Up and Running with AutoCAD 2019,
Edition 1 2D Drafting and Design
By Elliot J. Gindis and Robert C. Kaebisch

Publication Date: 25 Jul 2018

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2019: 2D Drafting and Design focuses on 2D drafting and design, making it more appropriate for a one-semester course. The book provides step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations. From the beginning, the book emphasizes core concepts and the 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 with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom.

Key Features

  • Strips away complexities and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand, basic concepts
  • Teaches the essentials of operating AutoCAD first, immediately building student confidence
  • Documents commands in a step-by-step explanation, including what the student needs to type in and how AutoCAD responds
  • Includes new exercises and projects for the AutoCAD 2019 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

1. AutoCAD Fundamentals - Part I2. AutoCAD Fundamentals - Part II

SPOTLIGHT ON: ARCHITECTURE3. Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Properties4. Text, Mtext, Editing, and Style


SPOTLIGHT ON: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING7. Blocks, Wblocks, Dynamic Blocks, Groups, and Purge CHAPTER 8 Polar, Rectangular, and Path Arrays

SPOTLIGHT ON: INTERIOR DESIGN9. Basic Printing and Output10. Advanced Output - Paper Space

SPOTLIGHT ON: CIVIL ENGINEERING11. Advanced Linework CHAPTER 12 Advanced Layers

SPOTLIGHT ON: AEROSPACE ENGINEERING13. Advanced Dimensions14. Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center, and Express Tools

SPOTLIGHT ON: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING15. Advanced Design and File Management Tools16. Importing and Exporting Data

SPOTLIGHT ON: BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING17. External References (Xrefs)18. Attributes

SPOTLIGHT ON: DRAFTING, CAD MANAGEMENT, TEACHING AND CONSULTING19. Advanced Output and Pen Settings20. Isometric Drawing

Book details
ISBN: 9780128164402
Page Count: 614
Retail Price : £62.99
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Instructor Resources

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