From the Back Cover
"The AutoCAD Bible is an object lesson in good design, concise and helpful writing, and a near-genius level of organization ? Your book has been the single most significant factor in my successful mastering of a new skill—there is not a paragraph I would rewrite."
Even Autodesk developers keep this book on hand!
Six previous editions of readers from novices to experienced pros can't be wrong. This popular and comprehensive reference is what you need to master the latest AutoCAD software. No features are left out. Each of the book's seven sections thoroughly focuses on key elements in a logical sequence, so you can find what you need, when you need it. Start drawing today with the one book you need to succeed at AutoCAD 2007.
- Master the latest features, including new 3D enhancements
- Learn the basics of commands, coordinates, and setting up drawings
- Draw and edit in 2D with layers and dimensions
- Create, edit, and render 3D solids and surfaces
- Increase efficiency with dynamic blocks, set sheets, and hyperlinks
- Customize and program AutoCAD for maximum return on your effort
What's on the CD-ROM?
Find the drawings you need to do the exercises in the book, plus a helpful Results folder so you can check your work. You'll also find useful shareware, freeware, numerous live links to AutoCAD resources, and more.
Incorporate data into your drawings
Create and display advanced 3D models
Use real-world drawings to practice what you've learned
- 30-day trial version of AutoCAD 2007
- More than 140 before-and-after drawings from working AutoCAD professionals
- Extra freeware and shareware
- Series of AutoLISP routines (for AutoCAD only, not AutoCAD LT) and VBA programs
- Entire book in searchable PDF
- Large selection of add-on software
System Requirements: See Appendix C for complete system requirements for the CD-ROM. For system requirements for using AutoCAD 2007 and AutoCAD 2007 LT, refer to Appendix A.
About the Author
learned AutoCAD in Israel, where she always got to pore over the manual because it was in English. After returning to the United States, she started consulting and teaching AutoCAD as well as other computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. She has also taught courses on Web writing and usability. Her Web site, www.ellenfinkelstein.com, contains tips and techniques for AutoCAD and PowerPoint, and she publishes a monthly AutoCAD Tips Newsletter. Ellen has written extensively on AutoCAD, including articles for Autodesk's Web site, such as three white papers on dynamic blocks, and features for AutoCAD’s Help system. She is also the editor of Inside AutoCAD
, a monthly newsletter published by Eli Journals.
Ellen's first book was AutoCAD For Dummies Quick Reference.
Since then, she has written books on Word, PowerPoint, OpenOffice.org (OpenOffice.org For Dummies
), Flash (such as Flash 8 For Dummies
), and Web technologies (for example, Syndicating Web Sites with RSS Feeds For Dummies
). You're holding the seventh edition of this book, which previously appeared for AutoCAD releases 14, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006.