Best Reference Books – Fundamentals of CAD/CAM

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Fundamentals of CAD/CAM subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Fundamentals of CAD/CAM along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Fundamentals of CAD/CAM subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Fundamentals of CAD/CAM" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Fundamentals Of Cad/Cam/Cim” by Sharma
2. “Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Essentials” by Dariush Derakhshani and Randi L Derakhshani

“Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Essentials” Book Review: This book is designed for a complete beginner or migrating student from another 3D application. It covers the perfect hands-on guide to start animating quickly. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts and learning objectives. And then launches into hands-on tutorials that give a firsthand experience and a start on preparing for the 3ds Max certification exam. It includes the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and visual effects. It also includes “model your character with polygons”, meshes, and more. The book contains simple and complex animations.

3. “AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press” by Eric Chappell

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“AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press” Book Review: This book is designed for a complete beginner or migrating student from another 3D application. It covers the dynamic environment to create 3D intelligent models. It includes Designing, displaying, and annotating alignments and profiles. It also includes Shaping terrain in 3D with grading tools and design surfaces. Later it discusses AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Certification. Each chapter begins with the concepts and learning goals of the topic and then provides step-by-step tutorials. It contains essentials and beyond summaries and additional suggested exercises, downloadable exercise files.

4. “Additive Manufacturing of Metals: From Fundamental Technology to Rocket Nozzles, Medical Implants, and Custom Jewelry (Springer Series in Materials Science)” by John O Milewski

“Additive Manufacturing of Metals: From Fundamental Technology to Rocket Nozzles, Medical Implants, and Custom Jewelry (Springer Series in Materials Science)” Book Review: This book designed for researchers, manufacturing professionals. Also for undergraduate and graduate students, hobbyists, and artists. It includes advanced computer models, robots, and 3D printing systems. It also includes the evolution of metalworking, accelerated by the computer and information. Later it focuses on AM metal technology to the rapid evolution of global technology trends, charts, diagrams, and illustrations complement the text to describe the diverse set of technologies.

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5. “Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2010 Fundamentals” by Elise Moss

“Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2010 Fundamentals” Book Review: This book designed for researchers, manufacturing professionals. Also for undergraduate and graduate students, hobbyists, and artists. The book covers the Layer Manager, Design Center, Structural Members, Doors, Windows, and Walls. It includes Desktop Features, Site Plans, Floor Plans. It also includes Space Planning, Roofs, Structural Members, layout. The book contains toolbars, dialog boxes, and commands.

6. “AutoCAD 2018 Tutorial First Level 2D Fundamentals” by Randy Shih

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“AutoCAD 2018 Tutorial First Level 2D Fundamentals” Book Review: This book designed for researchers, manufacturing professionals. Also for undergraduate and graduate students, hobbyists, and artists. It covers the fundamentals to introduce the aspects of Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD). It includes AutoCAD fundamentals, basic object construction and dynamic input, geometric construction, and editing tools. It also includes object properties and organization, orthographic views in multiview drawings, basic dimensioning and notes, templates, and plotting. Later it focuses on Auxiliary Views and Editing with GRIPS, section views, assembly drawings, and blocks.

7. “AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies (Autocad for Dummies)” by Bill Fane and David Byrnes

“AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies (Autocad for Dummies)” Book Review: This book designed for researchers, manufacturing professionals. Also for undergraduate and graduate students, hobbyists, and artists. It covers the AutoCAD 2014 screen and highlights the importance of AutoCAD’s model view. It includes AutoCAD fundamentals, basic object construction and dynamic input, geometric construction, and editing tools. It also includes the latest AutoCAD features and techniques, including creating a basic layout, navigating the AutoCAD 2014 interface. It contains drawing and editing, working with dimensions, plotting, adding text.

8. “Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture No Experience Required” by Eric Wing

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“Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture No Experience Required” Book Review: This book designed for researchers, manufacturing professionals. Also for undergraduate and graduate students, hobbyists, and artists. It covers a real-world guide for this increasingly prevalent BIM software package. It includes the basics of Revit by designing, documenting, and presenting a four-story office building. It also includes design by placing walls, doors, and windows, grids, beams, foundations, dimensions. Later it focuses on construction documentation, advanced detailing, and families.

9. “Modeling of Curves and Surfaces in CAD/CAM (Computer Graphics: Systems and Applications)” by imusti

“Modeling of Curves and Surfaces in CAD/CAM (Computer Graphics: Systems and Applications)” Book Review: This book designed for researchers, manufacturing professionals. Also for undergraduate and graduate students, hobbyists, and artists. The book covers Geometric modeling and CAD / CAM. It includes analysis and synthesis of curves and surfaces used in CAD / CAM, various expressions and manipulations of free-form surface patches, and their connection. It also includes elements and procedures of geometric models. And construction and utilization of geometric models which include free-form surfaces are explained in the application examples.

10. “CAD/CAM of Sculptured Surfaces on a Multi-Axis NC Machine: The DG/K-Based Approach (Synthesis Lectures on Engineering)” by Stephen K Radzevich and Richard C Dorf

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“CAD/CAM of Sculptured Surfaces on a Multi-Axis NC Machine: The DG/K-Based Approach (Synthesis Lectures on Engineering)” Book Review: This book designed for researchers, manufacturing professionals. Also for undergraduate and graduate students, hobbyists, and artists. The book is designed with aesthetic sculptured surfaces to enhance its appearance. It includes an important factor in customer satisfaction, especially for automotive and consumer electronics products. It also includes multi axis numerically controlled (NC) machines, dynamic surfaces, Functional surfaces that interact with the environment. Later it focuses on the application of multi axis numerically controlled (NC) machines as the only way for efficient machining of sculptured surfaces.

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