DescriptionEven Autodesk developers keep this book on hand!
Eight previous editions of fans ranging from novices to Autodesk insiders can't be wrong. This bestselling, comprehensive guide is your best, one-stop, go-to guide for everything you'll need to master AutoCAD. Whether you're an AutoCAD veteran exploring what's new or a novice seeking to start with the basics and progress to advanced programming, every feature is covered. Start drawing today with the one book you need to succeed with AutoCAD 2009.
- Start drawing right away with the Quick Start project
- Draw, view, and edit in 2D, then add text and dimensions
- Reference other drawings and link data to objects
- Build, view, and present complex 3D drawings
- Customize commands, create shortcuts, and use scripts and macros
- Program AutoCAD using AutoLISP and VBA
What's on the DVD?
- Trial versions of AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009
- Over 300 before-and-after drawings from working AutoCAD professionals
- A selection of helpful add-on programs
- The entire book in searchable PDF
System Requirements: Please see the DVD appendix for details and system requirements.
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, Colors, Linetypes, and Lineweights.
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.
Chapter 37: Programming with Visual Basic for Applications.
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-ROM.
Links from Appendix B of
AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009 Bible
Autodesk User Groups International (AUGI)
www.autodesk.com/store, then click the Learning and Training link.
www.augi.com. After logging in (or registering), click the Publications link.
AutoCAD Tips Newsletter
Autodesk home page
AUGI AutoCAD Community page
Vancouver AutoCAD Users Society (VAUS)
Autodesk's AutoCAD discussion group
AutoCAD home page
Better Than Nothing AutoLISP
University of New South Wales
Between the lines
RobiNZ CAD Blog
Beyond the UI
Lynn Allen Blogs
In the Dynamic Interface
Beth's CAD Blog
JTB World Blog
Mistress of the Dorkness
Kate?s CAD Tips for AutoCAD LT
The AutoCAD LT Side of Things
It?s Alive in the Labs
Through the Interface
AutoCAD Tips Blog