Basic Drafting Using Pencil Sketches and AutoCAD

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For freshman-level courses in Technical Drafting, Basic Drafting, Engineering Graphics, and Beginning AutoCAD. Totally self-contained, this book teaches the fundamentals of drafting through the use of sketches on gridded paper done with triangles, a circle template, and a minimum of other tools and supplies (only a pencil and eraser are absolutely necessary). In addition, this text integrates a practical [and empowering] introduction to AutoCAD, providing sample drawings on a CD-ROM that are the same as, or similar to, the pencil sketches found in the text. **Published in an earlier version as Learning Basic Drafting Using Pencil Sketches and AutoCAD .

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Basic Drafting Using Pencil Sketches and AutoCAD ® covers drawing fundamentals for creating both sketches and AutoCAD drawings. The AutoCAD commands presented are keyboard commands, which allow the text to be used with multiple versions of AutoCAD, including AutoCAD® 2002.

Basic Drafting Using Pencil Sketches and AutoCAD ® is an updated version of Learning Basic Drafting Using Pencil Sketches and AutoCAD ® and includes the following features to help users learn, practice, and master sketching and AutoCAD skills:

  • Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for sketching
  • An easy-to-follow "prompt/response" format that takes users step by step through each new . AutoCAD command/activity
  • Practice exercises in every chapter
  • Numerous figures and illustrations
  • Review questions at the end of every chapter

A CD-ROM of AutoCAD files to be used in tutorial exercises is also included with this text.

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The purpose of this textbook is to teach the fundamentals of drafting through the use of sketches on gridded paper done with triangles, a circle template, and a minimum of other tools and supplies. In addition, the student will be introduced to the AutoCAD program as partially drawn AutoCAD drawings identical to the pencil sketches are completed. These drawings are included in the textbook on a CD-ROM and will be compatible with any version of AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT from Release 14 to the present. Tutorials will not be tied to any specific version of AutoCAD, as commands will be typed from the keyboard.

This approach allows the instructor to cover more subject matter without concentrating on the rigors of manual instrument drawing and mastering skills or purchasing expensive instruments that have little application in today's industries. After the student completes sketches on a topic, one or more tutorials on the AutoCAD program are presented so that the student will also be comfortable with AutoCAD when the course is completed. A variety of exercises are provided in each chapter to challenge students on many levels.

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