AutoCAD For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, May 16, 2016 - Computers - 544 pages
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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.

  • Create an AutoCAD project from the ground up
  • Make and edit basic drawings starting with straight lines and curves
  • Jump into advanced drawing with 3D modeling
  • Find quick answers to your AutoCAD questions

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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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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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
GETTING STARTED WITH AUTOCAD 7
9
The Grand Tour of AutoCAD
19
chapters A Lap around the CAD Track
39
Setup for Success
63
A Zoom with a View
85
LET THERE BE LINES
97
Dangerous Curves Ahead
111
chapter is Down the Hatch
279
The Plot Thickens
293
ADVANCING WITH AUTOCAD
321
chapter is Everything from Arrays to Xrefs
341
Drawing on the Internet
401
ON A 3D SPREE
419
From Drawings to Models
443
Its Showtime
465

chapters Preciseliness Is Next to CADliness
125
chapters Manage Your Properties
143
chapter to Grabbing Onto Object Selection 1 65
166
Edit for Credit
177
Planning for Paper
207
IF DRAWINGS COULD TALK
219
Entering New Dimensions
253
AutoCAD Plays Well with Others
485
THE PART OF TENS
495
Ten System Variables to Make Your
501
INDEX
511
AutoCAD For Dummies
512
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About the author (2016)

Bill Fane is a retired professional engineer and mechanical design instructor. He has taught classes on AutoCAD and other design tools, and contributes regularly to Cadalyst magazine.

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