AutoCAD 2018: A Problem - Solving Approach, Basic and Intermediate, 24th Edition
Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Northwest
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CADCIM Technologies, USA
1008 Pages

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The AutoCAD 2018: A Problem-Solving Approach, Basic and Intermediate, 24th Edition textbook contains a detailed explanation of AutoCAD commands and their applications to solve drafting and design problems. In this textbook, every AutoCAD command is thoroughly explained with the help of examples and illustrations. This makes it easy for the users to understand the functions of the tools and their applications in the drawing. After reading this textbook, the user will be able to use AutoCAD commands to make a drawing, dimension a drawing, apply constraints to sketches, insert symbols as well as create text, blocks and dynamic blocks.

The book also covers basic drafting and design concepts that provide you with the essential drafting skills to solve the drawing problems in AutoCAD. These include dimensioning principles, and assembly drawings. While going through this textbook, you will discover some new unique applications of AutoCAD that will have a significant effect on your drawings.

Some of the features of this text book are:

  • Comprehensive textbook consisting 24 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence.
  • Detailed explanation of all commands and tools.
  • Summarized content on the first page of the topics that are covered in the chapter.
  • Hundreds of illustrations for easy understanding of concepts.
  • Step-by-step instructions to guide the users through the learning process.
  • Emphasis on Why and How with explanation.
  • More than 30 real-world mechanical engineering designs as examples.
  • Additional information throughout the book in the form of notes and tips.
  • Self-Evaluation Tests and Review Questions at the end of each chapter to help the users assess their knowledge.
  • Technical support by contacting
  • Additional learning resources at

Brief Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to AutoCAD

Chapter 2: Getting Started with AutoCAD

Chapter 3: Starting with Advanced Sketching

Chapter 4: Working with Drawing Aids

Chapter 5: Editing Sketched Objects-I

Chapter 6: Editing Sketched Objects-II

Chapter 7: Creating Texts and Tables

Chapter 8: Basic Dimensioning, Geometric Dimensioning, and Tolerancing

Chapter 9: Editing Dimensions

Chapter 10: Dimension Styles, Multileader Styles, and System Variables

Chapter 11: Adding Constraints to Sketches

Chapter 12: Hatching Drawings

Chapter 13: Model Space Viewports, Paper Space Viewports, and Layouts

Chapter 14: Plotting Drawings

Chapter 15: Template Drawings

Chapter 16: Working with Blocks

Chapter 17: Defining Block Attributes

Chapter 18: Understanding External References

Chapter 19: Working with Advanced Drawing Options

Chapter 20: Grouping and Advanced Editing of Sketched Objects

Chapter 21: Working with Data Exchange & Object Linking and Embedding

Chapter 22: Conventional Dimensioning and Projection Theory using AutoCAD (For free download)

Chapter 23: Concepts of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (For free download)

Chapter 24: Isometric Drawings (For free download)


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