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"Omura's explanations are concise, his graphics are excellent, and his examples are practical."
The Definitive CAD Resource Updated for 2005
Mastering AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005 is a fully updated edition of Omura's enduring masterpiece. Once again, he delivers the most comprehensive and comprehensible coverage for AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT users including information on the Sheet Set Manager, field command, table tool and the software's other productivity enhancers. If you've never used AutoCAD, the tutorial approach and step-by-step instruction will help you get started right away. If you're an AutoCAD veteran, in-depth explanations of AutoCAD's newest and most advanced features will help you become an AutoCAD expert. Whatever your experience, however you use AutoCAD, you’ll refer to this indispensable resource again and again.
- Finding your way around the AutoCAD interface
- Creating and developing an AutoCAD drawing
- Keeping track of your projects with the new sheet set manager
- Importing spreadsheets and editing tables with the new Table tool
- Updating text automatically with the new field command
- Controlling your drawings' printed output
- Discovering hidden features
- Mastering the 3D modeling and rendering process
- Customizing AutoCAD
- Linking drawings to databases and spreadsheets
- Managing custom symbols
- Securing and authenticating your files
- Aligning and coordinating Layout views
- Using Publish to share files with non-AutoCAD users
The world's bestselling AutoCAD book updated for the 2005 software.
About the Author
George Omura is an architect, illustrator, and animator who has worked on design projects ranging from resort hotels to metropolitan transit systems. He has written numerous other AutoCAD books for Sybex, including Mastering AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2004, Mastering AutoCAD 2002, Mastering AutoCAD 2000, and Mastering Autodesk VIZ 4.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Basics.
Chapter 1: This Is AutoCAD.
Chapter 2: Creating Your First Drawing.
Chapter 3: Learning the Tools of the Trade.
Chapter 4: Organizing Your Work.
Part 2: Building on the Basics.
Chapter 5: Editing for Productivity.
Chapter 6: Enhancing Your Drawing Skills.
Chapter 7: Printing, Plotting, and Layouts.
Chapter 8: Adding Text to Drawings.
Chapter 9: Using Dimensions.
Part 3: Becoming an Expert.
Chapter 10: Attributes—Storing Data with Graphics.
Chapter 11: Copying Pre-existing Drawings into AutoCAD.
Chapter 12: Power Editing.
Chapter 13: Drawing Curves and Solid Fills.
Chapter 14: Getting and Exchanging Data from Drawings.
Part 4: 3D Modeling and Imaging.
Chapter 15: Introducing 3D.
Chapter 16: Using Advanced 3D Features.
Chapter 17: Rendering and Animating 3D Drawings.
Chapter 18: Mastering 3D Solids.
Part 5: Customization and Integration.
Chapter 19: Introduction to Customization.
Chapter 20: Integrating AutoCAD into Your Projects and Organization.
Chapter 21: Managing and Sharing Your Drawings.
Chapter 22: Keeping a Project Organized with Sheet Sets.
Appendix A: Installing and Setting Up AutoCAD.
Appendix B: Hardware and Software Tips.
Appendix C: System and Dimension Variables.