AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 4, 2008 - Computers - 759 pages
Nobody ever said AutoCAD was easy, which is why you need AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT 2009 All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies! These nine minibooks cover all the stuff you need to know to set up AutoCAD for 2D or 3D, create drawings, modify and share them, publish your work, and more. There’s even a minibook devoted to increasing your options with AutoCAD LT!

This one-stop guide to creating great technical drawings using AutoCAD 2009 shows you how to navigate the AutoCAD interface, set up drawings, use basic and precision tools, and use drawing objects. You’ll learn how to annotate your drawings, use dimensioning and hatching, and work with AutoCAD’s new Annotation Scaling feature. You’ll also find out how to work with solids, texture surfaces, add lighting, and much more. Discover how to

  • Navigate the AutoCAD interface
  • Work with lines, shapes, and curves
  • Add explanatory text
  • Understand AutoCAD LT’s limitations
  • Render your drawings
  • Create and manage blocks
  • Use AutoCAD advanced drafting techniques
  • Comply with CAD management and standards
  • Share your work with others
  • Customize the AutoCAD interface, tools, and more

Complete with Web links to advanced information on navigating the AutoCAD programming interfaces, using custom programs, getting started with AutoLISP, and working with Visual Basic for AutoCAD, AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT 2009 All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies is the only comprehensive AutoCAD guide you’ll ever need.

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About the author (2008)

Lee Ambrosius works for Autodesk as a technical writer for the Platform Solutions and Emerging Business (PSEB) division and is based out of his home office. Before that, he worked as an independent consultant for more than three years, and before that he was a resident of a cubicle farm for about eight years, where he worked as a systems analyst creating custom applications. Even though Lee doesn’t work for himself anymore, he still runs his Web site, www.hyperpics.com, and his blog, hyperpics.blogs.com. He has been using AutoCAD since 1994, when he was first exposed to Release 12 for DOS, and has been customizing and programming AutoCAD since 1996. Lee was an AutoCAD consultant and trainer for more than ten years, and has been teaching at Autodesk University since 2004.
For over a decade, Lee has authored a variety of works that include articles for CAD magazines and white papers for Autodesk and has been a contributing author on a few occasions for AutoCAD books. He has been a technical editor for the recent editions of AutoCAD For Dummies and AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Bible. The first version of this book, AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, was his first venture into being a coauthor for a book before going off and authoring the book AutoCAD 2008 3D Modeling Workbook For Dummies.

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