AutoCAD 2018: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users textbook is designed for instructor-led courses as well as for self-paced learning. This book is intended to help engineers, designers, and CAD operators interested in learning AutoCAD for creating engineering and architectural 2D drawings. It can be a great starting point for new AutoCAD users and a great teaching aid in classroom training. This textbook consists of 12 chapters, covering Drafting & Annotation environment of AutoCAD, which teaches you how to use AutoCAD software to create, edit, plot, and manage real world engineering and architectural drawings.
This textbook not only focuses on the usage of the tools/commands of AutoCAD but also on the concept of design. Every chapter of this book contains tutorials, intended to help users to experience how things can do in AutoCAD step-by-step. Moreover, every chapter ends with hands-on test drives that allow the users of this textbook to experience themselves the ease-of-use and robust capabilities of AutoCAD.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction to AutoCAD
Chapter 2. Creating Drawings - I
Chapter 3. Using Drawing Aids and Selection Methods
Chapter 4. Creating Drawings - II
Chapter 5. Modifying and Editing Drawings - I
Chapter 6. Working with Dimensions and Dimensions Style
Chapter 7. Editing Dimensions and Adding Text
Chapter 8. Modifying and Editing Drawings - II
Chapter 9. Hatching and Gradients
Chapter 10. Working with Blocks and Xrefs
Chapter 11. Working with Layouts
Chapter 12. Printing and Plotting