AutoCAD® 2008 and AutoCAD LT® 2008
No Experience Required
AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD LT 2008: No Experience Required is the perfect step-by-step introduction to the world's leading CAD software. It provides concise explanations and practical tutorials that clearly show you how to plan and develop a customized AutoCAD project. Follow the tutorials sequentially or just jump in at any chapter by downloading the drawing files from the Sybex Web site, www.sybex.com/go/acadner2008. Either way, you'll master AutoCAD features, get a thorough grounding in its essentials, and see quick results.
Completely revised, refreshed, and better than ever, this perennial bestseller includes comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the latest AutoCAD features, such as dynamic blocks, external references, and 3D design. It also offers a glossary and a supporting Web site with project files.
- Utilize the AutoCAD interface as you learn basic commands and set up your own drawings
Build on your skills with groups, elevations, hatches, and by using text in drawings
Develop sophisticated drawings as you graduate to dimensioning, creating external references, using tables, leveraging dynamic blocks, and mastering layouts and printing
Take advantage of the 3D capabilities that make AutoCAD 2008 the complete design tool
Understand how to properly use hatch patterns to add a wealth of visual information to a drawing
Learn to define the appearance of working 3D drawings using the different visual styles
See how AutoCAD's dynamic block feature lets you create and adjust blocks to meet design requirements