Introduction to AutoCAD 2018 for Civil Engineering Applications

Learning to use AutoCAD for Civil Engineering Projects

Published September 14, 2017
784 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-124-5


Key Features

  • Combines the theory of engineering graphics and the use of AutoCAD 2018
  • Designed specifically for civil engineering students
  • Uses clearly defined objectives and step-by-step instructions
  • Includes a chapter covering the basics of free hand drawing

In Detail

There is an old saying that an engineer describes every idea with a drawing. With the advances in computer technology and drawing software, it has never been easier, or more important, to learn computer aided design. To be effective, however, a drawing must accurately convey your intended meaning and that requires more than just knowing how to use software. This book provides you with a clear presentation of the theory of engineering graphics and the use of AutoCAD 2018 as they pertain to civil engineering applications. This combination of theory and its practical application will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to create designs that are accurate and easily understood by others.

Each chapter starts with a bulleted list of chapter objectives followed by an introduction. This provides you with a general overview of the material that will be covered in the chapter. The contents of each chapter are organized into well-defined sections that contain step-by-step instructions and illustrations to help you learn to use the various AutoCAD commands. More importantly, you will also learn how and why you would use these tools in real world projects.

This book has been categorized and ordered into eleven parts:

  • Introduction to AutoCAD 2018 ribbon interface (1-7)
  • Dimensioning and tolerancing using AutoCAD 2018 (8-9)
  • Use of AutoCAD in land survey data plotting (10-11)
  • The use of AutoCAD in hydrology (12-13)
  • Transportation engineering and AutoCAD (14-15)
  • AutoCAD and architecture technology (16-18)
  • Introduction to working drawings (19)
  • Plotting from AutoCAD (20)
  • Suggested drawing problems (21-22)
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Engineering Graphics
  2. Getting Started with AutoCAD 2018
  3. Basics of 2-Dimensional Drawings
  4. Basics of 2-Dimensional Editing
  5. Layers
  6. Blocks
  7. Layout and Template Files
  8. Dimensioning Techniques
  9. Tolerance
  10. Land Survey
  11. Contours
  12. Drainage Basin
  13. Floodplains
  14. Road Design
  15. Earthwork
  16. Floor Plan
  17. Elevation
  18. Site Plan
  19. Construction Drawings
  20. Plotting from AutoCAD 2018
  21. The Basics of Freehand Drawing
  22. Suggested In-Class Activities
  23. Homework Drawings
  24. Bibliography
  25. Index


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Product Details

Published September 14, 2017
784 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-63057-124-5 | ISBN 10: 1630571245
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-398-1