Introduction to AutoCAD, 2002

By Alf Yarwood
May 2002
Prentice Hall / Pearson Education
ISBN: 0-13-044771-4
305 Pages, Illustrated
$72.50 paper original


An Introduction to AutoCAD 2002 provides a comprehensive introduction to this new version of the world's most widely used computer-aided drawing package. The book presents a practical and logical course of work to the reader, beginning at first principles and including a series of progressive exercises in two- and three-dimensional drawing.

All the basic features of the package are covered, as are some of the key enhancements in AutoCAD 2002. A color section of working screenshots illustrates how the package is used, and includes examples of 2D drawings and fully rendered 3D models. The special appendices covering printing and plotting, and the separate glossaries of AutoCAD tool names and general computing terms, make this a first-class introduction to AutoCAD 2002.

Key features: Written by Alf Yarwood, an Autodesk Registered Developer and experienced CAD author. Covers all the basic features of the package, assuming no previous knowledge. New! Introduction to Design XML. Familiarizes the reader with the software's capabilities through a structured course of work. Provides exercises and questions throughout to reinforce the drawing techniques.

Illustrated throughout with working screenshots and example AutoCAD drawings. An Introduction to AutoCAD 2002 is ideal for engineering students and practitioners, either using the software for the first time or upgrading from previous versions of AutoCAD. It is particularly suitable for engineering and construction courses in further and higher education.

Alf Yarwood is the author of many books in the area of computer and technical drawing, including AutoCAD Release 14- A Concise Guide; An Introduction to AutoCAD Release 14; An Introduction to AutoCAD Release 13; AutoCAD Release 12 for Students; An Introduction to 3D Studio Max for Windows 95; An Introduction to AutoCAD LT 97 and An Introduction to AutoCAD 2000. He has been a teacher and examiner in the field for over 30 years and is a Registered Developer with AutoCAD's manufacturers, Autodesk.

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