AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Essentials
By Scott Onstott
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: May 2011
Pages: 384

Learn AutoCAD Quickly and Easily

This Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT and teaches you everything you need to become quickly productive with the software. You'll learn how to draw in 2D, shape complex curves, manage objects with layers, organize with blocks and groups, add dimensions and annotation, work with layouts, plot and print, model in 3D, create realistic renderings, and much more. Whether you are an aspiring CAD/CAM professional or just brushing up on the basics, this is the fast and thorough grounding you need in AutoCAD.

Learn these AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT essentials—and more:

  • Drawing lines, circles, arcs—and other 2D drawing basics

  • Editing entities and shaping curves

  • Making hatches transparent and adding gradient fills

  • Organizing objects with blocks, groups, and xrefs

  • Understanding and creating dimension styles

  • Adding geometric constraints and editing constrained objects

  • Modeling in 3D and navigating 3D models

  • Creating photorealistic renderings and animated walkthroughs

See how you can easily add solid hatches, pattern fills, and gradients

Walk or fly through 3D models in perspective

This striking Essentials book features:

  • Chapter-opening learning objectives

  • Step-by-step tutorials

  • Four-color screenshots and illustrations

  • Concise chapter summaries and suggested practice exercises

  • Downloadable exercise files

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