Introduction to AutoCAD 2011


  • Alf Yarwood, Member of the Autodesk Developer Network

Alf Yarwood’s best-selling text provides a comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to the latest release of AutoCAD. It covers all the requirements of City and Guilds courses in Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Engineering and the drawing modules in BTEC Higher and National Higher Engineering.  After beginning with the basic principles and an introduction to 2D technical drawing, he continues with extensive coverage of all 3D topics such as 3D solid modelling and rendering, taking into account all the new features of the 2011 AutoCAD software. The full-colour, clear presentation makes this the best choice for all beginning students of AutoCAD.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2010
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-096575-8

Table of Contents

Part A - 2D design: 1. Introducing AutoCAD 2011 2. Introducing drawing 3. Osnap, AutoSnap and Dyn  4. Zoom, Pan and templates 5. The Modify tools 6. Dimensions and Text 7. Orthographic and isometric 8. Hatching 9. Blocks and Inserts 10. Other types of file format 11. Sheet Sets Part B - 3D design 12. Introducing 3D modelling 13. 3D models in viewports 14. The modification of 3D models 15. Rendering 16. Building drawing 17. Three Dimensional Space 18. Editing 3D solid models 19. Other features of 3D modelling 20. Internet tools and Help 21. Design and AutoCAD 2011 Appendix A - Printing/ Plotting Appendix B - List of tools Appendix C - Some of the set variables