AutoCAD 2012 For Dummies

AutoCAD 2012 For Dummies

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By (author) David Byrnes

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 231mm x 30mm | 1,361g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118024400
  • ISBN 13: 9781118024409
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 171,503

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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 moreNewcomers to AutoCAD will easily master the software with help from this full-color edition of AutoCAD 2012 For Dummies.

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Table of contents

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.