AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Essentials
By Scott Onstott
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: May 2012
Pages: 400

Learn AutoCAD Quickly and Easily

This Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 and teaches you everything you need to become quickly productive with the software. Learn to draw in 2D, shape complex curves, manage objects with layers, organize with blocks and groups, add dimensions and annotation, work with layouts, model in 3D, create realistic renderings, and more. Whether you're an aspiring CAD/CAM professional, preparing for certification, or updating your skills, this is the fast, 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

Learn how to draw and manipulate objects, blocks, and arrays

Create beautiful photorealistic renderings of 3D models

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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