AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Essentials

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John Wiley & Sons, May 4, 2011 - Computers - 384 pages
Learn the Essentials on Autodesk's powerhouse architectural software

The new Essentials series from Sybex helps you quickly learn and use Autodesk software. This beautiful, task-based, full-color Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. Readers learn how to draw in 2D, shape complex curves, manage objects with layers, organize with blocks and groups, add dimensions and annotation, work with layouts, plot and print, model in 3D, create realistic renderings, and much more.

This four-color Essentials book features real-world tutorials, downloadable before-and-after exercise files, and additional suggested exercises. This book is recommended as a Certification Preparation study guide resource for the AutoCAD Associate and Professional exams.

  • Covers AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 fundamentals, so you become quickly productive with the software
  • Prepares you for the AutoCAD 2012 Associate and Professional certification exam
  • Uses straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials to teach the software's core features and functions
  • Helps you develop the skills you'll need throughout a production pipeline, whether you're a beginner or a more experienced user brushing up on the basics

If you want to learn AutoCAD essentials, AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Essentials is the place to start.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started
1
Chapter 2 Basic Drawing Skills
13
Chapter 3 Using Drawing Aids
37
Chapter 4 Editing Entities
51
Chapter 5 Shaping Curves
77
Chapter 6 Controlling Object Visibility and Appearance
95
Chapter 7 Organizing Objects
117
Chapter 8 Hatching and Gradients
139
Chapter 12 Keeping In Control with Constraints
209
Chapter 13 Working with Layouts and Annotative Objects
223
Chapter 14 Printing and Plotting
247
Chapter 15 Storing Presenting and Extracting Data
271
Chapter 16 Navigating 3D Models
293
Chapter 17 Modeling in 3D
311
Chapter 18 Presenting Your Design
337
Appendix AutoCAD Certification
355

Chapter 9 Working with Blocks and Xrefs
157
Chapter 10 Creating and Editing Text
177
Chapter 11 Dimensioning
191
Index
365
Advertisement
378
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Scott Onstott is a consultant, lecturer, author, and independent video producer who has more than 13 years of experience teaching and writing about architectural and design visualization software.?He has a degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, worked in several prominent architecture and engineering firms in San Francisco, and has taught thousands of students in three Bay Area universities.?He is the coauthor of AutoCAD: Professional Tips and Techniques, author of Enhancing Architectural Drawings and Models with Photoshop, and offers instructional video courses on AutoCAD, Revit, 3ds Max,?Photoshop,?and SketchUp.?Scott is a columnist at Photoshop User magazine and regularly contributes to popular industry websites.

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