AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011: No Experience Required

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 10, 2010 - Computers - 920 pages
A step-by-step tutorial on AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT basics

AutoCAD is the leading drawing software, used by design and drafting professionals to create 2D and 3D technical drawings. This tutorial is aimed at AutoCAD novices and provides you with the essentials you need so you can acquire the necessary skills to work in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT immediately. 

You'll begin with the basics and gradually progress to more advanced topics and features, such as grouping, elevations, hatches, and using text in drawings. Concise explanations, focused examples, and step-by-step instructions round out this hands-on tutorial.

  • Begins with the basics of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, the leading 2D and 3D drawing software
  • Progresses to more advanced topics and skill sets and covers grouping, hatches, and text in drawings
  • Introduces dimensioning, external references, layouts and printing, and using 3D Contains helpful examples and step-by-step instructions so you can get started using AutoCAD immediately

Featuring the most up-to-date techniques, tactics, industry standards, and methods, this tutorial will get you started using AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT right away.

 

 

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Contents

Getting to Know AutoCAD
1
Learning Basic Commands to Get Started
37
Setting Up a Drawing
73
Part 1
99
Creating Doors
130
Part 2
167
Constructing the Bathroom
220
Using Layers to Organize Your Drawing
241
Are You Experienced?
592
Dimensioning a Drawing
593
Managing External References
657
Using Layouts to Set Up a Print
699
Setting Up Layouts
741
Printing an AutoCAD Drawing
781
Printing a Drawing
806
Creating 3D Geometry
831

Combining Objects into Blocks
307
Controlling Text in a Drawing
367
Using Dynamic Blocks and Tables
439
Creating a Dynamic Block
472
Creating a Table
485
Generating Elevations
505
Working with Hatches Gradients and Tool Palettes
555
Creating the Floor Foundation and Thresholds
852
Getting Further Directions in 3D
901
Are You Experienced?
909
Rendering and Materials
911
Adding Materials
932
Glossary
945
Index
963

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About the author (2010)

Donnie Gladfelter is a highly visible and respected thought leader in the CAD community. He is well known for his CAD Geek blog (www.thecadgeek.com), has written many articles for the popular AUGIWorld magazine, and is a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University and other industry events. He has worked with the development team at Autodesk to help shape future versions of AutoCAD, and the company has featured him in numerous video interviews, including their popular "Ask the Expert" series. Donnie also helps empower CAD professionals by providing training and services to companies around the world as a member of the Autodesk User Group International Board of Directors.

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