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AutoCAD for Dummiesby Mark Middlebrook
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Get up and running fast — no experience necessary! AutoCAD 2002 is unbeatable when it comes to creating professional-quality technical drawings. Unfortunately, AutoCAD is also notoriously complex — which is why you need this friendly guide. From drawing and editing fundamentals to paper space plot layouts, xrefs, Internet collaboration, and more, Mark Middlebrook and Bud Smith will get you up to speed in no time!
Discover how to: Get a grip on draw, edit, and zoom basics Add text, hatching, and dimension to drawings Plot the perfect printout Speed up workflow with reusable blocks Collaborate on drawings over the Web
The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun
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An informative introduction to the world's leading drafting software covers every aspect of this program, from the basics to more advanced applications, and furnishes the latest features, including Internet-driven design capabilities. Original. Beginner.
Latest edition of this widely used technical drawing programme.
With AutoCAD 2002 For Dummies you can start designing with the world's top drafting software -? no prior knowledge required. This book helps you learn both the menu and toolbar access to commands; maximize productivity by learning how to customize AutoCAD to fit the way you work; and speed up your work by using the command line as an accelerator.
This book covers product enhancements first introduced with the AutoCAD 2000i interim software. These key new features include internet-driven design capabilities. Now you can publish to the Web and collaborate with designers and customers online. Also, the user interface has been updated to bring it into closer alignment with the standard Microsoft Windows interface.
About the Author
Mark Middlebrook, an AutoCAD expert, is president of Daedalus Consulting and a contributing editor at CADALYST magazine. Bud Smith is a veteran For Dummies author.
Table of Contents
PART I: AutoCAD 101.
Chapter 1: Introducing AutoCAD 2002.
Chapter 2: Le Tour de AutoCAD 2002.
Chapter 3: Your (Drafting) Table Is Ready.
Chapter 4: Setup for Success.
PART II: Let There Be Lines.
Chapter 5: Get Ready to Draw.
Chapter 6: Where to Draw the Line.
Chapter 7: Edit for Credit.
Chapter 8: A Zoom with a View.
PART III: If Drawings Could Talk.
Chapter 9: Text with Character.
Chapter 10: Entering New Dimensions.
Chapter 11: Down the Hatch.
Chapter 12: The Plot Thickens.
PART IV: Share and Share Alike.
Chapter 13: Playing Blocks and Rasteroids.
Chapter 14: Data-Based Drawing.
Chapter 15: Drawing on the Internet.
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Do No Harm.
Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Swap Drawing Data with Other People and Programs.
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