AutoCAD 2002 Bible

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The AutoCAD 2002 Bible will show you how to master the complexities of the world's most popular technical drawing program. This book covers everything you will ever need to know about AutoCAD, from fundamental commands to AutoLISP programming. You will also learn new techniques for creating high-quality 2D drawings, discover enhanced capabilities for 3D rendering, modeling, and shading. And you can customize AutoCAD to fit the way they work.

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Overview

The AutoCAD 2002 Bible will show you how to master the complexities of the world's most popular technical drawing program. This book covers everything you will ever need to know about AutoCAD, from fundamental commands to AutoLISP programming. You will also learn new techniques for creating high-quality 2D drawings, discover enhanced capabilities for 3D rendering, modeling, and shading. And you can customize AutoCAD to fit the way they work.

The AutoCAD 2002 Bible covers product enhancements first introduced with the AutoCAD 2000i interim software, including internet-driven design capabilities. Find out how you can now publish to the Web and collaborate with designers and customers on line. Also included is a loaded CD-ROM with more than 160 source and final drawings used in the examples and tutorials used throughout the book. In addition, you get more than 40 shareware and freeware programs, extensive parts and symbols libraries, and a complete third-party software reference guide.

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In this text, consultant and teacher Finkelstein provides a practical guide to mastering AutoCAD 2002. Topics include the latest techniques for creating high-quality drawings, master precision tools for creating 2D and 3D drawings and renderings, new features for manipulating blocks and their attributes, updated methods for getting drawings on the Web and collaborating via the Internet, controlling drawings with new CAD standards features, using the advanced database access and data-sharing features, and customizing the program for maximum productivity. The included CD-ROM contains a 15-day trial version of AutoCAD 2002, 160-plus sample drawings and support files, parts and symbols libraries, and about 40 shareware/freeware software programs. The book shows Hungry Minds as the publisher, but that company is now part of Wiley. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764536113
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Bible Series , #28
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1296
  • Sales rank: 1,452,791
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 2.45 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author Ellen Finkelstein learned AutoCAD in Israel, where she always got to pore over the manual because she was the only one who could read it in English. After returning to the United States, she started consulting and teaching AutoCAD as well as other computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ellen has written books on Word, PowerPoint, and Flash (Flash 5 For Dummies, published by Hungry Minds, Inc.). Her first book was AutoCAD For Dummies Quick Reference. She was a contributing author to AutoCAD 13 Secrets, also published by Hungry Minds, Inc. Previous editions of this book were AutoCAD 14 Bible, appearing in 1997, and AutoCAD 2000 Bible, which was published in 1999.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

PART I: AutoCAD Basics.

Chapter 1: Starting to Draw.

Chapter 2: Opening a Drawing.

Chapter 3: Using Commands.

Chapter 4: Specifying Coordinates.

Chapter 5: Setting Up a Drawing.

PART II: Drawing in Two Dimensions.

Chapter 6: Drawing Simple Lines.

Chapter 7: Drawing Curves and Point Objects.

Chapter 8: Viewing Your Drawing.

Chapter 9: Editing Your Drawing: Basic Tools.

Chapter 10: Editing Your Drawing: Advanced Tools.

Chapter 11: Organizing Drawings with Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Lineweights.

Chapter 12: Getting Information from Your Drawing.

Chapter 13: Creating Text.

Chapter 14: Drawing Dimensions.

Chapter 15: Creating Dimension Styles and Tolerances.

Chapter 16: Drawing Complex Objects.

Chapter 17: Plotting and Printing Your Drawing.

PART III: Working with Data.

Chapter 18: Working with Blocks and Attributes.

Chapter 19: Referencing Other Drawings.

Chapter 20: Working with External Databases.

PART IV: Drawing in Three Dimensions.

Chapter 21: Specifying 3D Coordinates.

Chapter 22: Viewing 3D Drawings.

Chapter 23: Creating 3D Surfaces.

Chapter 24: Creating Solids and Editing in 3D.

Chapter 25: Rendering in 3D.

PART V: Organizing and Managing Drawings.

Chapter 26: Keeping Control of Your Drawings.

Chapter 27: Working with Other Applications.

Chapter 28: Getting on the Internet.

PART VI: Customizing AutoCAD.

Chapter 29: Customizing Commands and Toolbars.

Chapter 30: Creating Macros and Slide Shows with Script Files.

Chapter 31: Creating Your Own Linetypes and Hatch Patterns.

Chapter 32: Creating Shapes and Fonts.

Chapter 33: Customizing Menus.

PART VII: Programming AutoCAD.

Chapter 34: Understanding AutoLISP and Visual LISP Basics.

Chapter 35: Exploring AutoLISP Further.

Chapter 36: Exploring Advanced AutoLISP Topics.

Chapter 37: Programming with Visual Basic for Applications.

Appendix A: Installing and Configuring AutoCAD.

Installing AutoCAD.

Configuring a Plotter.

Configuring AutoCAD Today.

Appendix B: AutoCAD Resources.

Discovering AutoCAD.

Getting Technical Support.

AutoCAD Users Groups.

Internet Resources.

Appendix C: What's on the CD-ROM.

How the CD-ROM Is Structured.

A List of Software.

Index.

End-User License Agreement.

GNU General Public License.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2004

    Not a Good 'Reference'

    This book jumps around somewhat and avoids many of the necessary system variable explanations absolutely essential for those interested in mastering AutoCAD. I found the Appendix completely devoid of useful indexes (command overviews, system variable lists, linetype styles/charts, hatching charts, etc...) I suggest purchasing Harnessing AutoCAD 2002 by Stellman and Krishnan. More expensive but worth every penny!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2003

    Worth the Cost

    I am absolutely thrilled with this book! I spent an unfortunate $60.00 on a competitors version to learn autocad, and I didnt even get past the first chapter. This book is so clear and simple, and it throws you into the program almost immediately. I recommend this to anyone, beginning or advanced, as it is an indispensible tool.

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