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AutoCAD 2008 Essentials (w DVD) (Computer Science) (Engineering) (Engineering) [Paperback]

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Unlike many AutoCAD competitors, this book covers only the basics and uses mixed units inches, meters, feet, kilometers, etc., to illustrate the myriad drawing and editing tools for this popular application. Use the DVD to set up drawing exercises and projects, see all of the book s figures in color, and draw with a trial version of AutoCAD 2008. AutoCAD 2008 Essentials includes 21 workshops, that complete small projects from concept through actual plotting. Solving all of the workshops will simulate the creation of a real life project (a small villa) from beginning to end, without overlooking any of the basic commands and functions in AutoCAD 2008. ++*Designed for novice users of AutoCAD 2008. Most useful for teach yourself or instructor-led AutoCAD training in Level 1. No previous CAD experience is required *Accompanied by a DVD-ROM featuring the AutoCAD 2008 trial demo, drawings and exercises from the book, plots, 4-color figures, etc. *Includes 21 workshops, that complete small projects from concept through actual plotting *Uses both English and metric units in examples, exercises, projects and descriptions TABLE OF CONTENTS:1: Introduction To AutoCAD 2008. 2: Drafting Using AutoCAD 2008. 3: How To Setup Your Drawings 4: Some Good Construction Commands. 5: Modifying Commands. 6: Dealing With Blocks. 7: Hatching. 8: Text And Tables. 9: Dimensioning Your Drawing. 10: Plotting Your Drawing. Projects. Appendix A: How To Create Template File B: Inquiry Commands. C. About The DVD. Index.

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Pages   400
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6.8" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 22, 2007
Publisher   Infinity Science Press
ISBN  1934015067  
ISBN13  9781934015063  

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An excellent starting point for AutoCad learners.  May 5, 2008
There are plenty of AutoCad instructional books on the market, but what makes this different is its focus on the basics, and its use of 'mixed units' of measurement to illustrate drawing and editing tools for the application. It's designed for novice users of AutoCad 2008 and is perfect for self-teaching or classroom instruction: no previous CAD experience is needed and the 21 'workshops' which comprise the lesson plan are based on small projects, covering all first level commands. An excellent starting point for AutoCad learners.
Beginning Autocad  Feb 12, 2008
This is a basic instruction book for anyone beginning Autocad. I had some background knowledge of Autocad from a class taken over ten years ago and had forgotten most of the commands. This book walks the reader through step-by-step for various commands and shows various ways to initiate the command (icon, drop down menu, command line) to make Autocad more user friendly to the reader's personal computer styles. I recommend this book for those in the civil engineering field. There are some steps that were not covered in this book that are probably considered intermediate drafting techniques, like inserting maps to scale.

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