Up and Running with AutoCAD 2018,
Edition 1 2D Drafting and Design
By Elliot J. Gindis and Robert C. Kaebisch

Publication Date: 15 Aug 2017

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2018: 2D Drafting and Design provides a combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations on the topic. It emphasizes core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor who presents topics that work in the industry and classroom. The book has been pared down to focus on 2D drafting and design, making it appropriate for a one-semester course.

Key Features

  • Strips away complexities and reduces AutoCAD to basic, easy-to-understand concepts
  • Teaches the essentials of operating AutoCAD first, immediately building student confidence
  • Documents all basic commands, giving the student what they need to type in and how AutoCAD responds
  • Includes new exercises and projects for the AutoCAD 2018 version
  • Offers online bonus content on AutoCAD 3D basics
About the author
By Elliot J. Gindis, Former President, Vertical Technologies Consulting and Design, Lancaster, CA, USA; Robert C. Kaebisch, Licensed Architect and Instructor, Construction Sciences Group: Architectural/Structural Engineering Technician Program, Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, Racine, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, USA
Table of Contents
    • Level 11. AutoCAD Fundamentals—Part I2. AutoCAD Fundamentals—Part II

      Spotlight On: Architecture3. Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Properties4. Text, Mtext, Editing, and Style

      Spotlight On: MechanicalEngineering4. Hatch Patterns5. Dimensions

      Spotlight On: Interior Design6. Blocks, Wblocks, Dynamic Blocks, Groups, and Purge7. Polar, Rectangular, and Path Arrays

      Spotlight On: Electrical Engineering8. Basic Printing and Output9. Advanced Output-Paper Space

      Level 1Answers to Review Questions

      Level 210. Advanced Linework

      Spotlight On: Civil Engineering11. Advanced Layers12. Advanced Dimensions

      Spotlight On: Aerospace Engineering13. Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center, and Express Tools14. Advanced Design and File Management Tools

      Spotlight On: Chemical Engineering15. Importing and Exporting Data16. External References (Xrefs)

      Spotlight On: Biomedical Engineering

      17. Attributes18. Advanced Output and Pen Settings

      Spotlight On: Drafting, CAD Management, Teaching, and Consulting19. Isometric Drawing

      Level 2Answers to Review Questions

Book details
ISBN: 9780128141106
Page Count: 582
Retail Price : £62.50
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Beginner through advanced users of AutoCAD. Architectural engineers, drafting, civil/construction engineers, mechanical engineers. Students taking drafting/engineering drawing courses in engineering and engineering technology programs