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AutoCAD 2014: A Problem-Solving Approach, Over 1200 Pages-$27

AutoCAD 2014: A Problem-Solving Approach textbook contains a detailed explanation of the commands and tools of AutoCAD 2014. The textbook also explains their use in solving the drafting and design problems. Each AutoCAD command is thoroughly explained with the help of examples and illustrations to make it easy for the users to understand the function and application of the command. After reading this textbook, you will be able to use AutoCAD commands to make a drawing, create text, create and insert symbols, dimension a drawing, apply constraints to sketches, create blocks and dynamic blocks, create 3D objects, mesh objects and solid models, and render a scene.

Some of the features of this text book are:

  • Consists of 36 pedagogical sequenced chapters covering the application part of AutoCAD.
  • The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that will be covered in it.
  • Real-world projects and examples focusing on industry experience.
  • Step-by-step examples that guide the users through the learning process.
  • Additional information is provided throughout the textbook in the form of tips and notes.
  • Self-Evaluation test and Review Questions are provided at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge.
  • Step-by-step instructions promote efficient use of the software while strengthening the problem-solving skills.
  • Usage of commands and shortcuts to increase efficiency of the users.
  • Dual emphasis on conceptual learning and hands-on practice leads to a thorough understanding of AutoCAD 2014.
  • Latest enhancements in software like Inventor Fusion, Drawing Views, and In-canvas Viewport Controls etc. have been added.
Brief Table of Contents
AutoCAD Part I
Chapter 1: Introduction to AutoCAD
Chapter 2: Getting Started with AutoCAD
Chapter 3: Starting with Advanced Sketching
Chapter 4: Working with Drawing Aids
Chapter 5: Editing Sketched Objects-I
Chapter 6: Editing Sketched Objects-II
Chapter 7: Creating Texts and Tables
Chapter 8: Basic Dimensioning, Geometric Dimensioning, and Tolerancing
Chapter 9: Editing Dimensions
Chapter 10: Dimension Styles, Multileader Styles, and System Variables
Chapter 11: Adding Constraints to Sketches
Chapter 12: Technical Drawing with AutoCAD
Chapter 13: Isometric Drawings
Chapter 14: Hatching Drawings
Chapter 15: Model Space Viewports, Paper Space Viewports, and Layouts
Chapter 16: Plotting Drawings
Chapter 17: Template Drawings

AutoCAD Part II
Chapter 18: Working with Blocks
Chapter 19: Defining Block Attributes
Chapter 20: Understanding External References
Chapter 21: Working with Advanced Drawing Options
Chapter 22: Grouping and Advanced Editing of Sketched Objects
Chapter 23: Working with Data Exchange & Object Linking and Embedding
Chapter 24: The User Coordinate System
Chapter 25: Getting Started with 3D
Chapter 26: Creating Solid Models
Chapter 27: Modifying 3D Objects
Chapter 28: Editing 3D Objects
Chapter 29: Surface Modeling
Chapter 30: Mesh Modeling
Chapter 31: Rendering and Animating Designs
Chapter 32: AutoCAD on Internet

AutoCAD Part III
Chapter 33: Accessing External Database
Chapter 34: Script Files and Slide Shows
Chapter 35: Creating Linetypes and Hatch Patterns

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NX 8.5 for Designers

NX 8.5 for Designers textbook covers the features of NX 8.5 and caters to both the novice and the advanced users of NX 8.5. Keeping in mind the requirements of the users, the textbook at first introduces sketching and part modeling in NX 8.5, and then gradually progresses to cover assembly and drafting. Written with the tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing theme, the textbook is ideally suited for learning at your convenience and at your pace.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Drawing Sketches for Solid Models
Chapter 3: Adding Geometric and Dimensional Constraints to Sketches
Chapter 4: Editing, Extruding, and Revolving Sketches
Chapter 5: Working with Datum Planes, Coordinates Systems, and Datum Axes
Chapter 6: Advanced Modeling Tools-I
Chapter 7: Advanced Modeling Tools-II
Chapter 8: Editing Features and Advanced Modeling Tools-III
Chapter 9: Assembly Modeling-I
Chapter 10: Assembly Modeling-II
Chapter 11: Surface Modeling
Chapter 12: Advanced Surface Modeling
Chapter 13: Generating, Editing, and Dimensioning the Drawing Views
Chapter 14: Synchronous Modeling
Chapter 15: Sheet Metal Design

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Press Release: Latest and Upcoming Textbooks from CADCIM Technologies, USA

CADCIM Technologies, provider of quality CAD/CAM/CAE, Civil, GIS, and Animation textbooks, is coming out with the following updated/new textbooks for Spring Semester 2013.


  • Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 2014 for Designers (New)
  • AutoCAD MEP 2014 for Designers (New)
  • Creo Direct 2.0 for Designers(New)
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D 2014 for Designers (New)
  • Creo Parametric 2.0 for Designers
  • AutoCAD LT 2013 for Designers
  • Solid Edge ST5 for Designers
  • AutoCAD Electrical 2013 for Electrical Control Designers
  • NX 8.5 for Designers
  • Customizing AutoCAD 2013
  • CATIA V5-6R2012 for Designers
  • SolidWorks 2013 for Designers
  • NX8 for Designers


  • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 for Architects and Designers
  • Exploring Autodesk Revit Structure 2013
  • Exploring AutoCAD Map 3D 2013
  • Exploring AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013


Animation and Visual Effects

  • The Foundry NukeX7 for Compositors (New)
  • MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio R14: A Tutorial Approach (New)
  • The eyeon Fusion 6.3: A Tutorial Approach
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS6: A Tutorial Approach
  • Autodesk Softimage 2013: A Tutorial Approach
  • Adobe Flash Professional CS6: A Tutorial Approach


To order the textbooks, visit our web site or email us at All our textbooks come with the following Free Teaching and Learning Resources for the faculty members and students:

  • ØTechnical support by contacting
  • ØCustomizable PowerPoint Presentations of every chapter (For Faculty only).
  • ØPart files of all illustrations, tutorials, and exercises
  • ØInstructor’s Guide with solution to all review questions and exercises (For Faculty only).


Some of the Salient Features of these textbooks are as follows:

  • ØWritten with the tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing theme, the textbooks are ideally suited for learning at your convenience and at your own pace.
  • ØThe first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that will be covered in it.
  • ØReal-world projects and examples focusing on industry experience.
  • ØStep-by-step examples that guide the users through the learning process.
  • ØAdditional information is provided throughout the textbooks in the form of tips and notes.
  • ØSelf-Evaluation test, review questions, and exercises are provided at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge.


If you are a faculty member, you can register by clicking on the following link to access the teaching resources: Registration.aspx The student resources can be accessed by clicking on the following link: . We also provide Live Virtual Online Training on various software packages. For more information, write us at


About the Authors

CADCIM Technologies, Prof. Sham Tickoo of Purdue University Calumet, and the team of dedicated contributing authors are committed to bring you the best textbooks and free teaching and learning resources on Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), Computer Programming and Applications, GIS, Civil, Animation, and related technologies. We strive to be the first and the best. That is our promise and our goal.


Our team of authors consists of highly qualified and experienced Professionals who have a strong academic and industrial background. They understand the needs of the students, the faculty, and the challenges the students face when they start working in industry. All our textbooks have been structured in a way that facilitates teaching and learning, and also exposes students to real-world applications. The textbooks, apart from providing comprehensive study material, are well appreciated for the simplicity of content, clarity of style, and the in-depth coverage of the subject.


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CATIA V5-6R2012 for Designers

CATIA V5-6R2012 for Designers introduces the reader to CATIA V5-6R2012, one of the world’s leading parametric solid modeling packages. In this textbook, the author emphasizes on the solid modeling techniques that enhance the productivity and efficiency of the user. This textbook consists of 17 chapters followed by Student Projects structured in a pedagogical sequence, covering the Part Design, Assembly Design, Drafting, Wireframe and Surface Design, Generative Sheetmetal Design, DMU Kinematics, and FreeStyle workbenches of CATIA V5-6R2012. A Command Section is given at the introduction of each tool that provides information about the method of invoking the corresponding tool. The text is followed by tutorials that are created using various commands explained in the chapter. This approach allows the users to use this textbook as a learning tool as well as a reference material.

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Autodesk Softimage 2013: A Tutorial Approach

The only book available on Autodesk Softimage:

Autodesk Softimage 2013: A Tutorial Approach textbook introduces the readers to the Autodesk Softimage 2013, one of the world’s leading 3D animation and visual effects software. This textbook covers all features of Autodesk Softimage 2013 such as modeling, texturing, lighting, rigid bodies, ICE, Syflex cloth, hair, Lagoa, crowd simulation, and visual effects. It also explains the use of the Face Robot toolset that is used to create different facial expressions. Wide coverage of tools and description of each concept through tutorials as well as the pedagogical arrangement of chapters make this textbook unique in itself.

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The eyeon Fusion 6.3: A Tutorial Approach

The only book available on eyeon Fusion.

The eyeon Fusion 6.3: A Tutorial Approach textbook has been written to enable the users to learn the techniques required to create a composition. The textbook caters to the needs of compositors and visual effects artists. This textbook will help users learn how to create different effects such as of rain, snow, fireworks, smoke, and so on. Also, they will learn to composite 3D objects with 2D images, create moving water effect, track and stabilize a footage, create volume fog, and convert a day scene to a night scene. In totality, this book covers each and every concept of the software with the help of progressive examples and numerous illustrations.

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