AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD LT 2008: No Experience Required

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 30, 2007 - Computers - 720 pages
Presenting you with the perfect step-by-step introduction to the world’s leading CAD software, this this perennial bestseller is completely revised and features comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the latest AutoCAD features, such as dynamic blocks, external references, and 3D design. You’ll get concise explanations and practical tutorials that you can follow sequentially or jump in at any chapter by downloading the drawing files from the Sybex Web site, Either way, you’ll master AutoCAD features, get a thorough grounding in its essentials, and see quick results.

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Chapter 1 Getting to Know AutoCAD
Chapter 2 Learning Basic Commands to Get Started
Chapter 3 Setting Up a Drawing
Chapter 4 Gaining Drawing Strategies Part 1
Chapter 5 Gaining Drawing Strategies Part 2
Chapter 6 Using Layers to Organize Your Drawing
Chapter 7 Combining Objects into Blocks
Chapter 8 Controlling Text in a Drawing
Chapter 11 Working with Hatches and Gradients
Chapter 12 Dimensioning a Drawing
Chapter 13 Managing External References
Chapter 14 Using Layouts to Set Up a Print
Chapter 15 Printing an AutoCAD Drawing
Chapter 16 Creating 3D Geometry
Chapter 17 Materials and Rendering

Chapter 9 Using Dynamic Blocks and Tables
Chapter 10 Generating Elevations

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About the author (2007)

David Frey ( San Rafael, California) has been working in the fields of architecture and construction for more than 20 years and teaching AutoCAD to AEC design professionals, engineers, students, and teachers for 14 years. He is the author of seven previous best-selling editions of AutoCAD: No Experience Required. David holds a Master’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jon McFarland (Cleveland) manages a design department at a property development company, where he uses AutoCAD and VIZ to create visualizations of proposed facility construction and expansions. He has also taught AutoCAD, VIZ, and 3ds Max courses at the university level.

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