Fundamentals of AutoCAD Using Release 14

Fundamentals of AutoCAD Using Release 14 - Steven B. Combs - 9780130113023 - General Engineering - Introductory Engineering (123)
Prentice Hall
Steven B. Combs / Jay H. Zirbel  
Peachpit Press
Total pages
December 1998

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For a first course in AutoCAD, an undergraduate design/industrial technology course in CAD Fundamentals, as well as an engineering/engineering technology course.

As practical as it is functional, this reader-friendly, hardbound text focuses on using AutoCAD as a drafting tool, helping students understand the foundations for the software's commands, learn basic skills, and progress into more advanced drawing areas such as dimensioning an object. Based on current standards, it offers a non-discipline approach that is equally accessible to students of mechanics, architecture or electronics, and weaves many examples and exercises throughout to expose users to real-world problems and situations.


  • Provides optional discipline-specific workbooks to supplement this main text-Which teaches nondiscipline specific commands and their use.
    • Allows instructors to create their own assignments or choose a workbook featuring disciple-specific AutoCAD use and assignments based on the most current release information available. Ex.___

  • Comes fully updated for AutoCAD Release 14.
    • Provides students with the most current release information. Ex.___

  • Starts students off with basic skills-Then helps them learn how to use drawing commands and techniques to create complex geometry, select and edit existing objects, extract information from drawings for further analysis, automate the placement and creation of repetitive shapes, and more.
    • Helps students build a skill set. Ex.___

  • Concentrates on the 2D drafting functions of AutoCAD-Does not sacrifice space on rarely used commands and features.
    • Enables students to concentrate of the functions of AutoCAD that they are most likely to use. Ex.___

  • Divides material into 16 units to correspond with a typical 16-week semester.
    • Allows instructors to easily organize the material and helps them to cover it all. Ex.___

  • Each unit contains-An overview, outline listing the commands to be presented, and objectives which present specific skills students should master upon completion of the unit; numerous well-defined illustrations; iconed 'Skill Builder' and'For the Professional' sections; boxed tutorials that 'walk' students through a particular command or concept; ten short answer questions and a'generic' assignment.
    • Helps students understand specific functions or commands, clarifies difficult concepts, provides tips and important notes about the material being covered, teaches students how to be more productive, and enhances overall understanding.

  • Interactive website-Complete with on-line quizzes, CAD news, CAD chat, direct author feedback, and related links to AutoCAD resources.
    • Engages students and provides access to valuable resources. Ex.___

  • A workdisk in the text-Contains drawings.
    • Gets students up and using AutoCAD quickly. Ex.___

Table of Contents

 1. Introduction to AutoCAD and Working with the Windows Environment.

 2. Creating Your First Drawing.

 3. Viewing and Plotting a Drawing.

 4. Basic CAD Drawing Techniques.

 5. Understanding Layers and Line Types.

 6. Creating Basic Geometry.

 7. Annotating a Drawing with Text and Hatching.

 8. Drawing Accurately.

 9. Creating Selection Sets.

10. Basic Editing Skills.

11. Editing With Grips.

12. Advanced Drawing Technique.

13. Dimensioning a Drawing.

14. Modifying Object Characteristics and Extracting Information from Your Drawing.

15. Using Symbols and Attributes.

16. Creating Isometric Drawings.

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