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From "i-drop enabled" Publish to Web to the Block Attribute Manager, AutoCAD 2002 is full of new productivity and collaboration enhancements. But before you can take advantage of them, you need to learn the basics. AutoCAD's maturity hasn't made it much less intimidating to beginners -- some of whom may also be put off by 1,000-page reference books. AutoCAD 2002: No Experience Required offers a much gentler path up the learning curve.
David Frey starts by touring the AutoCAD interface, then showing how to set up a drawing and introducing AutoCAD's most commonly used commands. The book presents detailed coverage on drawing strategies, helping novices avoid mistakes that unnecessarily complicate their drawings -- and their lives. You'll find in-depth coverage of blocks, elevations, hatches and fills, controlling text, and dimensioning -- including AutoCAD 2002's dramatically improved associative dimensioning feature.
There's also a full chapter on AutoCAD 2002's features for use on intranets and the Internet, including a look at the AutoCAD Today window interface to company content, project information, files stored on the Web, and even the Autodesk Point A design portal. If you're just starting out with AutoCAD 2002, start here. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.