AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011 Bible
AutoCAD is the leading drawing software, used by design and drafting professionals to create 2D and 3D technical drawings. This popular reference-tutorial has once again been revised by AutoCAD guru Ellen Finkelstein to provide you with the most up-to-date coverage of both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.
You'll begin with a Quick Start tutorial so that even if you're brand new to AutoCAD, you can get started working with it right away. You'll then move on to the basics of creating drawings, using commands, and specifying coordinates. After developing a solid foundation on the essentials of AutoCAD, the book gradually builds upon early chapters as it covers more and more complex topics and techniques.
- Presenting the popular AutoCAD reference-tutorial, once again revised by Ellen Finkelstein a long-time AutoCAD instructor and advocate
- Starts with a tutorial on AutoCAD that covers the basics of creating drawings, using commands, and specifying coordinates
- Builds on early chapters to cover more complex 2D and 3D drawing techniques, including using layers, creating dimensions, 3D coordinates, solids, and rendering
- Discusses advanced topics such as customization of commands and toolbars, and programming AutoCAD using AutoLISP and VBA
- The DVD contains before and after drawings for each tutorial, bonus appendices, and a 30-day trial version of AutoCAD
Packed with essential information on both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, this resource is a must-have if you're eager to get started creating 2D and 3D technical drawings.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Part I: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Basics.
Quick Start: Drawing a Window.
Chapter 1: Starting to Draw.
Chapter 2: Opening a Drawing.
Chapter 3: Using Commands.
Chapter 4: Specifying Coordinates.
Chapter 5: Setting Up a Drawing.
Part II: Drawing in Two Dimensions.
Chapter 6: Drawing Simple Lines.
Chapter 7: Drawing Curves and Points.
Chapter 8: Viewing Your Drawing.
Chapter 9: Editing Your Drawing with Basic Tools.
Chapter 10: Editing Your Drawing with Advanced Tools.
Chapter 11: Organizing Drawings with Layers and Object Properties.
Chapter 12: Obtaining Information from Your Drawing.
Chapter 13: Creating Text.
Chapter 14: Drawing Dimensions.
Chapter 15: Creating Dimension Styles.
Chapter 16: Drawing Complex Objects.
Chapter 17: Plotting and Printing Your Drawing.
Part III: Working with Data.
Chapter 18: Working with Blocks and Attributes.
Chapter 19: Referencing Other Drawings.
Chapter 20: Working with External Databases.
Part IV: Drawing in Three Dimensions.
Chapter 21: Specifying 3D Coordinates.
Chapter 22: Viewing 3D Drawings.
Chapter 23: Creating 3D Surfaces.
Chapter 24: Creating Solids and Editing in 3D.
Chapter 25: Rendering in 3D.
Part V: Organizing and Managing Drawings.
Chapter 26: Keeping Control of Your Drawings.
Chapter 27: Working with Other Applications.
Chapter 28: Creating Electronic Output.
Part VI: Customizing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.
Chapter 29: Customizing Commands, Toolbars, and Tool Palettes.
Chapter 30: Creating Macros and Slide Shows.
Chapter 31: Creating Your Own Linetypes and Hatch Patterns.
Chapter 32: Creating Shapes and Fonts.
Chapter 33: Customizing the Ribbon and Menus.
Part VII: Programming AutoCAD.
Chapter 34: Understanding AutoLISP and Visual LISP Basics.
Chapter 35: Exploring AutoLISP Further.
Chapter 36: Exploring Advanced AutoLISP Topics.
Bonus Chapter 37: Programming with .NET.
Part VIII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Installing and Configuring AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.
Appendix B: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Resources.
Appendix C: What's on the DVD.