About this workbook
This workbook is designed to follow the Beginning AutoCAD 2015, Exercise Workbook. It is excellent for classroom instruction or self-study. There are 22 lessons and 3 on-the-job type projects in Architectural, Electro-Mechanical and Mechanical.
Lessons 1 thru 14 continue your education in basic 2D commands. Lessons 15 thru 22 introduce you to many basic 3D commands. Each lesson starts with step-by-step instructions followed by exercises designed for practicing the commands you learned within that lesson.
The on-the-job projects are designed to give you more practice in your desired field of drafting.
The LT version of AutoCAD has approximately 80 percent of the capabilities of the full version. It was originally created to be installed on the small hard drives that Laptops used to have. Hence, the name LT. (LT does not mean “Lite”) In order to reduce the size of the program AutoCAD removed some of the high-end capabilities, such as Solid Modeling.
As a result, some of the commands may not be available to LT users. Consider this an opportunity to see the commands that you are missing and you can determine if you feel it necessary to upgrade.
About the Authors
Cheryl R. Shrock is a retired Professor and was Chairperson of Computer Aided Design at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. She is also an Autodesk® registered author. Cheryl began teaching CAD in 1990.
Previous to teaching, she owned and operated a commercial product and machine design business where designs were created and documented using CAD. This workbook is a combination of her teaching skills and her industry experience.
Steve Heather is a former Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Aided Design in England, UK. For the past 5 years he has been a Beta Tester for Autodesk®, testing the latest AutoCAD® software. Previous to teaching and for more than 30 years, he worked as a Precision Engineer in the Aerospace and Defense industries.