AutoCAD 2006 For Dummies

AutoCAD 2006 For Dummies

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 198.12 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 725.74g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0764589253
  • 9780764589256
  • 684,524

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Get acquainted with AutoCAD, one piece at a time Take a quick tour of AutoCAD, see what's new, and start making real drawings

If ever there was a software package that could use some down-to-earth explanation, it's AutoCAD. Thank heavens for this book! It's all here, from the basics of what AutoCAD does and how to set up a drawing to adding text and dimensions, printing (or plotting, in AutoCADese), and playing nicely with other AutoCAD kids.

Discover how to

Compare AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Create basic drawings Manage metric units Use dynamic blocks Re-use with blocks and xrefs Add multiline text
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: AutoCAD 101. Chapter 1: Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. Chapter 2: Le Tour de AutoCAD 2006. Chapter 3: A Lap around the CAD Track. Chapter 4: Setup for Success. Part II: Let There Be Lines. Chapter 5: Get Ready to Draw. Chapter 6: Where to Draw the Line. Chapter 7: Edit for Credit. Chapter 8: A Zoom with a View. 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. Index.
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About Mark Middlebrook

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 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 2006 For Dummies is his eighth book on AutoCAD. David Byrnes is one of those grizzled old-timers you'll find mentioned every so often in AutoCAD 2006 For Dummies. He began his drafting career on the boards in 1979 and discovered computer-assisted doodling shortly thereafter. He first learned AutoCAD with version 1.4, around the time when personal computers switched from steam to diesel power. Dave is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has been an AutoCAD consultant and trainer for fifteen years. Dave is a contributing editor for Cadalyst magazine and has been a contributing author to ten books on AutoCAD. He teaches AutoCAD and other computer graphics applications at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design and British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver. Dave has tech edited six AutoCAD For Dummies titles. AutoCAD 2006 For Dummies is his first chance to make his own errors.
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