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
Wow, a really fantastic learning tool for AutoCAD 2012. I was quite intimidated in attempting to learn this software on my own, but this book is amazing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mark Cormier
It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or an expert. This book has a well laid out format that will either teach you how to use CAD or will be a great reference when you have to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Shane
This AutoCAD bible is perfect for all, especially novice AutoCAD users like me, Lots of valuable information and a great update from my previous bookPublished 8 months ago by NCG
Good book to use to brush up on your AutoCAD skills. I like the glossary in the back to find the commands you wanted to use.Published 14 months ago by RandomBuyer
this book is a lot of help, very informative and comes in handy when not in class would recommened tyPublished 15 months ago by Robert Mueller
This thing is actually, truly awesome! It has all sorts of nuggets of knowledge for true AutoCAD users. The catch is, you have to actually read it. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Scruffy Nerfherder
As an AutoCAD professional, I've found this book to be indispensable for one's AutoCAD library. A little bit complicated and can be hard to read in spots, but so what, AutoCAD... Read morePublished 17 months ago by yudell
The book came quickly. It did have the DVD with it. The book does walk you through the AutoCAD and helps to discover many things. Great for self learning. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Pasha Kozhokin
The book has a solid foundation. Even as a beginner, the book has a great step by step instructions with activities for you to really understand.Published 19 months ago by Kevin Cosman