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AutoCAD 2010 For Dummies

AutoCAD 2010 For Dummies
Author: David Byrnes
ISBN 13: 9780470433454
ISBN 10: 470433450
Edition: 1
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: 2009-05-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 456
List Price: $31.99

Build complex drawings, edit like a pro, enter new dimensions, and plot with style

With AutoCAD, the only limit is your imagination! This powerful software gives you the tools to design and document your ideas, and here's the bestselling guide to show you how. You'll soon be setting up the AutoCAD environment, using the AutoCAD Ribbon, creating annotation and dimension drawings, and more!

  • Manage your properties — from stacking up and manipulating layers to using named objects and the AutoCAD DesignCenter
  • Get a grip on object selection — learn all about commanding and selecting, one-by-one selection, and perfecting selecting
  • Take advantage of the AutoCAD tool kit — discover how to copy between drawings, manipulate images, and polish your properties
  • Create text with character — find out how to turn on your annotative objects and say more in multiline text
  • Explore new dimensions — understand the anatomy of a dimension and then draw and edit your own
  • Build your blocks — get up to speed on creating static and dynamic blocks, defining attributes, inserting blocks, and more
  • Bring it to the Web — gain a better understanding of the Internet and AutoCAD so you can share your work

Open the book and find:

  • Techniques for setting up a layout in paper space
  • Tips on object selection and using grips
  • How to move, copy, and stretch
  • Why to use dimensions in CAD
  • Ways to push the hatch boundary and define hatch objects
  • Sixteen steps for achieving plotting success
  • How to use constraints to automate revisions
  • Real-world tips to raise your level of AutoCAD expertise