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 Sets Part 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 modelling Part 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 variables Index


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