1st Edition

Introduction to AutoCAD 2024 for Civil Engineering Applications Learning to use AutoCAD for Civil Engineering Projects

By Nighat Yasmin Copyright 2023
    850 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 2024 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.

    Book Organization

    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 into 14 parts:

    • Introduction to AutoCAD 2024 ribbon interface (1-4)
    • AutoCAD and annotative objects (5)
    • AutoCAD and locks, layers, layouts, and template files (6-8)
    • Dimensions and tolerance using AutoCAD 2024 (9-10)
    • Use of AutoCAD in land survey data plotting (11-12)
    • The use of AutoCAD in hydrology (13-14)
    • Transportation engineering and AutoCAD (15-16)
    • AutoCAD and architecture technology (17-19)
    • Introduction to working drawings (20)
    • Plotting from AutoCAD (21)
    • External Reference Files - Xref (22)
    • Suggested drawing problems (23-24)
    • Bibliography (25)
    • Index (26)

    1. Introduction to Engineering Graphics

    2. Getting Started with AutoCAD 2024

    3. Two-Dimensional Drawings

    4. Two-Dimensional Drawings’ Editing

    5. Annotative Objects

    6. Layers

    7. Blocks

    8. Layouts and Template

    9. Dimensions

    10. Tolerance

    11. Land Survey

    12. Contours

    13. Drainage Basin

    14. Floodplains

    15. Road Design

    16. Earthwork

    17. Floor Plan

    18. Elevations

    19. Site Plan

    20. Construction Drawings

    21. Plotting from AutoCAD 2024

    22. External Reference Files (Xref)

    23. Suggested In-Class Activities

    24. Homework Drawings

    25. Bibliography

    26. Index


    Nighat Yasmin