AutoCAD 2022 for Interior Design and Space Planning © 2024

AutoCAD 2022 for Interior Design and Space Planning, published by Pearson, shows students how to leverage the software’s powerful tools for creating 2-D and 3-D drawings across a range of architectural, spatial, and design projects.

  • Newly updated for AutoCAD® 2022
  • Up-to-date illustrations
  • Accumulative lesson structure
  • Enhanced Help to locate tools in AutoCAD
  • Over 100 exercises and projects

Interior and Space Design CTE Program with Digital Integration

Guide learners step-by-step through the use of AutoCAD prompts and commands to develop a deep understanding of the program.


Teaches the Newest Interface

The lessons, exercises, and projects use step-by-step instructions to build students’ confidence using the latest version of AutoCAD in a variety of tasks they will likely take on in the workplace.


Progressive Pedagogy for AutoCAD Mastery

Early lessons start students out on basic commands and navigation before moving on to drawing and dimensioning functions that increase in complexity in a way that challenges and engages.


Engage in Real World Projects

Highlighted projects include designing a tenant space, hotel room, and wheelchair-accessible commercial restroom.


Access the AutoCAD DesignCenter

The DesignCenter is used to import blocks, layers, and dimension styles from other drawings into existing drawings.

AutoCAD2022 CTE Teaching Solutions

  • Chapter Objectives
  • Tutorials
  • Key Terms
  • Command Grids
  • Chapter Projects
  • End-of-Chapter

Chapter Objectives with a bulleted list of learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter provide students with a roadmap to the commands, concepts, and practices to be introduced.


Quick-Start Tutorials are designed with special step-by-step instructions that walk the reader through the entire development process while raising interest in mastering the content to come in the rest of the chapters.


The first appearance of each Key Term is bold and italic within the running text and accompanied by a brief definition in the margin. The glossary at the end of the book contains a complete list of the key terms and more detailed definitions to help students understand and use the language of the computer-aided drafting (CAD) world.


Command Grids appear in the margin alongside the discussion of the command or the particular exercise in which it is demonstrated. These grids provide specific information about the ways of invoking each command, including any of the following:

  • Ribbon panel
  • Toolbar icon
  • Pull-down menu
  • Command line
  • Command alias


Chapter Projects are additional assignments located at the end of each chapter in which students are directed to solve particular tasks on their own. The projects are labeled as basic, intermediate, and advanced according to the degree of complexity. Students use the knowledge acquired throughout the chapter as well as in previous chapters in completing these assignments.


End-of-Chapter material can easily be located by the shading on the page edges. This material will help students evaluate and practice the knowledge they've acquired about the most important concepts explained in the chapter. This materials' content includes:

  • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter Test Questions
  • Multiple Choice
  • Matching
  • True or False
  • List


Additional Resources for AutoCAD 2022 for Interior Design and Space Planning

  • Downloadable Teacher Resources
  • Instructor's Manual
  • PowerPoint® Presentations

Access the complete collection of Teacher Resources provided for AutoCAD 2022 for Interior Design and Space Planning.

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The downloadable Instructor's Manual provides answers to unit exercises and tests, solutions to end-of-chapter questions, and lecture-supporting ­PowerPoint® slides.


PowerPoint slides are provided for the teacher to display figures within the text for step-by-step classroom in instruction.


Frequently asked questions about AutoCAD interior design

  • What subjects are covered in the table of contents?


    Chapter 1 Introducing the AutoCAD User Interface

    Chapter Objectives


    Exercise 1-1 Examine the AutoCAD User Interface and Save a Workspace

    • Drawing Window and Graphics Cursor
    • Application Menu Button
    • Inputting or Selecting a Command
    • Ribbon
         Expanded Panels
        Dialog Boxes and Palettes
    • Command Line Window (<ctrl>+9)
    • Quick Access Toolbar
    • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar Down Arrow and Showing the Menu Bar
    • Using AutoCAD Toolbars
    • User Coordinate System Icon
         Advantage of Using the UCS
    • Viewport Label Menus
    • ViewCube
    • Navigation Bar
    • Infocenter
    • Status Bar
         Drawing Coordinates Values (<Ctrl>+I)
         Model or Paper Space
         Quick View Tools
         Annotation Scaling Tools
         Workspace Switching
         Lock/Unlock Toolbar and Window Positions
         On/Off Hardware Acceleration
         Clean Screen(<Ctrl>+0 [Zero])
    • Modifying and Saving a Workspace
    • Getting Help in AutoCAD 2022
    • Closing AutoCAD

    Chapter Summary

    Chapter Test Questions



    Chapter 2 Quick-Start Tutorials: Basic Settings and Commands

    Chapter Objectives


    Following the Tutorials in This Book

    Tutorial 2-1 Part 1, Beginning an AutoCAD Drawing: Saving Your Work; Setting Units, Limits, Grid, and Snap; Creating Layers

    • Beginning an AutoCAD Drawing
    • Saving the Drawing
         Save As
         Drawing Name and File Name Extension
    • Units
    • Controlling Your Drawing
         Drawing Scale
         Drawing Limits and the Cartesian Coordinate System
    • Grid
    • Snap
    • Zoom
    • Drafting Settings Dialog Box
    • Layers
         Layer Lists
    • Linetypes
    • Lineweights
         Lineweight Settings Dialog Box
         Lineweight Display
    • Setting the Annotation Scale
    • Saving the Drawing
    • Using the Mouse and Right-Click Customization

    Tutorial 2-1 Part 2, Drawing Lines, Circles, Arcs, Ellipses, and Donuts

    • .Ortho
    • Drawing Lines Using the Grid Marks and Snap Increments
    • Erase and Undo
    • Drawing Lines Using Absolute Coordinates
    • Drawing Lines Using Relative Coordinates
    • Drawing Lines Using Polar Coordinates
    • Drawing Lines Using Direct Distance Entry
    • Circle
         Center, Radius
         Center, Diameter
         2 Points
         3 Points
    • ZOOM
    • Transparent Commands
    • REDRAW
    • REGEN
    • Move and Editing Commands Selection Set
         Options for Selecting Objects to Modify
         Window (W) and Crossing Window (C)
         All (ALL)
         Fence (F)
         Remove (R) and Add (A)
         Last (L) and Previous (P)
         Undo (U)
    • Grips
    • UNDO and REDO
    • ARC
         Start, Center, End
         Start, Center, Angle
         Start, Center, Length
         Start, End, Angle
         Start, End, Direction
         Start, End, Radius
         Axis, End
    • DONUT
    • SCALE
    • Adding Text
    • Command History

    Tutorial 2-2 Plot Responses for CH2-TUTORIAL1, Using the Model Tab

    • Plot - Name
    • Page Setup
    • Printer/Plotter
    • Plot to File
    • Browse for Plot File
    • Plot Style Table (Pen Assignments)
    • Paper Size
    • Plot Area
    • Plot Scale
    • Annotative Property and Annotation Scale
    • Plot Offset (Origin Set to Printable Area)
    • Shaded Viewport Options
    • Plot Options
    • Drawing Orientation
    • Preview…

    Chapter Summary

    Chapter Test Questions

    Chapter Projects

    Chapter 3 Drawing with AutoCAD: Conference and Lecture Rooms

    Chapter Objectives

    Exercise 3-1 Drawing a Rectangular Conference Room, Including Furniture

    • Making a Drawing Template
    • Polyline
    • OFFSET
    • ID Point
    • TRIM
    • Rectangle
    • FILLET
    • COPY and Osnap-Midpoint
    • ROTATE
         Reference POINT
    • DIVIDE
    • OSNAP
         Activating Osnap
         Copy, Osnap-Midpoint, Osnap-Node
    • MIRROR
    • Osnap Modes That Snap to Specific Drawing Features

    Exercise 3-2 Drawing a Rectangular Lecture Room, Including Furniture

    • Running Osnap Modes
    • Osnap Settings: Marker, Aperture, Magnet, Tooltip
    • Making Solid Walls Using Polyline and Solid Hatch
    • From
    • BREAK
    • Polyline Edit
    • HATCH
    • ARRAY
    • Distance

    Exercise 3-3 Drawing a Curved Conference Room, Including Furniture

    • Polyline
         Half Width
         Edge Grips—Add Vertex
    • Grips—Convert to Arc
    • ARRAY

    Exercise 3-4 Drawing a Conference Room Using Polar Tracking

    • Polar Tracking
    • Polyline Edit
    • Specifying Points with Tracking
    • Drawing the Chairs around the Conference Table
    • Completing the Conference Room
    • Using Command Preview
    • Choosing Selection Options

    Chapter Summary

    Chapter Test Questions

    Chapter Projects

    Chapter 4 Adding Text and Tables to the Drawing

    Chapter Objectives

    Exercise 4-1 Placing Text on Drawings

    • Making Settings for Text Style
         Style Name
         Font Name
    • Making a New Text Style
    • Using the Single Line Text Command to Draw Text
    • Setting the Justify Option
    • Using Standard Codes to Draw Special Characters
    • Using the Multiline Text Command to Draw Text Paragraphs in Columns
    • Changing Text Properties
    • Checking the Spelling

    Exercise 4-2 Using the TABLE Command to Create a Door Schedule

    Exercise 4-3 Using the TABLE Command to Create a Window Schedule

    Chapter Summary

    Chapter Test Questions

    Chapter Projects

    Chapter 5 Advanced Plotting: Using Plot Styles, Paper Space, Multiple Viewports, and PDF Files

    Chapter Objectives

    • Understanding Layer Names, Colors, and Lineweights
    • Choosing a Plot Style
         Named Plot Style (STB)
         Color-Dependent Plot Style (CTB)

    Exercise 5-1 Make a Color-Dependent Plot Style to Change Colors to Plot Black

    Exercise 5-2 Plot a Layout with One Viewport

    • Model, Layout1, and Layout2 Tabs
    • Page Setup Manager 229 Center and Scale the Plan
    • Complete the Layout

    Exercise 5-3 Plot a Layout with Two Viewports

    • Insert an Entire Drawing into a Current Drawing
    • Page Setup Manager
    • Copy a Viewport
    • Center and Scale the Plans
    • Complete the Layout

    Exercise 5-4 Plot a Layout with Four Viewports

    • Viewports (VPORTS)
    • Use MVIEW to Restore the Viewport VP4 into Layout1
    • Page Setup Manager
    • Center and Scale the Plans
    • Complete the Layout

    Exercise 5-5 Make PDF Files That Can Be Attached to E-mails and Opened without the AutoCAD Program

    Chapter Summary

    Chapter Test Questions

    Chapter Projects

    Chapter 6 Drawing the Floor Plan: Walls, Doors, and Windows

    Chapter Objectives

    • The Tenant Space Project

    Exercise 6-1 Tenant Space Floor Plan

    • HATCH
    • ARRAY
    • Multiline Style
         Multiline Command
         Edit Multiline Command
    • EXTEND
    • LIST
    • COLOR
    • Linetype
    • Lineweight
    • Make Object’s Layer Current
    • Match Properties
    • Block
    • Wblock
    • Insert
         Insertion Point
         X Scale Factor, Y Scale Factor
    • Using Annotative Text
    • Inserting Entire Drawings as Blocks
    • Advantages of Using Blocks

    Exercise 6-2 Hotel Room 1 Floor Plan

    • AutoCAD DesignCenter

    Chapter Summary

    Chapter Test Questions

    Chapter Projects

    Chapter 7 Dimensioning and Area Calculations

    Chapter Objectives

    • Eight Basic Types of Dimensions
    • Using Dimension Variables

    Exercise 7-1 Dimensioning the Tenant Space

    • Floor Plan Using Linear Dimensions
    • Setting the Dimension Variables Using the Command Prompt
    • Setting the Dimension Variables Using the Dimension Style Manager Dialog Box
    • Using the Fit Tab to Scale for Dimension Features
         Scale Dimensions to Layout
         Use Overall Scale of: (DIMSCALE)
    • Linear and Continue Dimensioning
    • Aligned Dimensioning
    • Baseline Dimensioning
    • Adding a Dimension Break
    • Using Adjust Space

    Exercise 7-2 Revisions and Modifying Dimensions

    • Setting the DIMASSOC Dimension Variable
    • Understanding Associative Dimension Commands
         Align Text (Home-Angle-Left-Center-Right)
    • Defpoints Layer
    • Using the PROPERTIES Palette
    • Accessing Match Properties
    • Using Grips
    • Drawing a Revision Cloud

    Exercise 7-3 Tenant Space Total Square Footage

    • Defining the Area for Square Footage
    • Using the Cal Calculator

    Chapter Summary

    Chapter Test Questions

    Chapter Projects

    Chapter 8 Drawing Elevations, Sections, and Details

    Chapter Objectives


    Exercise 8-1 Tenant Space: Elevation of Conference Room Cabinets

    • UCS
         UCS Icon
         Draw the Upper Cabinets
    • Mirror
         Draw the Lower Cabinets
    • Stretch
         Complete the Drawing Circles to Be Used with Multileaders

    Exercise 8-2 The Multileader Command

    • Multileader Standard Style
    • Multileader
         Multileader Align
    • Change Multileader Style
         Multileader Collect
    • Multileader Add

    Exercise 8-3 Tenant Space: Section of Conference Room Cabinets with Hatching

    • Prepare to Use the Hatch Command with the Add: Select Objects Boundary Option
         Use the Hatch Command with the Add: Select Objects Boundary Option
         Use the Hatch Command with the Add: Pick Points Boundary Option
    • Hatch; Hatch and Gradient Dialog Box; Hatch Tab
         Type and Pattern
         Angle and Scale
         Hatch Origin
    • More Options
         Islands 380    Boundary Retention
         Boundary Set
         Gap Tolerance
         Inherit Options
    • Edit Hatch
  • What grade levels is this text appropriate for?

    Grades 9-12

  • What types of courses is this text best suited for?
    This program is designed for introductory interior design courses.
  • What Student Resources are available?
    Available Student Resources include the print Student Edition.
  • What Teacher Resources are available?
    Available Teacher Resources include the downloadable Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint® Presentations.

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