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AutoCAD 2005 for Dummies (For Dummies)by Mark Middlebrook
Synopses & Reviews
Use sheet sets, collaborate nicely, and go LT for 2005
Find out how to use DWF, live up to new standards, and share files online
AutoCAD can be complicated, but this book isnt! Heres where youll discover how to set up a drawing, toe the lines, add dimension and text, share your stuff, and more, in AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. Now youll be able to create a presentable, usable, printable, and sharable drawing without getting old before your time.
The Dummies Way
Discover how to:
Shows how to use the latest version of AutoCAD, the leading technical drawing software, in the For Dummies, friendly easy-to-understand style.
About the Author
Mark Middlebrook used to be an engineer but gave it up when he discovered that he couldn’t handle a real job. He is now principal of Daedalus Consulting, an independent CAD and computer consulting company in Oakland, California. (In case you wondered, Daedalus was the guy in ancient Greek legend who built the labyrinth on Crete. Mark named his company after Daedalus before he realized that few of his clients would be able to pronounce it and even fewer spell it.) Mark is also a contributing editor for CADALYST magazine and Webmaster of markcad.com. When he’s not busy being a cad, Mark sells and writes about wine for Paul Marcus Wines in Oakland. He also teaches literature and philosophy classes at St. Mary’s College of California — hence “Daedalus.” AutoCAD 2005 For Dummies is his sixth book on AutoCAD.
Table of Contents
Part I: AutoCAD 101.
Chapter 1: Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2005.
Chapter 2: Le Tour de AutoCAD 2005.
Chapter 3: Setup for Success .
Part II: Let There Be Lines.
Chapter 4: Get Ready to Draw.
Chapter 5: Where to Draw the Line.
Chapter 6: Edit for Credit.
Chapter 7: A Zoom with a View.
Chapter 8: On a 3D Spree.
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: Sheet Sets without Regrets.
Chapter 15: CAD Standards Rule.
Chapter 16: Drawing on the Internet.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Do No Harm.
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Swap Drawing Data with Other People and Programs.
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