocad-2011-2010-07-06?reflink=MW_news_stmp>.