AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012: No Experience Required isthe perfect step-by-step introduction to Autodesk's powerfularchitectural design software. This new edition from popularAutoCAD expert and "CAD Geek" blogger Donnie Gladfelter helps youquickly build skills as you proceed through an engaging, hands-onAutoCAD tutorial.
Learn how to plan, develop, document, and present a completeAutoCAD project by following each step sequentially, or, if youprefer, jump in at any stage by downloading the drawing files fromthe book's companion website. You'll master all essential AutoCADfeatures, get a thorough grounding in the basics, learn the verylatest industry standards and techniques, and quickly becomeproductive with AutoCAD 2012.
Start using basic AutoCAD commands and set up your own drawingsright away
Follow an extended tutorial—the design of a summercabin—and learn all tools and functions
Quickly master new AutoCAD 2012 features, which are clearlymarked
Develop sophisticated drawing strategies to hold you in goodstead
Learn to use layers, objects, blocks, groups, elevations,hatches, and multiline text
Understand dimensioning and how to create and manage externalreferences
Create 3D geometry, master parametric tools, and explorerendering basics
Apply proven techniques and efficiently create detaileddrawings
Create, configure, and assemble complete construction documentsets
Develop compelling 3D visualizations from 2D designdocumentation