- Series: Mastering
- Hardcover: 1664 pages
- Publisher: Sybex (August 3, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0782124992
- ISBN-13: 978-0782124996
- Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 2.8 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 51 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,477,778 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mastering AutoCAD 2000 is an ideal companion for any engineer who uses the popular CAD program from Autodesk. Its 1,600-plus pages are filled with screen shots, illustrations, notes, and tips that will help new users master the learning curve of AutoCAD. It will also open up the new features of the latest AutoCAD release to users of previous versions.
Beginning with introductory material on AutoCAD, the first section of the book focuses on learning the program and familiarizing the user with the philosophy, tools, and interface. Later, the book turns to tutorials and tips for becoming technically proficient, and the book closes with sections on modeling and imaging in 3-D.
A hardcover with fine quality paper and superior binding, this massive tome will lie flat, making it a pleasure to use while working with the program. You'll never need one hand to hold the book while working through the examples.
Some of the best features of this invaluable reference can be found on the accompanying CD-ROM. Besides the usual add-on utilities, sample files, and evaluation software, readers will find two entire books in searchable, Acrobat PDF format: AutoCAD 2000 Instant Reference and ABCs of AutoLISP. If you are a serious AutoCAD user, having volumes like this--indexed and searchable--at your fingertips is worth the cost of the book alone. --Mike Caputo
From the Back Cover
Mastering AutoCAD 2000 Premium Edition, the fully revised and expanded edition of Omura's all-time best-seller, is your one-stop authority on the latest release of AutoCAD. If you're new to this powerful design tool, this book gets you started right away using AutoCAD through a tutorial approach providing step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish everyday tasks. If you're an experienced user, this book offers in-depth explanations of AutoCAD's most advanced features, including multi-drawing interactivity, database access and using VBA to increase efficiency. No matter what your experience level, this is an indispensable resource that you'll keep on your desk and refer to again and again.
Become a Master
- Find your way around the AutoCAD interface
- Create and develop AutoCAD drawings
- Manage your drawing projects
- Ensure that your drawings print properly
- Improve your efficiency with AutoCAD
- Align points with existing elements
- Preview your drawings using WYSIWYG plotting
- Capitalize on hidden or hard-to-find features
- Work with multiple documents
- Master the 3D modeling and rendering process
- Use VBA and other techniques to customize AutoCAD
- Collaborate with others on large-scale AutoCAD projects
- Take advantage of AutoCAD's Internet features
- Combine tools to accomplish complex tasks
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Top customer reviews
I haven't delved deeply into Mastering AutoCAD 2000, but finding and understanding answers to to my questions has been easy. My copy came with a CD that originally came with the book. I haven't checked it out yet but here is the publisher's description of it's contents:
"CD Featuring Two Complete Electronic Books: AutoCad 2000 Instant Reference and ABC's of AutoLISP - Plus Sample Drawings and AutoCAD Utilities"
The one minor difficulty is that the book is supposed to come with a helpful CD. If it doesn't have the CD, you'll never find it, anywhere, no matter how hard you try. I tried contacting the author. No good. Your only hope is to find someone else with this book, and see if you can get a copy. I don't think Omura would have a problem with someone helping you like this. If he does, work out a deal.
Why bother with 14 year old software? (chuckle) Unless you are a longtime pro, you'll find years of usefulness in 2000. Most major softwares are backward compatible, so your files will be readable by others. Don't worry about it. Enjoy the savings, and dive in.
The paper used for Mr. Omura's book is a step away from newsprint, but still acceptable. The "Bible's" layout and printing is very difficult to read. It almost looks like the printer saved on ink. I compared the 2009 "Bible" with this years version, and the 2009 was very readable.
I also purchased AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals by Randy Shih. That one didn't do anything for me and I sent it back.
become more and more useful, So the more advance you become the more useful the book becomes.
The book is well organized, easy to follow and understand.
You will get very comprehensive guide with the exercises available to each chapter.
I can say this book possibly is the best teacher I will ever have.