This book addresses advances in technology and introduces students to 2-dimensional drawing skills and commands using the current release of AutoCAD. It continuously builds on concepts covered in previous chapters, contains exercises combined with in-text notes, and offers examples that provide the "how and why" of AutoCAD fundamentals. Projects are included at the end of each chapter and provide hands-on experience creating various types of mechanical, architectural, civil and electrical drawings. This text is appropriate for Introductory and Intermediate AutoCAD courses.
Paul Richard has worked in the CAD field for over 19 years. He started his career as a CAD drafter in 1985 and has since worked his way up through the ranks of the industry holding positions as CAD designer, CAD manager, and CAD software developer. He is currently a certified Autodesk instructor and the author of VBA for AutoCAD.
TOC from previous edition Part One An Introduction to AutoCAD Chapter 1 Introduction to AutoCAD Chapter 2 Quick Start Tutorial Part Two Drafting Skills: Drawing with AutoCAD Chapter 3 Controlling the Drawing Display Chapter 4 Basic Drawing Commands Chapter 5 Drawing Tools and Drafting Settings Chapter 6 Managing Object Properties Part Three Understanding Editing Techniques: Basics Through Advanced Chapter 7 Basic Editing Techniques Chapter 8 Advanced Editing Techniques Part Four Working with Complex Objects Chapter 9 Drawing and Editing Complex Objects Chapter 10 Pattern Fills and Hatching Part Five Annotating Drawings Chapter 11 Adding Text Chapter 12 Working with Tables Chapter 13 Dimensioning Drawings Part Six Outputting Your Work Chapter 14 Managing Paper Space Layouts Chapter 15 Plotting and Publishing Part Seven Advanced Drawing and Construction Methods Chapter 16 Blocks and Block Attributes Chapter 17 Working with External References Chapter 18 Drawing Management Tools and Utilities Appendix A Drafting Standards Overview Appendix B Command Reference Appendix C Command Aliases Appendix D System Variables Appendix E Express Tools Glossary Index