Mastering AutoCAD 13 for Windows
Mastering AutoCAD 13 for Windows covers both the Windows 3.1 and NT versions, exploring everything from installation to customization - while simultaneously guiding you through AutoCAD's new graphical interface. Beginners: start your engines! Simple instruction sets help you create your first drawing, organize your work, manage large projects, and handle printing. Pros: throw it into overdrive! Expert coverage includes built-in 3D modeling, drag-and-drop capabilities, selection cycling, object grouping, complex line types, improved spline curves and ellipses, and associative hatching. Special treatment of new OLE client capabilities shows you how to add almost anything to your drawings - from word-processed documents to databases, spreadsheets, photos, and bitmap graphics. Don't miss these helpful road signs. Packed with tips and tricks for all user levels, this book offers valuable margin notes, interesting sidebars, Fast Track instructions, at-a-glance topic listings, special highlighting of new Release 13 features, and an alphabetical reference to commands and system variables. It's on the CD: Packed with useful add-ons, utilities, and the drawing files from the book's exercises, this CD is a $200 added value. You get a library of architectural symbols; a network plotter; a resolution enhancement program for most dot-matrix and laser printers; utilities for saving layer-settings, drawing text on curves, quickly changing line widths, and writing macros; and files that match the drawing lessons in the book. As an extra bonus, you'll also find an online resource guide to add-on applications and an assortment of AutoLISP utilities.
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The Busies 1 This Is AutoCAD
Creating Your First Drawing
Learning the Tools of the Trade
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