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AutoCAD 2012 For Dummies - David Byrnes

AutoCAD 2012 For Dummies

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Published: 22nd April 2011
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A full-color guide to the #1 architectural drafting program—AutoCAD 2012!

AutoCAD is the leading software used to create 2D and 3D technical drawings. Used by engineers, architects, and drafting professionals, it can be complex and is a perfect subject for the tried-and-true For Dummies format. Full-color illustrations make the instructions even easier to follow, because examples in the book appear exactly as they will on the screen.

  • Explains AutoCAD and gets readers quickly up to speed on the latest version
  • Features full-color illustrations that look the same as the AutoCAD 2012 screens, making the interface and the all-important Model view easier to understand
  • Covers all the new features, creating a basic layout, using AutoCAD DesignCenter, drawing and editing, working with dimensions, adding text, and more
Newcomers to AutoCAD will easily master the software with help from this full-color edition of AutoCAD 2012 For Dummies.

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      Foreword.

      Introduction.

      Part I: AutoCAD 101.

      Chapter 1: Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

      Chapter 2: Le Tour de AutoCAD 2012.

      Chapter 3: A Lap around the CAD Track.

      Chapter 4: Setup for Success.

      Chapter 5: Planning for Paper.

      Part II: Let There Be Lines.

      Chapter 6: Manage Your Properties

      Chapter 7: Preciseliness Is Next to CADliness.

      Chapter 8: Down the Straightaway.

      Chapter 9: Dangerous Curves Ahead.

      Chapter 10: Get a Grip on Object Selection.

      Chapter 11: Edit for Credit.

      Chapter 12: A Zoom with a View.

      Part III: If Drawings Could Talk.

      Chapter 13: Text with Character.

      Chapter 14: Entering New Dimensions.

      Chapter 15: Down the Hatch.

      Chapter 16: The Plot Thickens.

      Part IV: Advancing with AutoCAD.

      Chapter 17: The ABCs of Blocks.

      Chapter 18: Going Dynamic and External.

      Chapter 19: Call the Parametrics!

      Chapter 20: Drawing on the Internet.

      Part V: On a 3D Spree.

      Chapter 21: It's a 3D World After All.

      Chapter 22: From Drawings . . . to Models.

      Chapter 23: On a Render Bender.

      Part VI: The Part of Tens.

      Chapter 24: Ten Great AutoCAD Resources.

      Chapter 25: Ten Differences between AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

      Chapter 26: Ten System Variables to Make Your Life Easier.

      Index.

      ISBN: 9781118024409
      ISBN-10: 1118024400
      Series: For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 560
      Published: 22nd April 2011
      Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
      Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 18.8  x 2.9
      Edition Number: 1