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Mastering AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD LT 2010

Mastering AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD LT 2010
Author: George Omura
ISBN 13: 9780470466032
ISBN 10: 470466030
Edition: 1
Publisher: Sybex
Publication Date: 2009-06-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 1224
List Price: $49.99

The World's Bestselling AutoCAD Resource Fully Updated for 2010

There's a reason why Mastering AutoCAD is so popular year after year. Loaded with concise explanations, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects, this comprehensive reference and tutorial from award-winning author George Omura has everything you need to become an AutoCAD expert.

If you're new to AutoCAD, the tutorials will help you build your skills right away. If you're an AutoCAD veteran, Omura's in-depth explanations of the latest features, including the exciting new free-form 3D design tool and new parametric capability, will turn you into an AutoCAD pro. Whatever your experience level and however you use AutoCAD, you'll refer to this indispensable reference again and again.

Coverage includes:

  • Effectively using hatches, fields, and tables

  • Manipulating dynamic blocks and attributes

  • Linking drawings to databases and spreadsheets

  • Rendering realistic interior views with natural lighting

  • Giving a hand-drawn look to 3D views

  • Presenting 3D models with cutaway and x-ray views

  • Importing PDF documents as drawing backgrounds

  • Exploring parametric modeling with geometric constraints

Turn Ideas into Reality with the New Free-Form 3D Design Tool

Organize Drawing Information with Layers

Track Your Projects with the Sheet Set Manager

Annotate, Secure, and Authenticate Files

Print in 3D, Publish Drawings over the Internet, or eTransmit Your Files

Featured on the DVD

Find all of the project files for the book's exercises, Autodesk-created videos highlighting new features in AutoCAD 2010, 20 video tutorials, a trial version of AutoCAD 2010, a searchable PDF of the book, and additional tools and utilities.