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AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011: No Experience Requiredby Donnie Gladfelter
Synopses & Reviews
AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011: No Experience Required is the perfect step-by-step introduction to Autodesk's powerful CAD software. This new edition, thoroughly revised and updated by well-known AutoCAD expert Donnie Gladfelter, helps you quickly see results as you proceed through an engaging, hands-on tutorial. Learn how to plan, develop, document, and present a complete AutoCAD project by following each step sequentially, or, if you prefer, jump in at any stage by downloading the drawing files from the book's companion website. You'll master all essential AutoCAD features, get a thorough grounding in the basics, learn the very latest industry standards and techniques, and quickly become productive with AutoCAD 2011.
Use modern drafting practices to correctly dimension and annotate drawings
Create sophisticated drawings using blocks, hatches, fields, and more
Build, visualize, and analyze your drawing using 3D solids and the new 3D surfaces feature
Step-by-step instructions for AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT basics.
A step-by-step tutorial on AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT basics
AutoCAD is the leading drawing software, used by design and drafting professionals to create 2D and 3D technical drawings. This tutorial is aimed at AutoCAD novices and provides you with the essentials you need so you can acquire the necessary skills to work in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT immediately.
You'll begin with the basics and gradually progress to more advanced topics and features, such as grouping, elevations, hatches, and using text in drawings. Concise explanations, focused examples, and step-by-step instructions round out this hands-on tutorial.
Featuring the most up-to-date techniques, tactics, industry standards, and methods, this tutorial will get you started using AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT right away.
AutoCAD: No Experience Required teaches AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT essentials to new users with concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and a hands-on tutorial project that runs throughout the book. The opening chapters introduce readers to the AutoCAD interface, basic commands, and creating drawings. The middle chapters build upon the basics and introduce more advanced features and skills, such as grouping, elevations, hatches, and using text in drawings. The final chapters round out a beginner's skill set by introducing dimensioning, external references, layouts and printing, and using 3D. The new, high profile author is aggressively revising the book to fully modernize all of its techniques, tactics, and methods while also addressing all of the new features in AutoCAD.
About the Author
Donnie Gladfelter is a highly visible and respected thought leader in the CAD community. He is well known for his CAD Geek blog (www.thecadgeek.com), has written many articles for the popular AUGIWorld magazine, and is a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University and other industry events. He has worked with the development team at Autodesk to help shape future versions of AutoCAD, and the company has featured him in numerous video interviews, including their popular "Ask the Expert" series. Donnie also helps empower CAD professionals by providing training and services to companies around the world as a member of the Autodesk User Group International Board of Directors.
Table of Contents
1. Getting to know AutoCAD.
2. Learning Basic Commands to Get Started.
3. Setting Up a Drawing.
4. Developing Drawing Strategies, pt.1.
5. Developing Drawing Strategies, pt.2.
6. Using Layers to Organize Your Drawing.
7. Combining Objects into Blocks.
8. Controlling Text in a Drawing.
9. Using Dynamic Blocks and Tables.
10. Generating Elevations.
11. Working with Hatches, Gradients, and Tool Palettes.
12. Dimensioning a Drawing.
13. Managing External References.
14. Using Layouts to Set Up a Print.
15. Printing an AutoCAD Drawing.
16. Creating 3D Geometry.
17. Rendering and Materials.
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