AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies
By Bill Fane, David Byrnes
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: April 2012
Pages: 592

Make your design and shapes come to life by using the newfeatures in AutoCAD 2013

Time to put away the pencil and paper and get up to speedquickly with AutoCAD 2013. From setting up your drawing environmentto outputting your masterworks to sharing your work with others,this guide shows you how to get started with this powerful program.Before you know it, you'll be using proper CAD techniques andcreating complex technical drawings.

  • Build the foundation — from the AutoCAD screen toAutoCAD-based products, gain a strong understanding of thebasics

  • Create geometry — discover how to draw objects, edit, andzoom in to see them better on the screen

  • Add the essentials — spice up your drawing with text,dimensions, and hatching, then create a snapshot to show it off toyour client

  • Get advanced — find out how to use a host of drawing anddata-sharing features, then share your drawings on the web

  • Explore 3D models — apply visual styles and navigatearound your drawing with AutoCAD's 3D capabilities

Open the book and find:

  • The differences between AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT

  • All the new features in AutoCAD 2013

  • Tips for using the command-line area and setting up your drawingproperly

  • Ways to utilize the different drawing commands

  • Steps for navigating the plot process

  • How to manage data within drawings, between drawings, and acrossa network

  • Directions for using predefined visual styles

Learn To:

  • Set up the AutoCAD environment and use the AutoCAD Ribbon

  • Create your first drawing, add text, and manage properties

  • Build amazing 2D and 3D models in no time

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