Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 Fundamentals is designed to be used during instructor led training in an eight week course. It is an introductory level textbook intended for new AutoCAD 2020 users. This book covers all the fundamental skills necessary for effectively using AutoCAD and will provide a strong foundation for advancement.
This textbook applies the use of AutoCAD as it pertains to mechanical drafting. Knowing how to draw a line in AutoCAD is not the same as understanding which line type is required when creating technical drawings. This text not only provides the necessary information to operate AutoCAD 2020 but also provides the skills to use AutoCAD as a tool to work proficiently as a drafter or designer.
Table of Contents
1. The AutoCAD Environment 2. View Commands 3. Drawing Lines 4. Draw Commands 5. Modify Commands 6. Selecting Objects 7. Object Properties 8. Drafting Settings and Object Snaps 9. Dimensions 10. Text Tools 11. Title Blocks and Templates 12. Viewports and Layouts
Elise Moss has worked for the past thirty years as a mechanical designer in Silicon Valley, primarily creating sheet metal designs. She has written articles for Autodesk’s Toplines magazine, AUGI’s PaperSpace, DigitalCAD.com and Tenlinks.com. She is President of Moss Designs, creating custom applications and designs for corporate clients. She has taught CAD classes at DeAnza College, Silicon Valley College, and for Autodesk resellers. Currently she is teaching CAD at SFSU, in the College for Extended Learning campus and at Laney College in Oakland. Autodesk has named her as a Faculty of Distinction for the curriculum she has developed for Autodesk products. She holds a baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State.