Introducing AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD LT 2010

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 4, 2009 - Computers - 450 pages
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Bestselling AutoCAD author George Omura presents a fast, focused course in AutoCAD essentials

George Omura is an AutoCAD expert whose clear, focused instructions have taught hundreds of thousands how to use AutoCAD. This task-based, reference approach is perfect for newcomers to AutoCAD and those who manage AutoCAD drawings.

You'll learn AutoCAD basics quickly and easily with the straightforward explanations and realistic exercises that focus squarely on accomplishing vital tasks. You'll get acquainted with the drafting tools of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT and learn such essentials as how to draw accurately and quickly, edit your drawings, create 3D models, and much more.

  • Fully updated for all the new features of both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, including parametric design, free-form 3D mesh modeling, and enhanced PDF support
  • Provides focused explanations and realistic exercises to quickly teach crucial tasks
  • Shows how to draw accurately and quickly and how to effectively edit AutoCAD drawings
  • Learn how to create 3D models and get organized with layers, blocks, groups, and external references
  • Discover how to quickly add and edit notes and dimensions, find areas and distances quickly, and extract hidden data
  • Work with the DesignCenter, create text, and learn to lay out and print your drawings

If you want to quickly get up to speed on the newest version of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, Introducing AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD LT 2010 is a fast, no-nonsense way to learn the software.

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Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Familiar with AutoCAD
1
Chapter 2 Understanding the Drafting Tools
31
Chapter 3 Drawing 2D Objects
67
Chapter 4 Editing AutoCAD Objects
103
Chapter 5 Editing with the Modify Panel Tools
125
Chapter 6 Creating 3D Drawings
151
Chapter 7 Getting Organized with Layers
203
Chapter 8 Using Blocks Groups Xrefs and DesignCenter
233
Chapter 9 Creating Text
263
Chapter 10 Using Dimensions
291
Chapter 11 Gathering Information
323
Chapter 12 Laying Out and Printing Your Drawings
337
Index
371
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About the author (2009)

George Omura is a licensed architect, Autodesk Authorized Author, and CAD specialist with more than 20 years of experience in AutoCAD and over 30 years of experience in architecture. He has worked on design projects ranging from resort hotels to metropolitan transit systems to the San Francisco Library project. George has written numerous other AutoCAD books for Sybex, including Introducing AutoCAD 2008, Mastering AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD LT 2008, and Just Enough AutoCAD 2007.

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