Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design by João Santos.
JTB World is together with Packt Publishing having a give away of this new book for 3 lucky winners that have the chance to win eBook copies of the book.
Who is this book for? Anyone 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.
If you’re next step is to learn about how to create 3D shapes and models, view and navigate a 3D model, understand 3D coordinate systems and even lighting and materials so you can create photorealistic images this book could be a good help.
I think João has done a good job to cover the subjects in an digestive manner. It is easy to follow along and there are good pictures throughout the book that helps to understand how each task is done. You will also find the exercises easy to follow so you can put theory into practice. Example files are available for download.
With the help of this book you will learn most everything that is worth knowing about 3D modeling, drafting and design in AutoCAD. It covers versions of AutoCAD up to AutoCAD 2013. Reality Capture and Point Cloud functionality is not covered though.
The 374 pages book is available both in print and in electronic formats like PDF and you can get it from Packt Publishing as well as from some other online stores. Visit this page for all details, table of contents, sample chapters and to purchase.
How to Enter this give away?
Head on over to the book page (http://www.packtpub.com/autodesk-autocad-2013-practical-3d-drafting-and-design/book) and look through the product description of the book and drop a line via the comments below this post to let us know what interests you the most about this book and why you would find it useful.
The contest will close on 7th July 2013 and 3 winners will be selected randomly. Winners will be contacted by email, so be sure to include your email address when you comment or in addition to the comment you can email me your email address in case you don’t want it to be seen in the comment!