AutoCAD 2000: One Step at a Time Advanced

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Autodesk, 2000 - Computers - 789 pages
A book designed for novice AutoCAD users that is ideal for independent study. Sykes uses a step-by-step approach and over 1800 graphics to make learning AutoCAD 2000 easy. This book takes a three pronged approach to teaching AutoCAD by integrating book, CD-ROM, and web-based support to create a complete learning system.


  • 120 "Do This guided exercises"-- Divided into three columns: "Steps, Command Sequence, and Tools."
    • Provides "users" with the step-by-step instructions that explain the task, show it being done, and any tools that might make it easier--along with how the "results" of the task should appear on the computer screen.
  • Visual approach--Includes over 1800 graphics and 100 drawing files.
    • Supports book instructions with a generous use of detailed screen shots, actual drawings, and helpful graphics that appeal to users.
  • Free Multimedia CD--25 drawings tasks are captured as multimedia presentations for review. Presentations are keyed to specific "Do This" lessons in the book with a CD icon. CD also contains starter- drawing files for the book's lessons.
  • Companion Website (
    • This accompanying web-site provides a self-assessment tool to test understanding of key concepts. Questions are keyed to half of the "Do This" exercises and act as online practice quizzes.
  • "Extra Steps" section--In each lesson.
    • Provides readers with added features, bits of knowledge, or suggestions for further study used to promote learning after covering the basic material.
  • Tips and "tricks."
    • Helps bring the readerfully up to speed with drawing concepts, and enhances their understanding of topics.
  • Review questions and exercises.
    • Reinforces learned material.
  • Several independent projects.
    • Giving users setup information and encouraging them to refer to previous lessons to complete projects for a variety of disciplines and mastery levels.
  • Clear writing style.

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Space for a New Beginning
After the Setup
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Timothy Sean Sykes has been an instructor at Houston Community College and North Harris College in Houston, TX for over five years. Previously, he spent 16 years as a designer in the piping, furniture, structural, and display fields.

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