This comprehensive book is your key to mastering AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014. Award-winning author and AutoCAD expert George Omura provides a complete learning experience featuring concise explanations, step-by-step instruction, and hands-on exercises with downloadable project files that allow you to produce your own designs.
If you're new to AutoCAD, this superb book will quickly help you become productive with the software. If you're an AutoCAD veteran, you'll polish skills and build even greater expertise. And if you're preparing for certification, this complete resource will help you get ready for the AutoCAD 2014 certification exams.
Getting the most out of the AutoCAD 2014 user interface
Organizing objects with blocks, groups, and symbols
Effectively using hatches, external references, fields, and tables
Adding spreadsheet functionality to your drawings
Using AutoCAD's unique automatic dimensioning capability
Making smart drawings with parametric tools
Collaborating with team members using Autodesk 360
Extracting data from AutoCAD and sharing it with other programs
Using your project's geographic location to insert a background map or aerial view
Creating and rendering impressive and realistic 3D drawings
Build the Skills You Need to Become an AutoCAD Expert
Create More Complex Drawings with the Latest Features
Take Advantage of Best Practices and Expert Tips
See Your Ideas in a New Light with Powerful 3D Design Features