From the Back Cover
—Diane Li, AutoCAD Senior Product Manager, Autodesk, Inc.
Even AutoCAD pros keep this book on hand!
Discover what fans of the previous bestselling editions of this book already know—this in-depth guide from AutoCAD guru Ellen Finkelstein has everything you need to master AutoCAD. Every feature is covered clearly and comprehensively. Start with the basics and quickly progress, or, if you already know AutoCAD, find the detail you need to sharpen your skills to a fine point. If you want to learn AutoCAD, this is the book.
Get off to a quick start by drawing a window right away
Draw, view, and edit in 2D, then add text and dimensions
Build, view, and present complex 3D drawings
Customize commands, palettes, fonts, shapes, and more
Program AutoCAD with AutoLISP and VB.NET
Find a slew of new exercises with metric options
New feature! Array objects along a path
Work with real-world drawings
Create intelligent drawings with dynamic blocks and attribute labels
What's on the DVD?
Trial versions of both AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012
Over 130 before-and-after drawings from working AutoCAD professionals
A selection of helpful add-on programs
Video tutorials to help you with complex features
Bonus chapter on working with external databases
System requirements: Please see the DVD appendix for details and system requirements.
Trial versions of AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012
Over 130 before-and-after drawings from AutoCAD professionals
Start drawing today with the Quick Start tutorial
Create sophisticated 2D & 3D drawings and models
Move to advanced customization skills