AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005 Bible
AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005 Bible
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- Now revised and updated for the latest program versions, this bestseller is a comprehensive reference and tutorial for architects, engineers, drafters, and others using the leading computer-assisted design software, AutoCAD, or its "lite" version, AutoCAD LT
- Begins with AutoCAD basics, including the AutoCAD interface and commands, and progresses to complex topics such as programming and customization
- No AutoCAD experience is required to use this book, and a Quick Start guide shows beginning AutoCAD users how to create a technical drawing their very first day
- More than 150 tutorials use drawings collected from AutoCAD pros, giving readers valuable, real-world experience
- Includes coverage of AutoCAD LT, the world's most popular inexpensive 2D technical drawing program
- The CD-ROM contains before and after real-world drawings, bonus appendices, freeware and shareware programs, the book in searchable PDF format, and a 30-day trial version of AutoCAD software
System requirements: For Windows 2000 or XP - PC with Pentium processor running at 200 MHz or faster; at least 64MB of total RAM installed; recommend at least 128MB; Ethernet network interface card (NIC) or modem with speed of at least 28,800 bps; a CD-ROM drive. CD includes real-world drawings for the exercises; bonus chapters, freeware & shareware programs, a 30-day trial version of AutoCAD software, and more.
Part I: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Basics.
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: Basic Tools.
Chapter 10: Editing Your Drawing: Advanced Tools.
Chapter 11: Organizing Drawings with Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Lineweights.
Chapter 12: Getting Information from Your Drawing.
Chapter 13: Creating Text.
Chapter 14: Drawing Dimensions.
Chapter 15: Creating Dimension Styles and Tolerances.
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: Getting on the Internet.
Part VI: Customizing AutoCAD.
Chapter 29: Customizing Commands, Toolbars, and Tool Palettes.
Chapter 30: Creating Macros and Slide Shows with Script Files.
Chapter 31: Creating Your Own Linetypes and Hatch Patterns.
Chapter 32: Creating Shapes and Fonts.
Chapter 33: Customizing Menus.
Part VII: Programming AutoCAD.
Chapter 34: Understanding AutoLISP and Visual LISP Basics.
Chapter 35: Exploring AutoLISP Further.
Chapter 36: Exploring Advanced AutoLISP Topics.
Chapter 37: Programming with Visual Basic for Applications.
Part VIII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Installing and Configuring AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.
Appendix B: What’s on the CD-ROM.
Chapter 1: Command and System-Variable Changes.
Chapter 2: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Resources.
End-User License Agreement.
This file contains all of the results files from the book. The material is stored in .RAR compressed format, so you will need a tool capable of opening RAR files. We recommend the free trial version of WinRAR. You can download it at http://www.rarlabs.com.
This file contains all of the drawings from the book. The material is stored in .RAR compressed format, so you will need a tool capable of opening RAR files. We recommend the free trial version of WinRAR. You can download it at http://www.rarlabs.com.
Welcome to the AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005 Bible companion Web site. From here, you may download the sample material that was included on the bonus CD-ROM. The material is stored in .RAR compressed format, so you will need a tool capable of opening RAR files. We recommend the free trial version of WinRAR. You can download it at www.rarlabs.com/download.htm. We've also included a list of links to useful resources mentioned in the book.
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