AutoCAD 2018 Beginning and Intermediate

Paperback & CD-ROM: 978 1 68392 041 0 / $59.95
Published: June 2017  

E-Book: 978 1 68392 042 7 / $34.95
Published: May 2017  

Publisher: Mercury Learning & Information
800 pp., 7" x 9"
This book is the most comprehensive book you will find on AutoCAD 2018 – 2D Drafting. Covering all of the 2D concepts, it uses both metric and imperial units to illustrate the myriad drawing and editing tools for this popular application. Use the companion disc to set up drawing exercises and projects and see all of the book’s figures in color. AutoCAD 2018 Beginning and Intermediate includes over 100 exercises or “mini-workshops,” that complete small projects from concept through actual plotting. Solving all of the workshops will simulate the creation of three projects (architectural and mechanical) from beginning to end, without overlooking any of the basic commands and functions in AutoCAD 2018.


* Covers only the basics and uses both metric and imperial units to illustrate the myriad tools for this popular application
* CD-Rom can be used to set up in-text drawing exercises and projects and to see the book’s figures in color
* Helps you to prepare for the AutoCAD Certified Professional exam

eBook Customers: Companion files are available for downloading with order number/proof of purchase by writing to the publisher at

Table of Contents:
1: AutoCAD 2018. Basics.
2: Precise Drafting in AutoCAD 2018.
3: Modifying Commands Part 1.
4: Modifying Commands Part 2.
5: Layers and Inquiry Commands
6: Blocks and Hatches.
7: Writing Text.
8: Dimensions.
9: Plotting.
10: Projects.
11: More on 2D Objects.
12: Advanced Practices - Part 1.
13: Advanced Practices - Part 2.
14: Using Block Tools and Block Editing.
15: Creating Text & Table Styles and Formulas in Tables.
16: Dimension & Multileader Styles.
17: Plot Style, Annotative, and DWF Files.
18: How to Create a Template File and Interface Customization.
19: Parametric Constraints.
20: Dynamic Blocks.
21: Block Attributes.
22: External Referencing (Xref).
23: Sheet Sets.
24: CAD Standards and Advanced Layers.
25: Drawing Review.

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