AutoCad 2000 in a Nutshell: A Command Reference Guide

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O'Reilly, 2000 - Computers - 625 pages
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AutoCAD is the most widely used PC-based design program in the world, with approximately 2 million design professionals worldwide--from architects to mechanical designers to electrical engineers--already using the program. With the recent release of AutoCAD 2000 adding hundreds of new features, the demand for the program continues to grow as well as the need for a concise and comprehensive reference book.

AutoCAD 2000 in a Nutshellprovides the most complete and comprehensive reference for the newly released AutoCAD 2000. The book contains alphabetically arranged descriptions of nearly every command, including toolbar and command line launch options and important command dialog boxes with detailed descriptions of the various options available to the user. And for advanced users who want to customize the software, there is information on system variables used for scripts, macros, and Autolisp.

The book is intended to be a technical reference for both intermediate and advanced users. This book will save valuable time and increase productivity with hundreds of tips culled from the author's years of experience as an AutoCAD user and instructor.

AutoCAD 2000 in a Nutshellbegins with a solid introduction, including a step-by-step guide to the Startup Wizard and setting up a new file, plus a complete listing of all of the new commands in AutoCAD 2000. It also contains a list of AutoCAD 2000 commands, new and old, broken out by function.

The author, Dorothy Kent, has taught AutoCAD to industry professionals for years. She is the author ofThe AutoCAD Reference Guide: Release 13andAutoCAD Reference Guide: Everything You Wanted to Know about AutoCAD--Fast!.

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Chapter 1Whats New in AutoCAD 2000
Chapter 2Command Index and Global Topics
Chapter 3Alphabetical Reference

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About the author (2000)

Dorothy Kent is a published author and veteran AutoCAD end user and trainer. Since 1983, she has taught hundreds of industry professionals and their support staff how to be productive with AutoCAD. This includes creating customized training and implementation programs. A registered Autodesk author, Dorothy has been a guest speaker at Autodesk University, is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Cadalyst magazine, and has worked with Autodesk's Customer Education and Training Department developing training materials for their Learning Resource Series publications. Dorothy previously published an AutoCAD book with Springer Verlag. Dorothy has also published her best seller AutoCAD Reference Guide with New Riders Publishing and was a contributor to Inside AutoCAD, Special Edition. For information regarding customized AutoCAD training programs, you can contact Dorothy via the Internet at

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