1st Edition

Introduction to AutoCAD 2022 for Civil Engineering Applications Learning to use AutoCAD for Civil Engineering Projects

By Nighat Yasmin Copyright 2021
    800 Pages
    by SDC Publications

    There is an old saying that an engineer describes every idea with a drawing. With the advances in computer technology and drawing software, it has never been easier, or more important, to learn computer aided design. To be effective, however, a drawing must accurately convey your intended meaning and that requires more than just knowing how to use software. This book provides you with a clear presentation of the theory of engineering graphics and the use of AutoCAD 2022 as they pertain to civil engineering applications. This combination of theory and its practical application will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to create designs that are accurate and easily understood by others.

    Each chapter starts with a bulleted list of chapter objectives followed by an introduction. This provides you with a general overview of the material that will be covered in the chapter. The contents of each chapter are organized into well-defined sections that contain step-by-step instructions and illustrations to help you learn to use the various AutoCAD commands. More importantly, you will also learn how and why you would use these tools in real world projects.

    This book has been categorized and ordered into 12 parts:

    • Introduction to AutoCAD 2022 ribbon interface (1-7)
    • Dimensioning and tolerancing using AutoCAD 2022 (8-9)
    • Use of AutoCAD in land survey data plotting (10-11)
    • The use of AutoCAD in hydrology (12-13)
    • Transportation engineering and AutoCAD (14-15)
    • AutoCAD and architecture technology (16-18)
    • Introduction to working drawings (19)
    • Plotting from AutoCAD (20)
    • External Reference Files - Xref (21)
    • Suggested drawing problems (22-23)
    • Bibliography
    • Index.

    1. Introduction to Engineering Graphics

    2. Getting Started with AutoCAD 2022

    3. Basics of 2-Dimensional Drawings

    4. Basics of 2-Dimensional Editing

    5. Layers

    6. Blocks

    7. Layout and Template Files

    8. Dimensioning Techniques

    9. Tolerance

    10. Land Survey

    11. Contours

    12. Drainage Basin

    13. Floodplains

    14. Road Design

    15. Earthwork

    16. Floor Plan

    17. Elevation

    18. Site Plan

    19. Construction Drawings

    20. Plotting from AutoCAD 2022

    21. External Reference Files (Xref)

    22. Annotations

    23. Suggested In-Class Activities

    24. Homework Drawings

    25. Bibliography

    26. Index


    Nighat Yasmin