Features and Benefits

Features: Discovering Autocad 2020, First Edition

Created for an introductory course in AutoCAD and updated for the latest software release, this title presents a hands-on, activity-based approach to the use of AutoCAD as a drafting tool—complete with techniques, tips, shortcuts, and insights that improve efficiency.

  • Lessons are broken down into tasks listed at the beginning of each section, introducing students to the AutoCAD commands using a structured, intuitive approach and helping students anticipate what information will be needed at each new phase of the learning process.

  • Detailed graphics appear throughout the text, demonstrating what students should expect to see on their screens and encouraging self-paced study.

  • Drawing problems appear at the end of the chapter, helping students apply newly learned techniques immediately to realistic drawing situations. This includes drawing suggestions, timesaving tips, and explanations of how to use techniques in actual situations.

  • Digital resources like lecture slides and an instructor manual are included, helping instructors prepare for lecture.