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Course textbooks are software-specific. Textbooks are recommended for all Autodesk and Adobe software courses. There are NOT any textbooks for Blueprint Reading, Construction Fundamentals, Construction Estimating or for SketchUp.

Textbooks can be purchased through VDCI at the time of course enrollment. The cost for the textbook includes the textbook, shipping and California state tax (as applicable). VDCI is not responsible for delays in shipping. VDCI does not ship textbooks internationally. Textbooks may also be purchased through any bookseller. Please note the Title and the ISBN below.

If you decide to purchase a different version of the textbook, that’s totally fine. Just understand that the instructional materials reference the listed textbook, so you might need to do some searching for the specific topics in the index of the textbook you chose to purchase. Typically, there are not significant changes to the textbooks between sequential updates to the software.

The following is a list of the recommended textbooks per software title:

AutoCAD Courses

Mastering AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT 2019

George Omura and Brian C. Benton

AutoCAD Textbook Learn AutoCAD Online Training Class

ISBN-13: 978-1119495000

Civil 3D Courses

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016

Cyndy Davenport

Civil 3D Textbook Learn Civil 3D Online Training Class

ISBN-13: 978-1119059745

Revit Courses

Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2020

M. Kim, L. Kirby and R. Yori

Revit Architecture Textbook Learn Reviti Architecture Online Training Class

ISBN-13: 978-1119570127

Revit MEP Courses

Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016

Simon Whitbread

Revit MEP Textbook Learn Revit MEP Online Training Class

ISBN-13: 978-1119059370

Revit Structure Courses

Exploring Autodesk Revit 2018 for Structure

Professor Sham Tickoo, Purdue

Revit Structure Textbook Learn Revit Structure Online Training Class

ISBN-13: 978-1942689935

Navisworks Courses

Exploring Autodesk Navisworks 2017

Professor Sham Tickoo, Purdue

Navisworks Textbook Learn Navisworks Online Training Class

ISBN: 978-1-942689-49-2

Photoshop Courses

Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book

Andrew Faulkner, Conrad Chavez

Adobe Photoshop Textbook Learn Adobe Photoshop Online Training Class

ISBN-13: 978-0136447993

ISBN-10: 0136447996

Illustrator Courses

Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book

Brian Wood

Adobe Illustrator Textbook Learn Adobe Illustrator Online Training Class

ISBN-13: 978-0136412670

ISBN-10: 013641267X

InDesign Courses

Adobe InDesign in a Book

Tina DeJarld, Kelly Kordes Anton

Adobe InDesign Textbook Learn Adobe InDesign Online Training Class

ISBN-13: 978-0136502678

ISBN-10: 0136502679