Introduction to AutoCAD 2022 for Civil Engineering Applications

Learning to use AutoCAD for Civil Engineering Projects

Published October 11, 2021
838 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-443-7


Key Features

  • Combines the theory of engineering graphics and the use of AutoCAD 2022
  • Designed specifically for civil engineering students
  • Uses clearly defined objectives and step-by-step instructions
  • This edition features a new chapter on annotations and many other enhancements

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 2022 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.

Book Organization

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 13 parts:

  • Introduction to AutoCAD 2022 ribbon interface (1-7)
  • Dimensioning and tolerancing using AutoCAD 2022 (8-9)
  • AutoCAD and annotation (10)
  • Use of AutoCAD in land survey data plotting (11-12)
  • The use of AutoCAD in hydrology (13-14)
  • Transportation engineering and AutoCAD (15-16)
  • AutoCAD and architecture technology (17-19)
  • Introduction to working drawings (20)
  • Plotting from AutoCAD (21)
  • External Reference Files - Xref (22)
  • Suggested drawing problems (23-24)
  • Bibliography (25)
  • Index (26)

New in the 2022 Edition

Several improvements were made to the current edition. The most significant improvements to this edition are the addition of a new chapter focusing on Annotation and the new examples for Chapters 10 – 17 (the civil engineering applications). PowerPoint presentations have been created and are available to instructors. The index was also improved. The contents of the book are based on the ribbon interface. Chapter 23 (Suggested In-Class Activities) provides in-class activities (or ICA). Some of the initial ICAs now include drawing examples with step-by-step instructions. Also, new problems have been added to the homework chapter. Furthermore, the contents and the drawings of every chapter are improved, and new examples are added.