Up and Running with AutoCAD 2023

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2023

2D and 3D Drawing, Design and Modeling

1st Edition - July 1, 2022

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  • Authors: Elliot Gindis, Robert Kaebisch
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323996655

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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2023: 2D and 3D Drawing, Design and Modeling presents a combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations. The book emphasizes core concepts and practical applications of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written by a long-time AutoCAD professor and instructor with the user in mind.

Key Features

  • Strips away complexities and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand, basic concepts
  • Teaches the essentials of operating AutoCAD that build student confidence
  • Documents commands with step-by-step explanations, including what the student needs to type in and how AutoCAD responds
  • Combines 2D and 3D content in one affordable volume


Students taking drafting/engineering drawing courses in engineering and engineering technology programs. Architectural engineers, drafting, civil/construction engineers, mechanical engineers

Table of Contents

  • 1. AutoCAD Fundamentals - Part I
    2. AutoCAD Fundamentals - Part II

    Spotlight On: Architecture
    3. Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Properties
    4. Text, Mtext, Editing, and Style

    Spotlight On: Mechanical Engineering
    5. Hatch Patterns
    6. Dimensions

    Spotlight On: Electrical Engineering
    7. Blocks, Wblocks, Dynamic Blocks, Groups, and Purge
    8. Polar, Rectangular, and Path Arrays

    Spotlight On: Interior Design
    9. Basic Printing and Output
    10. Advanced Output - Paper Space

    Spotlight On: Civil Engineering
    11. Advanced Linework
    12. Advanced Layers

    Spotlight On: Aerospace Engineering
    13. Advanced Dimensions
    14. Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center, and Express Tools

    Spotlight On: Chemical Engineering
    15. Advanced Design and File Management Tools
    16. Importing and Exporting Data

    Spotlight On: Biomedical Engineering
    17. External References (Xrefs)
    18. Attributes

    Spotlight On: Drafting, CAD Management, Teaching, and Consulting
    19. Advanced Output and Pen Settings
    20. Isometric Drawing
    21. 3D Basics
    22. Object Manipulation
    23. Boolean Operations and Primitives
    24. Solid Modeling
    25. Advanced Solids, Faces, and Edges
    26. Surfaces and Meshes
    27. Slicing, Sectioning, Layouts, and Vports
    28. Advanced UCS, Views, Text, and Dimensions in 3D
    29. Dview, Camera, Walk and Fly, Path Animation

    A. Additional Information on AutoCAD
    B. Other CAD Software, Design and Analysis Tools, and Concepts
    C. File Extensions
    D. Custom Linetypes and Hatch Patterns
    E. Principles of CAD Management
    F. AutoLISP Basics and Advanced Customization Tools
    G. PC Hardware, Printers/Plotters, Networks, and the Cloud
    H. What Are Kernels?
    I. Lighting, Rendering, Effects, and Animation
    J. 3D Printing
    K. AutoCAD Certification Exams
    L. AutoCAD Employment
    M. AutoCAD Humor, Oddities, Quirks, and Easter Eggs
    N. The Future of AutoCAD

Product details

  • No. of pages: 864
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: July 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323996655

About the Authors

Elliot Gindis

Elliot Gindis has used and taught AutoCAD in the New York City area since 1996, logging in well over 20,000 hours of screen time as a designer and consultant in a wide variety of architecture and engineering fields. From 1999 to 2008 he was on staff at the Pratt Institute of Design and as visiting instructor at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He is currently president of Vertical Technologies Consulting and Design, an AutoCAD training firm, and has advised, consulted, or assisted more than 60 companies nationwide in using and optimizing AutoCAD. Elliot is part of the AutoDesk Developers Network and is a Certified Technical Trainer.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Vertical Technologies Consulting and Design, Palmdale, CA, USA

Robert Kaebisch

Robert Kaebisch is a professional licensed architect and instructor in the Construction Sciences Group: Architectural/Structural Engineering Technician Program at Gateway Technical College. He teaches a variety of courses including and related to: architecture, construction, residential design and code, commercial design and code, mechanical systems, conflict resolution in construction and building inspections. He teaches a variety of different software in those courses including AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp and MS-Office products.

Affiliations and Expertise

Licensed Architect; Instructor, Construction Sciences Group: Architectural/Structural Engineering Technician Program, Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, Racine, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, USA

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