9781118022214

AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 : The Book You Need to Succeed!

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  • ISBN13:

    9781118022214

  • ISBN10:

    1118022211

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/12/2011
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Summary

This popular and always dependable AutoCAD reference-tutorial, the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Bible, will be revised by Ellen Finkelstein a long-time AutoCAD instructor and advocate. Because of its comprehensive coverage, it is very popular among both novice and experienced users. No features are left out. Even some of the employees at Autodesk keep this book at their workstations. "Even we need to look things up," writes an AutoCAD beta manager. "This book is the best one on AutoCAD that I have seen and I will recommend it to others." Coverage of AutoCAD LTa less expensive, "light" version of AutoCADis also incorporated throughout the book. Finkelstein starts the book with a Quick Start tutorial, so that even beginners will be doing exciting work with AutoCAD on their very first day. The chapters begin with the basics of creating drawings, using commands, and specifying coordinates. Finkelstein builds on this these chapters to cover more complex 2D and 3D drawing techniques, including using layers, creating dimensions, 3D coordinates, solids, and rendering. Finally, the book discusses advanced topics such as customization of commands and toolbars, and programming AutoCAD using AutoLISP and VBA. A DVD contains before and after drawings for each tutorial (all of these real-world drawings have been collected from AutoCAD professionals), bonus appendices, freeware and shareware programs, and a 30-day trial version of AutoCAD.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Basics.

Quick Start: Drawing a Windo.

Chapter 1: Starting to Draw.

Chapter 2: Opening a Drawing.

Chapter 3: Using Commands.

Chapter 4: Specifying Coordinates.

Chapter 5: Setting Up a Drawing.

Part II: Drawing in Two Dimensions.

Chapter 6: Drawing Simple Lines.

Chapter 7: Drawing Curves and Points.

Chapter 8: Viewing Your Drawing.

Chapter 9: Editing Your Drawing with Basic Tools.

Chapter 10: Editing Your Drawing with Advanced Tools.

Chapter 11: Organizing Drawings with Layers and Object Properties.

Chapter 12: Obtaining Information from Your Drawing.

Chapter 13: Creating Text.

Chapter 14: Drawing Dimensions.

Chapter 15: Creating Dimension Styles.

Chapter 16: Drawing Complex Objects.

Chapter 17: Plotting and Printing Your Drawing.

Part III: Working with Data.

Chapter 18: Working with Blocks.

Chapter 19: Adding Attributes to Blocks.

Chapter 20: Referencing Other Drawings.

Part IV: Drawing in Three Dimensions.

Chapter 21: Specifying 3D Coordinates.

Chapter 22: Viewing 3D Drawings.

Chapter 23: Creating 3D Surfaces.

Chapter 24: Creating Solids and Editing in 3D.

Chapter 25: Rendering in 3D.

Part V: Organizing and Managing Drawings.

Chapter 26: Keeping Control of Your Drawings.

Chapter 27: Working with Other Applications.

Chapter 28: Creating Electronic Output.

Part VI: Customizing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

Chapter 29: Customizing Commands, Toolbars, and Tool Palettes.

Chapter 30: Creating Macros and Slide Shows.

Chapter 31: Creating Your Own Linetypes and Hatch Patterns.

Chapter 32: Creating Shapes and Fonts.

Chapter 33: Customizing the Ribbon and Menus.

Part VII: Programming AutoCAD.

Chapter 34: Understanding AutoLISP and Visual LISP Basics.

Chapter 35: Exploring AutoLISP Further.

Chapter 36: Exploring Advanced AutoLISP Topics.

Chapter 37: Programming with .NET.

Part VIII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Installing and Configuring AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

Appendix B: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Resources.

Appendix C: What’s on the DVD.

Bonus Chapter.

Bonus Chapter: Working with External Databases.

Index.

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