Mastering AutoCAD teaches AutoCAD essentials using concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects for both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. This detailed, real-world resource works as both a tutorial and stand-alone reference. It also includes information to help readers prepare for the Autodesk Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams and features both Imperial and metric measurements. Part I introduces AutoCAD’s interface and drafting tools; Part II moves into such intermediate skills as effectively using hatches, fields, and tables; Part III details such advanced skills as attributes, dynamic blocks, drawing curves and solid fills; Part IV explores 3D modeling and imaging; and Part V discusses customization and integration. The book’s supporting DVD includes all the project files necessary for book’s tutorials, a searchable PDF of the entire book, video tutorials, a trial version of AutoCAD 2011, and additional tools and utilities. It’s the perfect book for those who prefer a reference/ tutorial approach, and it offers enough depth of content that new users will be able to use the book to further develop and enhance their skills after the initial training classes conclude. ISBN Pages Trial DVD Onscreen Exercises Prerequisites 9780470621974 1248, 7-3/8” x 9-1/4”, perfect bound, English; includes DVD with trial version of AutoCAD, tutorial files, searchable PDF of the book, a symbols library, and other utilities Yes No
Architectural design, drafting, or engineering experience is recommended. No previous CAD experience is necessary. A working knowledge of Microsoft® Windows® Vista, Microsoft® Windows® XP, or Microsoft® Windows® 2000.
Suggested Duration Objective 1 day or 3 days To provide new AutoCAD users an understanding of the software’s core functionality and features so that they can create,...