Up And Running With Autocad 2018: 2d Drafting And Design by Elliot J. GindisUp And Running With Autocad 2018: 2d Drafting And Design by Elliot J. Gindis

Up And Running With Autocad 2018: 2d Drafting And Design

byElliot J. Gindis, Robert C. Kaebisch

Paperback | August 15, 2017

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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2018: 2D Drafting and Designprovides a combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations on the topic. It emphasizes core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor who presents topics that work in the industry and classroom. The book has been pared down to focus on 2D drafting and design, making it appropriate for a one-semester course.



  • Strips away complexities and reduces AutoCAD to basic, easy-to-understand concepts
  • Teaches the essentials of operating AutoCAD first, immediately building student confidence
  • Documents all basic commands, giving the student what they need to type in and how AutoCAD responds
  • Includes new exercises and projects for the AutoCAD 2018 version
  • Offers online bonus content on AutoCAD 3D basics
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 2018: 2d Drafting And DesignFormat:PaperbackDimensions:582 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 15, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128141107

ISBN - 13:9780128141106

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Table of Contents

    • Level 1
  1. AutoCAD Fundamentals Part I
  2. AutoCAD Fundamentals Part II
    • Spotlight On: Architecture
  3. Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Properties
  4. Text, Mtext, Editing, and Style
    • Spotlight On: Mechanical Engineering
  5. Hatch Patterns
  6. Dimensions
    • Spotlight On: Interior Design
  7. Blocks, Wblocks, Dynamic Blocks, Groups, and Purge
  8. Polar, Rectangular, and Path Arrays
    • Spotlight On: Electrical Engineering
  9. Basic Printing and Output
  10. Advanced Output-Paper Space
    • Level 1 Answers to Review Questions
    • Level 2
  11. Advanced Linework
    • Spotlight On: Civil Engineering
  12. Advanced Layers
  13. Advanced Dimensions
    • Spotlight On: Aerospace Engineering
  14. Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center, and Express Tools
  15. Advanced Design and File Management Tools
    • Spotlight On: Chemical Engineering
  16. Importing and Exporting Data
  17. External References (Xrefs)
    • Spotlight On: Biomedical Engineering
  18. Attributes
  19. Advanced Output and Pen Settings
    • Spotlight On: Drafting, CAD Management, Teaching, and Consulting
  20. Isometric Drawing
    • Level 2 Answers to Review Questions