1st Edition

Introduction to AutoCAD 2013 2D and 3D Design

By Alf Yarwood Copyright 2013
    448 Pages 747 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Master the complexities of the world's bestselling 2D and 3D software with Alf Yarwood's Introduction to AutoCAD 2013. Ideally suited to new users of AutoCAD, this book will be a useful resource for drawing modules in both vocational and introductory undergraduate courses in engineering and construction.

    Alf Yarwood has once again produced a comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to the latest release of AutoCAD. Covering all the basic principles and acting as an introduction to 2D drawing, it also contains extensive coverage of all 3D topics, including 3D solid modelling and rendering.
    A fold-out list of frequently used keyboard shortcuts will help you perform actions quickly while working through the book, and an appendix of ribbon references clearly describes all the software tools that are used throughout the book.

    Part A: 2D Design  1. Introducing AutoCAD 2013  2. Calling tools  3. Introducing drawing  4. Draw tools, Object Snap and Dynamic Input  5. Zoom, Pan and templates  6. The Modify tools  7. Dimensions and Text  8. Orthographic and isometric  9. Hatching  10. Blocks and Inserts  11. Other types of file format  12. Sheet Sets  Part B: 3D Design  13. Introducing 3D modelling  14. 3D models in viewports  15. The modification of 3D models  16. Rendering  17. Building drawing  18. Three Dimensional Space  19. Editing 3D solid models  20. Other features of 3D modelling  Part C: Internet tools and Design  21. Internet tools and Help  22. Design and AutoCAD 2013  Appendix A List of tools  Appendix B Some the set variables  Appendix C Ribbon tool panel icons  Appendix D 3D Views  Appendix E Keyboard shortcuts  Index


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

    'Good clear explanations, examples and screen shots. The book includes 3D modelling and rendering and is not too expensive.  Covers levels 1 to 3 City and Guilds CAD course.'  Hilary Hill, Alton College

    'Up to date information on new features of AutoCAD13 simply explained with good sets of exercises.'  Wayne Savory, Coleg Sir Gar

    'The fact that the book assumes no prior knowledge is great, as is the overall presentation.'  Paul Smith, University of Portsmouth