AutoCAD 2007 and AutoCAD LT 2007 Bible

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Wiley, Jul 5, 2006 - Computers - 1252 pages
  • Due to its comprehensiveness, this book is very popular among both novice and experienced users, and a "Quick Start" will have beginners creating a CAD drawing on their first day
  • LI>Begins with an overview of the basics of AutoCAD, such as creating drawings, using commands, and specifying coordinatesLI>Each chapter builds off the previous one in order to gradually discuss 2D and 3D drawing techniques, including using layers, creating dimensions, 3D coordinates, and renderingLI>Addresses customization of commands and toolbars and programming AutoCAD using AutoLISP and VBA; includes coverage of AutoCAD LT–the popular, inexpensive 2D technical drawing programLI>The CD-ROM contains before-and-after real-world drawings, bonus appendices, freeware and shareware programs, the book in searchable PDF format, and a 30day trial version of AutoCAD software

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    About the author (2006)

    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 and PowerPoint, and she publishes a monthly AutoCAD Tips Newsletter. Ellen has written extensively on AutoCAD, including articles for Autodesk's Web site, such as three white papers on dynamic blocks, and features for AutoCAD's Help system. She is also the editor of Inside AutoCAD, a monthly newsletter published by Eli Journals.
    Ellen's first book was AutoCAD For Dummies Quick Reference. Since then, she has written books on Word, PowerPoint, OpenOffice.org (OpenOffice.org For Dummies), Flash (such as Flash 8 For Dummies), and Web technologies (for example, Syndicating Web Sites with RSS Feeds For Dummies). You're holding the seventh edition of this book, which previously appeared for AutoCAD releases 14, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006.

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