AutoCAD 2020 Beginning and Intermediate

AutoCAD 2020 Beginning and Intermediate

by Munir Hamad


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This book is the most comprehensive book you will find on AutoCAD 2020 – 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 files to set up drawing exercises and projects and to see all of the book’s figures in color (Files also available for downloading from the publisher by emailing AutoCAD 2020 Beginning and Intermediate includes over 100 “mini-workshops” that complete small projects from concept through actual plotting. Solving all of these 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 2020.


- Designed for novice users of
AutoCAD 2020. Most useful for “teach yourself” or instructor-led AutoCAD training in Level 1 or 2. No previous CAD experience is required

- Separate chapter on the “Drawing Compare” function

- Companion files featuring drawings, practice and finished plots, 4-color figures, etc.

- Includes over 100 “mini-workshops” and hundreds of figures that complete small projects

- Uses both English and metric units in examples, exercises, projects, and descriptions

- Covers three full projects (metric and imperial) for architectural and mechanical designs

- Helps you to prepare for the AutoCAD Certified Professional exam

- Exercises and instructor’s resources available for use as a textbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683923916
Publisher: Mercury Learning & Information
Publication date: 05/15/2019
Pages: 850
Sales rank: 621,497
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Munir Hamad is an AutoDesk® Approved Instructor,
certified AutoDesk AutoCAD Master, who has authored several AutoCAD titles and taught various levels of AutoCAD training.

Table of Contents

1: AutoCAD 2020 Basics

2: Precise Drafting in AutoCAD 2020

3: Modifying Commands Part 1

4: Modifying Commands Part 2

5: Layers and Inquiry Commands

6: Blocks and Hatch

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 Exporting

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: Importing PDF Files, and Design Views
26: Drawing Compare

About the Companion Files:

(Files also available for downloading from the publisher by emailing

—Drawing Exercises and Projects

—Solutions to Exercises and Projects

—All Images from the Text (including 4-color)

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