AutoCAD For Dummies
The bestselling AutoCAD book—revised and updated!
It takes some practice to get handy with AutoCAD—and it doesn't hurt to have a good guide by your side to help get you through the rough spots. Updated to cover AutoCAD releases through the 2017 version, this new edition of AutoCAD For Dummies is an ideal companion when you're learning the basics of the popular software. Written by a former engineer and AutoCAD teacher, the book walks you through the basics of setting up projects and making simple drawings all the way up to creating 3D models.
Beginning with an overview of the AutoCAD interface, drawing tools, and ways to adjust your view of your work, AutoCAD For Dummies offers easy-to-follow guidance on using straight and curved lines to manage properties, object selection, and creating layouts. Next, it shows you how to use advanced AutoCAD tools, including Blocks, Arrays, Xrefs, and Parametrics. Finally, you'll find out how to move your work in to the wonderful world of 3D modeling.
It's true that AutoCAD is tough, but with the friendly instruction in this hands-on guide, you'll find everything you need to start creating marvelous models—without losing your cool.
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Autocad 2007 for DummiesUser Review - Overstock.com
This book is exactly what I wantedneeded. I currently work with Autocad 2000i and I needed a book that would give me an overview of the 2007 version of AutoCad and this did the job. I would recommend this to anyone that doesnt have a lot of time and doesnt need a long explanation of things. Read full review
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great book for selfstarters. easy to read and understand. book has easy exercises and easy to read graphics. Read full review
GETTING STARTED WITH AUTOCAD 7
The Grand Tour of AutoCAD
chapters A Lap around the CAD Track
Setup for Success
A Zoom with a View
LET THERE BE LINES
Dangerous Curves Ahead
chapter is Down the Hatch
The Plot Thickens
ADVANCING WITH AUTOCAD
chapter is Everything from Arrays to Xrefs
Drawing on the Internet
ON A 3D SPREE
From Drawings to Models
chapters Preciseliness Is Next to CADliness
chapters Manage Your Properties
chapter to Grabbing Onto Object Selection 1 65
Edit for Credit
Planning for Paper
IF DRAWINGS COULD TALK
Entering New Dimensions