2D drawings display object length and width, width and height, or height and
length in a fl at (2D) form. 2D drawings are the established design and drafting format
and are common in all engineering and architectural industries and related disciplines.
A complete 2D drawing typically includes dimensions, notes, and symbols
that describe view features and information. Designing and drafting effectively with a computer requires a skilled CADD operator.
To be a profi cient AutoCAD user, you must have detailed knowledge of AutoCAD
commands and processes and know which command and process is best suited for
a specifi c task. You must also understand and be able to apply design and drafting
systems and conventions when using AutoCAD.
As you begin your CADD training, develop effective methods for managing
your work. First, plan your drawing sessions thoroughly to organize your thoughts.
Second, learn and use industry, classroom, or offi ce standards. Third, save your
work often. If you follow...