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Welcome to the COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN/COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURE (CAD/CAM) guide
Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacture (CAD/CAM), is the use of computers in the design and manufacture of materials. In the design stage, the techniques of drafting and computer graphics are combined to produce models of the object or objects. These models can be manipulated and tested on video display screens until they incorporate the best attainable balance of features, including ease of production and cost. This CAD information is then integrated with CAM procedures through shared databases. CAM engineers similarly use computer modeling to determine the best overall manufacturing procedures for an entire plant.
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This page contains Open Textbooks which are a type of OER .“OER” stands for Open Educational Resource, these resources are available at zero cost and can be used and adapted and without permission. Check out the Library's OER page for more information.
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AutoCAD 2019 Essential Training
AutoCAD 2019 is a powerful designing and drafting software used to create precise 2D and 3D designs. In this beginner's course, learn how to get started with AutoCAD. Shaun Bryant covers the basics of the user interface, showing how to use the ribbon, choose workspaces, and use the ViewCube. Shaun also demonstrates how to manage files and options, navigate your drawings, and draw and modify objects....
AutoCAD Mechanical Essential Training
This course covers the basics of the AutoCAD Mechanical 2018 user interface and leads you step-by-step through producing precise, measured mechanical engineering drawings and designs.
AutoCAD Tips, Tricks, & Industry Secrets
In AutoCAD 2011: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secrets, Jeff Bartels shows AutoCAD users how to become more efficient power users, reducing the amount of time it takes to accomplish a task. The Course covers everything from shortcuts used in geometry creation, to program customization, to real world solutions to common problems.
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design by
Publication Date: 2013
This book is written in a practical and friendly style with practical tutorials, exercises, and detailed images which will help you master the third dimension. This book is intended for everyone who wants to create accurate 3D models in AutoCAD, like architecture, engineering, or design professionals, and students. Only basic understanding of 2D AutoCAD is needed.
CAD and Rapid Prototyping for Product Design by
Publication Date: 2014
Computer-aided design (CAD) and rapid prototyping (RP) are now a fundamental part of the professional practice of product design and are therefore essential skills for product design undergraduate students. This book provides students with all the tools needed to get to grips with the range of both CAD software and RP processes used in the industry.
Engineering Drawing. by
Publication Date: 2015.
Available through Knovel
Engineering Drawing is a textbook designed for the students of all engineering disciplines to develop a spatial bent of mind to observe, visualize, and understand the structure of objects from different perspectives.
AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 Essentials by
Location: T 385 .O5457 2016 (Located at NDC)
Summary: AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 Essentials uses straightforward explanations and hands-on exercises to walk you through the core functionality of this leading drawing software. Following a real-world workflow approach, you'll design a house chapter-by-chapter, with downloadable files that allow you to jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros.
Computer-Aided Statics and Strength of Materials by
Location: TA 351 .S25 2000 (Located at NDC)
This book develops a thorough, working knowledge of statistics and strength of materials using both calculator- and computer-supported strategies. It trains readers in dealing with rapidly changing inputs, developing an understanding of the effects of individual changes on entire designs.
AutoCAD 2D eBook by
The AutoCAD 2D eBook was written as a tool to guide and teach you to master AutoCAD. No two students learn at the same pace, therefore the eBook was written with competency-based modules. The competency-based modules are bite-size pieces that allows you to work at your own pace. They can be used to learn by distance education, correspondence, online, instructor-lead classes, or by individuals teaching themselves to use AutoCAD in their own home or office. This eBook was designed to be used on AutoCAD software that was designed for the Windows operating system. An editable, Pressbooks version of this textbook is under development.
Autodesk Inventor eBook by
This eBook contains self-paced learning modules that were written as a tool to guide and teach students to master Inventor. No two students learn at the same pace, therefore, the modules were written as competency-based bite-size pieces to allow students to work at their own pace. This book can be used in correspondence courses, online courses, instructor-lead classes, or by individuals teaching themselves to use Inventor in their own home or office. An editable, Pressbooks version of this resource is under development.