Autocad Lt 2005 for Dummies

Autocad Lt 2005 for Dummies

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* Shows first-time AutoCAD LT users how to use this popular 2D technical drawing software-an easier-to-use, less feature-rich version of the industry standard AutoCAD * Updated to reflect the newest features and enhancements in the latest program release, such as text tables, streamlined plot and page setup dialogue boxes, and improvements to AutoCAD's support for placing, editing, and plotting OLE objects * Includes an explanation of the differences between the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT and helps users decide which version is right for them * Includes a new chapter with a hands-on overview of the typical CAD workflow: drawing objects, zooming and panning to see more detail, editing objects, adding annotations, and plotting * Addresses topics such as creating a basic layout, drawing and editing, writing text in drawings, plotting, creating and editing an external reference file, applying CAD standards, and drawing on the Internet
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  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 185.4 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 612.36g
  • Titles Supplied by John Wiley & Sons Australia
  • Milton, QLD, Australia
  • English
  • illus
  • 0764572806
  • 9780764572807
  • 2,316,541

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Draw objects, zoom and pan, edit, annotate, and plotGet started with AutoCAD LT, set up drawings, create geometry, and add textThis handy book just might "lite" up your career! AutoCAD LT 2005, the lighter version of AutoCAD drafting software, can do much of what its big brother does, and here's where you find out how. Create great architectural or mechanical drawings, collaborate on them with AutoCAD users, exchange documents with eTransmit and the Drawing Web Format, and much more.The Dummies WayExplanations in plain English"Get in, get out" informationIcons and other navigational aidsTear-out cheat sheetTop ten listsA dash of humor and funDiscover how to: Master the comand lineCreate text tables with styleEnsure precision as you drawUse streamlined Plot and Page Setup boxesSupercharge your drawing reuse with blocks and xrefs
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Lighting Up LT. Chapter 1: Why Be LT? Chapter 2: AutoCAD LT 2005 Screen Test. Chapter 3: Before You Start Drawing. Chapter 4: Your (Drafting) Table Is Ready. Part II: Geometry Rules. Chapter 5: A Big (Drawing) Setup. Chapter 6: Draw Once ... Chapter 7: ... Edit Often. Chapter 8: Zoom It In, Zoom It Out and Pan It All About. Part III: Annotation for Communication. Chapter 9: Get Specific with Text. Chapter 10: Dimension This! Chapter 11: Hatch Your Fill. Chapter 12: Plotting: Waiting for Your Prints to Come In. Part IV: Collaboration Makes the Drawings Go 'Round. Chapter 13: Be a Block-Head (And an Xref-Man). Chapter 14: CAD Standards Rule. Chapter 15: AutoCAD LT Meets the Internet. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Do No Harm. Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Swap Drawing Data with Other People and Programs. Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Work in an AutoCAD World. Index.
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..".easy to follow...very useful" (Engineering Designer, 1 September 2004)
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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 LT 2005 For Dummies is his second book on AutoCAD LT and his seventh on the AutoCAD family of programs.
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