Up and Running with AutoCAD 2010: Drawing and Modeling by Elliot GindisUp and Running with AutoCAD 2010: Drawing and Modeling by Elliot Gindis

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2010: Drawing and Modeling

byElliot GindisEditorElliot Gindis

Paperback | November 16, 2009

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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2010introduces AutoCAD with step-by-step instructions, stripping away complexities to begin working in AutoCAD immediately. All concepts are explained first in theory, and then shown in practice, helping the reader understand what it is they are doing and why before they do it.

The book contains supporting graphics (screen shots) and a summary with a self-test section at the end of each chapter. Also included are drawing examples and exercises, and two running projects that the reader works on as they progresses through the chapters. The book provides extensive use of screen shots, chapter summaries, and a self-test section at the end of each chapter. Each chapter features a Spotlight On... section, highlighting the use of AutoCAD in various industries.

This text is designed for beginners and intermediate users of AutoCAD; architectural engineers, drafting, civil/construction engineers, mechanical engineers; and students taking drafting/engineering drawing courses in engineering and engineering technology programs.



  • Strips away complexities, both real and perceived, and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts; using the author's extensive multi-industry knowledge of what is widely used in practice, the material is presented by immediately immersing the reader in practical, critically essential knowledge
  • Explains the why and how of AutoCAD commands: all concepts are explained first in theory and then covered in step-by-step detail
  • Extensive use of screen shots, chapter summaries, and a self-test section at the end of each chapter
  • Includes drawing examples and exercises, and two running projects that the reader works on as he/she progresses through the chapters
  • Each chapter features a "Spotlight On..." section, highlighting the use of AutoCAD in various industries
  • Fully updated for AutoCAD 2010 release, including introduction of the ribbon menu structure in chapter 1
Elliot Gindis has used and taught AutoCAD in the New York City area since 1996, logging in well over 20,000 hours of screen time as a designer and consultant in a wide variety of architecture and engineering fields. From 1999 to 2008 he was on staff at the Pratt Institute of Design and as visiting instructor at the New York Institute o...
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Title:Up and Running with AutoCAD 2010: Drawing and ModelingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:520 pagesPublished:November 16, 2009Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123757193

ISBN - 13:9780123757197

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Table of Contents

Part One Beginner to Intermediate

Chapter One AutoCAD Fundamentals 1

Chapter Two AutoCAD Fundamentals 2

Chapter Three Layers, Colors, Linetypes and Properties

Chapter Four DText, MText, Style and Editing

Chapter Five Bhatch

Chapter Six Dimensions

Chapter Seven Blocks and Wblocks

Chapter Eight Polar and Rectangular Arrays, Polygon and Circle/TTR

Chapter Nine Isometric

Chapter Ten Basic Printing and Output

Part II Intermediate to Advanced

Chapter Eleven Advanced Linework

Chapter Twelve Advanced Layers

Chapter Thirteen Advanced Dimensions

Chapter Fourteen Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center & Exp. Tools

Chapter Fifteen Miscellaneous Topics

Chapter Sixteen Importing and Exporting Data

Chapter Seventeen External References

Chapter Eighteen Paper Space

Chapter Nineteen Attributes

Chapter Twenty Advanced Output and Pen Settings