Introduction to AutoCAD 2011

1st Edition

Authors: Alf Yarwood
Paperback ISBN: 9780080965758
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 29th June 2010
Page Count: 464


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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.

Key Features

  • Accompanied by a comprehensive website with worked solutions, further exercises and multiple-choice questions and answers
  • A step-by-step approach using extensive full-color illustrations and screen shots throughout
  • Written by a prominent AutoCAD author who is a member of the Autodesk Developer Network
  • Readership

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

    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


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    About the Author

    Alf Yarwood

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Member of the Autodesk Developer Network