Inside AutoCAD 2005

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New Riders, 2005 - Computers - 930 pages

If you've ever worked on a complex architectural or engineering project, you already know what until now drafting software has failed to grasp-namely, that a complete set of plans can encompass hundreds of pages. With the release of AutoCAD 2005, you can finally combine multiple pages (and multiple drawings) in a single file. Big news when it comes to design and drafting workflows! Here to get you taking advantage of AutoCAD 2005's enhanced functionality fast is the original book on the topic-fine-tuned, focused, and thoroughly revised to help intermediate and advanced AutoCAD users just like yourself. AuthorDavid Harringtonstarts with what matters most: a guided tour of all that's new in AutoCAD 2005--including the ability to convey markup and review information in a format even nondrafters can understand. He then goes on to cover every phase of the AutoCAD workflow. Throughout, the volume combines text, tutorials, and a CD packed with lesson files to take an in-depth approach to the most important AutoCAD tasks.

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About the author (2005)

David J. Harrington is the office computer manager at Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc., a structural engineering company in Tampa, where he specializes in commercial structural computer-aided drafting and design work. Although now doing structural work using AutoCAD, his drafting experiences range from landscape irrigation design to retrofitting Launch Pad 39B for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center.

He has been active in the AutoCAD local user group community for more than 14 years, holding offices for the Tampa Bay AutoCAD User Group as newsletter editor, treasurer, content director, and president. Beginning in 1994, Harrington was elected to the board of directors for Autodesk User Group International (formally NAAUG). There he served as the Local User Group representative, AEC Industry Group chair, Vice President, Senior Vice President, and also President.

Harrington first used AutoCAD in 1987 when he began working with AutoCAD Release 2.6. He is well-versed in AutoLISP, having created hundreds of programs, and is the original creator of REVCLOUD-now a feature within core AutoCAD. An avid writer, Harrington has authored numerous articles for national trade magazines, as well as AUGI user group publications PaperSpace, WorldView, and AUGIWORLD magazine. He is also currently on staff with AUGIWORLD as technical editor. Harrington has been granted AutoCAD Level II certification from Autodesk. Additionally, Harrington has won the CADENCE magazine Top Gun AutoCAD contest and the CADalyst Challenge AutoCAD contest. These awards attest to his grasp of the software and his ability to make the program work for him. He is also a member of the faculty for Autodesk University, regularly speaking and instructing at the event.

In addition to this book, Harrington also technical edited Inside AutoCAD Release 14 and co-authored/technical edited Inside AutoCAD 2000 and Inside AutoCAD 2000, Limited Edition. He also was author-et-al for the previous book in this series, Inside AutoCAD 2002.

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