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AutoCAD 2011 For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

David Byrnes
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Book Description

A great way to get up and running fast with AutoCAD "X"!

If you're just learning AutoCAD, this friendly, For Dummies guide is perfect for you. You’ll get up to speed on all the basics and start creating 2D and 3D technical drawings sooner than you might imagine. Learn how to create a basic drawing, use AutoCAD Design Center, edit your drawings, work with dimensions, add text, and much more. The book is straightforward, easy to follow, and includes practical tips and notes that demystify this complex software even further.

  • Gets you quickly up to speed on AutoCAD "X," the leading technical drawing software from Autodesk
  • Covers how to create a basic drawing, use AutoCAD Design Center, edit your drawings, use blocks, work with dimensions, add text, and draw on the Internet
  • Includes updates on the latest features in AutoCAD “X” focusing on those that matter most to beginners
  • Uses the popular For Dummies approach, which breaks down this intimidating topic into helpful, practical advice and how-tos for real people

AutoCAD "X" For Dummies is what you need to get up to speed and start designing with this market-leading software!



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From the Back Cover

Design with precision, explore your ideas in 3D, and create spectacular drawings

If you're new to AutoCAD 2011 or just a little rusty, this book will start the wheels turning and keep you rolling in the right direction. It includes practical advice, proven methods, and insider tips to get you up and running quickly. You'll be setting up the AutoCAD environment to create complex technical drawings and realistic 3D models in no time!

  • Learn your way around — explore AutoCAD 2011 features as you set up a new drawing

  • Slow and steady — understand how the intense detail in setting up a drawing pays off as your work continues

  • It's all about the geometry — discover how to draw objects, edit them, and zoom and pan to see them better

  • Add the essentials — incorporate text, dimensioning, and hatching to make it easier to build your amazing creation

  • Get more advanced — design symbols with changeable text or appearance and apply parametric rules to drawing objects

  • Play well with others — explore all the features that enable you to share drawings and data

  • Go on a 3D spree — take a trip into the 3D environment as you model in different ways and create spectacular results

Open the book and find:

  • Methods for setting up a layout in paper space

  • How to manage your properties and control your precision

  • Techniques for using your AutoCAD toolkit

  • Tips for drawing and editing dimensions

  • How to push the Hatch boundary

  • 16 steps to follow for plotting success

  • Ways to create static and dynamic blocks

  • Secrets to 2D and 3D drawing

Learn to:

  • Develop basic layouts for technical drawings

  • Use blocks, add text, and edit drawings

  • Explore 3D models and create your own impressive 3D designs

  • Create realistic renderings

About the Author

David Byrnes is a senior civil and structural drafter with a major international engineering company. He taught CAD and 3D modeling at Emily Carr University of Art & Design for 15 years and has contributed to or coauthored more than a dozen AutoCAD books.

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  • File Size: 7660 KB
  • Print Length: 532 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (April 15, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0062OAGBQ
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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For an Autocad user such as myself who wanted to get to know the program better; this was a dud. This looks like a doctorial thesis someone wrote who didn't have the license to show the basic menus.

YouTube is a much better place to pick up on the menus; how to use them; and if you're really serious there are programs you can subscribe to that allows you to learn the programs on your own.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Basic coverage May 18, 2011
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This book provides the basic coverage of AutoCAD 2011. Nothing spectacular, but nothing bad. There are a lot of new features in the 2011 version and this book covers the bulk of them. Good sense of humor makes the readking light. Needs more examples, but all included examples are complete. Little short on the use of the ribbon, but AutoCAD is still driven by the command line and the author shows that the command line is still and essential piece of AutoCAD (author is not responsible for the failings of AutoCAD). For designing buildings, a comparison with Revit would be useful.

For the price, this is a great reference text.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AutoCad November 23, 2010
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Autocad for Dummies is exactly what I needed. I used Autocad years ago but needed both a refresher and where to find some of the functions. Autocad for Dummies made that very easy to find and get back up to speed.

The service from Amazon was very fast the book arrived within 2-3 days of the order, faster than promised.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not if you are a novice! July 3, 2010
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I figured this book would help the novice since it was for Dummies! Not the case. It seems to be written for those who have used Autocad before. There are very specific items I wanted to understand and they are nowhere in the book. Kind of usless for dummies like me. Your best bet is to take a class on Autocad to understand the simple things you want to do before you buy this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I am very pleased with my buy. April 29, 2013
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I bought it for my husband who needs it for his work as engineer.
I received it much better than what I expected to. It's looks new. I love it.
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David Byrnes is one of those grizzled old-timers you'll find mentioned every so often in AutoCAD 2009 For Dummies. He began his drafting career on the boards in 1979 and discovered computer-assisted doodling (you always wondered what CAD stood for, didn't you?) shortly thereafter. He first learned AutoCAD with version 1.4, around the time when personal computers switched from steam to diesel power. Dave is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has been an AutoCAD consultant and trainer since 1988, since which he has been a contributing author to ten books on AutoCAD. He teaches AutoCAD and other computer graphics applications at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design and British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver. Dave has been with the AutoCAD For Dummies series for longer than he cares to remember. He was technical editor for four AutoCAD For Dummies and two AutoCAD LT For Dummies titles and then coauthor of two more AutoCAD For Dummies editions. AutoCAD 2009 For Dummies is his second outing as a solo act.


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