Introduction to AutoCAD 2009

1st Edition

2D and 3D Design

Authors: Alf Yarwood
Paperback ISBN: 9780750689830
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 17th July 2008
Page Count: 428


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Alf Yarwood provides a practical, structured course of work matched to the latest release of AutoCAD. After introducing first principles and the creation of 2D technical drawings, he goes on to demonstrate the construction of 3D solid and surface model drawings and rendering. All the new features of the 2009 software release are taken into account and the increasing emphasis on 3D solid modelling in the software is reflected in the book. The 2D chapters are also suitable for those learning how to use AutoCAD LT 2009.

Suitable for all new users of AutoCAD, this book is particularly applicable to vocational and introductory level undergraduate courses in engineering and construction. It is an ideal textbook for the City & Guilds Computer Aided Design and Engineering qualifications (4353 and 2303)and the relevant CAD units of BTEC National and BTEC Higher National Engineering and Construction schemes from Edexcel.

A free companion website is available at and features:

  • Worked solutions and AutoCAD drawing files of stages and results for the exercises in the book
  • Further exercises and multiple-choice questions with answers.

Key Features

  • Written by a member of the Autodesk Developer Network
  • Design stages are clearly shown step-by-step with the help of numerous screen shots
  • Free companion site with AutoCAD drawing files, worked solutions and further exercises and questions


Students taking vocational courses in engineering drawing and design, such as City & Guilds 4353 Computer Aided Design, City & Guilds 2303 Certificate in Computer-aided Engineering, and the drawing units in BTEC National and Higher National Engineering. Foundation and first year undergraduate students in engineering, construction and architecture. Professional engineers learning AutoCAD for the first time.

Table of Contents

Part A - 2D design

  1. Introducing AutoCAD 2009
  2. Introducing drawing
  3. Draw tools, Object snap and Dynamic Input
  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 SetsPart B - 3D design
  12. Introducing 3D modelling
  13. 3D models in viewports
  14. The modification of 3D models
  15. Rendering
  16. Building drawings
  17. Three-dimensional Space
  18. Editing 3D solid models
  19. Other features of 3D modellingPart 3 - Internet tools and Design
  20. Internet tools and help
  21. Design and AutoCAD 2009 Appendix A - Printing/ Plotting Appendix B - List of tools Appendix C - Some of the set variablesIndex


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About the Author

Alf Yarwood

Affiliations and Expertise

Member of the Autodesk Developer Network