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Introduction to AutoCAD 2010

1st Edition

By Alf Yarwood


442 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 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


About the Author

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

Subject Categories

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

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