AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies
AutoCAD is the leading software tool for creating technical and architectural drawings, but it definitely doesn't lead in the "easy to master" category. That's why there's
AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies the perfect way to break a complex topic into bite-size, easy-to-understand pieces.
Once you get the hang of using AutoCAD and its slightly less feature-rich cousin, AutoCAD LT, you discover that it offers wonderful advantages. AutoCAD allows you to
Create precision to 14 significant digitsRe-use portions of your drawings by copying and pastingDraw things full size and print your drawings in any scaleProduce drawings that are easier to read when reducedElectronically share and distribute drawingsDesign in 2D or 3D
So obviously, the trick is to speed up that "getting the hang of it" process. That's where AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies comes in especially handy. Ten easy-to-follow minibooks cover every aspect of AutoCAD, including the latest features of AutoCAD 2007, so you can find just what you need to know quickly and easily. You'll get the scoop on
AutoCAD basics, such as setting up drawings, finding your way around the interface, and using all the toolsDrawing and modifying objects in 2D and annotating your drawings3D modeling and viewing, working with solids and surfaces, and renderingUnderstanding how AutoCAD LT differs from AutoCAD and deciding which program you needAdvanced drafting skills, including organizing drawings, working with blocks, and using AutoCAD utilitiesSetting up your drawings for plotting to paper and publishingSharing your drawings online for collaborationCustomizing and programming AutoCAD to make it work the way you want it to
In the familiar, friendly For Dummies fashion, AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies gives you plain-English explanations and step-by-step directions. Written by a pair of AutoDesk Authorized Authors, this handy guide will help make your relationship with AutoCAD a happy and productive one.