Welcome to Learn AutoCAD!: Mechanical Drawing Using AutoCAD 2016. This book is designed to give you an introduction to Mechanical Drawing using the AutoCAD 2016 software. These projects were originally developed based on the projects used for my Introduction to AutoCAD course at Glendale Community College in Glendale, California. The operating system used for these projects is Windows® 10. The book is divided into two parts: 2D Tutorials and 3D Tutorials of the projects. All of these projects have step-by-step procedures, screenshots, and demonstration videos on the companion website at: www.mechdrawautocad.com. The videos will also provide additional instruction of the tools and techniques being used for each project. It is recommended that you view these either before or during the drawing of the projects.
Please Note: Access to the videos and support files require a Google Account. If you would prefer to access the files using a different method, please contact the author at [email protected] so that different arrangements for file access can be made. You will receive an introduction to the 3D portion of the software and complete the projects using this portion of the program. Once you have completed the tutorials, you may wish to print your drawings and assemble them into a portfolio. You should have a general knowledge of orthographic projection, linetypes, vellum and border sizes, welding symbology, and dimensioning practice. It is my hope that you will find this process an enjoyable and informative one. Once you have completed the book please feel free to email me with any suggestions and/or compliments about the book.