Mastering AutoCAD: Release 11

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Sybex, 1991 - AutoCAD. - 931 pages
This fully revised and expanded new edition presents detailed tutorials and discussion covering all major aspects of AutoCAD work, from creating a simple drawing to managing a major design project. Includes valuable coverage of advanced topics such as 3-D solid modeling, perspective views, and more; plus AutoCAD's latest enhancements,

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Contents

Part One The Basics
1
This Is AutoCAD
3
Creating Your Fitst Drawing
29
Learning the Tools of the Trade
57
Chapter 6
77
Organizing Your Work
91
Organizing Information with Layers
109
Chapter 20
119
Using Blocks CrossReferences and Layers
349
Drawing Curves and Solid Fills
383
Getting and Exchanging Data from Drawings
423
Part Four Modeling and Imaging in
457
Introducing 3D
459
Using Advanced 3D Features
513
Rendering 3D Drawings with AutoShade
577
Mastering 3D Solids
629

Part Two Discovering the AutoCAD Advantage
127
Editing for Productivity
129
Managing a Large Drawing
163
Altering a Part
177
Printing and Plotting
193
Adding Text to Drawings
221
Using Dimensions
253
Chapter 21
277
Part Three How to Get the Most from AutoCAD
281
Storing Data with Graphics
283
Entering Preexisting Drawings
311
Power Editing
331
Finding the Properties of a Solid
672
Taking AutoCAD to the Limit
679
AutoCADs Hidden Treasures
681
Exploring AutoLISP
709
Integrating AutoCAD into Your Project and Organization
733
Appendix A Hardware and Software Tips
785
Appendix B Installing AutoCAD and AutoShade
815
A DOS Primer
843
Macros and Programs
861
Appendix E System Variables
873
Index
903
Copyright

About the author (1991)

George Omura is a licensed architect, Autodesk Authorized Author, and CAD specialist with more than 20 years of experience in AutoCAD and over 30 years of experience in architecture. He has worked on design projects ranging from resort hotels to metropolitan transit systems to the San Francisco Library project. George has written numerous other AutoCAD books for Sybex, including Introducing AutoCAD 2008, Mastering AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD LT 2008, and Just Enough AutoCAD 2007.

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