AutoCAD 2015 Instructor

A Student Guide for In-Depth Coverage of AutoCAD's Commands and Features

Published February 4, 2015
1264 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-906-7


Key Features

  • In depth coverage of AutoCAD 2015 commands and features
  • Command Tables indicate where to locate and how to start each command
  • TIP markers in the margin provide important tips, notes, reminders, and short-cuts
  • Complete chapter exercises with many multi-chapter “REUSE” problems
  • Well suited for a two or three course sequence

In Detail

This book is your AutoCAD 2015 Instructor. The objective of this book is to provide you with extensive knowledge of AutoCAD, whether you are taking an instructor-led course or learning on your own.

AutoCAD 2015 Instructor maintains the pedagogy and in-depth coverage that have always been the hallmark of the Leach texts. As the top-selling university textbook for almost a decade, the AutoCAD Instructor series continues to deliver broad coverage of AutoCAD in a structured, easy-to-comprehend manner.

AutoCAD 2015 Instructor is command-oriented, just like AutoCAD. Chapters are structured around related commands, similar to the organization of AutoCAD’s menu system.

The sequence of chapters starts with fundamental drawing commands and skills and progresses to more elaborate procedures and specialized applications. The writing style introduces small pieces of information explained in simple form, and then builds on that knowledge to deliver more complex drawing strategies, requiring a synthesis of earlier concepts. Over 2000 figures illustrate the commands, features, and ideas.

AutoCAD 2015 Instructor is an ideal reference guide, unlike tutorial-oriented books where specific information is hard to relocate. Because these chapters focus on related commands, and complete coverage for each command is given in one place, the commands, procedures, and applications are easy to reference. Tabbed pages help locate tables, lists, appendices, and the comprehensive index.

Online Resources

Additional drawings used for Chapter Exercises are available for students free online. Instructor Resources include drawing solutions for the chapter exercises and 20 review questions and answers for each chapter.

Additional Information

AutoCAD Instructor was formerly published by McGraw-Hill. The last version published by McGraw-Hill was AutoCAD 2012 Instructor. AutoCAD Instructor has been a favorite of instructors for years and we are very pleased to offer the newest edition. This entire text is being updated to reflect all the changes that have been made to AutoCAD since its last update.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
  2. Working with Files
  3. Draw Command Concepts
  4. Selection Sets
  5. Helpful Commands
  6. Basic Drawing Setup
  7. Object Snap and Object Snap Tracking
  8. Draw Commands I
  9. Modify Commands I
  10. Viewing Commands
  11. Layers and Object Properties
  12. Advanced Drawing Setup
  13. Layouts and Viewports
  14. Printing and Plotting
  15. Draw Commands II
  16. Modify Commands II
  17. Inquiry Commands
  18. Text and Tables
  19. Grip Editing
  20. Advanced Selection Sets
  21. Blocks, DesignCenter, and Tool Palettes
  22. Block Attributes and Data Links
  23. Internet Tools and Collaboration
  24. Multiview Drawing
  25. Pictorial Drawings
  26. Section Views
  27. Auxiliary Views
  28. Dimensioning
  29. Dimension Styles and Variables
  30. Xreferences
  31. Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
  32. Advanced Layouts, Annotative Objects, and Plotting
  33. 3D Basics, Navigation, and Visual Styles
  34. User Coordinate Systems
  35. Solid Model Construction
  36. Solid Model Editing
  37. Creating 2D Drawings from 3D Models
    Exercise Index


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Product Details

Published February 4, 2015
1264 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-58503-906-7 | ISBN 10: 1585039063
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-220-5
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