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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2013

2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling

Gindis introduces AutoCAD with step by step instructions, stripping away complexities to  begin working in AutoCAD immediately.  All concepts are explained first in theory, and then shown in practice, helping the reader understand what it is they are doing and why, before they do it.

Divided into three parts, the book covers beginning through advanced AutoCAD, including 3D features. 

Also included is an extensive Appendix

for each part, detailing additional useful CAD-related information not often found

in other text books

The book contains supporting graphics (screen shots) and a summary with a self-test section at the end of each chapter. Also included are drawing examples and exercises, and two running “projects” that the student works on as he/she progresses through the chapters .


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. 

Paperback, 752 Pages

Published: July 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-398416-6


  • Level 1

    CHAPTER 1 AutoCAD Fundamentals Part I

    CHAPTER 2 AutoCAD Fundamentals Part II

    CHAPTER 3 Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Properties

    CHAPTER 4 Text, Mtext, Editing, and Style

    CHAPTER 5 Hatch Patterns

    CHAPTER 6 Dimensions

    CHAPTER 7 Blocks, Wblocks, Dynamic Blocks, Groups, and Purge

    CHAPTER 8 Polar, Rectangular and Path Arrays

    CHAPTER 9 Basic Printing and Output

    CHAPTER 10 Advanced Output-Paper Space

    Level 2

    CHAPTER 11 Advanced Linework

    CHAPTER 12 Advanced Layers

    CHAPTER 13 Advanced Dimensions

    CHAPTER 14 Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center, and Express Tools

    CHAPTER 15 Advanced Design and File Management Tools

    CHAPTER 16 Importing and Exporting Data

    CHAPTER 17 External References (Xrefs)

    CHAPTER 18 Attributes

    CHAPTER 20 Isometric Drawing

    Level 3

    CHAPTER 21 3D Basics

    CHAPTER 22 Primitives

    CHAPTER 23 Object Manipulation

    CHAPTER 24 Boolean Operations.

    CHAPTER 25 Solid Modeling

    CHAPTER 26 Advanced Solids, Faces, and Edges

    CHAPTER 27 Surfaces and Meshes

    CHAPTER 28 UCS, Vports, Text, and Dimensions in 3D

    CHAPTER 29 Dview, Walk and Fly, Animation, and Action Recording

    CHAPTER 30 Lighting and Rendering



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