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Introduction to AutoCAD 2009

1st Edition

By Alf Yarwood


426 pages

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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.

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

About the Author

The late Alf Yarwood was a former Autodesk author and member of the Autodesk Advanced Developer Network. He was also Chief Examiner in Engineering Drawing, University of London Examining Board.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Drafting & Mechanical Drawing

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