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1st Edition

Introduction to AutoCAD 2010

ISBN 9781856178686
Published August 24, 2009 by Routledge
456 Pages

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Book Description

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 drawings, surface model drawings and rendering. All the new features of the 2010 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 2010.

Suitable for all new users of AutoCAD, this book is particularly applicable to vocational and introductory level undergraduate courses in engineering and construction. Further Education students in the UK will find this an ideal textbook to cater for the City & Guilds 4353 and 2303 qualifications and the relevant CAD units of BTEC National and BTEC Higher National Engineering and Construction schemes from Edexcel. Many Foundation Degrees also contain CAD modules for which this book can be of use.

Readers will also be able to visit a free companion website at, where they will find worked solutions and AutoCAD drawing files of stages and results for the exercises in the book, as well as further exercises and multiple-choice questions with answers.

Table of Contents

Part 1 – 2D design
1. Introducing AutoCAD 2010
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 2 – 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 2010

Appendix A – Printing/Plotting
Appendix B – List of tools
Appendix C – Some set variables

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Alf Yarwood is an Autodesk authorized author and a member of the Autodesk Advanced Developer Network.