AutoCAD& AutoCAD LTAll-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
by David Byrnes Lee Ambrosius
Publisher: For Dummies - 07 August, 2006
AutoCAD is the leading software tool for creating technical and architectural drawings, but it definitely doesn't lead in the "easy to master" category. That's why there's AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies—the perfect way to break a complex topic into bite-size, easy-to-understand pieces.
Once you get the hang of using AutoCAD and its slightly less feature-rich cousin, AutoCAD LT, you discover that it offers wonderful advantages. AutoCAD allows you to
Create precision to 14 significant digits
Re-use portions of your drawings by copying and pasting
Draw things full size and print your drawings in any scale
Produce drawings that are easier to read when reduced
Electronically share and distribute drawings
Design in 2D or 3D
So obviously, the trick is to speed up that "getting the hang of it" process. That's where AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies comes in especially handy. Ten easy-to-follow minibooks cover every aspect of AutoCAD, including the latest features of AutoCAD 2007, so you can find just what you need to know quickly and easily. You'll get the scoop on
AutoCAD basics, such as setting up drawings, finding your way around the interface, and using all the tools
Drawing and modifying objects in 2D and annotating your drawings
3D modeling and viewing, working with solids and surfaces, and rendering
Understanding how AutoCAD LT differs from AutoCAD and deciding which program you need
Advanced drafting skills, including organizing drawings, working with blocks, and using AutoCAD utilities
Setting up your drawings for plotting to paper and publishing
Sharing your drawings online for collaboration
Customizing and programming AutoCAD to make it work the way you want it to
In the familiar, friendly For Dummies fashion, AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies gives you plain-English explanations and step-by-step directions. Written by a pair of AutoDesk Authorized Authors, this handy guide will help make your relationship with AutoCAD a happy and productive one.
From the Back Cover
10 books in 1— your key to AutoCAD success!
Your one-stop guide to all that's new in the leading CAD software
Here's a whole shelf of reference books in one handy cover! These convenient minibooks make it easy to find and figure out what you need to know, no matter how you use AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. From basic stuff like setting up drawings to 3D modeling, customization, and programming AutoCAD, you've got the goods all in one place.
Discover how to
Set up drawings and files
Draw and modify objects
Work with text and dimensions
Create 2D and 3D drawings
Plot and publish your work
Manage drawings for sharing