AutoCAD 2021 Tutorial First Level 2D Fundamentals - Randy H. Shih

AutoCAD 2021 Tutorial First Level 2D Fundamentals

By Randy H. Shih

  • Release Date: 2020-06-15
  • Genre: Digital Media


• Designed for users new to CAD 
• Uses step-by-step tutorials to teach you 2D drawing using AutoCAD 
• Covers the performance tasks found on the AutoCAD 2021 Certified User Examination 

The primary goal of AutoCAD 2021 Tutorial First Level 2D Fundamentals is to introduce the aspects of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD). This text is intended to be used as a training guide for students and professionals. This text covers AutoCAD 2021 and the lessons proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic shapes to making multiview drawings.

This textbook contains a series of eleven tutorial style lessons designed to introduce beginning CAD users to AutoCAD 2021. It takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important 2D CAD techniques and concepts. This text is also helpful to AutoCAD users upgrading from a previous release of the software. The new improvements and key enhancements of the software are incorporated into the lessons. The 2D-CAD techniques and concepts discussed in this text are also designed to serve as the foundation to the more advanced parametric feature-based CAD packages such as Autodesk Inventor.

The basic premise of this book is that the more designs you create using AutoCAD 2021, the better you learn the software. With this in mind, each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. This book is intended to help readers establish a good basis for exploring and growing in the exciting field of Computer Aided Engineering.

AutoCAD 2021 Certified User Examination

The content of AutoCAD 2021 Tutorial First Level 2D Fundamentals covers the performance tasks that have been identified by Autodesk as being included on the AutoCAD 2021 Certified User Examination. Special reference guides show you where the performance tasks are covered in the book.

Table of Contents

      AutoCAD Certified User Examination Reference Guide 
      Introduction: Getting Started 
1.   AutoCAD Fundamentals 
2.   Basic Object Construction Tools 
3.   Geometric Construction and Editing Tools 
4.   Object Properties and Organization 
5.   Orthographic Views in Multiview Drawings 
6.   AutoCAD 2D Isometric Drawings 
7.   Basic Dimensioning and Notes 
8.   Templates and Plotting 
9.   Parametric Drawing Tools 
10. Auxiliary Views and Editing with GRIPS 
11. Section Views 
12. Assembly Drawings and Blocks