AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Bible

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 15, 2011 - Computers - 1296 pages
The latest version of this perennial favorite, in-depth, reference-tutorial

This top-selling book has been updated by AutoCAD guru and author Ellen Finkelstein to provide you with the very latest coverage of both AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012. It begins with a Quick Start tutorial, so you start creating right away. From there, the book covers so much in-depth material on AutoCAD that it is said that even Autodesk employees keep this comprehensive book at their desks. A DVD is included that features before-and-after drawings of all the tutorials and plenty of great examples from AutoCAD professionals.

  • Explains in depth both AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012
  • Written by Ellen Finkelstein, a long-time AutoCAD instructor and very popular author of many editions of the AutoCAD Bible
  • Starts with a tutorial on AutoCAD 2012 that covers the basics of creating drawings, using commands, and specifying coordinates
  • Builds on early chapters to cover more complex 2D and 3D drawing techniques Discusses advanced topics such as customization and programming AutoCAD using AutoLISP and VBA
  • Features a DVD with before-and-after drawings for each tutorial, and more

If you're eager to create 2D and 3D technical drawings with AutoCAD 2012, the AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT2012 Bible is what you need!

 

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Contents

Drawing a Window
3
Organizing and Managing Drawings 865
11
Starting to Draw
13
Opening a Drawing
29
Using Commands
35
Undoing a command
45
Specifying Coordinates
53
Chapter 5
62
Summary
605
Referencing Other Drawings
607
Summary
630
Drawing in Three Dimensions
631
Summary
660
Viewing 3D Drawings
661
Viewing3DDrawings
662
Using 3D Orbit
675

Displaying Coordinates
66
Using the temporary tracking feature
83
Setting Up a Drawing
87
Using annotative scales
94
Summary
100
Drawing in Two Dimensions
101
Drawing Simple Lines
103
Creating Rays
109
Drawing Curves and Points
113
Viewing Your Drawing
129
Using the SteeringWheels
136
Working with Tiled Viewports
146
Understanding User Coordinate Systems
152
Summary
159
Editing Your Drawing with Basic Tools
161
Editing Your Drawing with Advanced Tools
187
Resizing commands
202
Using Construction Commands
213
Creating rounded corners
220
DoubleClicking to Edit Objects
233
Customizing grips
240
Using the FILTER command
247
Organizing Drawings with Layers and Object Properties
253
Manipulating Object Color Linetype Lineweight and Transparency
276
Working with Linetype Scales
282
Obtaining Information from Your Drawing
289
Summary
309
Creating Text
311
Adding special characters and formatting
315
Creating Multiline Text
325
Creating Tables
338
Inserting Fields
355
Drawing Dimensions
367
Dimensioning Arcs and Circles
381
Creating Ordinate Dimensions
387
Aligning and combining leaders
395
Creating Inspection Dimensions
401
Editing objects and dimensions together
415
Creating Dimension Styles
419
Drawing Complex Objects
451
Drawing multilines
487
Digitizing Drawings with the TABLET Command
493
Plotting and Printing Your Drawing
497
Using the Layout Wizard
500
Annotating a layout
512
Working with Plot Styles
521
Plotting a Drawing
529
WorkingwithData
535
Working with Blocks
537
Redefining a block
555
Using Windows Features to Copy Data
581
Adding Attributes to Blocks
585
Making global changes in attributes
595
Using ShowMotion to Cycle Through Views
681
Navigating with the SteeringWheels
693
Laying Out 3D Drawings
703
Printing in 3D
710
Creating 3D Surfaces
713
Drawing an Extruded Surface
730
Converting meshes to smooth surfaces
755
Creating Solids and Editing in 3D
759
Creating Extruded Solids
765
Drawing Lofted Solids
771
Manipulating Solids
777
Working with Mesh Shapes
784
Creating Complex Solids
792
Sectioning and Slicing Solids
800
Using the SOLIDEDIT Command
818
Listing Solid Properties
825
Rendering in 3D
829
Creating Lights
832
Producing a distant light
838
Working with Materials
847
Attaching and removing materials
856
Summary
863
Accessing Drawing Content with Tool Palettes
874
Setting Standards for Drawings
883
Using a sheet set
911
Maintaining Security
919
Summary
925
Managing images
938
Pasting Linking and Embedding Objects
944
Summary
952
Using a hyperlink
963
Summary
980
Creating Macros and Slide Shows
1007
Creating slides
1015
CreatingShapesandFonts
1031
Customizing the Ribbon and Menus
1043
Customizing the Menu bar and shortcuts menus
1055
Customizing mouse buttons and tablet buttons
1062
Customizing the Quick Properties palette and rollover tooltips
1068
Understanding AutoLISP and Visual LISP Basics
1073
Using the Visual LISP editor
1079
Creating AutoLISP Files
1085
Exploring AutoLISP Further
1089
Exploring Advanced AutoLISP Topics
1113
Debugging Code
1123
Summary
1130
Programming with NET
1131
Using constants
1161
Appendixes
1165
AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Resources
1199
Whats on the DVD
1205
BonusChapter On the CDROM
1213
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