The World's Bestselling AutoCAD Resource Fully Updated for 2010
There's a reason why Mastering AutoCAD is so popular year after year. Loaded with concise explanations, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects, this comprehensive reference and tutorial from award-winning author George Omura has everything you need to become an AutoCAD expert.
If you're new to AutoCAD, the tutorials will help you build your skills right away. If you're an AutoCAD veteran, Omura's in-depth explanations of the latest features, including the exciting new free-form 3D design tool and new parametric capability, will turn you into an AutoCAD pro. Whatever your experience level and however you use AutoCAD, you'll refer to this indispensable reference again and again.
Effectively using hatches, fields, and tables
Manipulating dynamic blocks and attributes
Linking drawings to databases and spreadsheets
Rendering realistic interior views with natural lighting
Giving a hand-drawn look to 3D views
Presenting 3D models with cutaway and x-ray views
Importing PDF documents as drawing backgrounds
Exploring parametric modeling with geometric constraints
Turn Ideas into Reality with the New Free-Form 3D Design Tool
Organize Drawing Information with Layers
Track Your Projects with the Sheet Set Manager
Annotate, Secure, and Authenticate Files
Print in 3D, Publish Drawings over the Internet, or eTransmit Your Files
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Find all of the project files for the book's exercises, Autodesk-created videos highlighting new features in AutoCAD 2010, 20 video tutorials, a trial version of AutoCAD 2010, a searchable PDF of the book, and additional tools and utilities.