AutoCAD is the most widely used PC-based design program in the world, with approximately 2 million design professionals worldwide--from architects to mechanical designers to electrical engineers--already using the program. With the recent release of AutoCAD 2000 adding hundreds of new features, the demand for the program continues to grow as well as the need for a concise and comprehensive reference book.AutoCAD 2000 in a Nutshell provides the most complete and comprehensive reference for the newly released AutoCAD 2000. The book contains alphabetically arranged descriptions of nearly every command, including toolbar and command line launch options and important command dialog boxes with detailed descriptions of the various options available to the user. And for advanced users who want to customize the software, there is information on system variables used for scripts, macros, and Autolisp.The book is intended to be a technical reference for both intermediate and advanced users. This book will save valuable time and increase productivity with hundreds of tips culled from the author's years of experience as an AutoCAD user and instructor.AutoCAD 2000 in a Nutshell begins with a solid introduction, including a step-by-step guide to the Startup Wizard and setting up a new file, plus a complete listing of all of the new commands in AutoCAD 2000. It also contains a list of AutoCAD 2000 commands, new and old, broken out by function.The author, Dorothy Kent, has taught AutoCAD to industry professionals for years. She is the author of The AutoCAD Reference Guide: Release 13 and AutoCAD Reference Guide: Everything You Wanted to Know about AutoCAD--Fast!.