Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2024

2D Drawing, 3D Modeling

Published May 25, 2023
Beginner - Intermediate
698 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-606-6


Key Features

  • Covers 2D drawing and 3D modeling
  • Uses step-by-step tutorials and written for novice users
  • Organization that parallels an introductory engineering course
  • Mechanical, electrical, civil, and architectural based end of chapter problems
  • Prepares you for the AutoCAD Certification Exam
  • Includes introductory videos

In Detail

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2024 provides a step-by-step introduction to AutoCAD with commands presented in the context of each tutorial. In fifteen clear and comprehensive chapters, author Shawna Lockhart guides you through all the important commands and techniques in AutoCAD 2024, from 2D drawing to solid modeling and finally finishing with rendering. In each lesson, the author provides step-by-step instructions with frequent illustrations showing exactly what appears on the AutoCAD screen. Later, individual steps are no longer provided, and you are asked to apply what you've learned by completing sequences on your own. A carefully developed pedagogy reinforces this cumulative-learning approach and supports you in becoming a skilled AutoCAD user.

Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2024 begins with three Getting Started chapters that include information to get readers of all levels prepared for the tutorials. The author includes tips that offer suggestions and warnings as you progress through the tutorials. Key Terms and Key Commands are listed at the end of each chapter to recap important topics and commands learned in each tutorial. Also, a glossary of terms and Commands Summary list the key commands used in the tutorials. Each chapter concludes with end of chapter problems providing challenges to a range of abilities in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering as well as architectural problems.

Introductory Videos

This textbook includes access to videos that are designed to help you get started using some of the main tools in AutoCAD. These videos parallel the same instructions provided in the text. Having instructions on how to use these tools in both written and video form helps reinforce and strengthen your understanding of these core tools. The videos are especially helpful to those who learn best from watching someone use AutoCAD and describe how the tools work.