Author(s): Jon McFarland
"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.
Jon McFarland manages the design department at a property development company, where he uses AutoCAD and VIZ to create visualizations of proposed facility construction and expansions. He also teaches AutoCAD, VIZ, and 3ds Max courses at the university level.
Introduction.Chapter 1 Getting to Know AutoCAD.Chapter 2 Learning Basic Commands to Get Started.Chapter 3 Setting Up a Drawing.Chapter 4 Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 1.Chapter 5 Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 2.Chapter 6 Using Layers to Organize Your Drawing.Chapter 7 Combining Objects into Blocks.Chapter 8 Controlling Text in a Drawing.Chapter 9 Using Dynamic Blocks and Tables.Chapter 10 Generating Elevations.Chapter 11 Working with Hatches, Gradients, and Tool Palettes.Chapter 12 Dimensioning a Drawing.Chapter 13 Managing External References.Chapter 14 Using Layouts to Set Up a Print.Chapter 15 Printing an AutoCAD Drawing.Chapter 16 Creating 3D Geometry.Chapter 17 Rendering and Materials.Glossary.Index.