Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017
By George Omura, Brian C. Benton
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: April 2016
Pages: 1080

The Premier Guide to AutoCAD

Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 is the world's all-time best-selling guide to AutoCAD. With clear explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instruction, and plenty of hands-on exercises, the expert author team walks you through everything you need to know to become productive with the software. This updated edition covers the new features in the latest AutoCAD release, and includes an hour of video instruction on important techniques.

Whether you're just starting out or looking to become certified, this guide is an essential resource. Tips, tricks, and tutorials cover every aspect of AutoCAD—including the certification exam—to provide both start-to-finish training and an invaluable desk reference.

Coverage includes:

  • Customizing AutoCAD workspaces and toolbars to help you work more efficiently
  • Using the drafting tools to draw basic shapes and curves
  • Adding text, hatches, and dimensions to specify every detail
  • Using fields and tables to add spreadsheet functionality to your drawing
  • Creating smart drawings using parametric tools and
  • Building free-form 3D models with 3D mesh and surface modeling
  • Plotting, printing, managing, and sharing your work
  • Visualizing 3D models with walk-throughs and camera views
  • Copying paper drawings into AutoCAD, and incorporating map and aerial views

Master Essential Drafting Skills and Tools

Add Text, Tables, Dimensions, and Attributes

Organize Complex Projects With Blocks, Groups, and Layers

Create, Edit, and Visualize 3D Models

Prepare for the AutoCAD Certification Exam

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