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Friday, January 1, 2010

AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009: No Experience Required

AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009: No Experience Required is the perfect step-by-step introduction to the very latest version of the world's leading CAD software. It provides concise explanations and practical tutorials that clearly show you how to plan and develop a customized AutoCAD project. Follow the tutorials sequentially or just jump in at any chapter by downloading the drawing files from the companion website. Either way, you'll master AutoCAD features, get a thorough grounding in the essentials, and see quick results.

Completely revised and better than ever, this perennial bestseller includes comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the latest AutoCAD features, such as the new Ribbon-based user interface, the ViewCube 3D navigation system, Quick View for drawings and layouts, the Quick Properties tool, and the Action Recorder. It also offers a glossary and a supporting website with project files.

*Utilize the AutoCAD interface as you learn basic commands and set up your own drawings
*Build on your skills with groups, elevations, hatches, and by using text and dynamic blocks in drawings
*Develop sophisticated drawings as you graduate to dimensioning, creating external references, using tables, leveraging dynamic blocks, and mastering layouts and printing
*Take advantage of the 3D capabilities that make AutoCAD 2009 the complete design tool
*See the best ways to define the appearance of 3D drawings using different visual styles
*Learn to clearly dimension and add notes to your drawings
*Model in 3D (right side), then apply materials and render for photorealism (left)

AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009: No Experience Required