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AutoCAD 2009 in 2D and 3D: A Modern Perspective

This title combines two of the most comprehensive and accessible AutoCAD books

AutoCAD 2009 in 2D and 3D: A Modern Perspective

Price: $114.95

Product Code: 9780138138769

ISBN: 9780138138769


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Prentice Hall

AutoCAD 2009 in 2D and 3D: A Modern Perspective combines two of the most accessible and comprehensive AutoCAD books on the market. This book embraces the full capabilities of the AutoCAD software and is the most complete manual in learning the current release of the program. The text addresses advances in technology while introducing readers to two-dimensional drawing commands and skills using the current release of AutoCAD. This text contains exercises to combine in-text notes with examples throughout the book, and features tutorials that enable the students to create projects with the software that will give them hands-on experience as well as a thorough understanding of how to use AutoCAD in the 21st century.

The book uses an easy to follow, straightforward format, as well as descriptive illustrations, to provide a foundation in the three basic modeling techniques discussed throughout the chapters. Students will learn how to generate drawings, rendering and outputs, and gain a better understanding of everything from command grids to job skills. 1392 pp.


  • Provides readers and instructors with features, applications and uses of AutoCAD that are not always discussed in other textbooks.
  • Discusses how to create and modify 3-D and 2-D models.
  • Helps introduce users to the software capabilities while getting them acquainted with drawing right away.
  • Provide students with a roadmap of important concepts and practices introduced throughout the chapters.
  • Defines key terms with more detail.
  • Allows instructors to quickly select discipline-specific assignments that will enable students to work on projects that are most closely relevant to their course of study.
  • Includes items such as the do’s and don’ts, warnings, facts and alternative ways to proceed within the software.
  • Allows students quickly see topics that are new while demonstrating the recent improvement in AutoCAD.
  • Provides information that is particular to specific job skills.
  • Adds relevance to real-life situations to give meaning to students.
  • Gives readers step-by-step walk-through activities.
  • Reinforces newly learned skills.

Table of Contents:

  • 1. Introduction to AutoCAD
  • 2. Quick Start
  • 3. Controlling the Drawing Display
  • 4. Basic Drawing Commands
  • 5. Drawing Aids and Drafting Settings
  • 6. Managing Object Properties
  • 7. Basic Editing Techniques
  • 8. Advanced Editing Techniques
  • 9. Drawing and Editing Complex Objects
  • 10. Pattern Fills and Hatching
  • 11. Adding Text
  • 12. Working with Tables
  • 13. Dimensioning Drawings
  • 14. Managing Paper Space Layouts
  • 15. Plotting and Publishing
  • 16. Blocks and Block Attributes
  • 17. Working with External References
  • 18. File Management and Object Linking and Embedding
  • 19. Introduction to 3D in the AutoCAD Program
  • 20. Quick-Start Tutorials
  • 21. Wireframe Modeling
  • 22. Creating and Modifying Faceted Surfaces
  • 23. Creating 3D Solids and Surfaces
  • 24. Editing 3D Solids and Surfaces
  • 25. Advanced Tutorials
  • 26. Generating Drawings and DWF Files
  • 27. Rendering and Other Presentations

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