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.
- 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
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Level 1 1. AutoCAD Fundamentals-Part I 2. AutoCAD Fundamentals-Part II
Spotlight On: Architecture 3. Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Properties 4. Text, Mtext, Editing, and Style
Spotlight On: Mechanical Engineering 4. Hatch Patterns 5. Dimensions
Spotlight On: Interior Design 6. Blocks, Wblocks, Dynamic Blocks, Groups, and Purge 7. Polar, Rectangular, and Path Arrays
Spotlight On: Electrical Engineering 8. Basic Printing and Output 9. Advanced Output-Paper Space
Level 1 Answers to Review Questions
Level 2 10. Advanced Linework
Spotlight On: Civil Engineering 11. Advanced Layers 12. Advanced Dimensions
Spotlight On: Aerospace Engineering 13. Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center, and Express Tools 14. Advanced Design and File Management Tools
Spotlight On: Chemical Engineering 15. Importing and Exporting Data 16. External References (Xrefs)
Spotlight On: Biomedical Engineering
17. Attributes 18. Advanced Output and Pen Settings
Spotlight On: Drafting, CAD Management, Teaching, and Consulting 19. Isometric Drawing
Level 2 Answers to Review Questions
Elliot Gindis has used and taught AutoCAD in the New York City area since 1996, logging in well over 20,000 hours of screen time as a designer and consultant in a wide variety of architecture and engineering fields. From 1999 to 2008 he was on staff at the Pratt Institute of Design and as visiting instructor at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He is currently president of Vertical Technologies Consulting and Design, an AutoCAD training firm, and has advised, consulted, or assisted more than 60 companies nationwide in using and optimizing AutoCAD. Elliot is part of the AutoDesk Developers Network and is a Certified Technical Trainer.
Kaebisch, Robert C.
Robert Kaebisch is a professional licensed architect and instructor in the Construction Sciences Group: Architectural/Structural Engineering Technician Program at Gateway Technical College. He teaches a variety of courses including and related to: architecture, construction, residential design and code, commercial design and code, mechanical systems, conflict resolution in construction and building inspections. He teaches a variety of different software in those courses including AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp and MS-Office products.