With an emphasis on creating production drawings, this book orients readers to the basics of mechanical drafting as it guides them to proficiency in using mission-critical AutoCAD 2002 features and functions. Following a fast-paced introduction to drawing and editing basic two-dimensional shapes, users will delve into the theory and procedures needed to draw professional-quality orthographic projections, auxiliary views, and sections. Later chapters introduce topics such as placing text, dimensions, and tolerances on drawings.