Practicing AutoCAD has been designed to instruct you effectively and efficiently in how to make your own 2D drawings and 3D models and to achieve the desired views and sections. This book has been written by using mainly AutoCAD 2015 and the Operating System Greek Microsoft Windows 8. In Chapter 1 the basic principles for working with AutoCAD are presented. The AutoCAD working environment, the role of the mouse, the coordinate systems, the AutoCAD drafting tools and the saving and opening files procedure are explained. In Chapter 2 exercises for drafting 2D drawings are given. In Chapter 3 the basic principles for manipulating and modifying 2D objects in existing drawings of AutoCAD are presented. In Chapter 4 the basic principles for constructing, manipulating and modifying 3D objects in AutoCAD are presented. In chapters 2, 3 and 4 there are only exercises. Each of these chapters is divided in two main sections. In the first section we present the exercises and in the second section we give their solution.
Yannis Kappos has been working with AutoCAD since 1985 (version 2.1). He is an Autodesk authorized author and he has written more than 40 books on AutoCAD in Greek, starting in 1995 with AutoCAD 13 for DOS version. Since then he has followed all the versions of AutoCAD writing a number of books including the series Work with AutoCAD ... (in which each book has about 1450 pages) and the series Introduction to AutoCAD ... (in which each book has about 600 pages). He has published the book The Art of Applied AutoCAD for Surveyors, Architects and Civil Engineers in English. His first degree is a Diploma from the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He attained his PhD from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace. He has been teaching AutoCAD in the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Technical Educational Institute of Kavala and in other Schools and Institutes for longer than 25 years. You can visit his web site at: www.kappos.gr