Up and Running with AutoCAD 2012

2D Drawing and Modeling


  • Elliot Gindis, President of AutoCAD training firm Vertical Technologies Consulting and Design

Get "Up and Running" with AutoCAD using Gindis’ combination of step-by-step instruction, examples, and insightful explanations. The emphasis from the beginning is on core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in architecture, engineering and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training or self-study, the book is written with the student in mind by a long-time AutoCAD user and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom
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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.


Book information

  • Published: July 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-387683-6

Table of Contents

Part One Beginner to IntermediateChapter One AutoCAD Fundamentals 1Chapter Two AutoCAD Fundamentals 2Chapter Three Layers, Colors, Linetypes and PropertiesChapter Four DText, MText, Style and EditingChapter Five BhatchChapter Six DimensionsChapter Seven Blocks and WblocksChapter Eight Polar and Rectangular Arrays, Polygon and Circle/TTRChapter Nine IsometricChapter Ten Basic Printing and OutputPart II Intermediate to AdvancedChapter Eleven Advanced LineworkChapter Twelve Advanced LayersChapter Thirteen Advanced DimensionsChapter Fourteen Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center & Exp. ToolsChapter Fifteen Miscellaneous TopicsChapter Sixteen Importing and Exporting DataChapter Seventeen External ReferencesChapter Eighteen Paper SpaceChapter Nineteen AttributesChapter Twenty Advanced Output and Pen Settings