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.
Before Beginning to Draw
Each project has set of procedures that will aid you in drawing the project. The units that are used are either in inches or millimeters. Before beginning the project, be sure to set up the file with the appropriate drawing units and layers. As the book projects progress, the setup for new projects will change.
A good strategy is to use a previous project that is similar to the current project to aid in the set-up of the file. If a template does not exist, create one from a completed drawing.
Before beginning the projects, it is recommended to print out the PDF versions of the completed projects. This way you will have a reference for the measurements and locations of the features of each part. Highresolution files of the PDF versions of the projects are available on the book website.