For freshman and sophomore level courses in Computer-Aided Design, and AutoCAD Drafting. A new edition covering the latest version of AutoCAD, Release 14. Using a hands-on approach, this practical, applications-oriented text carefully guides students through the commands necessary to use AutoCAD, teaching them the use of this powerful drawing tool in the best way possible-by having them use it to make actual industry-style drawings. Coverage presents commands one-at-a-time, in a sequence similar to that of a manual drafting text. Command functions are illustrated by class-tested examples- industry-ready drawings that are fully-illustrated, from beginning to finished plotted sheet. In every case, examples are carefully tied to applications and presented in step-by-step, prompt/ response sequence. Later exercises provide suggested commands so that students learn to work on their own without prompt-response tutorials.