1st Edition

Introduction to AutoCAD 2020 2D and 3D Design

By Bernd S. Palm Copyright 2020
    436 Pages 707 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    436 Pages 707 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Master the complexities of the world's bestselling 2D and 3D software with Introduction to AutoCAD 2020. Ideally suited to new users, and relevant for both AutoCAD 2020 and AutoCAD 2021, this book will be a useful resource for drawing modules in both vocational and introductory undergraduate courses in engineering and construction. Experienced users will also find the updated images, commands and software information to be essential reading in order to adapt to the latest AutoCAD interface.

    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.

    • Written by a member of the Autodesk Developer Network.
    • Hundreds of colour pictures, screenshots and diagrams illustrate every stage of the design process.
    • Worked examples and exercises provide plenty of practice material to build proficiency with the software.

    Further education students will find this an invaluable textbook for City & Guilds AutoCAD qualifications as well as the relevant Computer Aided Drawing units of BTEC National Engineering, Higher National Engineering and Construction courses from Edexcel. Students enrolled in Foundation Degree courses containing CAD modules will also find this a very useful reference and learning aid.

    1. Introducing AutoCAD 2020 2. Calling Tools 3. Introducing Drawing 4. Draw Tools and Object Snap 5. Zoom, Pan and Templates 6. The Modify Tools 7. Layers and Hatching 8. Orthographic, Isometric and Centerlines 9. Introducing 3D Modeling 10. 3D Models in Viewports 11. The Modification of 3D Models 12. Layout, Dimensions and Text 13. Blocks and Inserts 14. Other Types of File Format 15. Sheets Sets 16. Rendering 17. Building Drawing 18. Three-Dimensional Space 19. Editing 3D Solid Models 20. Internet Tools and Help 21. Design and AutoCAD 2020 Appendix A: List of Tools Appendix B: Some Set Variables Appendix C: 3D Views Appendix D: Keyboard Shortcuts


    Bernd S. Palm is an experienced lecturer and examiner. He worked as a program manager, and developed course content for online classes on different CAD software.