AutoCAD 2017 Instructor



Current Stock:
ISBN 13:
James A. Leach B.I.D., M.Ed.


Current Stock:
ISBN 13:
James A. Leach B.I.D., M.Ed.


This book is your AutoCAD 2017 Instructor. The objective of this book is to provide you with extensive knowledge of AutoCAD, whether you are taking an instructor-led course or learning on your own. AutoCAD 2017 Instructor maintains the pedagogy and in-depth coverage that have always been the hallmark of the Leach texts. As the top-selling university textbook for almost a decade, the AutoCAD Instructor series continues to deliver broad coverage of AutoCAD in a structured, easy-to-comprehend manner. AutoCAD 2017 Instructor is command-oriented, just like AutoCAD. Chapters are structured around related commands, similar to the organization of AutoCAD s menu system.

The sequence of chapters starts with fundamental drawing commands and skills and then progresses to more elaborate procedures and specialized applications. The writing style introduces small pieces of information explained in simple form, and then builds on that knowledge to deliver more complex drawing strategies, requiring a synthesis of earlier concepts. Over 2000 figures illustrate the commands, features, and ideas.

AutoCAD 2017 Instructor is an ideal reference guide, unlike tutorial-oriented books where specific information is hard to relocate. Because these chapters focus on related commands, and complete coverage for each command is given in one place, the commands, procedures, and applications are easy to reference. Tabbed pages help locate tables, lists, appendices, and the comprehensive index.

What makes this book unique?

    • In depth coverage of AutoCAD 2017 commands and features
    • Command Tables indicate where to locate and how to start each command
    • TIP markers in the margin provide important tips, notes, reminders, short-cuts and identify what's new
    • Complete chapter exercises with many multi-chapter REUSE problems
    • Well suited for a two or three course sequence

Online Resources

Your purchase of AutoCAD 2017 Instructor includes two free exclusive bonus chapters that are available by redeeming the unique access code found on the inside of the front cover. These bonus chapters cover block design, the tool pallets and express tools.

Chapter exercises drawings and additional student questions are available for free.

Table of Contents

      1. Getting Started 


      2. Working with Files 


      3. Draw Command Concepts 


      4. Selection Sets 


      5. Helpful Commands 


      6. Basic Drawing Setup 


      7. Object Snap and Object Snap Tracking 


      8. Draw Commands I 


      9. Modify Commands I 


      10. Viewing Commands 


      11. Layers and Object Properties 


      12. Advanced Drawing Setup 


      13. Layouts and Viewports 


      14. Printing and Plotting 


      15. Draw Commands II 


      16. Modify Commands II 


      17. Inquiry Commands 


      18. Text and Tables 


      19. Grip Editing 


      20. Advanced Selection Sets 


      21. Blocks, DesignCenter, and Tool Palettes 


      22. Block Attributes and Data Links 


      23. Internet Tools and Collaboration 


      24. Multiview Drawing 


      25. Pictorial Drawings 


      26. Section Views 


      27. Auxiliary Views 


      28. Dimensioning 


      29. Dimension Styles and Variables 


      30. Xreferences 


      31. Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) 


      32. Advanced Layouts, Annotative Objects, and Plotting 


      33. 3D Basics, Navigation, and Visual Styles 


      34. User Coordinate Systems 


      35. Solid Model Construction 


      36. Solid Model Editing 


      37. Creating 2D Drawings from 3D Models 






      Chapter Exercise Index