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.

part A|156 pages

2D Design

chapter 1|23 pages

Introducing AutoCAD 2020

chapter 2|10 pages

Introducing AUTOCAD 2020

chapter Chapter 3|21 pages

Introducing Drawing

chapter Chapter 4|21 pages

Draw Tools and Object

chapter Chapter 5|17 pages

Zoom, Pan and Templates

chapter Chapter 6|26 pages

The Modify Tools

chapter 7|12 pages

Layers And Hatching

chapter Chapter 8|18 pages

Orthographic, Isometric and Centerlines

part B|60 pages

3D Basics

chapter Chapter 9|26 pages

Introducing 3D Modeling

chapter Chpater 10|12 pages

3D Models in Viewports

chapter 11|20 pages

The Modification of 3D Models

part C|67 pages

Annotation and Organization

chapter 12|26 pages

Layout, Dimensions And Text

chapter 13|14 pages

Blocks And Inserts

chapter 14|16 pages

Other Types of File Format

chapter 15|9 pages

Sheet Sets

part D|104 pages

3D Advanced

chapter 16|38 pages


chapter 17|22 pages

Building Drawing

chapter 18|23 pages

Three-Dimensional Space

chapter 19|18 pages

Editing 3D Solid Models

part E|12 pages

Internet Tools and Design

chapter 20|6 pages

Internet Tools And Help

chapter 21|4 pages

Introducing AutoCAD 2020