New Edition
Up and Running with AutoCAD 2020,
Edition 1 2D Drafting and Design
By Elliot J. Gindis and Robert C. Kaebisch

Publication Date: 16 Jul 2019

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2020 uses a combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations to emphasize core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a reference, the book is written with the user in mind by long-time professional AutoCAD instructors based on what works in the industry and the classroom. The book focuses on 2D drafting and design, making it more appropriate for a one-semester course.

Key Features

  • Strips away complexities and reduces learning AutoCAD to easy-to-understand concepts
  • Teaches the essentials of AutoCAD first, immediately building student confidence
  • Provides all basic commands documented step-by-step: What the student inputs and how AutoCAD responds is spelled out in discrete and clear steps with numerous screenshots
  • Presents extensive supporting graphics and a summary with a self-test section and topic specific drawing exercises at the end of each chapter
  • Covers the essentials of 2D AutoCAD, updated for the 2020 release
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 Style5. Hatch Patterns

Spotlight On: Mechanical Engineering6. Dimensions7. Blocks, Wblocks, Dynamic Blocks, Groups, and Purge8. Polar, Rectangular, and Path Arrays

Spotlight On: Electrical Engineering9. Basic Printing and Output10. Advanced Output - Paper Space11. Advanced Linework12. Advanced Layers

Spotlight On: Interior Design13. Advanced Dimensions14. Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center, and Express Tools15. Advanced Design and File Management Tools

Spotlight On: Civil Engineering16. Importing and Exporting Data17. External References (Xrefs)18. Attributes

Spotlight On: Aerospace Engineering19. Advanced Output and Pen Settings20. Isometric Drawing21. 3D Basics22. Object Manipulation

Spotlight On: Chemical Engineering23. Boolean Operations and Primitives24. Solid Modeling25. Advanced Solids, Faces, and Edges

Spotlight On: Biomedical Engineering26. Surfaces and Meshes27. Slicing, Sectioning, Layouts, and Vports28. Advanced UCS, Views, Text, and Dimensions in 3D

Spotlight On: Drafting, CAD Management, Teaching, and Consulting29. Dview, Camera, Walk and Fly, Path Animation

Book details
ISBN: 9780128198629
Page Count: 592
Retail Price : £62.99

Basic Commands; Selection Methods; Drawing Accuracy; Cartesian Coordinate System; Geometric Data Entry; Dynamic Input; Inquiry Commands; TANgent OSNAP; Linetypes; Properties Palette; Layers Toolbar; Mtext; Hatch Patterns; Dimensions; Wblocks; Polar Array; Path Array; Paper Space; Polyline; Geometric Constraints; Customize User Interface; Object Snap Tracking; Xrefs; Isometric Perspective; AutoCAD LT


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