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AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
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AutoCAD is the leading software tool for creating technical andarchitectural drawings, but it definitely doesn't lead in the "easyto master" category. That's why there's AutoCAD and AutoCAD LTAll-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies—the perfect way tobreak a complex topic into bite-size, easy-to-understand pieces.

Once you get the hang of using AutoCAD and its slightly lessfeature-rich cousin, AutoCAD LT, you discover that it offerswonderful advantages. AutoCAD allows you to

  • Create precision to 14 significant digits
  • Re-use portions of your drawings by copying and pasting
  • Draw things full size and print your drawings in any scale
  • Produce drawings that are easier to read when reduced
  • Electronically share and distribute drawings
  • Design in 2D or 3D

So obviously, the trick is to speed up that "getting the hang ofit" process. That's where AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT All-in-One DeskReference For Dummies comes in especially handy. Teneasy-to-follow minibooks cover every aspect of AutoCAD, includingthe latest features of AutoCAD 2007, so you can find just what youneed to know quickly and easily. You'll get the scoop on

  • AutoCAD basics, such as setting up drawings, finding your wayaround the interface, and using all the tools
  • Drawing and modifying objects in 2D and annotating yourdrawings
  • 3D modeling and viewing, working with solids and surfaces, andrendering
  • Understanding how AutoCAD LT differs from AutoCAD and decidingwhich program you need
  • Advanced drafting skills, including organizing drawings,working with blocks, and using AutoCAD utilities
  • Setting up your drawings for plotting to paper andpublishing
  • Sharing your drawings online for collaboration
  • Customizing and programming AutoCAD to make it work the way youwant it to

In the familiar, friendly For Dummies fashion, AutoCADand AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies gives youplain-English explanations and step-by-step directions. Written bya pair of AutoDesk Authorized Authors, this handy guide will helpmake your relationship with AutoCAD a happy and productive one.

By: David Byrnes, Published 2006-08-07 by For Dummies

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