From the Back Cover
Become an AutoCAD Expert with This Comprehensive Resource
This Autodesk Official Training Guide is a comprehensivereference and tutorial that will help you quickly master AutoCADsoftware. Written by award-winning author George Omura, it's acomplete package, featuring concise explanations, step-by-stepinstructions, and hands-on projects based on real-worlddesigns.
If you're new to AutoCAD, the tutorials will help you buildskills right away. If you're an AutoCAD veteran, Omura's in-depthexplanations of the latest features will turn you into an AutoCAD2012 pro. And if you're preparing for certification, this AutodeskOfficial Training Guide will help you get ready for Autodesk'sCertified Associate and Certified Professional exams.
Effectively using hatches, fields, and tables
Manipulating dynamic blocks and attributes
Controlling objects with Multi-functional Grips
Finding drawing elements with Autodesk Content Explorer
Linking drawings to databases and spreadsheets
Creating and editing associative arrays
Exploring parametric modeling with geometric constraints
Rendering realistic interior views with natural lighting
Presenting 3D models with cutaway and x-ray view
Featured on the DVD
Find all of the project files for the book's exercises, over adozen video tutorials, bonus chapters on advanced topics, andadditional tools and utilities.
Learn Everything You Need to Be an AutoCAD Expert
Turn Ideas into Reality with Powerful 3D Design Tools
Explore the Latest Features, Advanced Topics, and BestPractices
View Easy-to-Follow Video Tutorials on Important Tasks
Prepare for the AutoCAD Certified User, Associate,andProfessional Certification Exams
"This comprehensive guide to AutoCAD is an indispensableresource that will help you become more productive in your dailywork. Diane Li, AutoCAD Senior Product Manager
About the Author
George Omura is a licensed architect and Autodesk Authorized Author who has more than 30 years of experience in architecture and has been using AutoCAD for more than 20 years. He has worked on design projects ranging from resort hotels to metropolitan transit systems to the San Francisco Library project. He is the all-time bestselling AutoCAD author and was cited as favorite CAD author by members of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) in AUGIWorld magazine's "Best of Everything CAD" issue.