AutoCAD X Bible

AutoCAD X Bible

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AutoCAD is the leading technical drawing software. It is used by design and drafting professionals to create 2D and 3D technical drawings. So even though the novice will be able to learn the basics of CAD with this book, it should also be a useful reference for experienced AutoCAD users. Ellen Finkelstein provides simple, clear and complete coverage of one of the more difficult-to-master software applications.
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  • Paperback | 1316 pages
  • 187.5 x 233.7 x 52.1mm | 1,728.21g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0764539922
  • 9780764539923

Table of contents

From the contents:
Foreword - Preface - Acknowledgments
Part I: AutoCAD Basics - 1: Starting to Draw - 2: Opening a Drawing - 3: Using Commands - 4: Specifying Coordinates - 5: Setting Up a Drawing
Part II: Drawing in Two Dimensions - 6: Drawing Simple Lines - 7: Drawing Curves and Point Objects - 8: Viewing Your Drawing - 9: Editing Your Drawing: Basic Tools - 10: Editing Your Drawing: Advanced Tools - 11: Organizing Drawings with Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Lineweights - 12: Getting Information from Your Drawing - 13: Creating Text - 14: Drawing Dimensions - 15: Creating Dimension Styles and Tolerances - 16: Drawing Complex Objects - 17: Plotting and Printing Your Drawing
Part III: Working with Data - 18: Working with Blocks and Attributes - 19: Referencing Other Drawings - 20: Working with External Databases
Part IV: Drawing in Three Dimensions - 21: Specifying 3D Coordinates - 22: Viewing 3D Drawings - 23: Creating 3D Surfaces - 24: Creating Solids and Editing in 3D - 25: Rendering in 3D
Part V: Organizing and Managing Drawings - 26: Keeping Control of Your Drawings - 27: Working with Other Applications - 28: Getting on the Internet
Part VI: Customizing AutoCAD - 29: Customizing Commands, Toolbars, and Tool Palettes - 30: Creating Macros and Slide Shows with Script Files - 31: Creating Your Own Linetypes and Hatch Patterns - 32: Creating Shapes and Fonts - 33: Customizing Menus
Part VII: Programming AutoCAD - 34: Understanding AutoLISP and Visual LISP Basics - 35: Exploring AutoLISP Further - 36: Exploring Advanced AutoLISP Topics - 37: Programming with Visual Basic for Applications
Part VIII: Appendix: What's on the CD-ROM - Index
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About Ellen Finkelstein

Ellen Finkelstein learned AutoCAD in Israel, where she always got to pore over the manual because it was in English. After returning to the United States, she started consulting and teaching AutoCAD as well as other computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ellen has written books on Word, Power-Point, and Flash (such as Flash MX For Dummies, published by Wiley). Her first book was AutoCAD For Dummies Quick Reference. You're holding the fourth edition of this book, which previously appeared for AutoCAD releases 14, 2000, and 2002.
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