AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 : No Experience Required

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-08-02
  • Publisher: Sybex

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AutoCAD: No Experience Required teaches AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT essentials to new users with concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and a hands-on tutorial project that runs throughout the book. The opening chapters introduce readers to the AutoCAD interface, basic commands, and creating drawings. The middle chapters build upon the basics and introduce more advanced features and skills, such as grouping, elevations, hatches, and using text in drawings. The final chapters round out a beginner's skill set by introducing dimensioning, external references, layouts and printing, and using 3D. The book's supporting website features downloadable tutorial files so readers can jump in at any point.

Author Biography

Donnie Gladfelter is an AutoCAD expert and respected thought leader in the CAD community. He is well known for the CAD Geek blog (www.thecadgeek.com), has written many articles for AUGIWorld magazine, and is a popular speaker at Autodesk University and other industry events. He has worked with the development team at Autodesk to help shape future versions of AutoCAD, and the company has featured him in numerous video interviews, including their popular "Ask the Expert" series. Donnie also helps empower CAD professionals locally and across the world as a Business Development Manager for CADD Microsystems, Autodesk's 2010 Reseller of the Year, and as a member of the Autodesk User Group International Board of Directors.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Get ting to Know AutoCAD.

Chapter 2 Learning Basic Commands to Get Started.

Chapter 3 Set ting Up a Drawing.

Chapter 4 Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 1.

Chapter 5 Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 2.

Chapter 6 Using Layers to Organize Your Drawing.

Chapter 7 Combining Objects into Blocks.

Chapter 8 Controlling Text in a Drawing.

Chapter 9 Using Dynamic Blocks and Tables.

Chapter 10 Generating Elevations.

Chapter 11 Working with Hatches, Gradients, and Tool Palettes.

Chapter 12 Dimensioning a Drawing.

Chapter 13 Managing External References.

Chapter 14 Using Layouts to Set Up a Print.

Chapter 15 Printing an AutoCAD Drawing.

Chapter 16 Creating 3D Geometry.

Chapter 17 Rendering and Materials.


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