AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD LT 2010 Bible (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 1, 2009 - Computers - 1296 pages
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10th anniversary edition of the bestselling AutoCAD Bible

Even AutoCAD developers turn to this book for answers!

Find out what fans of all the previous bestselling editions of this book already know: this is the top all-in-one guide to everything you need to master AutoCAD. Whether you're a novice looking to start with the basics and progress to programming, or an AutoCAD veteran exploring what's new or seeking a quick refresher, every feature is covered. Start drawing today in AutoCAD 2010 with the one book you need to succeed.

  • Start drawing right away with a Quick Start project
  • Draw, view, and edit in 2D, then add text and dimensions

  • Reference other drawings and link data to objects

  • Build, view, and present complex 3D drawings

  • Customize commands, create shortcuts, and use scripts and macros

  • Program AutoCAD using AutoLISP® and VBA

What's on the DVD?

  • Trial versions of both AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD LT 2010
  • Over 300 before-and-after drawings from working AutoCAD professionals

  • A selection of helpful add-on programs

  • The entire book in searchable PDF

  • Videos on the two big new features of AutoCAD 2010— Parametric Constraints and Mesh Solids

System Requirements: Please see the DVD appendix for details and system requirements.

Control your drawings with the new parametric constraints
Draw and display sophisticated 2D and 3D models
Create organic, molded solids with 3D meshes

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  

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User Review  - rfmillerjr1 - Overstock.com

Very informative book, this book is helpful to both the novice and the experienced user. It offers a mix of lessons and tips, and is easily searchable. The only downside to this book is that it does not always point out the differences in the Regular, and LT versions of AutoCad. Read full review

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this books is very useful for me.

Contents

AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Basics
1
Starting to Draw
15
Chapter
26
Opening a Drawing
29
Using Commands
37
Specifying Coordinates
61
Setting Up a Drawing
97
Drawing in Two Dimensions
111
Creating Solids and Editing in 3D
757
Creating Extruded Solids
766
Manipulating Solids
777
Working with Mesh Shapes
783
Creating Complex Solids
791
Sectioning and Slicing Solids
798
Using the SOLIDEDIT Command
820
Rendering in 3D
831

Drawing Simple Lines
115
Drawing Curves and Points
123
Viewing Your Drawing
139
Editing Your Drawing with Basic Tools
169
Editing Your Drawing with Advanced Tools
193
Editing with the Quick Properties Palette and the Properties Palette
241
Organizing Drawings with Layers Colors Linetypes and Lineweights
255
Obtaining Information from Your Drawing
289
Creating Text
309
Drawing Dimensions
361
Creating Baseline and Continued Dimensions
371
Creating Dimension Styles
411
Drawing Complex Objects
443
Plotting and Printing Your Drawing
487
Working with Data
523
Referencing Other Drawings
591
Working with External Databases
613
Drawing in Three Dimensions
643
Viewing 3D Drawings
671
Creating 3D Surfaces
717
Drawing Surfaces with PFACE
723
Doing the Final Render
858
Keeping Control of Your Drawings
863
Accessing Drawing Content with Tool Palettes
872
Working with Other Applications
923
Linking data
943
Creating Electronic Output
947
Customizing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT
970
Customizing Commands Toolbars and Tool Palettes
973
Creating Macros and Slide Shows
995
Creating Your Own Linetypes and Hatch Patterns
1007
Creating Shapes and Fonts
1019
Customizing the Ribbon and Menus
1031
Programming AutoCAD
1059
Exploring AutoLISP Further
1075
Exploring Advanced AutoLISP Topics
1099
Programming with Visual Basic for Applications
1115
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1143
AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Resources
1177
Index
1191
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Ellen Finkelstein learned AutoCAD in Israel, where she always got to pore over the manual because it was in English. After returning to the United States, she started consulting and teaching AutoCAD as well as other computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. She has also taught courses on Web writing and usability. Her Web site, www.ellenfinkelstein.com, contains tips and techniques for AutoCAD, PowerPoint, and presenting, and she publishes the AutoCAD Tips Blog, and a monthly AutoCAD Tips Newsletter. Ellen has written extensively on AutoCAD, including articles for Autodesk’s Web site and features for AutoCAD’s Help system. Ellen’s first book was AutoCAD For Dummies Quick Reference. Since then, she has written books on PowerPoint, OpenOffice.org (OpenOffice. org For Dummies), Flash (such as Flash CS4 For Dummies), and Web technologies (Syndicating Web Sites with RSS Feeds For Dummies). You’re holding the tenth edition (wow!) of this book, which previously appeared for AutoCAD releases 14, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.

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