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Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2021 - Shawna Lockhart

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2021

By Shawna Lockhart

  • Release Date: 2020-05-22
  • Genre: Digital Media


• Covers 2D drawing and 3D modeling 
• Uses step-by-step tutorials and written for novice users 
• Organization that parallels an introductory engineering course 
• Mechanical, electrical, civil, and architectural based end of chapter problems 
• Prepares you for the AutoCAD Certification Exam 

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2021 provides a step-by-step introduction to AutoCAD with commands presented in the context of each tutorial. In fifteen clear and comprehensive chapters, author Shawna Lockhart guides you through all the important commands and techniques in AutoCAD 2021, from 2D drawing to solid modeling and finally finishing with rendering. In each lesson, the author provides step-by-step instructions with frequent illustrations showing exactly what appears on the AutoCAD screen. Later, individual steps are no longer provided, and you are asked to apply what you've learned by completing sequences on your own. A carefully developed pedagogy reinforces this cumulative-learning approach and supports you in becoming a skilled AutoCAD user.

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2021 begins with three Getting Started chapters that include information to get readers of all levels prepared for the tutorials. The author includes tips that offer suggestions and warnings as you progress through the tutorials. Key Terms and Key Commands are listed at the end of each chapter to recap important topics and commands learned in each tutorial. Also, a glossary of terms and Commands Summary list the key commands used in the tutorials. Each chapter concludes with end of chapter problems providing challenges to a range of abilities in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering as well as architectural problems.

Table of Contents

      Getting Started: Preparing for the Tutorials 
      Getting Started: AutoCAD Basics 
      Getting Started: Studying for the AutoCAD Certification Exam 
1.   Introduction to AutoCAD 
2.   Basic Construction Techniques 
3.   Basic Editing and Plotting Techniques 
4.   Geometric Constructions 
5.   Template Drawings and More Plotting 
6.   2D Orthographic Drawings 
7.   Dimensioning 
8.   Advanced Dimensioning 
9.   Section and Auxiliary Views 
10. Blocks, DesignCenter, and Tool Palettes 
11. Introduction to Solid and Surface Modeling 
12. Changing and Plotting Solid Models 
13. Creating Assembly Drawings from Solid Models 
14. Solid Modeling for Section and Auxiliary Views 
15. Rendering 
      Appendix A: AutoCAD Command Summary