Learn to Harness the Power and Flexibility of AutoCAD
From AutoCAD basics and new ways of modeling in 3D to installation and customization, this Autodesk Official Training Guide gets you quickly up to speed on AutoCAD software. It offers a unique blend of step-by-step tutorials and references so that you can begin using all the latest features of both AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013.
Award-winning author George Omura provides you with extensive tips and hands-on projects that help you create your own real-world designs. As you progress through each step, you'll move closer to becoming an AutoCAD expert. All the while, you'll also learn the information you need to know for Autodesk's Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams.
Setting up a work area and laying out a drawing
Keeping track of layers and blocks
Mastering viewing tools, hatches, fields, and tables
Adding spreadsheet functionality to your drawings
Collaborating with others using Autodesk 360 and Cloud
Transferring paper drawings to AutoCAD
Using dynamic blocks and drawing curves
Adding constraints to create parametric drawings
Expanding your ideas by presenting 3D models
Adapting AutoCAD to your own work style
Saving time by automating orthogonal view creation
Extracting 3D surfaces from solid models
Featured on the DVD
Find all of the project files for the book's exercises, over a dozen video tutorials, a trial version of AutoCAD, and additional tools and utilities.
Build Your Skills with AutoCAD's Interface and Drafting Tools
Create More Complex Drawings with the Latest Features
Take Advantage of Best Practices and Expert Tips
Explore 3D Modeling and Imaging to Create Powerful Designs
Prepare for the AutoCAD Certified Associate and AutoCAD Certified Professional Certification Exams