More in-depth than a tutorial, but less dense and more structured than a reference, this introduction to elementary to medium-level AutoCAD topics uses a lesson-oriented, narration/example/problem sequence that allows novices to begin drawing at an early stage. Individual topics are introduced where they are needed —rather than being embedded in a broad, and often boring, overview. The latest features in AutoCAD 2002 are incorporated throughout. Features numerous screen captures of AutoCAD dialog boxes; real engineering applications; approximately 300 illustrations, photographs, and 3D drawings; over 40 worked examples; and real-world graded problems (with setups on disk, and solutions). Introduction to Autocad. Introduction to Text and Plotting. Coordinates, Lines, and Circles. Screen Features: Mouse, Grid, Snap, and Ortho. Editing. Layers and Object Properties. Construction Techniques. Limits, Units, Scales, and Layouts. Polygons and Ellipses. Plines, Mlines, Donuts, Solids, and Blocks. The Hatch Command. Isometric Drawings. The Sketch Command. For novice AutoCAD users.