AutoCAD 2020 Beginning and Intermediate

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April 2019
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    19th April
  • ISBN 9781683923916
  • Language English
  • Pages 850 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
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April 2019
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    4th April
  • ISBN 9781683923923
  • Language English
  • Pages 850 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
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April 2019
More details
  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    4th April
  • ISBN 9781683923930
  • Language English
  • Pages 850 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"

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.

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 Index

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)

Munir Hamad

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