AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD LT 2010: No Experience Required is the perfect step-by-step introduction to the latest version of the world's leading CAD software. It provides concise explanations and a hands-on tutorial that continues through the book to clearly show you how to plan, develop, and present a complete, customized AutoCAD project. Follow each step sequentially or jump in at any chapter by downloading the drawing files from the companion website (www.sybex.com/go/autocad2010ner). Either way, you'll master all the crucial AutoCAD features, get a thorough grounding in the essentials, and quickly become productive with AutoCAD 2010.
This perennial bestseller is fully revised to include metric as well as Imperial measurements and provide comprehensive coverage of the latest AutoCAD features and capabilities, including the free-form design tools, parametric drawing tools, and enhanced PDF support.
Quickly learn the AutoCAD interface as you immediately start using basic commands and set up your own drawings
Build on your skills with groups, elevations, hatches, and multiline text
Develop sophisticated drawings as you graduate to dimensioning, creating external references, using tables, leveraging dynamic blocks, and mastering layouts and printing
Master the new parametric tools to keep your drawing elements consistent
Harness the 3D capabilities that make AutoCAD 2010 a complete design tool
—Learn to clearly draw, dimension, and add notes and tables to your drawings
—See the best ways to define the appearance of 3D drawings using different visual styles
—Apply materials to your 3D models and render them for photorealistic quality images