AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Bible
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AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Bible

By (author) Ellen Finkelstein

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The bestselling guide to AutoCAD, fully updated for the 2013 version AutoCAD, the number one architectural drawing software, can be challenging to learn. This comprehensive guide has sold more than 160,000 copies in previous editions and is the go-to resource for architects, engineers, drafters, interior designers, and space planners who need to learn and use AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. From the basics of creating drawings and using commands to 2D and 3D drawing techniques, using layers, rendering, and customizing the program, this book covers it all. A Quick Start guide allows even newcomers to create an actual drawing on their very first day. Expert AutoCAD author Ellen Finkelstein presents more than 150 tutorials illustrated with real-world drawings from AutoCAD pros. The companion website includes before-and-after drawings, bonus chapters, video tutorials, and more! * The comprehensive, soup-to-nuts reference that even some Autodesk employees keep on their desks * Covers AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT in complete detail, from using the interface and commands to customizing and programming AutoCAD with AutoLISP and VBA * Begins with a Quick Start guide to help novices create a real drawing on their first day with the program * Covers creating drawings, using commands, and specifying coordinates; working with complex 2D and 3D drawing techniques; using layers; and creating dimensions, 3D coordinates, solids, and rendering * Discusses customizing commands and toolbars and programming AutoCAD with AutoLISP and VBA * Includes a companion website with bonus content, video tutorials, and before-and-after drawings AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Bible is the comprehensive, one-stop AutoCAD resource for newcomers and veterans alike.

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  • Paperback | 846 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 53.34mm | 1,315.41g
  • 26 Jul 2012
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • 1118328299
  • 9781118328293
  • 270,908

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Ellen Finkelstein has been teaching and writing about AutoCAD since 1989. Besides writing computer books, she has written content for Autodesk and taught at Autodesk University. Visit her website, www.ellenfinkelstein.com, for free AutoCAD tips and tutorials.

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Discover how to create and shape your world From complex 2D and 3D drawing techniques to customizing the user interface, this in-depth guide gets you up and running with AutoCAD 2013 or AutoCAD LT 2013. You'll be able to quickly create your first drawing with the Quick Start tutorial and then dive into the advanced features and functionality to find out what you can achieve with this amazing program. In no time, you'll be building models, annotating them with dimensions, plotting or even rendering them, and much more! Set up and customize AutoCAD to make it easier to work Navigate around the user interface to seamlessly interact with the software Utilize the connection with Autodesk(R) 360 to synchronize files and store them in the cloud Build 3D models with surfaces and solids Start programming AutoCAD using AutoLISP and .NET Path arrays are now easier to create Easily create a series of 2D views of your 3D models Add intelligence and flexibility with dynamic blocks What's on the companion website? Before-and-after drawings for each tutorial Fifteen bonus chapters, 7 addenda, and over 400 pages of additional content Video tutorials Links to many additional resources

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