AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005

Overview

  • Now revised and updated for the latest program versions, this bestseller is a comprehensive reference and tutorial for architects, engineers, drafters, and others using the leading computer-assisted design software, AutoCAD, or its "lite" version, AutoCAD LT
  • Begins with AutoCAD basics, including the AutoCAD interface and commands, and progresses to complex topics such as programming and customization
  • No AutoCAD experience is required to use ...
See more details below
Paperback (BK&CD-ROM)
$30.18
BN.com price
(Save 24%)$39.99 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $19.94   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

  • Now revised and updated for the latest program versions, this bestseller is a comprehensive reference and tutorial for architects, engineers, drafters, and others using the leading computer-assisted design software, AutoCAD, or its "lite" version, AutoCAD LT
  • Begins with AutoCAD basics, including the AutoCAD interface and commands, and progresses to complex topics such as programming and customization
  • No AutoCAD experience is required to use this book, and a Quick Start guide shows beginning AutoCAD users how to create a technical drawing their very first day
  • More than 150 tutorials use drawings collected from AutoCAD pros, giving readers valuable, real-world experience
  • Includes coverage of AutoCAD LT, the world's most popular inexpensive 2D technical drawing program
  • The CD-ROM contains before and after real-world drawings, bonus appendices, freeware and shareware programs, the book in searchable PDF format, and a 30-day trial version of AutoCAD software

System requirements: For Windows 2000 or XP - PC with Pentium processor running at 200 MHz or faster; at least 64MB of total RAM installed; recommend at least 128MB; Ethernet network interface card (NIC) or modem with speed of at least 28,800 bps; a CD-ROM drive. CD includes real-world drawings for the exercises; bonus chapters, freeware & shareware programs, a 30-day trial version of AutoCAD software, and more.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764569890
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Series: Bible Series , #186
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1198
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Finkelstein learned AutoCAD in Israel, where she always got to pore over the manual because it was 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. She also teaches courses on Web writing and usability. Her Web site, www. ellenfinkelstein.com, contains tips and techniques for AutoCAD, PowerPoint, and Flash. Ellen has written many articles on AutoCAD and PowerPoint and has written books on Word, PowerPoint, OpenOffice.org, and Flash (such as Flash MX 2004 For Dummies, published by Wiley). Her first book was AutoCAD For Dummies Quick Reference. You’re holding the fifth edition of this book, which previously appeared for AutoCAD releases 14, 2000, 2002, and 2004.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 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 Points.

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, Toolbars, and Tool Palettes.

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.

Part VIII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Installing and Configuring AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

Appendix B: What’s on the CD-ROM.

Bonus Chapters.

Chapter 1: Command and System-Variable Changes.

Chapter 2: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Resources.

Index.

End-User License Agreement.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)